The Key to Faking Out the Parents is the Clammy Hands, Or Being Sick While Taking A Sick Day? Sucks.

I took a sick day today.

Not one of those mental health days where I spend my day shopping or watching a  No Reservations marathon OnDemand, but a legitimate sick day. I woke up this morning feeling like someone was power-washing my throat with carbolic acid. I could actually feel the mucus in my face when I squished my cheeks (so gross, right?).

Definitely couldn’t handle work today, so, I’ve spent my day in bed looking like Katy Perry sans make-up, drinking lots of fluids, trying to figure out how to spend my iTunes giftcard (thanks again, Margie!), discovering all sorts of delicious new music (Lovelovelove Alex Chilton by The Replacements), reading Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and watching Adventureland on Showtime.

That being the case – I think I’ve discovered the cure for what ails you. Stay warm, comfortable and well-hydrated. Surround yourself with good books, movies and music. Oh and eat huevos rancheros — you need the protein and the onions and garlic in the salsa? Great for your immune system.

Oh and here’s the song I fell in love with today. I hope you guys like it as much as I do:

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