Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
so i've been sick now for, what, three days? four? something like that. i had some blood work done yesterday to make sure i don't have a problem with my immuno-goblins.* my doctor thinks that, since i'm always getting sick and sleeping for 20-hour periods of time for no reason, i might have an immunodeficiency that needs to be treated. not really entirely sure what this treatment entails, although i do know that it happens once a month and involves large needles. ye gods...
in other news, studies have shown that spooning with a small dog increases the release of endorphins into one's body, thus rendering one happier. okay, so i made that up. but seriously, don't knock it till you've tried it. my jack russell terrier, chico, is a hell of a cuddler.**
*actually called immunoglobulins, but calling them goblins makes them sound more awesome and less disease-like.
**also, possibly, a better boyfriend than any human i've ever dated. just saying.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
the following is a transcript of a conversation i had with my mom during a game of scrabble today:
mom: you can't put down "jenny". that's not a word.
me: yeah it is! "spinning jenny"?
mom: what the hell is a spinning jenny?
me: it's a farming tool invented by jethro tull* during the agricultural revolution.
mom: isn't he the guy who plays the flute??
me: no. you're thinking of the band jethro tull because they have a flute player.
mom: but wait...i thought...whoa.
my mom is awesome. :)
*i've just been informed that the spinning jenny was invented by james hargreaves circa 1764. jethro tull, though also a british agriculturist during the revolution, died 23 years before this happened. he invented the seed drill. so i was close, but no ciggy. thanks for setting me straight, wikipedia.