Thursday, May 26, 2011

Still here...

Good: I've lost 5 pounds this week!
Bad: Thanks to the flu.
Good: But it was 5 pounds!
Bad: Excuse me? Did you miss the part about getting sick? You've done no exercise except for some measly walking, for Pete's sake.
Good: 5 Whole Pounds!!!
Bad: Sigh

I'm feeling much less dead now, so that's good.
I'm planning to take the weekend off, which is better.
Hell, I might even exercise. What more could you ask for?

Alas, I did not get taken up by the Rapture on Saturday. Well, I'd heard they didn't take Catholics, so I suppose that's no surprise. But I figured that other people might have been taken, since that means the rest get to suffer and I was stuck working (unpaid overtime) until about 8 at night. Stopped off at a convenience store on the way home to pick up some yummy green vegetables frozen pizza.

I saw another woman shopping there and was struck by her outfit. She was dressed all in white: white dress, hose, and shoes. Her dress was made of a very fine fabric with a bit of a sheen to it, but it was extremely plain: it covered her from the neck down to her ankles. The only decoration was some severe pleating down the front. I'm not sure if 'decoration' is the right word; the pleats were so straight and narrow that the general effect was one of severe repression. The whole look wasn't that of a nursing outfit, and she certainly didn't resemble a bride. The impression I was left with was one of those traditional Protestant baptisms. I wonder if she'd expected to spend her Saturday night somewhere else beside a convenience store in Oregon.

Site du jour: I loved this post from Coffee Helps about the 8-year-olds in Korea explaining their view of the American Evangelical's theory of End of the World to their Irish teacher during a dramatic thunderstorm.

Exercise du jour: Walking. Sigh. Not quite up to cycling again. Maybe tomorrow.

13 comments:

Judith said...

I'm glad you're feeling less dead. And 5 pounds is five pounds.

Word verification: maltimi. Sounds a bit too carby for me.

urthalun.com said...

Judith, I don't know you, but your comment was perfect. So, Merry, read what she said, twice. And pretend I said it too.
Julie

Xenia said...

Ditto what they said. :)

Amanda said...

Yeah. That. *pointing up at the previous three comments*

JavaChick said...

Aw, hope you are feeling better.

Verification word: wings - Who needs Red Bull? Merry gave me wings! :)

Shelley said...

Rapture outfit? Had to be. Bet she charged it, too. ;)

Five pounds!!! Awesome. Oh wait, you were sick? Not so awesome, but I totally understand the elation.

Rettakat said...

Like Shelley said: Rapture outfit? LOL!!

Glad you are feeling less dead...sorry, that made me laugh. But still glad you feeling better.

The Merry said...

Wow, what an agreeable group of comments :)

Actually, I thought the woman's dress looked home-made, but I guess she could've had someone else make it for her. I felt a bit sorry for her, to tell the truth. She was still wearing the outfit at 10 o'clock at night, just in case...

messymimi said...

Glad you are better, and that crazy guy has since revised his predictions, so you still have a shot at going.

London Mabel said...

Wouldn't want to be too heavy to be lifted up on the winds of heaven! Oh--too late. Well, let's go have ice cream.

Lee said...

Good news: you lost five pounds.
Sucky news: they found me. :(

The Merry said...

I'm sorry, Lee! I was hoping to donate those pounds to a poor starving supermodel.

Lee said...

I would encourage you to do exactly that next time.