Sunday, June 28, 2009


In the throes of my continuing and miserable illness—it's mono, did you know that?—the following things have occurred:

1) Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died on the same day. Somehow, this made perfect sense to me.
2) Iran turned into a different country.
3) My friends forced me to go to the doctor, made me chicken soup and drove my kids back and forth to their camps every day.
4) I cried for no reason (although maybe items 1, 2, and 3 had something to do with it).
5) I finished a book called The Twelve Kingdoms, Volume 1 Sea of Shadow, which as far as I can tell is some sort of novelized, YA anime. Thoroughly enjoyable in a mindless, I-have-a-raging-fever-and-a-goiter-on-my-neck kind of way. It's seven volumes in all; I think I'll bring the next one to the lake.

6) Alone in the house all day yesterday, I watched Sense and Sensibility, something I can't remember, and what I believe was almost the entire season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. About the latter (which I have never seen before) I can only shake my head in bewilderment, for it was truly disturbing. Those shows should be referred to as "Alternate Reality" not "Reality." And yet I could not make myself change the channel or even get up to vomit. Later, after the family returned home and the kids were in bed, the spousal unit and I watched the ethereal Kristin Scott Thomas in I've Loved You For So Long, and the bad memories of botox, "getting my boobies done," and purchasing $103,000 worth of furniture in cash were swept away.

7) I slept. I slept a lot, a lot, a lot. In fact, that's what I'm going to go do right now.


Jill said...

I hope you are feeling somewhat better.

ver said...

I think I am. One thing's for sure: I can go longer between my drug cocktails! This should be a much better week. Thanks again for making me see the doctor. I'm gonna call you The Enforcer from now on...

Vince Gotera said...

Ver, I'm sorry that you're not well. Hang in there! (Easy for me to say, huh.) Seriously, I hope you feel much better really soon. I don't know if you're into cheap humor about the Marcoses, but check out the last three posts in my blog. Might help cheer you up. --V.

Tracey said...

Take care of yourself and heal, my friend. You have good friends that force medical treatment on your glands...:)

ver said...

Hi Vince! Who ISN'T a fan of cheap Marcos humor? I'll check it out!

Thank you, Tracey! What a way to start the summer, right?