I suppose that sounds a bit melodramatic because it’s not like I was dying or anything, but whatever.
First, I owe Puffs Plus an apology. I once complained about only having Puffs Plus in the house, but it turns out Puffs Plus are really good tissues to have when you’re blowing your nose a lot. I used so many tissues while sick that I filled my office trashcan and yet my nose was never red or raw or sore. That was awesome.
I think this other one is really specific (to me), but I’m gonna say it anyway: I fear showering when I’m sick. I think normal people like to shower while sick because who wants to feel dirty on top of feeling sick? Not me. And yet I avoid showering when my nose is stuffed up. (And this is where it gets very specific to me.) Have you ever experienced something like heat exhaustion in the shower? It happens to me a lot. If the shower gets too steamy I start to feel nauseous and light-headed, I get a headache, and I generally feel like I’m going to die. It isn’t fun. And that can happen on a good day. So imagine how much worse it can be on days when I can’t breathe properly even before the hot water starts flowing. The point of this is that I had to convince myself to take a shower this morning even though I felt gross (as in dirty). I made it through the shower without any real problems, too, so I was able to face the day fresh and clean for the first time since I got sick. I think it had a positive impact on my day, too 🙂
I saw a TV commercial for Audible.com today. If you are unfamiliar with Audible, it sells audiobooks. The thing in the commercial that caught my attention, though, was one of the books mentioned: Fifty Shades of Grey. Hence my disgust in the title of this post.
I can’t imagine anything ickier than listening to the audiobook of Fifty Shades of Grey. (Full disclosure: I read the book last year.) Reading the sex scenes was bad enough; I can’t imagine how I’d keep a straight face while listening to them. To be fair, though, the non-sex parts are pretty laughable as well. The narrator is boring and yet feels compelled to share every second of every day with the reader; it’s exhausting (and not in a good way).
The other title featured in the commercial I saw was The Hunger Games. Now that is an audiobook I would listen to. But if I ever join Audible (and that’s a big if) I’ll skip right over Fifty Shades of Grey.
I have a confession to make: I love Justin Timberlake’s music.
My love for Justin’s music dates all the way back to early *NSYNC (though it took years for me to be able to admit that – I had issues with pop music when I was in college). I did a good job of keeping my dirty little secret a secret, too. When my grandmother gave me Justified for Christmas, my brother was shocked that I was legitimately happy with the gift. But that record was so damn good, of course I was excited to get it. And when FutureSex/LoveSounds came out, my friends at work were shocked that I wanted to run to the mall to pick up a copy. Their shock didn’t stop me from doing just that, though 🙂
What prompted this random Internet confession?
My personal cheerleader texted me this afternoon that she was listening to “Rock Your Body” on the schizophrenic Philly radio station (some people call it BenFM). This made me jealous and prompted me to wonder a) why I wasn’t listening to JT at that moment and b) why he hasn’t put out new music in six years. It also reminded me of one of my very favorite (NSFW) YouTube videos.
Don’t misunderstand me. My love of Justin Timberlake extends to his acting career. I think he’s a good actor, but I also think that somebody really needs to bring sexy back again. I mean, it’s not like Jesse Lacey is ever going to bring sexy back. *mental high-five for working Jesse Lacey into a Justin Timberlake post*
Oddly enough, I never did end up listening to JT today, so let me end this post with a Justin Timberlake music video dance party.
Here’s wishing all of us a new Justin Timberlake record in the not too distant future. Or at the very least, a JT dance party 🙂