Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Sickly Week

So, after spending a week taking care of my sick wife and daughter, I was still healthy. Best of all, they were both on the mend, and we were able to spend the last couple of days wandering around New York seeing wonderful things and enjoying each other's company.

Unfortunately, I was booked on a 6:30 AM flight out of LaGuardia. Since we don't have a car in New York, this meant that I had to take a shuttle that was departing at 3:30. Actually, since we were switching over to Standard Time, I actually had to leave at 2:30. Which meant that I had to get up at 2. Which meant that I had about two hours of fitful sleep in my last night in New York.

The shuttle was filled with college students, none of whom had slept the night before. One of them responded to this lack of sleep by developing motion sickness, which necessitated a visit to a gas station and an emergency clean-up by the driver. We finally made it to the airport at 4:30, I whizzed through check-in (actually, there were only about fifty people in the terminal, so it was really easy), and was able to hurry up and wait.

Long story short, I arrived in Roanoke about twelve hours later. The highlight of my travels was a stopover in Cincinnati, where I got to have Cincinnati Five-Way chili in Cincinnati. As I'm something of a chili junkie, this was actually a fairly significant event.

When I finally got home, I decided to stay up until ten or so to avoid getting jetlagged.

The following day, I started getting sick. I've spent the last two weeks trying to get better.

So, anyway, this is a very roundabout explanation for my absence over the past two weeks. I'm starting to feel better, although I'm still producing various effluvia in exciting colors and textures. I'm starting to think that I might have allergies. Alternately, I must consider the possibility that my body has simply decided to take up mucus production as a profitable sideline.

At any rate, I'm going to try to return to my blogging responsibilities. As a apology, I offer the following clips from "Flight of the Conchords," which gave me many a smile during my time of misery.

If you liked that one, take a peek at this:

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  • Aww so sorry to hear that you were so ill....what an
    Did your "various effluvia in exciting colors" turn into jelly beans???????????
    Funny videos..thanks for sharing...
    Hope to see you again real soon here in blog land!

    By Blogger Odat, At March 27, 2007 at 12:30 PM  

  • What in the name of bejeezus is "Cincinnati Five-Way chili'?

    Welcome back.


    By Blogger Glamourpuss, At March 27, 2007 at 1:13 PM  

  • Colds never lasted so long when I was a kid....Or you'd get one only to catch a different one later on.....

    By Blogger Matt, At March 27, 2007 at 2:36 PM  

  • Five-way: spaghetti, sauce, cheddar, beans and onions. Mmmmm...

    By Blogger monicker, At March 27, 2007 at 5:29 PM  

  • Glad to hear you're feeling better! :-) Tell the wife and rugrat I say hello.

    By Blogger Suzanne, At March 27, 2007 at 5:53 PM  

  • Odat-
    Unfortunately, my effluvia pretty much stayed what it was.

    I wish it changed into jelly beans!

    I think it deserves its own post. Good to see you again!

    I miss having a super-strong immune system. Of course, when I was a kid, I got sick all the time. But then I got better. Etc.

    I don't believe you know that! I'm blown away.

    Definitely will! And sorry for not getting back to you yet--I hope you understand why!

    By Blogger Crankster, At March 27, 2007 at 7:43 PM  

  • Glad you are back, had to go through withdrawls. Very painful. The videos, the first had me laughing out loud. Thanks for sharing.

    By Blogger Pickled Olives, At March 27, 2007 at 8:11 PM  

  • Ahh the void is now filled! Welcome back and good to see you again! Glad youre feeling on the mend. As for mucas production have you considered a hairdryer on full blast up the schnoz? LOL I mock your pain sorry! Hope the nose jam has ceased production..

    By Blogger Judith, At March 28, 2007 at 5:06 AM  

  • Olives-
    Thanks! I'm not sure I've ever been an addiction before. I wonder what schedule I fall under?

    I think I've officially been downgraded from a mucus factory to a mucus cottage industry.

    I'm aiming for mucus hobby.

    By Blogger Crankster, At March 28, 2007 at 8:15 AM  

  • My husband and I love those guys! Funny stuff.

    Good to have you back and I'm glad to hear all ya'll are feeling more better (sorry, spent the weekend in Pittsburgh...)!

    By Blogger Mrs Pinchloaf, At March 28, 2007 at 3:34 PM  

  • So how was Pittsburgh?

    By Blogger Crankster, At March 28, 2007 at 4:54 PM  

  • Welcome back. Feel better. Breathe.

    By Blogger The CEO, At March 28, 2007 at 11:58 PM  

  • Loved the videos.. sent them to my boss, who sent them to his band members.

    Nice job. ;-)

    By Blogger Deb, At March 30, 2007 at 11:14 PM  

  • CEO-
    Thanks--I'm working on it!

    I've been passing them on to everybody. Check out the rest of their stuff!

    By Blogger Crankster, At April 1, 2007 at 12:01 AM  

  • You have a really good excuse for not blogging. Me, I never get sick. I was just having way too much fun out dancing and drinking my weekends away. Oh, that didn't sound very sympathetic now did it? I am sincerely sorry you were sick and happy you are back.

    By Blogger Spellbound, At April 1, 2007 at 5:52 PM  

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