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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

You guuuuuuyyyyysss!!!

I've missed you all sooooooo much! Sooooo much has been going on that I've had absolutely no time to visit you guys or let you know what's been happening.

I was super sick for a little over two weeks with some chest/throat thing that I just couldn't seem to shake and now I think it's lingering bronchitis.

Here are my lazy nurses keeping watch while I'm too weak to move from the intoxicating cocktail of meds the doctor gave me.

The most exciting thing to come out of it was a sexy, throaty voice that held on for about 5 days. I liked to think that I sounded like Demi Moore but it was probably more like Brenda Vaccaro in a Playtex tampons ad.

For almost a week, I had little to no voice. I amused myself by the way I laughed or should I say, couldn't laugh. I would start to laugh but only little squeaks would come out and that just made me laugh more. I'm so easily amused.

The timing was perfect, though, because it was a few weeks before the November 8th general election and there were tons of people calling and knocking on the door to promote their particular issue. I usually don't answer the door but I was laying on the couch and assumed it was my neighbor since I had just gotten off the phone with him.

I was wrong.

I opened the door and hadn't even said anything when this woman went into her whole spiel about why Issue X was wrong. (Or was it right??) I let her give her argument, all the while, nodding and smiling. When she paused, I interjected something about why I was for (or was it against?) it and she leaned in..

"I'm sorry, I didn't hear you.."

I repeated myself, "I s-------- do-------e--------no-------". Every other letter was able to escape and make a sound but not enough of them grouped together to form an audible sentence.

She tilted her head, "I...I still don't...."

I kept pseudo-talking. "I---------wan-------g-------me------" and started waving my arms wildly.

She was so disgusted that she backed down the front steps, saying,"You know what? I'll come back another time and we can discuss it."

Hmmm...she never came back. You should try it!


  1. Last winter I had a bitch of a cold and no voice, my son laughed every time I opened my mouth to tell him to do something and no sound came out.


    Hope you're feeling better. :)

  2. Sorry to hear you been sick. Maybe you said something but I didnt hear it.

    Seems like the new creeping crud hangs on longer then the vintage creeping crud I used to get. But then again maybe its me. I love the deep voice I get when I get it tho. I can really hit those low notes in the shower.

    Hope you feel all better soon.

  3. Dear Brenda~

    Soooooo sorry to hear you've been sick :(

    One of the ladies I work with had the same thing - she could barely talk - yup, and it lasted her about two weeks too.

    Hope you're feeling better soon, girl!

    ((((( Chrissy )))))

    X to you and the gang!

    P.S. LOVED the tampon commecial!!!!!!

  4. @FRANNIE, gotta love 'em! I feel a little better, thanks. I'm getting used to the general feeling of malaise.

    @Simply Suthern,
    Yes, didn't you hear me calling you?

    You're right. They're super bugs and they're helping to cull the herd.

    Thanks! Yes, sounds like she had the same thing I did.

    I remember that commercial like it was yesterday!


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