Sunday, January 06, 2019

Sunday on the couch

I could tell I was getting a cold yesterday and spent the evening watching Season 3 of The Wire and drinking tea with whisky. When I tried The Wire several years ago, I just could not follow the dialogue, but now subtitles have solved the problem of the unfamiliar slang. It doesn't seem to matter that I waited sixteen years to see it. Nothing is dated except the men's wide ties. Today I am still sorry Stringer Bell gets killed. What makes such an amoral criminal a sympathetic character? I'll miss him.

In full cold mode this morning, I took some Sudafed, my favorite OTC drug. It's great at drying out the sinuses, plus it comes with a burst of energy that makes you forget you woke up feeling like crap. But, like all good things, it eventually wears off. In the meantime, I managed to see the grandchildren for a couple of hours, do the laundry, drag a stack of boxes up from the basement and pack up the linens. Then the drug wore off and I collapsed on the couch. I don't think I can bring myself to watch the Golden Globes. I'll just look at the gowns in the morning. On to Season 4, I guess.


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  1. I'm taking whisky, ginger and honey in hot water every night as a 'preventive'. Fingers crossed. So far so good.
    I wish you a speedy recovery.

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    1. Thanks, Gwil. I don't like the taste of honey so I'm forced to use sugar, which makes it somewhat less medicinal. Prophylactic whisky, huh?

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    2. I think it has magical properties. I tend think of sugar as crystals of death. There are many kinds of honey and they all taste different: meadow honey, flower honey, woodland honey, mountain honey. It depends purely on where the bees live. I use them all and always buy direct from the apiarist if I have good vibes, or if that's not possible an organic outlet or a farmers market. Ciao, Shawn

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    3. I know. Sugar is poison, but honey always overpowers the taste of everything it touches.

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  2. Sudafed eh? I haven't tried it. I haven't seen The Wire either. I like the way a cold is a good excuse not to do things that you are supposed to do and the painful bit is over quite soon.

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    1. I can lie around with a sinus headache or take the drug and run around with a clear head. Tough choice.

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  3. I wish you to become healthy soon!

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  4. Sudafed, little reds. When I smoked, they were part of my routine. Then I had a stroke and had to quit them. But, I'd already quit the smokes.
    I hope you are better soon, soon. soon.

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  5. Thank you, Joanne. I think I overdid it yesterday under the influence of the Sudafed. I'm supposed to meet two friends for dinner and I really hope I can make it. I have no appetite, but a glass of red would be warming.

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  6. Sorry to hear that you are under the weather Shawn ...... if I were you, I'd just take it easy and dose yourself up with the Sudafed and watch TV !!! Hopefully, you will be back to 100% very soon. I'll come out in sympathy for you and do the same .... any excuse !!! XXXX

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