Saturday, February 02, 2013

Down For The Count

I've been laid low with yet another of the myriad winter viruses that are visiting our household this year.  So I spent the evening at a friend's house, catching up on Downton Abbey while ingesting hot-and-sour soup from the local Chinese restaurant.  And drinking numerous cups of tea.  Just what the doctor ordered.

I've been trying to finish The New Kings of Non-Fiction, but I keep falling asleep (see above, re "virus").  The book giveaway is officially postponed.  I was supposed to get to the commissary tomorrow to stock up on necessary items like mayonnaise (Brian) and toilet paper (everyone), but that's being put on hold, too.

Oh, and I'm unemployed, as of April.  Anyone have any extra jobs lying around? 

Brian loved this scene.
 So, yeah, Happy February!  On the bright side, last night we introduced Brian to the film Groundhog Day.  That's an important rite of passage in this house, you know.  Next up, Ghostbusters.

It's getting sort of difficult typing this while laying my head down on the desk.  I think I'll have some more tea and go to bed.  Night, all!

[Bill Murray image: ScriptShadow]


  1. It's been so long since we had a rite of passage here. Perhaps their first Quentin Tarantino movie? I've been limping around and my elder son took pity on me last night and made dinner.

  2. I love "Groundhog Day."
    Sorry you are still fighting viruses for control of your body.

  3. One of my favorite movies. Feel better soon!

  4. Hope you feel better! Isn't Downton Abbey great?

  5. I firmly believe that hot-and-sour soup is the cure-all for colds and general yuck. Hope you're feeling better!

  6. Hot-n-sour soup plus Downton Abbey sounds like a winning combination, able to beat all viruses. I hope you feel better soon.

  7. This does not sound at all like fun times. I hope something gives soon.

  8. I remember thinking big thoughts about Groundhog Day when we first saw it. I figured it was all about reincarnation using one day to represent a lifetime and depicting the progress of a soul over several lives/days. Then my son said its just like a video game; you get it wrong, you die, you try again. Then I was thinking big thoughts about how video games are all about reincarnation.

    1. I could go on and on about the philosophical implications of Groundhog's Day. But you're pretty safe going with the basic themes of dying to one's self and redemption.

  9. Hope you get better soon--a little dose of Bill Murray seems like a good way to go.

  10. ugh unemployed? That sucks. Being sick sucks too :(