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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Blow Me Down

It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day- the 10th of its name! Arrrrrr!

The only thing I'm blowing today is my nose, which is a vast (avast ye landlubbers!) improvement over other things that can and did blow all the last couple of nights . I've taken hot showers and am making a chicken and rice dinner with lots of onion. That should top it off. I do feel like dukie and I'm pretty sure that after dinner I'll just go back to bed. I'd rather be asleep than deal with the spinning head, ringing ears and various aches and pains. This is a regulation old-fashioned sick. Nice to know some things stay the same.

There is some beautiful nature linked in this article. Just ignore what the striving hipster who wrote it said and go to the pix. Totally uplifting.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2012/sep/19/science-more-beautiful-than-art

And for those of us who loved The Shining, heeeere's Doctor Sleep
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/sep/19/stephen-king-shining-sequel-doctor-sleep

Well, me buckos, I'm off t' the galley and git me some what crawled out o' t' bung hole.
http://www.talklikeapirate.com/

4 comments:

Geo. said...

Arrrh! I'd love a simple head cold. My brother has one. I get a Summer of unknowns and specialists. So far no ship's doctor with a tin syringe full of mercury but who knows? Sounds like you've planned the cure quite well. Don't forget fruit --ye nae want the scurvy. Buckety.

klahanie said...

Hi Laura,
And skilfully avoiding any innuendoes, regarding "blowing"..I move swiftly on....
I've known plenty of folks who talk like pirates, me hearty...and ooohhhh arrrr, I just slipped on the 'poop deck'...
Hope you are better soon. Snot very nice.
Gary
x

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Poor girl. Find something hilarious to watch on tv and laugh your cold away. It's the best medicine. Well, that and the chicken soup you made. Tissues and kind thoughts your way.

The Elephant's Child said...

Get better soon. I think that colds make a person feel miserable out of all proportion to the severity of the illness.
Why are pirates called pirates? Because they aaaargh. (sorry)