Friday, February 02, 2007

You Know, There's Nothing Goin' Down at All, Not at All

I have no idea who this is standing in front of the saguaro, I just needed to be reminded that there are places in the world where the temps are not below zero right now.

Here's the deal, I was overcome by the stomach flu early today at work. I've been home, sleeping ever since. This will be a quick post, because this thing seems to be coming in waves. Which means, I feel okay now, but I have no idea when I'll suddenly start feeling dizzy and salivating and have to get up from the computer very, very fast. Also, my thoughts are even more disjointed than normal. If you're smart, you've never come to my blog looking for order or meaning, so you probably won't be disappointed today either.

It is still very, very cold outside. I think I'm feuding anew with that little bitch everyone else calls Winter. Even after I said all those nice things about her a week ago, she still won't let up. I'd almost rather be stuck at home puking all day then have to go outside and face her nastiness.

Now, here is something else totally unrelated: When I drove to the junior high tonight to pick up Stinky from her basketball game, I saw a man running down Glendale Street, (which is a very suburban/normal people type neighborhood) with his thumb in the air like he was trying to hitch a ride. Even though I used to hitch hike myself, I have a very strict policy about not picking up other hitchers...Unless, of course, they're really hot.

I guess that's it for me on here tonight. I have a date with my futon. We've been inseparable lately. I think I might actually have found my soulmate.


Trevor said...

Get better soon! If it's the same one we had in this house, that flu is a rip-roaring little bastard. It's taken out half of Iowa City, from all accounts.

Margaret said...

so the thumb guy was not hot?

Remiman said...

The stomachy bug that's going around here only lasts a day or two at the most. Hope you're feeling better soon.

booda baby said...

Oh, I'm sorry for the flu AND the freeze, but I'm not so sorry that I want to stand in for you. So, please be a little trooper and take one for the expat team.

(It's SOOO easy to be a cheerleader from Santa B.)

Churlita said...


I know. I've heard that half the schools in town should be quarantined. Kids are such nasty little germ breeders.


Even in the dark, I could see that I wouldn't even be tempted. Maybe it was the Members Only style jacket he was wearing...


I'm feeling a little better now. Thanks for the good wishes.

Booda Baby,

You know, that sounds a little like rubbing it in to me. Good for you. I'd do the same thing to you if things were reversed.

Egan said...

Are you going to see The Hitcher remake? Where did you hitchhike and can you share a story or three?

Shall I hold your hair back while you're puking?

Churlita said...


Nah, I don't think I'll be seeing the remake anytime soon. Maybe I'll blog about a hitching experience or two. I hitched in California in the mid-eighties. I found out later there were two serial killers operating out of that area of California I was hitching around. I. Was. So. Dumb.

That would be nice, but unless you're Stretch Armstrong, I don't see how you'd do that all the way from Seattle.

I love you in the face said...

Hope you feel better Churls!

Churlita said...


Thanks. When are you going to write in your blog again? I'm jonesin' here.

booda baby said...

Oh, I'm sorry about the rubbing it in tone of voice. I mean, I'm sorry you could detect it so easily. I didn't mean it about the flu. The flu got my full and total sympathy and I'd happily deliver thingies to make you feel better. Tomatoe juice (it sets your alkaline/acid (whatever) levels in order) and peppermint tea and I'd keep the good movies in rotation. All the romantic comedies.

But the freeze. Oh yeah. THAT was all about rubbing it in.

Churlita said...

Booda Baby,

You have to get up pretty early put one over on me...At least by noon or so.

I figured it was the weather you were laughing at me about and like I said, I'd be doing the same thing if I were in sunny California too.

Killer said...

Poor hitchiker, I bet he has the flu now also.

Churlita said...


I wouldn't doubt it. It was really cold outside and those Members Only jackets weren't known for their warmth.