I feel like such a loser.
It’s snowing and my sisters didn’t have school today, so since I’ve spent the last several days coughing like a baby in a baby-coughing contest, I called in sick today. Oh – let me clarify. If my sisters had school today, I probably would have gone to work because I take them to school every day and I’d feel guilty making them walk to the bus stop in the snow.
But I’ve only been in the office twice since mid-December. Next week’s going to suck when I’m trying to adjust to an entire week of 8:30 to 5 and meetings and all that crap.
I have two horrible confessions to make. Ready? Okay.
1. I freakin’ love the movie Can’t Hardly Wait. That’s what we’re watching right now. We first saw it as part of a Blockbuster quest to rent the two worst-looking movies we could find. One of those was Spice World, which lived up to the terrible movie expectation and then some. The other was Can’t Hardly Wait, which we rented because of the presence of Jennifer Love Hewitt. Except that now we love this movie. “Mike Dexter is a god! Mike Dexter is a role model!”
2. After probably ten or fifteen attempts during my college career, I finally managed to finish The Catcher in the Rye over Christmas break. And you know what? I wasn’t impressed. I mentioned this to someone recently who said I was “too young” to understand it, but I really don’t think that’s it. I get what Holden is going through but I didn’t find him to be a very relatable character at all. Maybe I skipped that phase. Surely it’s not just me, right? Or am I really the only one who doesn’t think this book is as wonderful and life-changing as everyone else seems to think?
And no, before you ask, it wasn’t required reading in my high school. I went to a really bad high school, see.
Don’t they make plain old cough syrup anymore? I was just on the phone with my sister and she’s at the store reading me all the labels on the different varieties of Robitussin to try to find me something that will help with my cough and sore throat, and there really wasn’t anything that was just for coughing.