Monday, September 03, 2007

Somethin's Burnin'

Here is a picture of a taffy pulling sign that I thought was kind of fun and kitschy.

First, I want to thank everyone and all their well wishing from my last post. I went to bed and the first couple of hours were rough, but somewhere during the night, the pain subsided. I've gone an entire day without a migraine and it's been wonderful. We'll see what happens when I go back to work tomorrow. I had a dream last night that only me and one other person showed up for work and we had to do everything that thirteen people normally do. I also had a dream that I worked at the Hy-Vee deli and I smelled exactly like the plastic wrap taste of the food there. So, apparently, I'm stressing out a little bit about going back to work...And smelling bad.

Except for the migraine, my weekend was grand. (as my Irish ex-boyfriend used to say) I was really good about hanging out by myself on Sunday and today. The girls were out and about and last night, while under the influence of my brain pain, I stupidly told Stinky she could have a couple of friends stay the night after the fireworks from the Regina Fall Fun Festival. Because, really, nothing is better for a migraine than three thirteen year old girls cranking bad pop music, singing to it, and dancing around.

I won't go into any detail about the shit I got done around the house, since it bores me to even think about it. Suffice it to say, I should come home from work to a clean house, that won't stay that way. Sigh. The most exciting thing about it, was that my vacuum cleaner died. Every time some appliance breaks, I'm always sure it's going to explode, (uh, spaz much, Churly?) but this time, my Don Knotts, bug-eyed spazzing was a little justified, since there were actual sparks shooting out of the vacuum. I took Stinky with me to get a new one and then we had burgers and shakes for dinner, just like they do in those old TV shows where teenagers hang-out at the soda fountain with their pals Chip and Kitten. The only difference is that we didn't go to a cool soda fountain, and Stinky found a fly dying in her milk shake. (for real - and we didn't put it there either) She got another shake and a free dessert, so it was fine in the end.

Tonight, was more mellowness. My friend G. offered to help me with any of my XBox questions and so I took him up on it. I'm not very good at asking for help, but if someone offers, then heaven help them. Poor guy. He was very helpful, but I'm sure if he had to hear me say the word "thingy" over the phone one more time, he probably would have thrown his cell phone across the room.


Remiman said...

I'm happy to hear that you're feeling better. So the weekend wasn't a total loss.
A fly in the shake is too gross, and believe me I don't gross out easily.

Mr Atrocity said...

Glad you're feeling much better. Now you can get back to some serious gaming on this new fangled XBox thingy doodad. Gaming time is precious you know?

jenny said...

Didn't you hear? Chip asked Kitten to be his girl, and she said yes! See you at the sock hop!

not fainthearted said...

Glad the migraine is gone.
Must have been New Vacuum Weekend. Who knew? At least it sounds like you got your house clean. Even for a few minutes.

Hang in there, today. I'm sure more than you and one other will show up!

Margaret said...

see, when something like a vacuum cleaner dies i take it as a divine message to stop cleaning

Tara said...

I hope your headache is completely gone now. And a fly in a milkshake? Bonus!

As for tech stuff, I know I don't use the proper terminology most of the time. I'm better off showing the person in person what is happening rather than try to explain it.

booda baby said...

Oooh, your poor head!

Still, it seems like you get some great stuff when you're migraining. Milk shakes and new vacuum cleaners. Vacuum cleaners signify Big Time Adulthood to me. I like adulthood in that form.

laura b. said...

Let' see if I can figure this out mathematically...Friends + Shopping + Good Girls - Migraine - Broken Vacuum + Video Games + Good Food - Dead Fly + Free Good Food = Not Too Shabby Weekend. Am I right?

Brando said...

LOL at the soda fountain part.

evil-e said...

Glad to hear you are all well again, and just in time for work.....

Keep on plugging away at the video games, they are fun when you figure them out.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I need to start playing video sound good today!

Churlita said...


Yeah. it was really gross.

Mr Atrocity.,

Do I ever.


Are they goin' steady now? Neato!


Everyone showed up today. That might be a first in our office.


It does seem like a sign from god, doesn't it?


I'm with you there. Too bad my friend lives in Virginia and I had to talk about it over the phone.

Booda Baby,

I'm not super uptight about stuff in general, but I love to vacuum.

Laura B.,

Not too shabby at all.


Thanks. I wish we had a soda fountain like we used to when Pearson's drug store was still around.


they're fun even though I don't have them all figured out yet.


Just be careful. They're worse than crack.