Wednesday, April 20, 2011

the news from clinton street

entropy and anomie live together in perfect harmony.

I've been deathly ill for a week now. Well, three years, but let's not quibble. I've been in my spot overlooking my street for many days in a row, now. since last Friday, really. I am so sick. I've been so sick for so long that I really think I'm going to not so much change doctors as investigate additional ideas.


I donated about a quart of blood this morning to find out what is wrong with me. One thing is that I am too fat. The other is that I get little exercise. I know these things. But when I feel bad I want ice cream -- mint chocolate chip is my current weakness and, as luck would have it they now make Klondike bars in mint chocolate chip -- and when I feel bad I don't want to exercise. Bad combination. I think this is true of most people, but most people are able to rise above their - well, their cozy little sofas and teaspoons -- and just do it.

The sun is out and I'm not planting flowers. That's how crappy I feel. If the Canby Master Gardner's Faire was today, I wouldn't go. That's bad. I think/hope its next week. It is usually the first weekend in May.

Addendum: one week later: I planted 47.00 worth of flowers today. More to come. On the mend.

9 comments:

Kristiana said...

I'm sorry to hear you are not feeling well. If it is any consolation, the gardeners show is next weekend, the first weekend in May. But I am sure you figured that out already. Hope the sunshine is helping!

someone said...

it is! Are you going to the Spring Garden Fair in Canby? Want to go? Weather permitting....

asha said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Whenever I ask them anything about how to change they always smile benignly and say things irritating things like "Oh it's easy. All you have to do is change everything". Bastards.

I am sure your garden will be fabulous as ever this year, even if the flowers have to grow out of your dead body.

someone said...

still laughing..... thanks. Yes, I will find my true calling at last: fertilizer.

Roy said...

Asha told me to shut up, I am not the only sick person, and so it's true. I hope you feel better soon, and if you do, I will take it as a positive sign.

asha said...

Glad to see you out and about, Roy. You did good. :)

Roy said...

I have almost kicked that grungy virus.
Word verification : xytid

Obviously text-speek for "excited."

"OMG im soooo xytid!!!!!1"

someone said...

Roy, where's your blog? I've lost it.

L. said...

glad you made it.