Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I'm an Idiot

Leave it to me to sing the praises of cold weather one day and end up sick with a thick old head cold the next.

I feel like my head is full of cotton candy that's sat rotting in the mud for days after the carnival closed and all the freaky carnies have long since gone bumping down the road in their garish wagons. I feel like my nose is stuffed with that quick dry spray foam that they use to make fake rocks on stage in the theater. I feel like I can't come up with one more silly simile without my skull crashing down against the hard, uncaring surface of my desk.

Snore. Sorry guys, I've got nothing for you today, but I still love you all (no energy for exclamation points though).

42 comments:

Anne Gallagher said...

Dearest, didn't you say you walked the dog at an ungodly hour yesterday morning with only a hoodie on? Feeling the freezing air slide your nostrils together or some such?

Darling, you must always remember to wear a hat. (*said in a loving motherly tone*) Have some chicken soup and orange juice for lunch. You'll feel better.

Jessica Bell said...

:( I hope you feel better soon!!! xx

Christina Lee said...

Yikes-- well you gave us some good writing in those similes!!
feel better :(

Tracy said...

Not fun. I had those similies last week. Not fun at all.

Hope you feel better!

Ted Cross said...

!Get!Better!Now!

Sarah said...

Whoa. Surprised you made it to the keyboard. Take care of yourself and I hope you feel better soon!

maine character said...

From Hallmark's new line of Get Well cards:

When you feel like your head is full of cotton candy that's sat rotting in the mud for days after the carnival closed and all the freaky carnies have long since gone bumping down the road in their garish wagons...

(open card)

Crash your skull down against the hard, uncaring surface of your desk.

(And feel better soon!)

Jess said...

Awwww, feel better! If it helps, I was thoroughly moved (i.e., kind of disgusted) by your description of the left-behind cotton candy. Nasty, man. Hope you ditch this cold fast :)

DEZMOND said...

well, the cold definitely gave you some vivid descriptions.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Hugs. Feel better soon. I'm suffering from the cotton wool head cold as well. Damn you cold weather. Damn you to hell. lol.

DL Hammons said...

Here...!!!!!!!!!....you can borrow some of mine. :)

Feel better soon!

Em-Musing said...

You just found out that old man winter is really a wicked S.O.B. And Matt? The nose? Pick it!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

For someone who's under the weather, your writing has come out brilliantly. Such vivid imagery you've posted here in regards to indicating your level of lacking health.

I wish you a full and speedy recovery, Matthew.

aspiring_x said...

aw man, feel better soon!
and
yuck!
:)

Ishta Mercurio said...

Hope you feel better soon! *Hands over mug of hot lemon and ginger tea with honey.*

Shannon said...

Awww, Matt. That sucks.

I loathe being sick.

Vitamin C and Echinacea tea are your friends.

Slamdunk said...

I hope you feel better soon. The ick has invaded our house as well.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I hope you feel better soon! Nothing's worse than being sick. :(

Candyland said...

Beth wants Timmy to feel better.
Just start slappin da bass mon. Always works.

Bryan Russell (Ink) said...

Hey, I'm right there with you - third day running for me. Gah. Sometimes I think those Snowbirds flooding to Florida every winter have the right idea...

Elana Johnson said...

*spews laughter* And not because you're sick, but yeah. LOL!

Hope you feel better soon.

Kristi Helvig said...

Feel better. On the bright side, at least you know illness brings out some darn creative similies in you. :)

K. M. Walton said...

Matthew, Matthew, Matthew. Well, your brain isn't sick - what with all of that witty writing you just did! Feel better, my friend!!

Carol Riggs said...

Well, you still managed to come up with some fascinating writing there, despite your germ-fogged brain. Drink lotsa liquids and slurp some chicken soup, dude! Hope ya feel better and are well by Christmas.

Chris Phillips said...

I had bronchitis this year (sick for 2 weeks.) here's to hoping you get well much sooner.

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Boo! I had that last week and it was not fun. i'm still dealing with the after effect symptoms

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry you feel like crap, but from your description, it sounds like you have the makings of a good story!

Old Kitty said...

Sleep!! Rest!!! Turn off your pc!! Go to bed!! Herb tea and honey!!

Sleep!! Olbas oil or vicks vapour rub.

Sleep!! :-) Take care
x

Lisa_Gibson said...

Yikes! Poor guy. Maybe throw in some extra Vitamin D and hopefully it will shorten the length of your cold. Hang in there.
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Creepy Query Girl said...

I hear ya. My hubby is going through the same thing right now. Cold knocked him on his ass:( Feel better soon!

RaShelle said...

Matthew - Sor sorry you're sick. Hang in there and take cure!!! =D

laraine@eddfam.com said...

Your bad day similes beat my good day similes. Get better.

adam.purple said...

At least the garish wagons didn't back up and run you over.

Colene Murphy said...

Awe! I hope you feel better!! But...cold weather is an asshole so...I could have totally told you that would happen. A.Hole. Yup. Get some vicks, liquids, and lots of sleep!

CailinMarie said...

well - there is an introductory post for you :-) Hope you are feeling better soon. I was just visiting Lydia at the word is my oyster where you left an interesting coment so I had to stop by and check it out.
I expect Georgia is freezing - Virginia is unseasonably cold - we never freeze before January for goodness sake! Thankfully the husband recently stocked up on bourbon so its all good-

Kelly Dexter said...

The unfortunate downside to cold weather . . .

Feel better!

Lydia K said...

Aw that's really crappy. Hope you feel better soon!

Carolyn Abiad said...

It's not the cold...I had the same "crud" before the arctic blast descended in our lovely southern states. Feel better!

Abby Minard said...

Bummer! Hope you feel better soon- being sick is no fun :(

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Ack! Hang in there! Sickness at holiday time is just brutal.

Holly Ruggiero said...

Sorry you feel yucky. I hope you get better quick.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

You poor thing! Try to get some rest! And don't worry! I've got enough exclamation marks for the both of us!