Friday, April 4, 2008

Please Pass the Midol


I don't know what it is about Burt Reynold's Mustache that makes me sick, but here I am once again on the 4th of the month at home and ailing. I won't trouble you with the details, but I'm uncomfortable and dreary. I am also paranoid about missing work.

It's not a bad day to be staying home at all. It's raining and gray and the joy of my new green raincoat has already worn off. Besides MDH is in Chicago so the TV and I are enjoying the nice little break from all of the seemingly endless college basketball. I read this morning that UMass lost last night to OSU in the NIT or whatever so I'll have the rest of the spring and summer to be miserable with the Red Sox.

At the same time, unlike the time that I had that horrible stomach thingy, I'm not too ill to write a little something and somewhat enjoy my "day off" by watching daytime TV, getting a little laundry done here and there and catching up on my New York Magazine crossword puzzles.

While I'm busy being lazy and feeling sorry for myself won't you please enjoy this lovely post at Burt Reynolds Mustache? Cough, cough.
I should mention that I'm not really having "female trouble" as such, it's just that I read an interview with John Waters in New York Magazine so Divine has been on my mind. I don't know what to make of that.
Anyhoo... I was troubled to read about the interviewer's discovery upon a vist to Mr. Waters bathroom of " a Maybelline black eye pencil with a sharpener and a little pile of shavings" next to a jar of Crème de la Mer. It's a mustache kind of day.

11 comments:

Tara said...

If we had a reasonable "Sick from Meetings" excuse, I would definitely use that one. My boss loves to meet in the conference room, even when the stuff he talks about could be resolved via email.

Feel better soon, ya hear?

Churlita said...

I wish I could take a sick day. I don't get a day off until Memorial Day. I save all my vacation time for the Summer. But it's a long time between MLK day and Memorial Day.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Tara - the meetings are kind of new to me and the longer I'm there the more I've got to go to. At first it was kind of interesting, because I was getting to know how the company works and meeting all kinds of people from the countless project teams - but I'm over it now. The meetings interrupt my radio listening.

Churlita - Man! I had just started to feel better about my sick day and now I'm all guilt ridden again. If it makes you (me) feel any better (me, less guilty) I really am sick and I'm a temp so I don't get paid for my sick days.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

That didn't really help I still feel guilty.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Now more so 'cause I remembered that I'm not getting paid.

SkylersDad said...

It's good you got the "Original uncut full-length version!" because that new, cut up, shortened, made for saturday morning cartoon set really sucks.

Michelle said...

The illnesses never end. We just over another bout of the stomach flu...aarrgh! Hope you feel better!

sparsely kate said...

life's too short NOT to stay home and vege out all day especially when you feel rotton.. curl up in your flannels and have a lovely ol' day. xx

evil-e said...

I was forced to use all of my recently accrued sick time because of the damned flu. Pissed. I just started the new job six weeks ago and I already had to waste 13.50 hours being sick. I like to use them as "healthy holidays".

Suze's Sass said...

I hate being really "sick" when I call in sick. Although a good dose of Maury always makes me feel better about my mental health status anyway :) Feel better.

Renaissance Woman said...

I don't really want to be sick on a "sick day." That takes all of the fun out of hanging out and just relaxing. Good for you.