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i was sick

yeah, i had the stomach flu. made for an extremely uneventful weekend filled with pain and feeling bad and sleep. there were brief respites from that but mostly i just felt like crap. right now i just feel a little lightheaded and i'm concerned about my div. i need to go drink more water. i'm extremely irritable right now and i can't tell what exactly is causing it, but i'm angry that i accomplished so little this weekend, angry that my room is unclean, angry about work and even angry about most of what people say to me. i think that inertia, once you spend X number of hours in bed not talking to anyone, makes you want to remain there.

that said, i think i just pinpointed why i have my P.G. county pride while talking to todd:

SnideGrrl (1:18:05 AM): anyways, i think the attitude of "move somewhere where things are better because i can afford to instead of staying put and fixing things where i am" is one that contributes to things like the PG school system being shittier than all the other school systems.

if i ever do buy a house, i hope i buy one in P.G. and i hope i get involved in the community. warning: any comments from the peanut gallery will be met with scorn, because that's all i've got holding me up right now. and then when i'm out of scorn, i'll fall over, and won't you feel bad that you caused that. oh wait, no you won't, because i will just have been a caustic bitch.

Addendum: One good thing that I did see on TV was Burden of Dreams, a documentary about the making of Werner Herzog's film Fitzcarraldo. It was fascinating and I believe necrocannibal should watch for it, specifically Herzog's speech towards the end about the jungle. I couldn't watch it without thinking of Hearts of Darkness though.


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Feb. 2nd, 2003 11:09 pm (UTC)
Blech, I'm so sorry you were sick.
Wish I lived close enough to being by comfort foods and interesting DVDs.
I totally get the frustration that comes with accomplishing nothing in a weekend.
It always puts me in a grumpy mood.
Feb. 3rd, 2003 01:56 am (UTC)
Actually, I haven't let anyone near the house except bizarrojack for most of the weekend; want to lysol things down a bit and try to spread the bug less. necrocannibal was sweet enough to drop some juice by, but he was also smart enough to leave it by the door and wave from the bottom of the stairwell. :)
Feb. 3rd, 2003 02:09 am (UTC)
Ooh, I like Free Will Astrology for me this time:

Hold your breath as you stick out your tongue in front of a heart-shaped mirror and howl like a lonely wolf. Jump up and down on a bed with your pajamas on inside out as you laugh like a horny hyena and try to lick your left elbow. Apply edible, jalapeno-flavored body paint to your thighs as you pant like an exuberant dog and listen to the song "Love is the Drug." Rub the head of a match covered with caramel on your ear lobe as you recite passages from your favorite holy book in your sexiest voice. And then, Leo, dream up even more techniques for getting yourself in the mood to try wilder, looser, funnier love.
Feb. 3rd, 2003 04:49 am (UTC)
Re: Ooh, I like Free Will Astrology for me this time:
Ok, I'm going to hope that's the flu talking, and not you. :)
That's just plain silly!
Feb. 3rd, 2003 05:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Ooh, I like Free Will Astrology for me this time:
lord knows we've done dumber things behind closed doors
Feb. 4th, 2003 07:59 am (UTC)
hee hee hee
Feb. 4th, 2003 07:58 am (UTC)
Re: Ooh, I like Free Will Astrology for me this time:
It's Rob Breszny of http://www.freewillastrology.com/ talking. :)
Feb. 3rd, 2003 06:41 am (UTC)
My husband is working with PG 6th grade math teachers to try to at least make the math portion of our crummy school system better (it's part of his doctoral fellowship dealie with College Park), so maybe if you do buy a house here, there will be some good going on in the math area...

I think all of MD/VA is getting sick. I've been sick for two weeks (head cold trying to morph itself into a sinus infection), and tons of people out at UMBC have been coming down with similar stuff. Get lots of fluids, and at least if it's the flu, it'll go away pretty quickly.
Feb. 3rd, 2003 07:11 am (UTC)
PG County could be a decent system. However, they keep blindly voting in ineffective leadership across the board, have the highest property taxes in the state, and have nothing to show for it.

Remember if you will, the uprorar the surrounded the attempting firing of Iris Metts. Community leaders pounded the pulpit and eventually the state dissovled the elected school board with an appointed.

Now that it's come to light with the following

Metts in fact sucks. She's unable to provide budget information regarding her schools, she blamed the principals for the hiring of hundreds of teachers even though her office has to approve the hiring of teachers, she was millions of dollars over budget last year and is unable to account for it. Etc etc etc.

Yet the people of PG country love her.

You know why I want out of PG? Because the people there are determined to run whats left of it in the ground.
Feb. 4th, 2003 08:03 am (UTC)
If your solution is to leave, then I rest my case.
Feb. 3rd, 2003 08:29 am (UTC)
I think it is completely fixable
I grew up in PG county, went to PG county schools and didn't end up buying a house there. In retrospect, I am not even sure why except that I found a house that I liked some place else and bought it. I think the problems with PG county are completely fixable. I want to believe that anyway. I went to three different schools while I lived in PG county that were public ones and really, my education wasn't horrible. It could have been better, but I survived:)

I applaud your decision to buy a house there and help out the community. That takes a lot of courage:)

I hope you are feeling better also! Ucky!

Feb. 4th, 2003 11:54 pm (UTC)
Re: I think it is completely fixable
You went to PG schools and turned out just fine!!! :)

Also, by the time I can afford to buy a house and have good credit, this continent may fall into the ocean. :)
Feb. 3rd, 2003 09:18 am (UTC)
First of all, you, stop getting sick. THAT'S AN ORDER, CADET.

Okay, just wanted to get that out of the way.

Now, on to PG... actually, I totally get where you're coming from. Yeah, I'm in AA right now, but I'm still renting (and I had put in deposits on MULTIPLE places in PG, and had them scooped out from under me!). I really want to see PG succeed and prosper. It represents something very important to a large number of people, and for certain statistical reasons, there is not another place like it in the world.

The thing is... it's on the verge of something really big. There's money in the county now. There's a chance for it to really shine, if they play their cards right. It just needs to get its shit together, politically, and it needs to get some big commerce in. This is going to require some visionary leadership, and I don't feel that I've seen that really emerge, yet. Hopefully, that situation will change.

In any event, I applaud you for your PG pride. Don't let anyone put you down for it.
Feb. 4th, 2003 11:57 pm (UTC)
First of all, you, stop getting sick. THAT'S AN ORDER, CADET.

I will try. I believe that all this illness of late is why I'm so mad.

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