Friday, October 9, 2009


Good morning, blogworld! Why, do you ask, am I blogging at 8:30 on a Friday morning and not on my way to work? Because I'm home sick.

And no, it's not swine flu. That was the first thing my mom asked me when I told her I came home early from work yesterday.

To give a short rundown of how I got this evil crud, coworker comes in Monday feeling (and sounding) like junk... sneezing coughing blowing nose, etc. I sit across the divider from her, so I'm already trying to bolster my defenses by only breathing every 10 seconds and washing about 3 layers of skin off my hands. I think I kindly mentioned in there somewhere about how rest would be a good thing, but she said she had no sick days left. (Well hey, I have none either, but here I am.) Tuesday she relents and goes home early. Tuesday and Wednesday I feel ok, but Thursday morning... ughhh... I also go home early Thursday, and here I am today, home and sick with no sick days. But, life could be worse! I could have a curly tail sprouting from my behind!

I figured I would take the chance then, while I'm home and maybe only a little infectious, to post some of my favorite songs that, no matter what, get me happy!! No matter if I'm having a miserable day, a listen to one of these just gets a little smile out of me. You know the ones; you're in the worst mood ever, you got to work late, your boss yells at you in front of everyone, you break the heel on one of your expensive amazing new shoes, your lunch gives you food poisoning, and you hit a puppy in the road while you're trying to rush home to make it to the bathroom because said food poisoning is rearing it's ugly head.. yeah, THOSE days. These songs NEGATE those days!! :) (Well, for me at least.)

Bob Marley and the Wailers - Three Little Birds

This song always brings the happies!! Don't worry ... 'bout a thing ... 'cause every little thing ... gonna be all right now ... :)

Frank Sinatra - The Girl from Ipanema

If you don't know the words to this song - shame on you! (Okay, maybe that's a little harsh.) ;) Frank Sinatra is one of my absolute favorite artists of all time - trivia, my grandfather saw him for $1.25 on his honeymoon!! - and if you're not into the beachy sound of this one, you're more than welcome to substitute "I Get a Kick Out of You". :)

America - Sister Golden Hair

Another one that's SO much more fun as a sing-along. ;) Sing, dance, even if creepy people outside are watching! It will make you feel so much better!!

Counting Crows - Mr. Jones

August and Everything After was the very first CD I ever bought! I never used to like this song, but now that I'm older (and maybe wiser) there is just something infectiously uplifting about it when you're belting it out in your car. :) (Rain King is another fun one!)

The Cardigans - Carnival

You know these guys, they sang the "Love me, love me, say that you love me!" song. NOT their best track. The Cardigans are one of my favoritest bands EVER and this song is so happy and poppy that even Oscar the Grouch couldn't deny it!

Okay, that's all for now. What songs pick you up from a dumpster-dragged day? Hopefully today is not one of those days! :) Happy Friday everyone, and steer clear of sickies like me, who SHOULD be home and not infesting their coworkers! (Bitter? Me! Never! ;) )


The Caped Tirader said...

Feel better Sami...enjoy your unexpected 3 day weekend. Great Swine-pic...and now time to listen to the music :)

Alice said...

Ugh, that's awful. I can't stand people who would rather infect the entire school / office than take a day off. It's so inconsiderate.
Next time you should buy some Emergen-C (that disgusting vitamin C packet stuff) and take shots of it.
Just put it in a shot glass with a little water and shoot that puppy down. %1600 percent of your daily vitamin C in one sip.
I did that yesterday when my friend coughed into his hand and touched my face
But have fun on your extended weekend!

Alice said...

Oh, and my pick me up song is Go-Getter Greg by Ludo
It's hilarious and fast-paced

Gabby said...

I use to drink Zip Fizz Immune when I got the cruds, but it's hard to find. Then I just go to Jamba Juice and get a coldbuster smoothie. Yum!

I love pick-me-up songs. The ones I can think of right now are the one that starts "I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way ...... It's gonna be a bright, bright, bright, sunshiny-day!" Love it. My second one is "Singing to Heaven" by Alcazar. Just love it!

Ellie said...

I WISH I was home sick. Lie back and enjoy it!

miss*H said...

hope you get better soon. Those darn pigs!! :)

(i couln't find a way on here to contact you directly so just to let you know that i've had to make my blog invite only so if you still want to pop by every now and again please email me on otherwise you won;t be able to view it x)

nando.gino said...

Its so good hearing the songs which could bucked-up ourself from the awful situation.

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