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Wednesday
Apr092008

I'm here!


I beg your forgiveness, as I am both besieged with work and also under the weather. I have a cold and/or allergies and some sort of stomachy unhappiness to boot. Terrible noises are emanating from my person. I want chicken soup. BRING ME CHICKEN SOUP.

Spring is sort of here, but not really, but I opened a window anyway. Boy, there's news for you. "It is Slightly Chilly, But Nevertheless, Alice Has Opened a Window". There. Can I go back to sleep? Anyway, now Izzy (the cat, for those of you not up to date on our pets) has pressed herself against the screen and her eyes are bigger than her head right now and every ounce of her is twitching. HOLY. CRAP. THERE ARE BIRDS RIGHT THERE IWILLEATTHEM. She's the happiest being in the house right now. Charlie is the happiest being on the property, as he is gallivanting around the backyard, eating grass, dreaming about when and where he can barf up all the grass he's been enjoying.

Oh, God, that's it. Henry's still at school, I'm here drinking tepid tea and clutching my abdomen, and I am officially the most boring person on the planet. Forgive me.

Reader Comments (24)

No, no, no - I am the most boring person on the planet, not you, because I seem to have nothing better to do than to sit here reading about your grass-barfing dog and your noise-making intestines.

Okay?
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSuburbanCorrespondent
I think it's kind of funny when bloggers apologize, like in the information age we've reached a point where we expect writers (of all people) to perform on demand to keep us entertained.
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermj
Oh no, I hope you get better soon. We skipped spring here in Texas and are heading straight for the fires of hell or summer, whatever you want to call it.
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSomeone Being Me
It seems like you get sick pretty often.
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersally
I hope you feel better soon! I bet for now the BIRDS are the happiest beings on your property since your cat is currently inside.JulesHouse of Jules



April 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjules
Maybe you should follow the dog's lead and try a nibble or three of grass for that belly-ache!
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
We still love you Alice! Now get back to working on that book youre writing! I want to read it~~~!
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDidi
Can't be more boring that my day of whiteboarding. In fact, toenail clippings are more interesting (and you're a lot cooler than that). Also delurking to say that you have the best blogroll I've seen. You are my internet dashboard!
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCullentine
Oh, honey, you're not boring. I just toyed with writing a blog about how boring I am and how I need to finish my taxes, when I suddenly thought "Gosh, that sounds familiar!"I scrolled back to find that I had written a blog about being boring and doing my taxes last April.I'm boring across the ages.
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterquinn
I have the same stomach flu! The upside is that in two days I have lost almost five pounds. The downside is, well, the stomach flu ...
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin
It is never boring to read about cats and their antics. My cat will do that as well except that we're on the 27th floor so not many birds get up there! Instead he tried to attack snow flakes the other day.

Wow. I'm pretty boring as well. Um, I got new glasses!
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDM
I almost wish I was having the kind of week you are. Instead, while I am well (for the moment!), I am using an entire week of vacation time to cram for an exam on Friday which, if I pass, will grant me the designation of "certified regulatory compliance manager." That, and $4, will get me a latte at any Starbucks.

Now tell me you're not green with envy over THAT. Oh, wait, you're sick to your stomach, so I guess you're probably green anyway. . .

Feel better!!
April 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTara
Sounds like the 3-bloggers-showed-up-at-your-house-and-all-hell-breaks-loose-itis. Izzi and Charlies were spared (well, the grass eating/hurling part sounds suspicious).

It must be a Human Condition.

heehheeee snort.Robin
April 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
Sounds like the 3-bloggers-showed-up-at-your-house-and-all-hell-breaks-loose-itis. Izzi and Charlie were spared (well, the grass eating/hurling part sounds suspicious).

It must be a Human Condition.

heehheeee snort.Robin
April 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
I'm not sure having the stomach flu = boring. What's boring is having the fake stomach flu so you can call in sick to work to organize your closet and tupperware cupboard. That would be me. :) Am new to your blog and you're HILARIOUS!
April 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRosieSmrtiePants
I also opened a window this past weekend even though it was still sorta cold. I found it exciting too!Hope you feel better.
April 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristin
i hope you're feeling well soon. & that someone brings you soup.
April 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkat
I think I can speak for most of us when I say: Spring needs to be everywhere, quickly.
April 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPretty Lush
May I suggest miso soup for tummy trouble? It has recently been discovered to be a miracle elixir at our house for just such a situation.

April 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMFab
This is a response to your Twitter post about throwing up. _How_ have you avoided it for 30 years? I don't go 6 months without vomiting. You...you...what about morning sickness? What about alcohol, and college?
April 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMomVee
Damned if I know, MomVee. I've actually tried and not been able to. (See above, re: alcohol, and college.)
April 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralice
This was a very interesting post for me - I forgot that Charlie was your dog. Just imagine the pictures in my head!

Hope you feel better soon!
April 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
I am new to your blog and I have been reading around. Wow! You're really good. So I was saying to myself why can't I be this good. Who the heck is this person. I go to your about me and read that you are a professional writer. Thank God!

BTW, as a graduate of UW-Madison, I love the Onion.
April 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris
Mexican restaurants have the best chicken soup
April 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllen G.

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