That’s me this week… sick and tired. I apologize for missing my usual Tuesday post but I’ve been sick this week. OK, I still am.
After missing my annual cold in 2011, I started getting a crappy throat last weekend, which blew up into a cold by Monday. I came home from work early and called in for Tuesday. I went in for a half day Wednesday before coming back home after lunch and today I already had a scheduled day off. I hope to make it in tomorrow for a full day.
The thing with my colds is that they make me feel so removed from reality… like I’m not really a part of what’s going on around me. It’s like a haze over my brain. I’m not sure if it’s the cold or the cold medicine but I can never be quite sure when I’m going to fish hop under blixen snodgrass. Fealty!
It’s times like this when I read my completed crossword puzzle and it looks like poetry.
Marc clasp eked
Ohio ounce vino
Wellington I Win
Smelts ecol tired
So ever zippered.
I’m going to break that out at my next poetry slam.
Another thing I discovered this week was naps. Oh my, the naps! Had a decent one in my bed Monday afternoon, but the best was on Tuesday. No one was home so I took a 3-hour nap on the couch. Napping just seems better on a couch. If you’re in bed, it’s like a short night’s sleep, but a couch nap is a real nap. Then again, it could be the cold medicine talking again. Praxis!
You shouldn’t be allowed to go on E-bay when you’re sick. They tricked me by sending me an email saying that I hadn’t logged in for, like, years, and they were going to suspend my account. So I logged in (using my own link, and not clicking anything in the email, in case it was a phishing scam), intending to log right back out. But then I thought I might as well see if they had any Penguins jerseys for sale. I haven’t gotten a new jersey in a couple of years, so I figure I’m due. Big mistake.
There was lots of stuff to choose from. I ended up buying an authentic Evgeni Malkin black jersey for $65.00 and bid on an authentic James Neal white jersey, which I won for $71.00. True authentic jerseys sell for upwards of $300, so if they’re legit, I got quite a deal. Worst case, they’re the Chinese knockoffs, but as the owner of several, if they’re good ones, they’ll be fine. From the detail in the E-Bay pictures, they looked solid.
Then while I was in there, I remembered that I’ve always wanted an Orioles game jersey. For as many O’s games as I attend, I really ought to have something better than the cheap give-away tee shirts from the park. So I ordered a Matt Weiters home white jersey, for $50.00. That one has already been delivered and I’ll tell you that it’s “fiiiiine.”
It also occurred to me to look and see if there were any deals on the DVD of the Penguins/Capitals 24/7 series from last year’s run-up to the Winter Classic. I saw some for sale but figured I’d better check Amazon first to establish a good base price. There, I saw that Amazon had everyone on E-Bay beat, so I ordered one from Amazon.
And wouldn’t you know it, there was a thoughtful message, based on my purchasing history, that there was a new Meat Loaf album coming out. Well, obviously I have to have THAT, so I ordered it as well.
I don’t know why I feel guilty about ordering all that crap for myself… It’s not like I’m always out there buying myself stupid shit. I hardly ever shop for myself. Usually it’s when I’m shopping online for someone else, I see something I like and order it for me.
But I’ll get over it, especially once those jerseys arrive. However, now I’ll have to worry about upsetting the delicate balance of game jersey mojo. I’ve got a pretty good system going right now which has resulted in a 9-game winning streak for my Penguins.
I wonder if E-Bay will take returns on account of bad mojo?
I can just take a couple more hits of cold medicine, call them up and confuse them to with a fever-induced combination of jibberish and circular logic. (Just like Fox “News”.)
Now it’s time for a nap.