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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hey: You Party Your Way, and I’ll Party Mine

Don’t tell me I don’t know how to party.

Why, over this last three-day weekend I not only stayed up until almost 10:00 at night, I also took daily baths.

We’ll pause while that soaks in.

The sneezing began Friday morning. From there it was the downhill slide of confusion; irritability; cranial tension/expansion, both imagined and realized; and continual napping/fleece wear.

I did not see a zipper for three days.

I, of course, feel robbed. Not by the lack of a zipper in my weekend, but because if I wasn’t wearing real pants, it means I wasn’t where I should be: out amongst the peoples, drinking in the new year, eating various tasty dishes, scribbling notes on damp napkins.

What good is a three day weekend, particularly over the New Year, if you can’t go out?

Here is where, in a good post, I would get thoughtful, line up all the things I learned about myself over 72 hours of second-floor isolation and wrap it up with something insightful about the nature of health and fresh starts.

This ain’t a good post.

My head – have I described the size of my head? Roughly the size and density of the State of Minnesota, it wobbles atop my neck, housing a muddled and suspiciously soft brain.

Hi. My name is Pearl, and I sneezed the New Year in.

Hi, Pearl.

51 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Hi Pearl. Yes, there seems to be some kind of a sinus thing going on around here as well. I know exactly what you mean by mushy brain and head expansion. It sort of feels like your eyeballs are going to pop right out of your head doesn't it? Feel better soon girl.

haphazardlife said...

Welcome to 2012 Dahling.... I feel your pain, or at any rate your soggy brain.

Ms Sparrow said...

Hang in there, hun!

Kara said...

My head was the size of Minnesota too, but for different reasons.

I hope you're feeling better soon!

Keli said...

Oh the sinus pressure.

I've had more sinus problems the last couple of months,than in the last couple of years.

Think it could be the dryer winter we're having?

The lack of rain fall perhaps?

You're not alone.Glad I wasn't the only one who carried sinus over into the new year..:)

Great blog!!

Keli

R. Jacob said...

That was some party!

Charlotte Ann said...

oh yuck...you too?

Simply Suthern said...

Did you sneeze to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne"?

fishducky said...

GESUNDHEIT--& HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Esther Montgomery said...

So sorry you have been unwell when you should have been partying - but at least you know how to party. I hide away and find conversation never so interesting as reading and writing. What a misanthrope!

Once you are better, do have a happy and creative and challenging (and partying) 2012. (And get better soon.)

Shelly said...

I think it's a law that when you start the year feeling so miserable, you have to have extra good things happen to you the rest of the year. You might wanna check with a lawyer, just to be sure you get the good stuff coming your way-

Eva Gallant said...

Happy New Year! Hope that head gets down to a more manageable size soon, like maybe the state of Maine?

mermaid gallery said...

i know the feeling!...it's not nice!...but living without zippers does have it's appeal. ...and then there is the weight loss from illness that makes it all worth while!.....

Ach du lieber said...

Trust me. Zippers are overrated. I spent the evening in zippered clothing, all the time wishing for elastic and fleece.

Feel better soon!

Joanne said...

Oh, dear. I heard from one friend the line for kleenex was three deep and it took four stores to find seven up. This isn't allowed! Get well.

Joshua said...

We watched Harry Potter 2 to kill time. I slept from 10:15 to 11:59:30, stayed up until 12:05, and was back asleep.

klahanie said...

Ah choo! Well, this posting was nothing to sneeze at! Wait a sec...I think I got that wrong :)

powdergirl said...

Ugh. Head colds ? And on New Years? Shouldn't be allowed. Hope you get unfuzzed soon. But hey! It can only get better from here, right? (lame attempt at opti
Ism)

Sarah said...

Robbed! You were robbed of your new year.

Kick that illness right in the rump and show it who's boss and then go out this weekend to show it "So there"!

Feel better soon.

Bodacious Boomer said...

I'm sorry you've been down with consumption Miss Pearl. But remember that most New Year Eve to-dos are vastly overrated unless you're shit-faced. Then afterwards you've got to deal with headache which you already had anyway.

So, you just saved yourself a bunch of calories. I hope you'll be back to 100% soon.

Camille said...

When your head gets down to the size of New Hampshire you'll know you're on the mend...somewhat pointy, but what the heck. Happy New Year Pearl - get well soon!

savannah said...

feel better soonest, hunniebunniee! xoxoxoxo

Belle said...

That really sucks, Pearl. My friend Yvonne missed a lot at Christmas. I think she had the same thing as you. Sometimes she comments on your blog. Do you think you caught it from her? She lives in Texas.

