Hey y’all, guess what? I’m sick! I rarely get sick, so this is quite novel. I spent the weekend on the couch, reading and watching movies and bungling up my knitting because my brain’s so addled. It sucked. Except every time I think, “Ugh, this sucks,” I then feel ridiculously guilty, because you know what sucks a whole lot more than being congested and headache-y and sore throat-y? Earthquakes. And tsunamis. And definitely nuclear power plan explosions. Their suckage totally dwarfs my suckage.
Sometimes I avoid blogging when Major World Disasters happen, because… what do you do? Totally ignore it and go on talking about the mouthgasmic brownies you ate last night? Preface your post with a sentence about how shitty the Major World Disaster is, and how you feel guilty talking about your brownies, but then go on to talk about your brownies anyway? I mean, I guess I’m going to take the latter route (minus the brownies; sorry), but it just feels… inadequate. But at the same time, what else can I do? I can read news stories until I’m overcome with crushing despair, I can make offhand comments to friends and family about how unbelievable it all is, but is that going to help anybody who’s actually hurting? Nah. I can donate money. That’s about all I can do to tangibly help anyone, and it just feels like such a cop-out. Meh.
So… yeah. Here’s the part where I awkwardly transition into the food-related point of my post by saying “Oh, looks like I took option number 2; I’ve acknowledged the Major World Disaster, and now I’m a-okay to talk about food because y’all know that I know that things in the World at Large suck, so you won’t think I’m totally selfish.” Again… meh. Anyway… awkward transition, activate!
So being sick does suck. But I’ve managed to keep myself pretty well hydrated and pretty well fed. Between chain-sucking Ludens and filling a small forest’s worth of Kleenex with nasal excretions, I’ve been drinkin’ a lot of this:
and slurpin’ down a lot of this:
My current miso incarnation trades leeks and scallions for the tofu in this version. Ah, miso soup – so versatile! So delicious! So slurpable!
What do you eat when you’re sick? Do you get sick often?
Like I said, I really don’t… in fact, I’m currently taking my very first sick day since starting this job over a year ago. I actually feel better than I did yesterday, but not well enough to go into work, and I don’t want to spread my germiness to everyone else. I’m just glad I’m getting this out of my system now – tomorrow’s my 24th birthday (…), and this weekend I’ve got plans that would not play nicely with illness.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for ya. I think I’m going to put on some real person clothes and take a short walk to the drugstore to pick up another box of Kleenex… maybe the sun will kill all my germs. That’s how it works, right?! :)