14 February 2011

Sort of Alive Update

I've been nightmarishly horrible about keeping this updated, and now I finally have time. Except, uh-oh, I'm sick. Here was my night last night:

-I watched the Grammys at my parents' until 10:30. My general reaction to the awards was... huh? See, if you'll recall, I ranted about the nominations in an earlier entry, and now, the awards were just full of surprises. I once considered the Grammys to be a real source of respect in the world of music, but unfortunately that has not been as accurate for me as time has passed. At least Katy Perry did not win album of the year. But the token alternative band did- and I loved both performances by Arcade Fire. Haven't listened to the whole album, but I can believe they deserved it. The real horror, though, was in the fact that "Hey Soul Sister" won a televised Grammy. I don't even care about the category- I've decided that's the worst song I've ever heard. I would rather listen to "With Arms Wide Open" on repeat for twelve hours. As final comments- that Lady Antebellum song was not the best recording or song of the year (sorry Grammys), and that Rihanna song where she yells at you during the chorus (wantuto MAKEMEFE-UL, LIKE EYMTHEONLYGURLINTHEWORRLD) beat Robyn for best dance recording. Whatevs.

-I got home and milled around online until about 11:30.
-I tossed and turned until two o'clock in the morning, and I began realizing during this time that my sore throat pain was pretty intense. I had taken some cough drops from my parents' house, but things still weren't good.
-By 3, I realized taking something to help me sleep wouldn't help because I'd be too tired to go into work.
-at 4:30 I made lesson plans and called into work.

Thanks to this, I've slept for about three total hours since about 4:30, but never more than one hour at a time. I'm furious at my body.

Speaking of my body, I'm on week six of Couch to 5k, but this sickness is really putting me behind. I luckily started the program with extra time to train before it actually happens. We got the email last week with registration for it, and it made the whole thing feel super super real. Like I'm actually going to do it, and that's scary.

As far as finances go, I've received the paperwork confirmation that my student loans have been consolidated. AWWWW YEAH. My monthly payment will be cut by almost half per month. Incredible and great.

So now that I'm in recovery mode (and chugging grapefruit juice for the vitamin C), I hope this update is sufficient.


  1. Central does one in the Spring called the Spring Fling. You want to come up and run it with me? I'd sign you up! I think it costs $20, but you get a totally badass t-shirt!

  2. sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow.

    usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup (www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm ) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.

    i hope it works on you as well.