I had big plans for Labor Day.
Despite the great advice I shared two days ago, I was going to work the day away.
My ears had different plans.
I had a slight cough yesterday — so slight that I thought it was a reaction to something in the air — but in the middle of the night, I woke up slightly disoriented with chills and fever.
I took some meds for the fever, but it was even higher this morning and my head hurt, so off I went to urgent treatment.
The diagnosis: an ear infection. My ears were ‘as red as the chairs in reception.’ (They were pretty darn red.)
I got a big ol’ bag full of drugs, and have been parked on the couch all day, trying to get my fever down and my spirits up because I feel like crap.
And I didn’t get a lick of work done.
I also appear to have called my boyfriend at 2:45am. For his sake, I hope that was a quick hang-up that he didn’t hear.
(Sorry about that.)
Posted in Holiday, Humor, Life
Tagged best laid plans, chills, cough, diagnosis, drugs, ear infection, fever, Holiday, holidays, Humor, Labor Day, medicine, urgent treatment
As we enjoy the extended Labor Day weekend, this speech attributed to Coca Cola CEO Bryan G. Dyson bears repeating:
“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit, and you’re keeping all of these in the air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls –- Family, Health, Friends and Spirit -– are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.
Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friends and have proper rest.
Value has a value only if its value is valued.”
Have a great holiday, everyone!
Posted in Business, Family, Friends, Health, Holiday, Humor, Life
Tagged Bryan G. Dyson, Coca-Cola, don't drop the ball, family, friends, Health, Humor, juggling, Labor Day, life, value, work
A bouquet of rods for you on this, National Pretzel Day.
They are Rold Gold — only the best will do.
Couldn’t have said it better, John.
Posted in History, Holiday, Humor, Politics
Tagged 140 characters, history, Holiday, inaugeration, Martin Luther King Jr Day, MLK Day, politics, presidential election, racism, Twitter
Like so many of you, I was in an airport on Thanksgiving eve. And since it was raining in both my departure and arrival cities, I ended up sitting on the tarmac…
Luckily, it was only a little over an hour. And I had the forethought to bring snacks. THE snack of the Thanksgiving holiday — Bugles corn chips.
Sure, we’ve all put them on our fingers at one time or another to look witchy, but on Turkey Day, they are the perfect little cornucopia of salty goodness.
I expect someone to make these for me.
Posted in Airplanes, Entertainment, Family, Food, Friends, Holiday, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged airplanes, airport, Bugles, cornucopia, family, friends, Humor, rain, snack food, Thanksgiving, Travel, travel delay
The Egg is moving from Manhattan to Chicago at the end of July, and today, even my supplies are feeling the occasion!
Posted in History, Holiday, Home, Humor, New York City, Travel
Tagged Chicago, Fourth of July, history, Holiday, Humor, Independence Day, moving, New York City, packing, patriotic, red white and blue, Travel
On Valentine’s Day, it seems rather redundant to blog about love…but to not mention it at all would be rather Scrooge-like.
So I send this online Valentine to Sir Alexander Fleming, who on this very day — Valentine’s Day, 1929 — introduced penicillin to the world.
Maybe Alexander was mooning over his love that day in the lab when he left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered. He later noticed that a mold — penicillium notatum — had fallen upon it and killed many of the bacteria.
Penicillin was born, and future scientists would develop it into the medicinal form used to treat many serious diseases, like syphilis and the ever icky staph infection.
Isn’t that romantic.
Although I am personally allergic to penicillin, I still think Alexander deserves some recognition on his anniversary. If he hadn’t made such an important discovery in the field of medicine, a lot of folks wouldn’t be able to celebrate in a such a big way tonight…iffin you know what I mean.
Nudge nudge. Wink wink.
Originally posted on February 14, 2011.
Posted in Health, History, Holiday, Humor, Love, Valentine's Day
Tagged allergies, bacteria, Health, history, Humor, infections, lab, love, medicine, mold, nudge nudge wink wink, penicillin, romance, science, Sir Alexander Fleming, Valentine's Day
I just found out about this holiday! Less than an hour to go…
January 2, 2016 in Holiday, Humor, New Years, Philosophy
Tagged change, changing, Holiday, Humor, mantra, New Year's, philosopy
Do you watch those cheesy made-for-TV holiday films on Hallmark Channel and Lifetime?
I do. I’m a sucker for all that sap.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t notice the product placement that they sneak into each movie…mainly because it tends to be the same products used in the same way in every film.
For example, at some point in every story, the lead characters gather around the kitchen table with steaming mugs of Folgers Coffee in hand.
And yes, the logo is prominently displayed on the canister of coffee. Sometimes we even see them prepare the coffeemaker — primo screen time.
The other advertiser who gets lots of TV movie love this time of year is Walmart. Characters return from shopping trips with their logo bags in hand, which are usually placed front and center on a table or cabinet.
It’s so obvious but so subliminal at the same time.
But I see what you’re doing, guys…even through all that feel-good, sticky holiday sap.
Posted in Advertising, Commentary, Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, Television
Tagged advertising, commentary, entertainment, film, Folgers Coffee, Hallmark Channel, Humor, Lifetime TV, made for TV movie, product placement, sap, shopping bag, subliminal, Television, Walmart