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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday

Stupid title, I know, but I got nuthin' else today.

I can't say that I contributed to a very happy birthday for Jerry yesterday since I have seemingly come down with another cold. I honestly don't know if this is allergy related, or if I have a sinus infection, or what, but this is like the 3rd time in 4 months that I've been sick, and it always follows the same pattern:

Day 1: Sore throat.
Day2: Full blown ickiness.
Day 3: Cont'd ickiness but starting to improve.
Day 4: Recovered.

Right now, I'm in day 3. Blech.

Anyway, I tried to be peppy last night for his b-day, and I went with him to Best Buy so he could buy Grand Theft Auto IV with his his gift cards, and then I made dinner. Or rather, I caught it on fire -- literally. I was grilling these nice ribeyes we'd gotten for his b-day, and I came out to flip them, and they were seriously on fire. What was worse was that the flames also charred the asparagus. So, I served up blacked steak for dinner, with a side of charcoal asparagus and mashed potatoes (those came out fine). Craptastic.

After I cleaned up dinner, Jerry was totally engaged in his morally questionable video game, so I decided to go lay down in the bedroom and watch "Atonement." It was awesome. I was so impressed by all aspects of it, and just as I was pleased with the adaptation of "No Country for Old Men," I was pleased with this adaptation. Too often movies that are adapted from books are a disappointment, but both of these surpassed expectation. If you haven't already seen it, see it now. It's a beautiful movie.

So, yeah, that was Jerry's b-day: burned dinner and separate evening activities.

I went to bed early last night, but slept terribly since I was up half the night blowing my nose, coughing, or tossing and turning. Today, I feel like crap and I'm exhausted; it doesn't help that this week is finals week and I am overwhelmed with work. But, I do only have one final to administer this morning, and then I think I will take papers home with me and spend the rest of the day in bed. Hopefully, by tomorrow, my kick-ass immune system will kung-fu the shit outta this bug.

29 comments:

Wes said...

Helping Jerry enjoy his birthday the way he wants is a sign of true love :-) Kung Fu that bug!!! (or drop kick it in the spleen :-)

Kevin said...

I feel your pain. I am feeling craptastic today myself. Hopefully by tomorrow you'll be better

David said...

Ah man, that doesn't sound like any fun for you. When it rains, it pours, right? Still, cajun (blackened) steak is better than no steak at all! You tried your best. Now get better before the weekend! We want to see some rocker girl Jess pics up.

Viv said...

That sucks being sick again. Could it maybe be wicked allergies? Get better soon and for good.

Attonement was great, glad you enjoyed it. I was thinking of adding that one to the DVD collection with Superbad.

sRod said...

I read Atonement and was worried about the adaptation. But I'll take your reco and put it on the queue for Blockbuster.

Marcy said...

Welcome to the McG hosue. I think everything I cook ends up in flames LOL

I hope you feel better chica ;D

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Ribeyes are hard to do, chickie. It's all the marbeling (extra fat) that easily causes the flames. Next time you can watch them closer and do the asparagus ahead of time. I'm so sorry you are feeling sick again. You must have a kick a immune system if you feel better by day 4. Let's hope it follows the same course. Feel better....

TriGirl Thea said...

Poor you!
Get well soon. :)

Triseverance said...

While I liked Old Country For Old Men and how it translated. I was not as big of a fan of Atonement, can't really put my finger on why.

chia said...

Feel better soon :-(

Mendy said...

Bummer. Get better soon Jess! Sounds like Jer had a nice birthday, got his toys, had dinner cooked for him. You tried, and he knows that. You did WAY better than I would have. I'm a horrible cook, that's why I take David to dinner for his birthday.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

hehe in my house the only way I know if my dinner is ready is if the fire alarm goes off:P

Hope you feel better!

*aron* said...

hope you feel better!!! what is with everyone being sick lately? it sucks!

P.O.M. said...

I started to get round two of that bug. But I swear on my yoga ass that Bikram helped get it out of my body.

I really enjoyed Atonement too.

Erin said...

That sucks. Get better. No one likes a sick teacher.

D10 said...

Rest up and drink lots of fluids! Hope you start feeling better. Oh and I could eat mashed potatoes as a meal.

L*I*S*A said...

Here's to your kick-ass immune system kicking into high gear.

Brianna said...

Tomorrow holds a nice promise of health - hang in there! And I think maybe you could do a birthday re-do this weekend when you're feeling better. Who doesn't like to spread the celebration out for an extra day or so?!

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

I'm wondering if what you have is contagious thru the blog, donning a medical mask as I type....glad that you could help Jerry with his b-day, even if you did charcoal his dinner, it sounded exciting and I bet it made you both laugh..after the fact....get to feeling better

MN Mom said...

Sounds like a good birthday to me. And I hear that charcoal is really healthy for the digestive system now...so good for you.
I wish you and Shannon could kung fu the bug! I am starting to really worry about her and the baby!

J~Mom said...

We just watched "Atonement" this past weekend. I didn't know what it was about and at first I didn't like it. It felt too jumpy to me. But after it was over and it all came together I really liked it. I want to watch it again.

Hope you feel better soon!

runner26 said...

Feel better! Glad to hear Atonement was good--I've read the book and the movie's coming soon. Too bad about dinner--but now you have an excuse to re-celebrate his b-day another day.

RunnerGirl said...

I've been wanting to see Atonement . . . I'll have to check it out soon. Hope you are feeling better!

Crystal said...

You have been getting sick a lot-that sucks. I hate being sick cuz it puts a damper on my plans. Hope you feel better and kick some mucas ass!

Firefly's Running said...

I hope you feel better soon.

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