In the Words of Vyvyan Basterd*: Booooooring

One of the three most snooze-inducing blog topics in the world: How sick the author is. The others involve minute-by-minute accounts of one's day and anything about golf.

It seems my fate to plow through several intense months of work and other obligations, only to be stricken with disease the moment a little down time comes my way. Like my body saying, "oh no you don't Missy. You'll lie right there in bed and you won't get up, you won't clean the house, you won't go to Lowe's for begonias for the windowsill. You're taking some time off whether you like it or not."

And so I reluctantly go, sulking and pouting the whole way.

I won't torture you with details about the stomach virus that has afflicted me over the last few days or the fever that had me about .5 degrees from speaking in tongues. Just wanted to mention that if I commented on any blog yesterday and it made no sense whatsoever, forgive me. Just imagine something witty and well punctuated and know that's what I meant to say.

*If you know who Vyvyan Basterd is, by the way, we're going to get along just fine.


Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I do, "Sick" is my favorite episode, and I hope you feel better.

6/16/06, 11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I just tagged you to start a list of 20 things you don't like. Meme's are boring, so is hearing someone complain about how they are sick- you can write about it blame it all on me! It's like a boring post blog get out of jail free card. Who Who Who Hah Hah Hah.

6/16/06, 11:25 AM  
Blogger Redneck Mommy said...

Come and visit my blog.

You'll laugh your ass off. Literally.

I really hope you feel better soon.

And yes, I know what Vyvyan Basterd is!

6/16/06, 11:30 AM  
Blogger gingajoy said...

being ill. what a BASSS-tard!!! (my Vyvyan impression).

6/16/06, 12:02 PM  
Blogger Arwen said...

We do run parallel lives, don't we? Mine is strep instead of a stomach thing and I too have been known to make funny comments (on your blog no less) while under the influence of a fever.

6/16/06, 12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just don't put a garbage bag over your head like Neal did.

(Oh, and, Nigel is my favorite character in television history.)

6/16/06, 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"clever/witty/hilarious in *spite* of herself!" there are *worse* things to have said about you! (and i mean that as a gushy/impressed-by-your-ability-to-be-clever-in-spite-of-yourself-way compliment. but, you *knew* that, right?)

feel better... i know that pain. my whole family went through that pain last month!

6/16/06, 12:54 PM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

Nothing like British Humour...

I can think of something worse than you getting sick... your husband... when there is but a wiff of illness in the air... my husband listens to the symptoms and then... voila... ILL & DYIN'

6/16/06, 1:29 PM  
Blogger Cristina said...

Oh no! I am sorry you are sick. It is not right that one should be sick during the summer when begonias are blooming. Not right I say.

6/16/06, 1:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear you've got a virus! It must be going around the blogosphere! Mocha Momma is ill, too! :(

Get better soon! And yes, if you love Clive Owen, we will get along GREAT! :)

6/16/06, 1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, don't have a clue about vyvyan, but I'm with you on the rest of it. Back when the Mommy Blog stuff was going on, I wrote on MU "I'm fine with being called that, but if I ever start a post with 'I'm so sick', or 'Cleaned out the linen closet today', shoot me!"

I do enjoy golf however. C'mon, Winged Foot is in your old 'hood!

6/16/06, 3:13 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Oh so when you told me you had the winning lottery numbers, you were kidding. Dam it girl. I thought we were friends.

Feel better.

6/16/06, 3:23 PM  
Blogger OhTheJoys said...

Love your toilet. Hug your toilet. Your toilet is your friend. Have just finished with same nasty ass **** in my house. The Young Ones - nice.

6/16/06, 3:27 PM  
Blogger BabyonBored said...

I like hearing about sickness and venting about it. But golf is the most boring topic in the entire world. The only thing more boring than talking about golf is watching golf on tv. Honestly, even bowling is more exciting. Not by much but a little. And I like to bowl myself cause it's one of the few sports along with darts that you can drink while you play.

6/16/06, 3:56 PM  
Blogger Sharon L. Holland said...

I hope you feel better soon. Or have lots of witty things to say about being ill.

6/16/06, 4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing more boring than a post about a sick blogger is reading the comments to said post. Sheesh. I'll be your friend and tell you that although I indeed hope you get well soon, I don't want to hear about it. (Okay, I'm laughing a little as I say it. Somehow even your most boring post is somehow satisfying.)

6/16/06, 4:46 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Writing under the influence of fever could make for interesting material. Hmmmm. Not that I want what you have! Well, the upside is– you must be loosing weight. Maybe you can fit into your skinny jeans now.

Hope you feel better soon.

6/16/06, 5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole sickness thing is some demented law of the universe. We only get sick once my husband's vacation begins, I finish up a project or the kids are out of school.

Because God forbid we should miss a deadline or a PTA meeting.

Hope you feel better soon. And I have no idea who Vyvyan Basterd is, although I contemplated cheating by Googling him.

6/16/06, 6:59 PM  
Blogger Chicky Chicky Baby said...

It never fails. I've got the same problem but my sick times usually come during a vacation. Its like my body knows, okay its time to relax and let down your defenses. Wham! Major head cold or stomach virus.

Sorry to hear it got you. Hope you won't be down for the count too long.

6/16/06, 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Puking and still funny! You have a gift. Feel better soon.

6/16/06, 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh, I always seem to get sick during downtimes too -- weekends and vacations. Hope you feel better soon!

6/16/06, 9:12 PM  
Blogger Binky said...

I'm sick too. But at least you still blog. I've posted once in the past week. And I'm too lethargic to care. Get well!

6/16/06, 9:53 PM  
Blogger What's so funny? said...

Man oh man. That virus traaaaaveled to where I'm at. And I want to grab it from my stomach and bitch slap it back to where it came from (most likely some birthday party at Chuckie Cheese?)

I LOL at the "sorry if I didn't make sense yesterday line". I respond so late at night. I type and submit and then sit there and say to myself, "they're gonna think I'm crackers."

6/17/06, 12:36 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Get well soon. That's the way though ... you work and work and work ... and then you crash. Take care :)

6/17/06, 7:32 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

The Young Ones.

Feel better.

6/17/06, 9:17 AM  
Blogger me said...

open up right...it's the pigs!!!!

6/21/06, 5:49 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I always preferred Rik. I *did* enjoy discovering that the guy who played Vyv was hooked up with Eds from AbFab (Jennifer Saunders, brilliant slag). Although, that was trivia from the mid nineties, so it's probably out of date.

I'm sorry you're ill, but the speaking-in-tongues thing sounds interesting - there's a blog topic in the making, I do believe.

feel better, kid. :)

6/22/06, 3:20 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I adore rik and ade. Yay!

I think I can be guilty of having a boring blog at times. I have read a few dreadful ones though where the writer had literally said; got up 7am, had toast for breakfast, had a bath blah blah zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Makes me feel more interesting though...

6/24/06, 11:11 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Who doesn't know Vyvyan? Very metal!

6/27/06, 5:29 PM  

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