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! ;) )