Jan 12, 2008

To quote Big Edie, today's "a God-damned beautiful day" and I'm wasting it.

Or at least it feels like I am.

In my defense, I am still a bit sick. Thursday was particularly rough, and I had planned to take a sick day on Friday. Friday morning I decided to go into work, and don't you know, had to sub for some asshole who decided to take the day off.

I went to bed promptly at 6 pm last night and woke up feeling a bit better, with a wonderful, cool sunny day before me.

Feeling the obligation to do something, this morning I drove off to the library, looked around...had lunch at a suburban McDonalds (which, for the nearly complete absence of English speakers there, could have been in Ciudad Juarez for all I'd have known)...and now I'm back here, under Raoul, my electric blanket.

I'd thought of taking myself to a movie, but that's gotten a bit old, since I take myself to a movie pretty much every week. It's getting to be an expensive date, and besides I never seem to put out, so why bother.

A few weeks ago, facing a similar situation (but a less pretty day) I called five friends. That didn't quite work out, and I gave up number six.

I think I saw "Juno" that day. (Good, cute enough, but not quite as good as the hype.)

Ok, I've decided I'm turning off Raoul and going for a drive.


Elizabeth said...

If it makes you feel any better, I'm doing the same thing, but with less of an excuse. It's a gorgeous day here in Pittsburgh, and that's saying something since we average 55 sunny days a year. But I'm prowling around the house angsting out over whether the publisher that is reviewing my Yong Adult novel will accept it or not. 'Cause we all know that worrying about things you have no control over is so helpful.... Sigh. Maybe I'll go out and walk the dog and a couple of the kids.

jason said...

how cool, Elizabeth...
I'll be wishing you luck on the novel review!

Stuart said...

I just try and tell myself that days like this build character.... sometimes it works

mrpeenee said...

The middle of January is just a sucky time.

Focus on Mardi Gras.

I am sending you a karmic king cake baby by telepathic vibes. Enjoy.

Breezy said...

I hope you feel better. I lost my voice midweek last week and I haven't gotten it back. I'm still hoarse. It looks like I'll be calling the doctor if it's not better tomorrow morning. I'm tired of not having my voice.

It has been a beautiful weekend. Not too cold and not too hot. I hope you have a better one next weekend.

Michael said...

Gah! I feel like I could have written that post. I felt intermittently awful last week, and spent the whole day yesterday curled up under a blanket with Manny and Esteban (my nuts).

I enjoyed Juno, but like you, wasn't as charmed as I was expecting. I saw Sweeney Todd on Saturday and don't get me started on that because I'll gush and gush, kind of like the candy apple red blood that FILLED the screen.

I wish we could go to movies together.

Silly Monkey said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling your best, Jason. I agree with Stuart. Look at these times are character-builders.

At least you take yourself on dates. There are so many movies I've been wanting to see, but I never seem to find the time. . .no, MAKE the time to go.

I know I'd be glad once I'm at the theater, watching the movie. But, oy, just the thought of dragging myself out of the house and to the theater. :P It's like the world will end if I take three hours for myself.

So keep seeing movies. You'll put out eventually. ;)

jason said...

I hope you're right, Stuart.

Thanks Peenee... Damn, guess I have to buy the next karmic king cake now, huh?

Hope you feel better soon Carlos.

And you should go, Jason...you gotta get away from that construction some time, no?

Thanks, Michael...too bad, huh?