Saturday, February 23, 2008

Not Dead Yet

Just have that bad flu that is going around. Or maybe a sinus infection. Or an exotic toxic mold infection. Or maybe it's an alien parasite squirming inside my head, trying to break free.

All I know is, I've had a pounding headache on and off for a week, and a vaguely stuffy nose, and a sore throat, and I want to sleep a lot. (Why am I not sleeping now, when it is in fact past midnight Central Time? See headache + sore throat.)

And it's a shame, too, because I have all these lovely posts lined up in my throbbing head, but the throbbing, it keeps them from coming out.

Like for instance I want to write something evocative and creepy yet insightful about this recurring nightmare my son has been having.

And I want to write something sad and inspirational about children losing helium balloons, possibly in the form of poetry which you will almost certainly snicker at silently and derisively behind your hands, but I've been feeling poetical lately, and if the post wants to come out that way, well then, it can't be helped, can it?

And also I was sent this book by one of the frillion famous Doctors Sears, called The Vaccine Book a couple of months ago that the publisher wanted me to review, and I've not really done a book review here before, and I thought, hey, this is a book some of my readers would really be interested in, and I'm interested in this subject myself, so, really, maybe I should review it! And I've read it now and checked up on some of its sources and such and I have that review in my head and it would be timely and zeitgeist-y given Kristen has been posting about vaccines on Motherhood Uncensored and all, but, if I tried to force my sluggish brain to write a nuanced review of such a remarkably detailed book on such a controversial subject right now, I suspect my effort would not end well. But you should check it out, if you get the chance. It's a good book, overall.

(I feel like I am somehow channeling Catherine and Debbie at the same time tonight, which is an interesting balance of styles, no? Kind of like a California Roll. Or at least, what I imagine a California Roll WOULD be like, given I don't eat crab.)

Anyway I shall get to all three of these posts when I'm feeling better. Which I'm really hoping will be, like, tomorrow.


Melanie D. said...

All three posts sound fascinating. I hope that you are feeling better soon. I'm looking forward to it all. Although, what I usually find when some time has past on such thoughts, I find new ones in my head and the other posts never materialize.

Get weel soon!

Lisa said...

Can't wait for those posts. But I think everyone has been battling that nasty cold/flu stuff. SO no pressure.

Hope you start feeling better soon. Those sinus headaches HURT and suck.

Anonymous said...

Hope you're feeling better. I just got over the worst cold of my life.

Debbie said...

I tried to comment last week on how this post reminded me of either my writing or Catherine's, and then I got to the bottom of the post and saw that you felt similarly, and then my comment appeared to piss off ye blogspot god, because it was mightily ignored/deleted.

so, nyahhh, blogspot god, because I'm commenting again. with the same idea, only much less interestingly put forth. so, there. uh, yeah.


p.s. I hope the sinus infection craptacular has subsided a tad. I've had mine for going on a month. it's rad. yay.