Thursday, June 14, 2007

On Sleeping and Waking Up

The other night, Seth was out of town, and I had a nasty cough that made my chest feel like a thousand knives were scraping the insides of my lungs every time I inhaled. So I took a couple of Mucinex DM's, and settled into my cozy bed with a book. The bedside lamp cast its soothing light as I read with head and shoulders propped up by my double-pillowed rig I use for such late night reading occasions.

I was doing just fine.

And then, all of the sudden, my room was lit up by the morning light pouring in through my windows. Glancing over at my alarm...7 AM...I noticed my lamp was still on. Huh? Why didn't I turn my lamp off before going to bed? And then I became aware that my head was propped up in old-woman-sleeping-poistion. It didn't register until I noticed my fallen book on the floor.

Watch out for that Mucinex DM. It'll knock you out.

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This morning I woke up and groggily made my way into the kitchen to make a pot of coffee. It's important that coffee be the first thing of which I partake when I arise.

A minor problem.

The water that came from the tap as I filled the Brita filtering thingy was yellow. Pale, nasty yellow.

I don't know about you, but I LOVE yellow water. I LOVE that I couldn't brush my teeth this morning without wondering how many germs and how much dirt was entering my body. I think it's so great that, in order to take a shower today, I have to be OK with pale nasty water being my cleansing medium. I am so glad that my coffee was postponed as I let the water run, thinking the yellow tint would just go away, when in fact it did not.

Thank you, Houston TX, for such a wonderful morning surprise. How delightful.

10 comments:

truevyne said...

Two words- Nas Tee

Susanne said...

Hope your water problem is fixed now!! Yuck. I hope you feel better too. :)

SandinaJ said...

Eww!

FancyPants said...

Yeah, really gross. Thankfully, the water has since returned to its proper state.

And I am feeling much better, thank you!

euphrony said...

Mucinex doesn't knock me out. Now, Benydrill, that pure sleep potion for me.

Mz Jackson said...

Yikes! Water that looks like it has been recycled from the toilet. Nothing like that to wake you up in the morning...

FancyPants said...

Water that looks like it has been recycled from the toilet

I hadn't thought of it in that way until now...Thank you, Mz. J

Euph,

I've never tried just the regular Mucinex, only the DM. Robitussen DM does the same thing to me, but I took some Rob DM last night so I wouldn't torture Seth with late night coughing, and it had absolutely no effect. Weird. I hate medicine.

Big Orange (a.k.a. "Uncle Moonpie") said...

actually, you could use it to make Nas TEA!! (I crack myself up)

I had a similar problem when I lived in Cleveland and Pittsburgh: the water was SOMETIMES yellowish, but it ALWAYS tasted funny. Most folk didn't believe me, until I hooked up one of those Water Pik filter-thingies and the pristine white filter turned a hideous shade of DEEP BROWN in less than a fortnight.

Then we went to bottled H2O.

FancyPants said...

Hey Big Orange!

I believe you. Bottled water is the way to go.

Just the expensive way to go...

kddub said...

ugh and ugh...
hope you are feeling better, and that your water is now clear