25 February 2008

Cranky Cranky Cranky

The kid's been sick since Thursday. I got it over the weekend. We both stayed home yesterday. This morning she was perky, and not running a temperature, so I sent her to daycare and loyally went to work. I shouldn't be here - I think I have a low grade fever, I know I have a runny nose, I have chest pain from an atrocious cough. Yes, I'm some kind of a martyr. But at this point, I'm almost too beat to get up and go home.

Niobe did that "do not get" meme a couple of weeks ago. Given how cranky and sick I am, it seemed like the perfect icing for a grey day.

I just don't get...

  1. Vodka. I drink gin in the summer, scotch in the winter, and wine all the time.
  2. Football.
  3. Margarine and other imitation dairy products. Eat real food, please.
  4. Mayonnaise, the kind out of a jar. Homemade mayonnaise doesn't taste anything like the stuff in a jar. [Don't get me wrong, it's not like I ever make mayonnaise. I just know the difference between the two.]
  5. Ralph Nader.
  6. Thongs. Why would you want to wear such a thing?
  7. Red mulch. Who thought it was a good idea to dye the mulch a color not found in nature?
  8. Pepsi. But I love Coke. Out of a can. With sugar and caffeine, thank you very much.
  9. Facebook. Yes, I joined Facebook. But I don't get it. I do play Scrabble there. But I still don't get it.
  10. Hummers. Especially driven by suburban housewives.

I feel better already.


Rima said...

Ha! I think I agree with you on pretty much all of those, and I certainly hope you feel better soon.

This meme pleases me very much. I just might steal it.

S said...

Sisters. Definitely sisters.

Because YES!, especially on 1, 3, 5, 6, and 8.

Hey! We should play Scrabble online sometime. Though I don't have a Facebook account, so it'd have to be through...maybe Yahoo games?

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Life As I Know It said...

I'm with you on everything except Vodka. I'm a vodka tonic and vodka martini kind of girl...

Anonymous said...

so what kind of gin do you like, when you can breathe?

I like Bombay Sapphire, although Ten is interesting if you like more of a botanical flavor, and I just tried Hendrickson's and found it to be slightly sweet, not something I look for in a gin.

Can you tell it's nearly happy hour here?

Cynthia said...

Sick sucks, I'm right there with you...and I don't get Pepsi, but I'm devoted to Coke!

kathy a. said...

i am so with you on football, nader, thongs, mulch, facebook, and hummers. don't have much to say about the mulch, but don't get me going on those other subjects.

Beth Cotell said...

I love me some mayo but I'm with you on the rest of the list!

Feel better soon!

Awesome Mom said...

Feel better soon!

I am truly mystified by thongs. I wonder who thought that walking around with a strung up your butt was an awesome idea.

Not only don't I get Hummers but I also don't get people who get a minivan for one kid. SUVs also mystify me, especially the ones with only two rows of seats. You are better off driving a sedan and getting better gas milage.

Aliki2006 said...

I'm with you on practically all those things. And I don't get Facebook, either, although I do have an account. Hey! Let's play Scrabble sometime!

Aunt Becky said...

You're going to laugh at me here, but I don't care for vodka, either. But Mommy Wants Whiskey didn't have the same ring to it.

Sometimes venting helps.

Feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Nader, me neither. But I love Hellman's. Sorry.

Get well soon!

painted maypole said...

2, 7, 9, and 10. yup, yup, yup and yup.

feel better.

Mrs. G. said...

We don't get many of the same things. Though I prefer gin year round.

susan said...

Here's wishing a speedy recovery all around.

Scrabble is the whole point of facebook for me.

And you're totally right on the mayo (although I also love Hellman's, not that I make or eat it much).

Mayberry said...

3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10. Ugh, our neighbors used to have a taxi-cab yellow hummer. Come ON!

Hope you're feeling better tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'd love to learn how to make homemade mayo. I'll have to Google that one...

And imitation food? And hummers? And Football? And red mulch? HUH?

I agree.

Sunshine said...

In reference to the Hummers, STEER CLEAR of Scottsdale, Arizona.
I don't think you are allowed to leave the hospital with your newborn unless you are driving a Hummer.

Girlplustwo said...

coke out of a can. my kind of girl.

flutter said...

keep feeling better, alright

Ozma said...

Let me explain.

