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Humor

Pros and Cons of a Stomach Flu

Stomach viruses are tricky. 1. They’re gross and no one wants the details. People give you sympathetic looks but really they’re just thinking, “oh god, that’s disgusting and I don’t want this to happen to me.” 2. They always sound like a convenient excuse to get out of something. Birthday party for your cousin? Can’t […]

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Pop Culture

Unpro’s Guide to Comfort Reading

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about comfort. It’s been a rough month for ol’ Unpro: various physical and emotional ailments have had me at the doctor and the pharmacy more times than I can count, and without my voice for three agonizing days. When I haven’t been apologizing to my understanding boss or throwing […]

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A Womb of One's Own

A Womb of One’s Own: Ch-ch-ch-changes

I wish someone would have rather graphically explained to me what happens when you’re a parent and you’re sick. You know the sweet relief of crawling into bed in the middle of the day, hopped up on cold medicine, and ready to doze the afternoon away? Kiss it goodbye, because you won’t see it for […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll – 6/15

It’s a beautiful Wednesday in June, I have the day off from my day job, and of course I’m laid up with a nasty cold. But before I slip back out of consciousness, today’s LTP is sick-day related. What is your favorite sick-in-bed movie?  Preferably one that’s on Netflix Instant… not that I’m doing this […]

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Pop Culture

Netflix and Nyquil: Streaming Through a Sick Day

The insidious power of the flu is not only that it makes one feel like crap, it can turn even the most high-functioning adult into a whimpering glob of Jell-o.   The only way I’ve found to prevent spending three to five days begging for mercy and comparing oneself to Job is a steady diet of […]