Waiting for My Real Life to Begin

The life and times of a girl named Swishy.

Thursday, August 31, 2006


I'm sick. My throat hurts and I ache all over. I don't get sick very often, so when I do, I'm a whiny little baby about it.

I'm lying on the couch, flipping between Grey's Anatomy and the VMAs and trying not to die (did I mention I'm melodramatic when I'm sick, too?), when my brother calls. (Not the amateur fertility specialist. He only calls when he wants to tell me my eggs are rotten. This is a different brother.)

Me: I'm sick.
Brother: Did you take some medicine?
Me: No.
Brother: You need to take some freaking medicine.
Me: That would require moving, and I can't move. I'm serious. I feel REALLY crappy.
Brother: DUH. You're not going to FEEL BETTER if you don't TAKE SOMETHING.
Me: You don't understand. I feel HORRIBLE. I'm not even kidding.
Brother: Look, just take some medicine and go watch college football. That'll make you feel better.
Me: I'm not watching college football, I'm watching the VMAs.
Brother (presumably flips to VMAs): WHOA. Jessica Simpson's skirt is SO SHORT!
Me (turns up volume): I thought she had laryngitis. She sounds normal to me.
Brother: She probably took some MEDICINE!


At 2:32 AM, Blogger mama kay said...

hahaha .. THIS brother is funny. And sounds genuinely concerned about you .. as is mamak. I would bring you some Chicken soup if I could.
Here's the nag .. he is right! Take some meds and get better!
<3 mamak

At 9:10 AM, Blogger slackermommy said...

I'm also a whiny baby when I'm sick. Drives hubby crazy!

Look at the bright side of your annoying brothers, they give you plenty of funny material to write about.

At 11:57 AM, Blogger Andie said...

I actually think I'm coming down with something. thanks for reminding me.

Your brothers are like night and day, huh? LOL

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Hope you feel better.....which you would if you took something! I am a big baby too and want everyone to pamper me when I'm sick. Never happens tho!

I thought the VMA'S were BORING. UGH!...i didn't even watch all of it.

At 7:36 PM, Anonymous Eileen said...

Family. Pffft.

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Boo7 said...

Family eh?? Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em! Hope you get better soon!! Hey tell one of those brothers of yours to make themselves usefule and instead of dispensing advice to you they oughta get their butts in gear and to get you some medicine!!! AND some chicken noodle soup....:) It may not cure whatever ails you but it sure feels good.

At 10:15 PM, Blogger Sara Hantz said...

When I'm ill I feel it's my duty to let everyone know about it - loud and long!!

Hope you soon feel better.

At 12:08 AM, Blogger TTQ said...

You need some TLC, hell sometimes I go to my mommys house and take a nap in her bed when I'm sick. She MAKES me take my medicine so does my husband..I'm sick more days than not, so I don't whine too much anymore, just that I want to be better! Like a caged animal...I need to get up and outta the bed! But no..........I gotta stay in bed and TAKE MY MEDICINE!!
I once sat in an ER telling the Dr he was not going to do surgery on my crushed ankle for 30 mins, before they shot me up with something, admitted me forcibly and my mother telling me to shut up I was going to have the surgery. Then I asked if they were going to do it that night, nope, I said I'll come back later then. HA! That didn't work..anyways after fighting and bitching 36 hours later they did the surgery!
So TAKE SOME MEDICINE GIRL! Oh and feel better!

At 1:29 AM, Blogger Manic Mom said...

cracking up! Hey, did you go away, or are you too sick? I'm sorry--being sick sucks, especially when there's no maternal being around to make you soup, not that I'm volunteering myself as a maternal being, although I could make soup... just get me the can opener!


At 6:36 PM, Blogger Ramblin Rose said...

I've been a very bad girl and have been slack on reading!!!

Bop me on the head now!! So so Sorry... Please forgive me!!!

Now get better and get Manic to order you some tim tams they will make you much much better...

I promise to read daily again.... If you let me... hehehe...

At 5:01 AM, Blogger Swishy said...

Oh, how I'd love to take you all up on your soup offers! (Or the Tim Tams I've heard so much about!!!) But thanks for being so nice ... I'm mostly better. One more day, and hopefully it'll be gone. YAY!

Beth, the VMAs were 10 kinds of lame. I only watched the performances. And even some of those were so-so.


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