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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Party Time ... With the Flu!

So I have the flu - oh woe is me. As you know, being sick sucks, especially when you're supposedly on vacation (yes, it's still a vacation even if you're in Richmond, Va.!). I've been in bed all day and that translates into one thing - one less day to shop while I'm here. Being sick sucks! So, instead, I'm sitting here watching Oprah. Today's episode: how African-American women suffer with their hair. I think she should head to Lebanon and see how women really suffer for their looks. Oh great, there was just a news break about swine flu in Virginia - yey! Anyway, I digress...

I don't know about you, reader, but I'm the type of sick person that likes to stay in bed in my pjs all day long. I can't even imagine leaving the house (don't worry, I do find the energy to shower). I also like to make everyone feel bad for me without being whiny or pathetic. Like today, for example, my sister said she was going to make her famous chocolate chocolate chip cookies to cheer me up. Well, she hasn't made them yet, but don't worry, I will guilt her into baking before day's end! What can I say - it's a gift.

Not every sicko likes to take time off and stay in bed, though. One of my best friends, for example, will not let something as minor as a fever or sore throat slow her down - nope, not at all. She will go out, cough medicine and hanky in hand, as if it were just a regular night out on the town. Okay, just thinking about going out has exhausted me. My nose is stuffy, my throat is scratchy and my body aches so I'm gonna head back to bed now. Yes, that was whiny and maybe even a little pathetic. But, if you feel compelled to bake me cookies anyway, please go right ahead!