Monday, March 28, 2011

Well, it's a post, anyway.

I've spent about the past week being sick - a low grade flu which is morphing into a shitty chest cold as I sit here typing.

I hate being sick.  I really do.  I mean, I get that no one likes to be sick, but I feel like I fall behind in my life when I'm sick.  Plus, when I get sick, it seems like that's the only time I think about all the things I want to do - write, yard work, sex, etc. When I'm well?  My brain shuts down, and I can't remember stuff I want to do.  Well, except for the sex, of course.  Because I write that shit down in my date book. 

So I've spent quite a bit of time this past week lounging around, watching movies and tv shows [yes, I watched the entire 9th (NINTH) season of Scrubs on Netflix.  The ninth season.  The one where they rebooted and were at med school.  Do you want to know what happened?  Of course you don't, but I could tell you.  Because I stayed up until MIDNIGHT one night watching the episodes.  The shame stings less, somehow, when you share it.  That's why AA works, right?].

But the great thing about this past week has been the time I spent actually reading.

Now, I love me some Twitter and I love reading blogs, but I feel like I stopped reading books for a while.  And I love to read.  No.  I don't love to read - I NEED to read.  This, here, is my favorite quote about reading [and one of my favorite quotes ever]:

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.

I miss delving into a world so completely, something longer than 140 characters or a page on a computer.  Even though I've met so many cool people on the computer - AND I get to set up cool things with them.  Things which will be announced soon [DUH DUH DUH DUUUUHHHHH - foreshadowing.  Wait.  That sounds so sinister. What's a good way to announce awesome foreshadowing? Streamers and balloons?  My photoshop and computer skills are not up to that - hum something nicely to yourself, please.  Let's work together here.].

Anyway, I read two books over the weekend that were great - and I want you to read them, too.  Because my regular book club was reading Water for Elephants, which, no thank you [circus story? SNORE], so I missed my opportunity to discuss good books.  Which that was not, so I missed discussing any books.  Because I didn't read it and didn't end up going because of the aforementioned sickness.

The books I read were The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen and The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf.  Both were great.  Both were recommended by @FlyteAphrodite, who is a genius with this type of thing.

Now if you'll excuse me, the girl and I are going to watch Clueless.  It's fun and chock full of great quotes.  Also? PAUL RUDD:

Have you met Mr. Suniverse? I love him so very much.


  1. hehe.

    Mr Suniverse.

    Did you not love, "water for elephants?"

    That writing....I finished it in two nights.

  2. I love anything by Sarah Addison - have read all her books and downloaded her most recent, "The Peach Keeper". I cannot wait to read it.

    Like most shows Scrubs was only a good show for the first four or five seasons. I loved the show but my Ex is so much like JD it pisses me off to see it now.

    Yes, I'm THAT bitter woman.

    Sorry you've been sick. Hope you feel better soon.

  3. paul rudd. yes, please.

    i've got the same kind of sickness - the flu part is ending and the chest part is starting. ugh, it's miserable.

  4. Not feeling so great on this end either. Actually watched all three of the Swedish movies from "The girl with the dragon tattoo" series. I tried to do some reading, but it required too much work. How pathetic is that? All I want to do is lay under and blanket and zone out. I hope you get to feeling better very soon!

  5. Paul Rudd is my hero. Have you seen Role Models?

    I'm reading "Water for Elephants" - I don't mind it. But the descriptions of living like that tend to make me break out in an OCD rash.

  6. Bad news: I'm coming down with something. Good news: Mango, my neck lump, is back!

    I think I've forgotten what the definition of "good news" is.

  7. oh Water for Elephants was delicious. oh well. you missed out. ;)


    sorry you're sick! get better!

  8. Maybe a spoon from Mr. Suniverse will help you feel better?

  9. Hope you feel better!!!
    Yea, I think Water for Elephants is coming out in movie form so just watch that instead. don't do that either.
    I love reading! I don't think there's enough time in the day for it. It reminds me of that one Twilight Zone episode where the bank worker gets locked in the vault during the end of the world and he emerges to find he has all the time in the world to read and he's thrilled but then he steps on his glasses. That would totally happen to me.

  10. I really liked WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (and I didn't want to, mostly because everyone was reading it. BAH)

    I love Paul Rudd too...but I'll let you have him since you don't feel good.

    and balloons, streamers and humming all going on over here.

    Plus I love Scrubs, I knew we were "Sistas" at heart. ;)


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