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Being Sick Means Watching Movies

July 14, 2009

I got a-hold of some bad food Friday, and spent the weekend with a fever and other symptoms best left unsaid. I don't get that kind of sick often, so I'm never prepared. I learned about the BRATT diet years ago and turn to that in times like these, but of the Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Tea and Toast, I only had tea. Saltine crackers stood in for toast. I made some tea early on, and I do believe it made a difference. Late in the day Saturday, I fought through the fever and went to the hippie store for some bananas and applesauce.

I've gotten so used to not taking medicine when I have a cold or allergies (don't like that kind of medicine!) that I wasn't thinking well enough to realize I should have been taking pepto and aspirin. I figured the aspirin part out Saturday night, and it knocked out the fever. I didn't figure the pepto out until Sunday night/Monday morning at about 2:30. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. I chewed two pepto tablets every hour for several hours. It knocked the other symptoms right out.

I stayed home from work on Monday since I got no sleep Sunday night and I was just plain weak.

All that to say... I watched a lot of movies while I was down.

The ones I didn't like:

  • Sphere - The mystery of the sphere remains.
  • A Little Trip to Heaven - Mean people suck.
  • Wag the Dog - Liars. I hate liars. Even funny liars suck.

The ones I liked:

  • Grace is Gone
  • America's Sweethearts
  • Go
  • Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas
  • Heat

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas is probably my favorite of the bunch. It was funny, and it had nerdy dungeon and dragon kids in it. And that guy from Almost Famous. And Topher from Dollhouse!! The tagline on the DVD cover says "Solving the mysteries of the Universe, one girl at a time" has NOTHING to do with the movie. Augh! I hate when they do that. Luckily, I didn't read the cover of the DVD until after I watched the movie.

Heat was good, but sheesh... it was over 3 hours long!!

As for the sickness, I'm feeling much better now.

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