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Today in My History

2000:  Rockin' in the Bonus Round
2001:  Sock it to Me
2002:  Yo Yo Syndrome
2003:  Check...Check...Check
2004:  I Left My Heart
2005:  Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde
2006:   Lordy, Lordy

Jekyll and Hyde

Books Read in 2007

Updated 8/26:
"5th Horseman"


Ned's 40th Birthday
click here to download

You Tube version

Mefeedia Video Archive

My Favorite Video Blogs

Desert Nut

(for others, see Links page)

Look at these videos!
Jihad, the Musical
("I wanna be like Obama")
Dick Cheney was Right!
(this is an amazing video from 1994)
Ordination of Women Priests
Sideshow Bob sings HMS Pinafore
Pug Bowling

Family Stories Vlog
(updated 8/5/07)

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Amy's Trip to SF
Ned Turns 40



28 August 2007

...I have a cold.

I knew it wasn't a good sign when my mother woke up on Sunday morning and announced she was going to skip Ned's birthday party because she had a sore throat and a headache.

I catch cold so easily.

When I talked to her the next morning, to let her know how the party had gone, she said she had almost no sleep the night before because she had been blowing her nose all night.

She moaned a lot.

I knew it was only a matter of time.

This morning, as I was waking up, I sneezed.

oh-oh.  Not a good sign.

By the time I was making coffee, I had started blowing my nose and by mid-morning, I couldn't go anywhere without a box of tissues in my hand.

By 10 a.m., I was really feeling crappy, so I went back to the couch to take a nap.  I didn't want one of those "doze off in the recliner" naps, but a real "go to sleep" nap.  I slept 2 hrs, even through the arrival of the mail, when the dogs go crazy.  I woke up feeling half human until I sneezed again.

[Strange aside - in my dream I stubbed my toe on the edge of a curb and I was aware that I jerked my foot and felt pain momentarily!]

As I write this, mid-afternoon, it has become a full blown cold and I am so glad that jury duty is over so I don't have to sit there in court and sneeze germs all over everyone.

So instead of doing that, I'll go to Music Circus and spread my germs even farther, in a huge theatre.  If I had a choice, I'd stay home, but it's 1776, a show that I've wanted to see for a long time ... and I'm the only critic, so it must be done.

I get very philosophical when I get a cold.

I haven't had one in awhile, I don't think (based on my journal entries, not since May of last year), so I'm definitely due for one.  If this one goes according to my normal route, I will continue to shuffle today and there will be the start of some burning down in the bottom of my lungs.

By tomorrow I'll start coughing a non-productive cough, just to stop the tickle in my throat.  Then it will get worse and soon I'll have a full-blown productive cough that involves all parts of the lungs and feels, at times, like it's coming from my toes.

The sniffles and sneezing will eventually subside and the cough will stay with me for several weeks, during which time a bazillion people will tell me I should see a doctor for my cough and I will repeat what I repeat every time, that this is always the way that colds run for me, that no cold medication I've ever tried actually does anything, and that doctors never have any suggestions for me, so all I have to do is wait it out.

It's all Steve's fault.

If Steve hadn't been doing his dumb musical and if Amy hadn't decided to fly out to see his dumb musical, I wouldn't have spent the night with my mother and would not be sneezing right now.

So let's all blame Steve.

Interesting statistics to check:

Also, check out radio at


No, no, it's all right.  I'll be fine...



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