Thursday, February 14, 2008

Twist and Shout and Compare and Contrast

I need to buy stock in the Advil company. I'm swallowing fistfuls of the stuff, and it's not working at all. Now, as medicine, Advil obviously sucks the long root. But as an investment? Think about it--I'm going through the stuff like water--what if everyone else is swallowing Advil four caplets at a time every three hours? That company must be choking on its own cash.

Yes, Advil--my former beloved drug of choice--isn't working. The only thing that made my back feel significantly better was a long, hot bath. I got in and soaked for a while, and I felt great. Then I got out and got dressed. I twisted as I bent down to put on my jeans. And stabby-stabby-pain-pain-pain! "Argh!" I shouted. I was right back where I started.

Then the school called. Daughter had a temperature and needed to be picked up.

When you can't bend over, you can't put on lace up boots. So guess who went to pick up her daughter wearing her husband's Merrills?


Today we're home recuperating. I decided that what with the sick days and the upcoming President's Day four-day weekend, she was falling behind in her education. It's time to homeschool!

Hey, why not--we're not going anywhere.

Today's topic is compare and contrast, "The Lonely Goatherd" from The Sound of Music

with Gwen Stefani's "Wind it Up" video

I'd like an essay, please. Thirty words or less in the comments section. Warning: your comment will constitute one-third of your grade. And yes, this will be on the exam.

And now back to my bed of pain.

P.S. Yes, your teacher can be bribed. Vicodin, anyone?


  1. Wind it up: If "The Sound of Music" had been directed by Baz Luhrmann. When he was high.

  2. I hope your back feels better soon. You're putting Epsom Salts in the bath water, yes?

  3. So sorry about your sickness and back. That combo will probably put a damper on Valentines celebrations, no?

  4. Gee thanks. Now I have that friggn' Lonely Goatherd song stuck. On a more genuine *Thanks* note, your package arrived! And believe it or not, I LOVE it! And there is no *so called* about it, lol. That's me.

  5. I'd be very surprised if many of Gwen's fans even get the references to "The Sound of Music."

  6. Sweet Poppy, get thee to a chiropractor ASAP!! Feel better soon.

  7. Hmm...I still have the cough syrup with codeine that I strongarmed the doctor into giving me. It doesn't take away the pain, but it makes you feel happy about it.

  8. I hate to tell you this but the warm baths is only aggravating the inflammation is good.

    And my accupuncturist is on speed dial for my back goes into an acute phase.

  9. I don't know who that rw is but it ain't me!?

  10. Gwen as a nun in bitchin sunglasses is actually more frightening than the marionettes... which is saying something.

    That being said, I have this on my iPod.

  11. The Sound of Music is an American masterpiece of filmmaking. The Gwen Stefani video is a shameless imitation that her lawyers will spend thousands protecting against some warehouse located in Shanghai making bootleg copies because that doesn't constitute the same "artistic license."

    The End.


Gentle Readers:

For the time being, I've turned off comment moderation. Please don't spam; it's not nice.

xxx, Poppy.