Anyway, I woke up yesterday a snot-gobbling, aching, feverish wreck. Since the vise squeezing my head entitled me to a sick day on the couch, I contemplated what slothful vices to pursue.
Television seemed easiest, but did you know that even with 60-odd channels, there's not a damn thing interesting to watch in the morning?
I thumbed through books, but the whole focusing on print made my stomach woozy.
My biggest vice is playing mah-jong on Mr. T's ipod touch, but Mr. D hid it from me (good call, he is wise indeed) and Mr. T changed his user password (another good move--these dudes don't stage interventions when I've got a gaming addiction, they just cut me off cold turkey). No mah-jong for this mama.
Internet surfing? Again with the focusing of the eyes and the stabbing painpainpain of the ol' noggin. (Besides, is it just me or have people stopped posting much lately?)
I lay against my pillows too hepped up on cold medication to nap. Perhaps a movie would entertain and relax my addled mind. Something light and refreshing, no hard-edged drama, no kung-fu, no car chases, no deep reflection on the human condition.
This is when I realized I have a weakness never before detected Here's a list of the movies I considered watching:
Sense and Sensibility
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
That last film aside, do you see the trend?
'Tis true. I've got the Hugh Grant Film Collection in my DVD library. (Except for Four Weddings and a Funeral, that's VHS, yo.)
Guess I do. Who knew?
I blew my nose, adjusted the heating pad and indulged. (Though it must be said that Rowan Atkinson totally steals scenes in Four Weddings. And is it just me or was Andie MacDowell just flat and weird in that part?) I prefer him best as Daniel Cleaver or William Thacker, how about you reader?
Thankfully I rallied by evening and was able to stay awake for my other, more disturbing vice, Sons of Anarchy. (Loved how Opie returned to Jax's side.) Today I'm running at 80% and thankful the pressure's off my head.
Spill it, reader. What vices do you turn to when you take a sick day?