That is incorrect, never use that again, you’re tacky and I hate you.
I got tons of rest last weekend, and the days after that. Rest… and fluids and clinic visits and syringes and antibiotics. Rest – even if ordered jointly by both my doctor and my mother – is still in essence, rest.
It was nothing serious, just an infection cured after a couple of days with antibiotics. Coughs + colds treated by over-the-counter medicine, throat aches treated by warm kalamansi juice, and spine-tingling chills treated by sponge baths from both my fiancé and mother1. It had been a good 5 days filled with constant fluid intake, followed each time, obviously, by a torrential downpour of pee.
That’s rest – lots of bed rest – in a home without neither Internet access or cable television2. Consequently, I had to divert my attention to other things:
A. The Church of Kalamansi Juice
Train of thought went like this: doctor said I need fluids, Gatorade replenishes fluids – and comes in this spectacular shade of blue. If I was going to be downing something non-stop for the next twenty-or-so hours, might as well make it pretty.
But alas, as with most pretty things in the world, this proved to be a wrong WRONG choice. I woke up soon after midnight with an excruciatingly sore throat, presumably from all the sugar. I already had a two-day fever, but the Gatorade had me lose my sense of taste3, my desire to speak4 and all hope and happiness for the world I love so dearly.
… UNTIL I met my beloved warm kalamansi juice. It was one of Apol’s Advice Texts which I usually ignore5, but this time, out of desperation, I followed everything to the letter.
TASTE: not bad, given of course that my tastebuds were functioning on around 3%. PAIN: none, surprisingly. RESULT6: the vitamin C in the kalamansi (Kalaman-C?) went all apeshit over the chaos the sugarspecks created. The bad pain-causing stuff let go, dying a poetic antibacterial death, leaving my throat as glorious and majestic as the final Fern Gully scenes. Kitchen Messiah Scoreboard: Kalamansi Juice = 1, old-fashioned Salt Gargles = 0.
B. Pocket Trains
Larry got me into this, and I’m afraid it’s going to be a while ‘til I get out. I’m a NimbleBitch7 who loves trains and basically everything with dots for eyes and I’ve already monopolized Europe and I’ll soon do the same for North America.
C. My Fair Lady
I cannot stand Eliza Doolitle. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Audrey / the whole cast, the production, the songs – but I couldn’t stand the lead character. Whiny, greedy, selfish, loud, ungrateful. Lesbihonest, kung naging panget yan matagal na yang sinuntok sa loverly face niya.
D. Parks & Rec 5
Every character here, on the other hand, is perfection. I’m choosing Alan, the Mouse Rat bassist, as my favorite. He’s a brilliant writer-director-cute guy and he never gets enough airtime!
E. Louie 3
Damn that Afghanistan episode. Damn that Robin Williams scene. Damn that bit where Louie tries to talk to inane radio DJs who conduct interviews interspersed with mindless pre-recorded sound effects, mirroring exactly how I feel about people who use #hashtaggy #comments #alammoyannnn in every single conversation.
F. Boardwalk Empire 3
Revisted a few of my favorite episodes because Gyp Rosetti8 is the shit!!! I was more a Harrow fan for season 2, but Gyp was simply gripping. For more comments / spoilery ramblings, see this thread.
G. Monte Carlo
Selena needs to put a limit to these small-town-girl-saving-enough-for-a-dream-vacay movies. Amazing boobs, though.
H. Please Be Careful With My Heart
I want to grab Sir Chief by the shoulders and shake him ‘till he grows a personality.
I. Basically everything on ETC
Tang ina tama na sa sandamakmak na vampire series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
J. Book Wrapping
I don’t have that many hard copy books, so I take fantastic care of the ones I do own.
I’ve since fully recovered and am back to debauchery and youth wastage and it is fabulous and go visit JP Cuison’s Misplaced exhibit at Saguijo tonight if you can! Seeya!
1 Ah, to be an independent adult, all tough and grown up
2 I don’t even have a TV set in my room, which is where I spent every rare non-peeing moment in
3 I don’t have a huge appetite as is, so the little food I took in now tasted like pre-chewed cardboard and it sucked ballz
4 IKR, simultaneously terrible and unbelievable
5 “Wag ka masyadong malalim mag-cotton buds!” / “Wag ka magshampoo sa gabi!” / “Use a real glass, not the adorbz new tumbler you got free with the Green Cross hand sanitizer promo pack you don’t use anyway!”
6 Based purely on imagination and acquired logic, as I work in Creatives and not Medicine
7 Finished all the Pocket series so far, as well as Tiny Tower
8 Known to Will & Grace enthusiasts as Will’s boyfriend Vince