I've been on a horse pill of an antibiotic since Thursday (twice a day with food) and things are still pretty grim. Last night I was lying in bed and swore I heard the cat purring. Turns out it was the gunk in my lungs making that sound when I breathed. I've never had pneumonia before (to my knowledge) and let me tell you, it wipes you out. I have no energy. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Plus I sound like a chain smoker every time I cough or laugh. And now my sinuses are clogged giving me a headache and stuffed ears. Being sick stinks.
Last night I flipped through the channels a little and saw an ad for something called "Yaz." It is just me or is that the dumbest name ever? Yaz. That is a stupid name for anything--medicinal, edible, mechanical or requiring some assembly.
And Dixie Carter died last week which got me to thinking about TV shows I miss. Designing Women and Murphy Brown. Ed and Northern Exposure. News Radio and Wings and Spin City. What happened to the well-crafted sitcom? What happened to smart, strong female characters like Murphy and Maggie and Helen and Nikki? My friends tell me they're all on CSI: Miami/New York/Cleveland or on cable in shows like Weeds and The Closer.
Spill it, reader. What are you watching these days? What TV shows do you miss? Warning: if you watch this with coffee in your mouth, you will require a napkin.