Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Before I get on with the retelling of my Fabulous Weekend Adventure™, I must mention something infinitely more important and worthy of your attention.
See, there's this guy, and he's making a book out of the best posts from the first year of his blog. And today is the last day to preorder at the low, low price of $10 (plus $4 shipping & handling). That's a fucking bargain and a half, so you should go over there right this second and buy one.
Now for the Fabulous Weekend Adventure™. First, it was raining in L.A. all day Friday, so I had to skip the lunch break and leave work early in order to get home at a decent hour. See, people in L.A. don't know what to do when it rains. They either drive like manic chimpanzees on crack, hydroplaning all over the place, or they see a drop of water on the road and their foot takes up permanent residence on their brake pedal. Both ridiculous reactions wind up causing some kind of traffic problem, because people in L.A. also have no idea how to merge into traffic, so you get assholes that are hopped up on triple espresso mochas cutting people off and passing on the shoulder and other people who won't let you in because if they are just one car length ahead of you in their Hyundai then they'll obviously get to work 45 minutes early. Combine that with rainfall and hilarity ensues.
But that doesn't really have anything to do with the Fabulous Weekend Adventure™, no siree. See, on Friday I realized that I was coming down with a cold. I had a little congestion, a scratchy throat that alternately made me sound like Kathleen Turner or Peter Brady during puberty, and a nice amount of the always sexy runny nose action. I probably should have taken it easy on Friday, worked from home, and nipped that nasty little cold virus in the bud with some homemade chicken soup and seventeen hot toddies. Instead, I came to work, hated everyone on the freeway for their ridiculous ineptitude in the face of moist roadways (oh, the horror!), and doomed myself to a weekend of feeling like absolute shit.
Yes, kids, that's right, my Fabulous Weekend Adventure™ consisted of lying around in jammies on the sofa, eating soup and trying desperately to breathe through my nose. I did manage to consume some wine, which was good for me because everyone knows that alcohol kills germs. I also watched at least 2,435 episodes of Law & Order on TNT.
I'm feeling a bit better today - my voice still changes mid-sentence but I can breathe through at least one nostril at any given time. Once I've nursed myself back to my regular somewhat fair health, I'll be sure to head off on a real Fabulous Weekend Adventure™ just so I can wow you with my thrilling tales of mind-blowing fun and excitement.
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