Monday, December 08, 2008

It's Not Enough, It's Just a Habit

Stinky went to the show choir concert and all she brought me was this blurry photo.

So, here's what went down. On Friday I was feeling just a little wonky. I did my thing, I took care of the girls' needs, I went out and had fun, but I was just a little off. On Saturday I woke up with a bit of a headache, and was exhausted, but I bucked up and took Stinky to basketball. Then later took Coadster to show choir rehearsal and tried to pick Stinky up from basketball, but she wasn't where she was supposed to be and I forgot my phone. I drove home and called her. She said her dad was coming to get her. Then I ran to find a bowl to throw-up into.

Yup, I got sick, sick, sick. I also had a fever and the chills and I would have been ever so grateful had you stopped over to shoot me in the head, thank you very much. I kept thinking that at some point before Coadster's performance, I might get better. At around one o'clock, Coadster called me to see if I'd bring her some lunch. I started driving and then had to pull over, open the door and barf. I did that almost every block on the way to the high school and back. It was puketastic!

Once I got home, I told Stinky there was no way I was ever going to be able to sit through a two and a half hour performance. So, she called her dad to see if he could drive her and then called a friend to sit with her. I definitely did appreciate my ex-husband on Saturday. You heard it here, folks, and you may never hear that again.

I felt so awful I had to miss Coadster's show. Then Stinky came home and said the choir director had the same thing and had to leave before the first show was half over. He was the accompaniest, so it was harder to do without him. I started feeling better around 10 o'clock at night and I took it easy on Sunday, but that flu definitely kicked my ass while it was raging.

Now, we all know what I had. Let's take a little look at how I could have contracted it. It may have just a little bit to do with this very, very, uh, funny thing some of my friends and I do when we're getting our photos taken.

We stick our tongues out like we're licking the person standing next to us. It's best if you can pull it off, so the person you're with doesn't know you're doing it. The other guy will be all smiling and sweet, while you're next to them acting like an idiot. My friend Brooke and I were getting our photo taken two weeks ago, and I stuck my tongue out toward the bottle I was holding. After Brooke saw it later she said, "Hey, you were being dirty," and she swatted at me.

Sure, it's a barrel of fun, but it never occurred to me how unsanitary it could be. Thank god I'm not a germaphobe. Will I stop from now on? Probably not. It's too much fun to see the other person's reaction after they find out. Besides, I've already had one bad cold and the stomach flu. I'm thinking I just fulfilled my sick girl quota for the season. Wish me luck on that one.


Not Fainthearted said...

OMG. There is so much crap and crud going around I just can't stand it. Might turn into a germaphobe my self. Very glad to hear you got the short version of this stomach thing. I hear there's a longer version going around too. Plus a nasty cold/bronchial thing that lasts For.Ev.Er.

Ah, the glories of winter.

Glad you're feeling better!!!!

dmarks said...

Those lick-parties might cause that.

In my experience, the cold/bronchial thing usually lasts 4 or 5 weeks.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

yeah I wouldn't wish that kind of sickness on anyone.. Glad to hear you are feeling better.. enough for having fun and licking friends..

Remiman said...

Being sick sucks but being sick and pukeing is abominable.
Glad it didn't take tooooo long to mend. Immune systems are a wonderful thing.
Nice tongue you minx.

NoRegrets said...

Yeah, good luck on that one.

Actually, it can't be as bad as climbing in the rock gym and leading. When you pull the rope up you often hold it for a minute in your mouth. How disgusting is that??

Your Humble Proprietor said...

Ha Ha! You licked Billups! It's no wonder you got sick!

I went to school with that guy. Never licked him though...

DJSassafrass said...

Oh wow-so sorry! I have done the drive somewhere and hold the door open to puke. In fact, when my allergies are kicking--it's a daily morning ritual. I have also been known to douse shrubbery outside your FMDM's place (neato!)

laura b. said...

There is all sorts of stuff going around...I bet you have met your quota though. If I were you, I don't think it would be worth stopping the licking.
Glad you're feeling better :-)

Churlita said...

Thanks. I'm glad I got the short form too. I just wish it hadn't been quite so violent.


I'm usually pretty lucky with the bronchial stuff. Running tends to clean a person's lungs right up.


I didn't lick any friends this week. I hope to get back to it for next weekend though.


I've never been much of a puker, so I feel pretty lucky that it only happens once a year or every two years.


Isn't that hard on your teeth too. Or are you not holding any weight on the rope?


Oh yeah. You probably did go to school with him. He and C. came up for the Wanksgiving thing.

So, do FM boys generally have more aggressive cooties?


That's so hot. I hate puking. I don't know how you stand it so often. I wish I could beat the crap out of your allergies for you.


It would be hard to find something bad enough to make me stop the licking.

MrManuel said...

That sounds like a fun way to take pictures. Might try that...

Churlita said...

Mr Manuel,

You just have to be immature enough. Do you think you can handle that?