So I know that talking about a !@%^&%$#@!#$%^&*&^%$#$% ing cold it is has become the cliche to end all cliches this month . . . but dude. It's cold. In fact, I don't remember a winter this cold since I was in elementary school. At which point in time I was still being sent out into the elements looking like a cross between the stay-puff marshmallow ghostbuster man and that kid from A Christmas Story. And at the moment I'm kind of wishing it would still be considered socially acceptable to go out in an ensemble that requires an hour or more to be able to actually do anything once you get where you're going. (heck, maybe it is, I'm not exactly the most precise judge at these things . . . maybe I'll try it tomorrow)
On that note, a couple of frozen thoughts:
~ Currently I am married more to a Luke-sicle than a Luke. File under: coldest winter ever experienced in his lifetime. We're both waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more done with January than we usually are . . . and neither of us particularly care for January to begin with.
~ I get one cold a winter and then I'm good to go. I got my cold for this time around back in November. So the one I have now? So not okay. On the one hand, yeah, it's not the flu. On the other - it's amazing how the ability to breathe through one's nose is so under-appreciated. As I haven't done so since Monday, I'm really appreciating it right now. Claritin used to do wonders for clearing up the congestion but it hasn't done jack for the last three colds now. Any suggestions?
~ The part where my car was covered with some sort of gelatinous goo last night and then frozen? Also not okay. Apparently there have only been, like, nine freezing rain storms around in the last forty something years. So why couldn't these particular ice pellets have waited until we lived in Tahiti to show up? Or at least somewhere with a garage.
~ I know that people generally ache when they're sick, but is it normal for one's gums to hurt?
~ Why doesn't my computer recognize the word gums?
~ Random question: so way back in the day TVs had to, like, warm up or whatever after you turned them on before you could see anything, right? So was it possible that it could be so cold that the cathode ray (that was the part that warmed up, right?) just wouldn't/couldn't warm up and the TV wouldn't turn on?
~ It's too bad it's not December because right now I kind of look like this.
~ Food thaws faster in the fridge than on the counter these days. Another thing that's not okay.
~ I'm cold.
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Just seemed to fit.