The good news is that I smell like mint.

What I learned today: taking Tylenol ‘Sore Throat’ with CoolBurstTM is pretty much what I imagine chugging toothpaste would be like. RetchtacularTM!

Also, as part of Project: Flood the Office, whoever signed me up for a bunch of horrible ladies’ fashion catalogs under the name ‘Mellzah, Queen Douchebag’…genius. Please step forward to receive your beating award.

20 Comments The good news is that I smell like mint.

  1. kindofstrange February 27, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Reminds me, I need to send your present this weekend.


    1. admin February 27, 2008 at 10:23 pm

      That? Sounds like the world’s most dangerous ‘heee’.

      1. kindofstrange February 27, 2008 at 10:34 pm

        It’s not really that horrible, just… odd.

        I’m still sad I didn’t get the matching one, but goddamn shipping would have been ridiculous.

        1. admin February 27, 2008 at 11:13 pm

          I am *beyond* intrigued.

          1. kindofstrange February 28, 2008 at 1:00 am

            Well now you’re gonna be all disappointed. Which is sad, but ya know.

            I went with the theme of BIG and KITSCHY. 🙂

          2. admin February 28, 2008 at 5:55 pm

            As someone who loves kitsch so much that she not only owns Ed Wood movies but a whole PINK ANGORA BOX SET of them, I don’t think you need to worry about me being disappointed.

  2. strand February 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    I know it won’t really make you feel better, but I’m feeling under the weather too.

    At least we have to look forward too.

    1. admin February 27, 2008 at 10:22 pm

      If I’m still feeling like this, Phoriday is out. 🙁

      1. strand February 27, 2008 at 10:32 pm

        Pho is incentive for you to feel better yesterday. Also, it’s good for colds.

        If you don’t make it this week, there will be other Phridays.

        1. admin February 27, 2008 at 11:13 pm

          I just don’t want to spread this around to decent people. However, I had no qualms about going to Fry’s yesterday and coughing on things.

          1. strand February 27, 2008 at 11:18 pm

            Going to Fry’s and coughing on things is one of my many hobbies.

            I canceled plans with friends for Saturday, because they have a toddler and I didn’t want to get it (and then them) sick. Thankfully I feel like I’m cycling through sick-land quickly. I bet I’m sick because I haven’t had a massage since I moved. When I was in Boise I got full body massages every two or three months.

          2. admin February 27, 2008 at 11:37 pm

            Just recently, I was bragging that I hadn’t gotten sick since I quit smoking in May. Clearly, this is some sort of ironic punishment.

          3. strand February 27, 2008 at 11:42 pm

            What helped with the quitting? For me it was moving away from Idaho and all of my smoker friends and a really long massage. (It was a little disgusting what came out of my nose in the middle of the massage, but I digress.)

          4. admin February 27, 2008 at 11:50 pm

            One day I just decided to quit and I quit. No buildup, not a lot of thought behind it, just basically said “Why do I do this?” and stopped. The first couple of weeks were brutal, but after that it was easy. I don’t think I was ever addicted to them the way some people get, though–for me it was more of a habit. I’d get stressed, reach for a cigarette. That was the only time I felt I NEEDED one. Otherwise, it was all social smoking and giving that up was no biggie whatsoever. Eventually I figured that that what I wanted wasn’t necessarily the cigarette, but just the slow breathing and chance to step back from whatever was upsetting me. Now, stress doesn’t trigger the cigarette urge anymore.

            It doesn’t hurt that since now I’m trying to be healthier in general, the last thing I want after kicking ass in the gym is to F up the hard work that I’ve just done via smoking or whatever all else.

          5. strand February 28, 2008 at 12:07 am

            For me I’d gotten to the point where I would crave cigarettes while smoking them. I attempted quitting four or five times before I just up and quit about a week before moving. I still crave them from time to time. I had a major craving on New Year’s Eve while sipping Belgian beer, so I just drank too much that night instead.

            As far as being healthier… last summer I would bike five miles, then light up. When you do that you can feel the lung cells dying. And it feels great.

          6. admin February 28, 2008 at 12:08 am

            hahahaha I smell an ad campaign!

          7. strand February 28, 2008 at 12:24 am

            I think I described it as a web comic to my friend Heather, two dying lung cells talking to each other.

            I have had a bunch of good anti ad campaigns. Unfortunately I can’t remember my HUMMMER slogan… A lot of my ad campaign ideas end up being “[product] — just fucking buy it.”

          8. admin February 28, 2008 at 12:27 am

            I’ve been fiddling with one for over a year–a car crash with victims splattered everywhere with mustaches and ‘the captain was here’, but I can’t get it gore-y enough to make it truly awesome.

  3. wakare February 27, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    I still haven’t heard anything about the box I mailed to the wrong address. I fear that your old manager did, in fact, keep it. ><

    1. admin February 27, 2008 at 11:11 pm

      DAMN. 🙁

      On the plus side, I’ve just been waiting for an excuse to burn an obscene word into their landscaping.

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