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ObSTREPerous

Which comes from the Latin for "noisy."

Which I am physically incapable of being right now, because I have strep.

I am no longer feverish, but I still feel like utter wretchedness-in-a-robe.

Still trying to swallow around rocks, pebbles, and shards.

My boy is streppish, too, but seems much perkier today. Whatever will we do all day?

I lay in a semi-conscious stupor on the couch most of yesterday while movies played. Bless his heart. He wanted to watch "Rattle and Hum." I love seeing the boys in their younger years. I love when Bono goes ballistic during "Sunday Bloody Sunday." They were performing on a day when thirteen parade goers had been killed by bombs in Enniskillen, Ireland. Here, I'll copy and paste it from Wikipedia:

"Let me tell you something. I have had enough of Irish-Americans who haven't been back to 'their country' in twenty or thirty years come up to me and talk about 'the resistance,' 'the revolution' back home and the 'glory' of the revolution and the glory of 'dying' for the revolution. Fuck the revolution! They don't talk about the glory of KILLING for the revolution! What's the glory in taking a man from his bed and gunning him down in front of his wife and children? Where's the glory in that? Where's the glory in bombing a Remembrance Day parade of old age pensioners, their medals taken out and polished up for the day? Where's the glory in that? To leave them dying or crippled for life or dead under the rubble of the revolution, that the majority of the people in my country don't want?"

Young Son didn't blink. I don't know if he knows what the f-word means or not, but it seems that wasn't a conversation we were destined to have yesterday.

Later when I was less half-dead, I put in a bid for "Pride and Prejudice."

He watched with me ... mostly puzzled.

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cocoskeeper
Mar. 21st, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
Bono is a good role model--human, very human, and honest. :)
lkmadigan
Mar. 21st, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC)
I was particularly impressed by that speech because it was so emotional, yet he just spilled it out ... no stammering or stuttering.

I think he's a good role model, too. And there are worse things than using the f-word!
cocoskeeper
Mar. 21st, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
Oh! I sure hope you feel better quickly!!!! :D Hugs and hot tea!
lkmadigan
Mar. 21st, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, the hot tea feels sooo good on my throat.
kellyrfineman
Mar. 21st, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Fuck the revolution! Yeah!

And Darcy -- *swoon*.

I hope you both feel better soon.
lkmadigan
Mar. 21st, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I think I may feel revivified by some additional P&P.
dampscribbler
Mar. 21st, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
Hello, you're a recent addition to my friends list. :) I'm so sorry about your strep! I wonder if I haven't had that myself for the past couple of weeks. I'm finally starting to feel better. Hang in there!

I'm looking forward to reading more of your LJ!
lkmadigan
Mar. 21st, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you and welcome.

Sorry this was a rather dull post.

And I do tend toward the U2-centric sometimes.



dampscribbler
Mar. 21st, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
'Sokay. I like U2, and just the other day I was thinking back to the early days, when they seemed practically alternative. What a funny time the 80's were. Musically, anyway.

I'm a mom now, too -- my Maggie is 19 months old -- so reading about how another mom is relating to her kid(s) is interesting to me.
rusalkatrix
Mar. 21st, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, it's horrible to have strep! Do you have to drink that nasty penicillin stuff, or have doctors invented something less disgusting by now? I think that was the nastiest medicine I've ever had to take. Wait, no . . . maybe 2nd nastiest. Perhaps I should invent a nasty medicine meme . . .

I hope you guys feel better soon!
lkmadigan
Mar. 21st, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
I get to pop pills.

But yes, it's penicillin, and it's nasty ... based on the fact that my son gagged and retched up some of it when he took it last night.

Fun! Today I mixed it with maple syrup. I'm sure it was still nasty, but I was cold like Nurse Ratched: "I'm sorry it's gross, but you have to take it."
rusalkatrix
Mar. 21st, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Not sure if you're up to going to the grocery store, but cranberry juice will kill the taste, if he drinks it afterward.

Poor kid. :(
lkmadigan
Mar. 21st, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
Good tip - thanks.

I think I'll feel up to venturing out in a little while.

Plus I now have an overwhelming desire to watch the new Keira Knightley "Pride and Prejudice."

P.S. I was thinking of an earlier post when you commented, "That Nobo guy, right?" I meant to tell you: when I went to Las Vegas to see U2 a few months ago, a co-worker of mine asked when I returned (in all seriousness), "Now you want to see a concert, right? Bon Jovi or someone?" Haha!
jbknowles
Mar. 21st, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
Hope you guys get well SOON.

Ah, Bono. Such an inspiration. Amazing in so many ways...
lkmadigan
Mar. 21st, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
"... yes I said yes I will yes ..."
c_larkins
Mar. 21st, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
Hope that you both are feeling better. Strep sucks! *Pitter-patter* Mr. Darcy *pitter patter* I fell under his spell last week and stayed up waaay too late while under his spell!
lkmadigan
Mar. 21st, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
So simmering ... so strong ... so upright !
lkmadigan
Mar. 24th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
I watched the new 2005 P&P - did you see it? What did you think? I'd love to compare notes.

For me, there were a couple of great scenes ... but the TRUE P&P will always be the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle movie.

The new one dropped the line about "a pair of fine eyes"!!! Travesty! And what on earth did they do to Bingley's hair? Etc.
c_larkins
Mar. 24th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen it yet. It keeps getting mysteriously bumped down on the Netflix que...I'll let you know when I finally get to see it.
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