Get well soon.

mrwriteon said...

Oh, po' Pearl. I both sympathize and empathize since any affliction is bound to go into my sinuses. Sorry your weekend was blitzed by such shit.Though, I confess, you have given me inspiration for a blog, so thank you adored friend.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Oh honey, you poor thing ... poor baby ... ( all spoken in hushed soothing tones).

Just remember , Chinese Proverb # 983 .. He who is sick on New Years Weekend, is well on Summer Vacation ( or something like that )

jabblog said...

Ooh, get well soon! Lots of lemon and honey and hot toddies at night with lemon, honey, brandy/other spirit, chilli powder and cinnamon.

Pearl said...

Aww, thanks, everyone. :-) This makes me feel better.

Pearl

Glen said...

Bless you - you poor thing - I hate being ill on my time off work -- New Year is worser still.

Hopefully you are perking up now - and so looking forward -- HAPPY NEW YEAR x etc.

Roshni said...

hope you feel better soon!!

OKinUK said...

I really like Rutherfurd. Good choice for the current read and I sure do hope you feel better in an appropriate amount of time.

Craver Vii said...

It has already been said, but I think the most fitting response is, "ugh."

Sinus headaches are no fun. I wore a sinus strip on my nose this weekend. They're very stylish, don'tcha know.

Get better, Friend. :-)

Crystal Pistol said...

Aw man! I was so hoping for tales of wild drinking, hangovers and zippers. Ah well, there is always next year. :)

Feel better soon, pearly Pearl.

IndigoWrath said...

Did you run out of Snot-Be-Gone? It was on special at K-Mart!

Austan said...

Well isn't that just typical. A 3 day weekend, the whole planet's partying and you come down sick. Sorry, girl. Soup, sleep, C. Feel better. And really, it's Amateur Night. You didn't miss anything.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Sorry Pearl. Hope you feel better very soon and for the rest of the year.
xoRobyn

The Elephant's Child said...

I was taught (I think) that matter can neither be created nor destroyed. If this is true - where the hell does the inexhaustible supply of snot come from and why are we not three stone lighter after a heavy cold?
Get well soon.

Brian Miller said...

ack and i guess you are feeling better just in time to return to work eh? its a conspiracy i tell you....

happy new year pearl!

vanilla said...

If my geograpy serves me correctly, you are making progress. A mere handful of hours earlier, your head was the "size of Canada." Now it is only the size of Minnesota!

GWS!

vanilla said...

If my geograpy serves me correctly, you are making progress. A mere handful of hours earlier, your head was the "size of Canada." Now it is only the size of Minnesota!

GWS!

Gigi said...

Isn't it illegal for germs to attack over New Year's? Let me talk to the lawyers.

Feel better soon, friend.

Antares Cryptos said...

Happy New Year and Bless Yous.

Hope you feel better soon. Is this a new trend? Getting it over with as early as possible?

Don't count me in.

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

in our family, it was gastroenteritis--puke, pee and diarrhea EVERYWHERE. The 5 month preggo spent a night in ER on IV's while the rest of us made do at home. Line ups for the potty, anyone?????
These things are here to pass. Better is on the way.
Rosemary

HermanTurnip said...

Hope you're feeling better...oh, and Happy New Year!!!

Sandra said...

Oh Pearl, even if you didn't have a post devoted to what you learned during your 72 hours of isolation on the second floor, I smiled my way through this! You are fabulous even when your pumpkin is the size of Minnesota. Feel better!

jenny_o said...

I'm with Sandra, above - even when you think you don't have a good post, you have a good post :) Drat illnesses anyway - they have absolutely no respect for people's plans. And don't forget your neti pot! It might help with the congestion and mucous. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Macy said...

A bad start is a good ending as my mother used to say....let's hope so
Happy New Year Pearl!

River said...

Well that's a sad start to the new year. When you're well again you're going to have to round up your friends and have a whole new celebration, with fireworks and sparklers and drinks and those hooty, blowy things.

CarrieBoo said...

Gesundheit! Sounds as good as my "holiday" season. Ba-humbug! What are zippers, anyway? :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

When I tended bar, we always called New Year's Eve "amateur night," so unless things have changed a lot, you probably didn't miss a darn thing.

Pat said...

Get well soon Pearl- there's a lot of it about.

Pat Tillett said...

I hope it's not an omen that you will be sick a lot this year! With the weather you have back there, I'm surprised everybody isn't sick all winter...