Thursday, December 21, 2006

Night and Day: Codeine's the One!

Oh, I love me some cough syrup with codeine, let me just say. Seriously, I slept like a wee babe. Then last night, I was trying to have a serious conversation with Hubster and my daytime cough syrup wore off and I said, WHATEVER, I'M TAKING THE GOOD STUFF, and it just made me beatifically calm. Sure, driving was out what with my reaction times being several orders of magnitude slow, but my brain was just serene. Fortunately, I'd done most of the thinking prep for the conversation earlier, but I still did much better than I thought I would when the doctor's mentioned the "drowsiness" side effect. Plus, no gut-wrenching coughing. Once again, LOVES IT!

So it's been quiet around here as a result of all the invalidity. I went out Sunday afternoon when I was feeling momentarily better, and I had some great conversation with Mr. T and Southwest (who are engaged! weee!). That was big fun, even if I was terrified of getting them sick (which I didn't! weee!). Afterward, I was also strategically close to a Barnes & Noble, so I used my birthday gift certificate to get this book: Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian. I finished it last night. If you know me, you know I love me some history, some culture, some mystery, and this book incorporates them all. The narrative style wasn't really flashy, but the sequencing was, yet it stayed fairly easy to follow. The various locations in Eastern Europe were interesting and some unknown to me before. The characterization was good to even great at times - lots of the minor characters were just as charming as all get out - loved them. It was certainly gripping, and I managed to read huge chunks of the book at a time. I didn't realize at the store that it's theme is Dracula legends. I wasn't really sure if I'd like it since I'm not really up on my vampire myths, but the author pulled from so many different sources of inspiration and discussed vampire myths across cultures, and it was ultimately quite a tale. I was really glad to have something so engrossing while I waited out my body's recovery.

I really didn't do much beyond that and minimal house upkeep. Boooring. Until, that is, I found this voice work by the cast of Scrubs over the Charlie Brown Christmas special, and I laughed heartily. You will, too:

Amusement is fun again!

1 comment:

Mair said...

I have some cough syrup with codeine in it. It's really funny because I took about two doses of it when I was really sick once, and now I have this HUGE bottle of it. What am I going to do with the stuff??

Another time, Josh had been having an asthma attack for like 3 days, so we went to the ER hoping that they would give him a breathing treatment. What did they give him? A prescription for cough syrup with codeine in it. Hello? The man doesn't have a cough - he can't breathe, which is why he is coughing. There's a difference. He took it anyway. haha.