The Exciting Life of a Sick Girl

The cute guy at the Y’s information desk asked me how I was doing.  Since I sound like Harvey Fierstein (Broadway actor) and look like Harvey Pekar (underground comic book writer), I counted that as exciting.  Even if the guy who carries his oxygen tank around with him passed me on the track.  Here’s a sample of my currently lovely singing voice.

The pest control guy came in today and sprayed his monthly poison.  I guess that could be exciting to the silver fish living in my file drawer.  I still can’t smell it.

I got groceries.  That’s only exciting to my checking account since I spent all of next week’s allotted allowance.  I sure get tired of being poor sometimes.

Coughing too much can give a person a headache.  Is that breaking news?

Did you know Ben Affleck played Jack Ryan?  Huh.  I thought Tom Clancy’s hero was either Alec Baldwin or Harrison Ford.  Does it matter that I fell asleep watching Sum of All Fears?  I promise it wasn’t a criticism.  My decongestant just kicked in.

cats, petsEmmett and Henry don’t really care if I come back to bed or not, but I like to think they’re waiting for me.  I am, after all, the most exciting thing in their lives—the sudden bark-cough that startles the food right out of their mouths, the thrilling naps, the flying Kleenex wads.

Life doesn’t get any more wild than this.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. docrob50
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 16:21:11

    when one is suffering as you are the question – where is Sandy-Sue is likely to be met with a snarl or two……

    drink lots of water and watch some good movies.

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  2. minlit
    Sep 08, 2012 @ 03:00:30

    It still keeps me reading 🙂

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  3. Dee Ready
    Sep 08, 2012 @ 09:20:30

    Dear Sandy, thanks for the update about your life–which right now sounds pretty much like a storm at sea–and also for that wonderful Sesame Street Harvey Fierstein take on “Everything’s Coming up Roses”!!! Who would have thought of noses! Peace.

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  4. Fork in My Eye
    Sep 08, 2012 @ 18:57:52

    I love Harvey Fierstein! Hope your get your voice and health back soon.

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  5. mlatimerridley
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 14:42:26

    Really loved that image of your cats dropping food out of their mouths in surprise after you sneeze, so cute. 😀 Really hope you’re feeling better soon!!

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