Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Yet again...

another list of random thoughts.
*I ate mango sorbet today. It had mango puree and lemon juice concentrate in it. In addition to pumpkin juice concentrate and carrot juice concentrate.
*I've decided that in the case that I have twin girls, I just might name them Scout and Rebel. Talk me out if it...I dare you.
*I'm in the market for a new blow dryer. I was drying my hair yesterday and my blow dryer flashed white and then went really red. Do you realized how much people will pay for a blow dryer!?!?!??! I made the mistake of borrowing a friend CHI once. I just can't rationalize $90 for a blow dryer. I can't even find the refurbished kind. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

How does one be productive while ill?

So. I've been sick. It's been interesting. It's been a while since that happened so I had forgotten the standard "sick" protocol. What do you do? The one 18 hour sleep day COMPLETELY threw off my sleep schedule. I couldn't run the 5K I was registered for because I didn't have the energy. I couldn't sleep at night because I hadn't done anything during the day. I couldn't hang out with people because the antibiotic hadn't kicked in rendering me non-contagious yet. What did I do? Watched movies, got caught up in the blogosphere, and ate cough drops.
In my readings, I read about a friend's recent trip to Zion's National Park. It reminded me of my most recent trip up Angel's Landing and some of the people we encountered along the way. One of the favorites from the hike was the unknown woman saying to the unknown man "walk it off champ. walk it off...". We giggled. We laughed.
As I sat there with my cough drops, I noticed that HALLS is taking a similar approach. Here's a few tidbits that I got from my wrappers:
*Get back in the game.
*Flex your "can do" muscles.
*Impress yourself today.
*Fire up those engines!
*You've survived tougher.
*Seize the day.
*The show must go on.
*It's yours for the taking.
*Put a little strut in it.
*Hi-five yourself.
And a few other "yay you" type phrases.
The best part is...I think they actually worked.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I've had 3 voicemails from my parents today wanting to know if I'm dead or not. I'm fine. Promise. I just realized that I have not spoken to a soul today. Not one actual word. Weird.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

This is NOT cry for sympathy. Just an observation...

I think I have a sinus infection. I've pretty much been confined to my bed for the past 43 hours. Yesterday I slept for 18 hours. Today, I have not, but it took me a good 8 to do my Shakespeare homework (no thanks to facebook). I'm pretty sure I would have failed out of undergrad had facebook been around then. Maybe my attention span is getting shorter the longer I'm out of school. We'll say that's true and the longer I'm in school, the longer it will get? Right? Am I talking crazy talk? As my roommate pointed out last night it could be the Dayquil/Nyquil talking right? I think I'm going to the doctor tomorrow. One thing that hasn't changed since undergrad is the soothing power of Aaron Copeland. Appalachian Spring has had a calming focusing power in my life since my freshman year. Don't worry. It worked today too.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Conversation with Wiggles

I had Sunday dinner with my sister-in-law and nephews today. After dinner Wiggles and I were playing while Mom was getting Nabber ready for bed. We were discussing sleeping in the bed vs sleeping on the floor. I laid my head down on Wiggles and the conversation went something like this:
S: "are you going to be my pillow?"
W: "No, An Sanny, I'm not a pillow."
M: "did you say pillow or pickle?"
S: "are you a pickle? you're wearing green."
W: "No, An Sanny. I'm not a pickle."
I love the conversations-legitimate conversations-that I have with my nephew. They are so innocent and everything is so literal and true. If only lines of communication were so open with everyone that I talk to...