Monday, April 24, 2006

The Case For Not Going Too Fast

Two things just occurred to me right now:

1) I've been totally under the weather since Saturday afternoon.
2) My birthday is coming next week.

I'm not sad about #2 happening, but I'm sure I'd be more thrilled about it if #1 didn't happen first! It's not sitting well with me, especially since I should've seen this coming and I have a tendency to get all space-cadet-y when I get sick. But, as a friend of mine put it recently, getting sick is God's way of telling you to slow down and perhaps stop for a minute, so I'm looking at this as a way to deal with one less worry.

In the meantime, here are some things that I've got on hand to carry me through this moment:

- Aveeno Ultra Calming Moisturizer. I had a coupon, and I saw that this was on sale at Wal-Mart, so I bought both the lotion (SPF 15) and the cream (which comes in an un-tacky plastic tub) since I was on the market for another moisturizer that won't make my skin freak out. So far so good: Both formulas go on like (non-greasy) butter and have left my skin soft without the freakouts. The folks at Aveeno say that I should see results in seven days - and if I keep blowing my nose the way I've been doing since the other night, that's as much time that I'll need to test this adequately.

- Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs. I just bought the Oreo Thin Crisps, and they are fantastic - all the taste of an Oreo cookie without the grease, or the bother of licking the white parts.

- Cheesy dance music from obscure-in-America pop bands. Mark my words: "Faded" by Soul Decision is the best boy-band song to come out of Canada, ever. Also, if you've ever had that moment (as I have recently) when you realized that one of your exes is now working behind the bar at the restaurant where you just had dinner with your friends, no truer words have been spoken than this line from Sugababes: "Ooh, won't you miss me like a hole in the head? Because I do, boy, and it's cool, boy."

- Airborne. Which reminds me: Has anyone noticed that Longs Drugs just came out with their own generic house-brand version of the stuff? Complete with funny cartoons on the box? Cute. But ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.

- Zicam. Not the spray, or the chews, but the old-school Zicam that you have to swab into your nose. Best thing to do in the morning after you blow your nose.


samida said...

I love those 100 calorie packs! Alos, that calming lotion is good to put on at night before you go to bed, because it helps you go to sleep!

meimei said...

Samida, I am going to take your word for it and try on the moisturizer before bed! (The last night cream I've ever had was Origins' Night-a-Mins, which promised the same thing and has a similar texture to the Aveeno cream, but that one was more citrusy - whereas the Aveeno's more slight and herbal.) PS. I just stopped by your blog - nice!

kuri said...

I love that Sugababes line!