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Insomnia by any other name...

Eddie Izzard, There are worse role models...

I have been trying to tweet for an hour.  Just one tweet, not even that witty of a tweet, but Twitter has been overloaded.  I blame the #WorldCup, whether that is fair or not.  I really don't care.  All I know is there is a storm rolling through Lima, Twitter is overloaded, I am out of pajama bottoms, and I am annoyed.

I suppose an evening of annoyance makes sense considering that is how I spent my day.  I woke up late this morning, so of course my roommate was in the bathroom.  I realize that isn't her fault, but really it figures.  While I was in the shower I realized that I have been far less grateful lately than I normally am I.  Instead of pulling me out of my funk, this only annoyed me more.  Even while praying for forgiveness and praising God for all the blessings in my life, I was running through the house annoyed that I couldn't find the shoes I wanted to wear and trying to figure out what pants I had clean that didn't need ironing.  Work was an exercise in re…

Day Four & Still On the Couch...

Though to be fair, I didn't take up residency on the couch until day 2
of being ill.

So I am well into my nearly annual spring cold. I really thought I was
going to beat it this year! I have been taking care to dress warmly,
have stayed away from people who are sick, and have been trying to
take my vitamins more regularly. I'm not sure what more I can do! This
has meant a costly trip to Urgent Care. Thank God for the Walgreens
W-Card program. I don't want to think how much my meds would have been without it!

The cold medicine I am taking seems to put me asleep, though it has a
bright yellow box and says non-drowsy. I'm so odd with medicine that
way. I never really know how my body will react to something until I
take it. When they change their formulas, we're off to the races
again!

So far this has just given me crazy dreams! I'll have to tell you
about that later!
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Use It Well

There are some movies that I can just watch over and over again.  You've Got Mail is one of those.  I am watching it right now and wondering why I do this to myself over and over again.  I get so involved in the shows I watch and the books I read.  I really feel like they are part of me, that their worries are my worries and their joys are mine as well.  It probably seems odd and I have trouble expressing exactly how it feels at times, but I do feel a connection with characters and situations that are purely fiction.

Nabokov once wrote, "Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited.  In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much."  I think about this from time to time when my imagination gets the best of me.  Usually it is after a rather intense reaction to something I have seen or read (i.e. my previous two posts) or when I have imagined how a situation would turn out in my real life, only to have to go completely differ…

The Vicar of Who? UPDATE

So I did it.  I watched the first three out of the four episodes of The Vicar of Dibley Series Three.  The third one was the one I was really dreading.  Things in the first episode went pretty much how I expected they would.  She got her heart broken by this very attractive, charming jerk, but she recovered and went on.  The second episode was the Christmas episode and one I would recommend everyone watching.  It was great.  Then came the third episode...

I absolutely loved the way he proposed in his own way and she explained why they would not be right for each other, all of them superficial reasons but the one; that she wanted romance and that wasn't him.  So, he proved her wrong and it was glorious!  ABSOLUTELY GLORIOUS!  And he seemed happy.  It wasn't that he was just changing for her, it was that he was happy to be who he was when he was with her.  It was just what I had hoped for and then reality came crashing in.

Damn reality.

I'm sure that if I can get myself pass…

The Vicar of Who?

I am in love with Dawn French.  There, I've said it and (short of a few presses of the backspace key) there's no taking it back.  I have always thought she was funny, but I had no idea how funny until I stumbled across The Vicar of Dibley.  It is a British comedy that aired between 1994 and 2007, though not straight through which I am learning is a British thing. ;)

I love this show.  I have quite literally had to pause and run to the bathroom in order to keep from lizzing I was laughing so hard!  It has made me nearly pass out from giggles and this is from only the first two series.

Which brings me to the reason I am blogging about the show.  I am afraid to continue on.

From the first few episodes, I have been rooting for the Vicar (Geraldine) to get together with her greatest rival in the village, David Horton.  The two are hilarious together and I am convinced would make each other incredibly happy.  Think Elizabeth and Darcy.

In the last episode of the second series, titl…