1. Vodka.
Explanation for teenagers: Does not make breath smell as bad. Explanation for Russians: They have a lot of potatoes.

2. Football.
Explanation: Faux war.

3. Margarine and other imitation dairy products.

Explanation: WWII shortages. Reason now: Way cheaper than butter. Personally reminds me of 1984.

4. Mayonnaise, the kind out of a jar.

Explanation: Ignorance, lack of time. But yeah, cottonseed oil. Ew.

5. Ralph Nader.
Explanation: Hubris. Annoyance at Clintonian sell out. Lefty revenge.

6. Thongs.
Explanation: To show people your butt.

7. Red mulch.
Explanation: So you won't mix it up with dirt.

8. Pepsi.
Explanation: Pepsi is better than coke. Especially with Mexican food.

9. Facebook.
Explanation: Because we have no friends in real life.

10. Hummers.
Explanation: Capitalistic fetishism. Thorstein Veblen's got this one nailed down.

Anonymous said...

With you on 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 (soda in general), 9, 10. But I do like mayo. Maybe thongs are more comfortable if greased with jarred mayo.

EmmaL said...

Hope you feel better! I don't get thongs either - I never have. Seriously, why would you want to walk around all day feeling like you need to extract your underwear from your butt. I have a whole bunch of them and I hate them. Boy short underwear is definitely the way to go.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on everything but 5 and 8. I do loves me some Pepsi as an occasional treat. And as for Nader, I never understood that one either until I saw the documentary "An Unreasonable Man" - even though I know a lot of Americans still have issues with him running for President.

cinnamon gurl said...

Ok, so I just accidentally clicked on your icon when I meant to scroll down Slouching Mom's comments and figured I might as well go all the way through to your actual blog... and now I am in TOTAL agreement on everything. I'm even getting over a flu that started Friday night and from which I felt weak at work yesterday, the flu that my kid had last week. Off to read more...

Janet said...

I agree with most of your list (Coke! Out of a can! Butter!). But I will drink vodka on occasion, while wearing regular underwear, thanks very much.

You know something funny? I intially thought you were talking about the other kind of hummer, because, realistically, that could be on this kind of a list as well. Now I realized that I was just being dirty. Apologies.

Julie Pippert said...

Many wishes for better health. The crankies and the sickies stink.

As for your list. Love it!

1. Vodka. I do get it! I love a vodka martini. Love the rest, too.

2. Football. Sadly, not an option in Texas. Must. Get. It. and Be. A. Fan.


4. Umm nobody ever made mayonnaise for me. Now Miracle Whip...YUCK.

5. Ralph Nader. Oh I get him. I just don't get why he's doing what he's doing NOW! AGAIN!

6. Thongs. Dude. Amen.

7. Red mulch. Have never seen this. We use chips from trees downed in storms. No time to dye those, I guess.

8. Pepsi. My husband agrees.

9. Facebook. Hey come be my friend on FaceBook!! I like it fine. I've reconnected and keep up with some people that way. It's Twitter I don't get. But LinkedIn. Dude, that thing is good stuff.

10. Hummers. AMEN!!!!

kathy a. said...

thongs. wedgies. compare and contrast. [my opinion is: at least a wedgie can be dislodged. also, it is not usually self-inflicted.]

niobe said...

I was confused by everyone's comments on thongs until it finally occurred to me that they weren't talking about sandals.

Feel better.

Unknown said...

I am so with you with the thongs, Facebook (which I'm also on but don't get) and thongs.

Also margarine sounds just disgusting!

The Library Lady said...

I'm with you on 2,5,6, 9 and especially 10. But I'm a Pepsi person myself.

Feel better and GET SOME REST!

Very Mary said...

Nicholas Cage. I don't get him.

Julia said...

i used to make my own mayo. But I am ok with high quality jar stuff too. not store brands or, g-d forbid, low-fat.

thongs? If you get them in right size, they can actually be very comfortable. I don't wear them a lot, but there are a couple pairs of pants I own that unfortunately do this crazy thing with any other underwear that shows the lines. Must be something about the material or the cut. My butt is nothing to write home about, so that's definitely not the reason I own thongs.

MadMad said...

Hahahaha! The red mulch one cracked me right up! What IS the deal with that nasty stuff?!

Katie Zeller said...

I agree with all but the coke/pepsi thing. They both taste so different from country to country I know longer no which I'm drinking when/where.
6 and 10 just simply be outlawed!