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Even with the weather... - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
Even with the weather...
So, like, if you're sick you say "I'm feeling under the weather." But if you're getting better, are you "even with the weather"? And when you're well, are you "over the weather"? Curious trinas want to know.

At any rate, I feel like I'm getting even with the weather. Sunday night (after a fun time shopping at Crafts 2000 with my Aunt Becky and then supper at the Chinese Buffet) I suddenly got every cold symptom within a 15 minute period. Wound up going to bed on NyquilClone at 7:30pm. My day off on Monday was fairly wasted just battling the cold and avoiding real work. (I got a lot of videos watched which had been languishing*.)

Tuesday, I had a meeting at the Miami County ESC, so I had a sub already. After the meeting, I went to Meijer for more NyquilClone and then in bed by 7:30pm. One of the girls was impressed that I knew in advance that I was going to be sick (since I'd told 'em they'd have a sub Tuesday) - I hated to disappoint her by telling her I'd been to a meeting, but disappoint her I did. :-) Last night was another "bust" night of nothing useful accomplished. But I figured I could spent tonight grading tests and stuff - which I did.

Thankfully, tomorrow is Friday. If I have truly kicked this cold, I should have a more productive weekend than I wound up having last weekend.

*On Saturday, the parentals & I celebrated Valentine's Day by eating out for lunch (Applebee's) and then shopping at Best Buy and Kroger (the good one in Englewood). I bought a Philips DVP5990/37 DVD player which upconverts to 1080p (though my TV maxes at 1080i) and plays USB flash drives. I also bought an HDMI cable, which cost half the cost of the DVD player (and turned out to be too short - the DVD player is currently WAY back). No matter, I bought two 6-ft HDMI cables from Amazon.com for $.99 each - they'll probably arrive soon. Anyhoo, thanks to the USB port, I can now watch my downloaded videos from a USB drive rather than saving to CD or DVD. Sweet. And it works. AND it's easy to make region-free. The DVD player was $65 - and I've heard of it going for even cheaper in some places. 1080i is sweet. I love my TV even more than before (if you can believe that even possible).

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rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: February 20th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Productive weekends are sooo not the order of the day, especially not when we haz pore lil' sick Treens. I order feet up, comfy bankies and bonbons post-haste...hope you feel better soon, sweetie!

*hands you spiritual Zicam*
trinalin From: trinalin Date: February 20th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Grief, I hope spiritual Zicam tastes better than the real stuff. Helluvanasty that is. (And I thought Nyquil was bad. Blechx100.)
rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: February 20th, 2009 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I've only ever used the nasal swabs--which did me absolutely no good whatsoever with this last cold--but yes, spiritual Zicam tastes like sunshine and rainbows, replete with a refreshing minty aftertaste. :D

I no longer will take any Nyquil--clone or otherwise--that has alcohol in it, but I do recall the cherry-flavored kind being nominally better than the green stuph. I hate black licorice, so that whole anise flavor always made me far more liable to urp it straight back up again. (Uhm, forward, that is. NEVER STRAIGHT!)
trinalin From: trinalin Date: February 20th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
mmmmm! sunshine & rainbows! Thanks!

I stick with the "cherry" flavored Nyquil cuz it is slightly better than green.

Anise-flavored cough syrup? And I thought the UK's black currant stuff was bad enough.
rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: February 20th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I always thought that the green Nyquil flavor was anise in nature. Some damn taste that makes me wanna hork it straight back up, anyway.

And I thought the UK's black currant stuff was bad enough.

What can you expect from a country where they put chilli sauce and prawns on their pizza? ;)
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