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
If you’ve seen a trailer for Manchester by the Sea or read any reviews, you may be hesitant to see it.
Now. During the holidays. A time of good cheer.
Because this not a feel-good classic or a comedy about a drunken holiday party gone awry. It’s a family tragedy and how one family struggles to survive.
But I would argue that this is the perfect time to see it.
Not only will you appreciate a nuanced, Oscar-worthy performance by Casey Affleck and his supporting cast, but you will walk away feeling lucky…grateful for each day and every friend and family member in your life. Because they are a gift.
And this movie, while tragic, is a beautiful reminder of that.
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, Family, Friends, Movies, Relationships
Tagged commentary, entertainment, family, friends, holidays, Manchester by the Sea, Movies, review, survival, tragedy
There’s egg on my face, but for the very best of reasons —
It’s World Egg Day!
Here at the Egg, we’re laying low to avoid the paparazzi, but there are celebrations of some import across the globe.
If you live in Bangladesh, grab one of the more than 5000 free boiled eggs being distributed, and attend “EGG FEST 2016.”
The Philippines is holding a charity Family Fun Run event in honor of eggs, and Canada is focusing their celebrations on the EFC — Egg Farmers of Canada — who apparently are very active in their communities, volunteering and donating eggs.
The American EGG Board has a video about an ‘Adventure Egg’ who travels the globe looking for great recipes, but I think the United Kingdom has the right idea. Their theme?
“Put an Egg on It” — to encourage folks to eat eggs in unusual ways.
Gasp — I just realized my sister is British.
Posted in Cooking, holidays, Humor, Travel
Tagged Adventure Egg, American EGG Board, Bangladesh, boiled eggs, Canada, celebration, cooking, Egg Farmers of Canada, Egg Fest 2016, egg on my face, eggs, food, holidays, Humor, paparazzi, Philippines, Put an Egg On It, Travel, United Kingdom, World Egg Day
I joked today on Facebook that I was going to commemorate Earth Day by posting a list of great movies that had the word “earth” in the title.
Turns out there are none.
Good movies, maybe. Kitschy films, definitely. But nothing that I would label a classic.
The word ‘dirt?’
A completely different story.
There’s Dirty Dancing, of course. And Dirty Harry. The Dirty Dozen. Even Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, to name just a few.
In the movie biz, it appears ‘dirt’ beats ‘earth’ by a mile.
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Tagged a dirty job, dirt, Dirty Dancing, Dirty Harry, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Earth Day, Facebook, holidays, Humor, movie titles, Movies, The Dirty Dozen
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. — Anatole France
Happy National Dog Day!
Posted in Dogs, holidays, Love, quote, Relationships
Tagged Anatole France, Dogs, holidays, love, National Dog Day, quote, Relationships, soul, unconditional love
Dear Santa’s elves (cause let’s face it — the big guy is on a beach somewhere):
I want. No…I need.
I have extensive experience creating Lego homes with far fewer resources, so I will appreciate the level of detail in this Big Bang Theory recreation.
I hope my advance notice helps secure my ‘order.’
Hi to Rudolph,
Posted in Children, Christmas, Games, Holiday, Humor, Television
Tagged Big Bang Theory, children, Christmas, games, holidays, Humor, LEGO, Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer, Television, toys, wish list
It’s National Lazy Day!
Not surprisingly, I can’t find too many festivities planned in celebration.
Of course, I didn’t really look all that hard.
It would be unseemly.
I may already be in trouble for using an exclamation point in my first sentence.
Posted in holidays, Humor, Life, Writing
Tagged celebration, energy saving, exclamation point, festivities, grammar, holidays, Humor, life, National Lazy Day, unseemly
When it comes to pizza, I am as old school as it comes.
And if we’re talking a second topping?
More pepperoni. Never found another topping that (sorry) topped it.
But on today, National Pizza Day, even I admit that a more spectacular pie may be in order. So, I present to you —
The William and Kate
Knife and fork required. Curtsy before you chew.
Posted in Food, Holiday, Humor, Photography
Tagged curtsy, duchess, Duke, food, Great Britain, holidays, Humor, knife and fork, National Pizza Day, pepperoni, photography, pizza, pizza pie, pizza toppings, prince, William and Kate