Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nothing exciting to report.

I pretty much wasted the day. See, last week I burned my hand (big shock; that NEVER happens) while making dinner. Instead of applying common sense first aid like I usually do, I ignored it. Then I made a batch of cupcakes and washed approximately ten million dishes. It got infected. The damn burn's on an inconvenient spot, so I spent the day slathered with antibiotic lotion and wearing an awkward bandage. It's doing better, but every time I take the goo and bandage off, it goes funky on me again. So I've done nothing but read books all day. A nice enough day, if you ask me, but it doesn't give me a hell of a lot to blog about.


I'm considering a literary comparison between Sookie Stackhouse and Anita Blake, because they're nearly identical except for the sense of humor and the body count. (I'm talking the early Anita Blake, before she humped everything in sight. I've got nothing against smut, I even like it, but I prefer it with enough plot to make sense. I'm snobby like that.)


We have successfully rented a little hole-in-the-wall apartment (really, it's not bad, it's just... well... an apartment). The rental company wanted a photo of Sekhmet, since she's part of the lease. I sent them this one.

I saw no good reason to share her bitch nature.


The Goob is still sick with the snotty nose and horky lungs. All I got was a sore throat for a day, and no one else has gotten sick. I'm starting to wonder if it's some mild influenza strain the rest of us have been exposed to or vaccinated against. The symptoms are about right. So I'm watching her closely for signs of fever (secondary infection is usually what gets you with influenza) and otherwise just letting her take it easy and drink lots of juice. She's missed Story Time twice now, but I can't bring myself to take her and let her hork germs on the other kids.

She's a tough, ornery little kid. She'll be fine.


So, more breathing room. An apartment officially rented (mostly), a move-in plan (mostly), and a spinning class on the 24th to distract me. Not bad.


Amy Lane said...

Sounds like mostly a good day! (Except for the hand....) And I'd say 'go for it' w/Anita & Sookie... there are some cosmetic differences (age, job, paranormal abilities) but the romantic dilemmas and the general 'so emotionally damaged as to piss me perennially off with their indecision' bit, I'd say you're right on.

Deana said...

Book days are always awesome. May I recommend "Engines of God" by Jack McDevitt?

And YAY for apartment! You gotta email me where it's at!

TTYS honey! Take care of that hand. And the Goob!

Todays word of the day: Fastal. Take Fastal if you're constipated and have been for weeks. Fastal side effects include: excessive bowel movements, bloody urine, and the urge drive sporadically through traffic. Do not use if you're pregnant, may become pregnant.

Galad said...

I like the Anita vs. Sookie idea. Something to throw in your eclectic mix of blog posts.

Heal quickly and hope the Goob stops blowing snot soon.

Bells said...

Horky! What a great work. Not such a great condition.

She looks quite happy for a horky kid.

Perfect photo of sekhmet.

Nalamienea said...

I am soooooooo with you on the Anita Blake. Yet, I can't stop reading them in hopes that maybe she'll put her clothes on and do something worth while!

Cindy said...

You seriously need to do a three-way comparison Sookie, Anita, and Rachel Morgan.

Roxie said...

Don't mess around with that infection. Blood poisoning is no fun!

Donna Lee said...

I'm not familiar with Anita Blake (but will go and find her now) but I love Ms.Stackhouse. I don't have a tv so I don't know what kind of job HBO did with the story but I'm a fan of the books

Barbara said...

I just bought Sookie #1 and will crack it open at lunch today. Haven't heard of Anita, will do library research so I'm not too far behind the curve.

Take care of your hand! You don't need any more damage, missy.

The uber-treat for sick kids at our house was/is half OJ and half 7-Up/Sprite/Sierra Mist with ice. Preferably with a silly straw and drunk while lying piled up on the couch with afghans, pillows, books, and the remote. Softie or blankie optional. Serve once each morning, afternoon, and evening with hugs applied as needed. Both Mom and child will feel much better.