Saturday, January 2, 2010

The mix tape: always appropriate.

When NyQuil and I started out this week, I was so in love. Our song was totally "Love of a lifetime" by Firehouse.

Then, a few days later? Things were OK, but not, you know, great. I saw the danger signs. Totally "Tryin' to get the feeling again" by your favorite artist and mine, Barry Manilow.

And last night? After a day of hacking and two hot showers meant not to extinguish my considerable funk but to break up some of the crap in my lungs and sinuses? A day of desperately wanting to leave my house but also wanting to just go to bed to escape the mucus-drenched reality of my life?

Yeah. NyQuil totally did not deliver. But why? What did I do wrong? All I ever did was love you, NyQuil! Why are you failing me now?

I can honestly say that as I stewed in bed, awake, hacking, and totally pissed off, I entertained myself by coming up with a playlist. A playlist of the mix tape that I'd make for NyQuil to let him know in no uncertain terms that dude, we are over.

Goodbye to you - Scandal
I hate myself for loving you - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
You don't own me - Leslie Gore
Here I go again - Whitesnake
You're so vain - Carly Simon
Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
Time for me to fly - REO Speedwagon

And, of course, the greatest break-up song evah: Tyrone by Erykah Badu.

What songs did I miss? And what new cold medicine will knock me out appropriately?

Obviously, I'm delirious with fatigue. Be glad that I'm still sequestered away at home, keeping my funk and germs and general lack of sanity to myself.


Karen Jensen said...

"Get Out of this House" Shawn Colvin. I'm sorry, I don't know about any good meds.

Madge said...

I gotta thing for Alka Seltzer Cold Medicine.......

Angie said...

So sorry to hear you're under the weather! Netti pot and Mucinex D or DM are my new best friends when sick. Lots and lots of water and sleep too. Take care and thanks for the awesome laughs!

Trixie Bang Bang said...

Well, it's your own fault for the demise of your relationship with Nyquil! Nyquil is a good - no, GREAT - bedfellow - but he is not a longterm partner. He's a one-to-two night stand. Three max, and by the third night he's beginning to lose interest in helping a gal out. Don't abuse Nyquil, just love him for the shortterm. Then move on to Theraflu. Nighttime, of course.

hope505 said... need to be writing love-letters to ZICAM instead, girl! *haha!* hope you feel better soon!!

Anonymous said...

"(Might as Well Face It) You're Addicted to Drugs"
Only you could create a mix tape for cold meds, Cha Cha!

daisiesforyou said...

Angie has the key! If there's crud in your chest, Mucinex D is the only way to go.

Feel better, Cha Cha!

8 said...

Sorry you have been sick Cha Cha. I use Advil for the aches and paines, Sudafed during the day and a Benadryl at night. works like a charm!

itsjustme said...

I love, love, love Theraflu. I hate, hate, hate the netti pot. (Although it does work)

Sarahviz said...

Alka Seltzer nighttime, my dear. Plop plop fizz fizz and then zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
(I pinky swear.)