Wednesday, April 21, 2010

a plea [do i plead too much?]

i saw a couple breaking up yesterday,
in the chapters/starbucks parking lot.
his hands drummed out a steady beat on the steering wheel and he let his head loll back carelessly as he talked. i imagined him saying, "please don't feel're a great girl, such a great girl, believe me, but...[insert poorly thought-out break-up excuse here]." but really, he looked like he wanted to push her out of the car and drive away.
her eyes were all red and puffy and shiny with tears, and she stared out the window at another couple across the parking lot who were hugging and hugging and hugging like they were never ever going to let go of each other.
barclay raised his eyebrows at me as he started the car, and we left the two couples alone.
it felt sad.
anyways, the point is not that.
the point is that this morning when i woke up i felt as though i'd been sucking on a porcupine. my throat was completely raw and i was talking like molly johnson (cbc radio? anyone? nevermind).
i guess this is what blogs are good for: does anyone out there in the blogosphere have a nice little cure for my itchy, pained throat and raspy witch vocals?
i'm kind of dying here.


Mrs. Beer said...

That chloroseptic spray works wonders.... oh, and ice cream!! :)

Allie said...

tea filled with lots of honey

the break up you witnessed made me sad. tears.

Chess said...

Hot water, apple cider vinegar, and lots of honey! :-)

Jill said...

Ginger tea or lemon tea with honey.

I really hate breakups. I'm so glad I'm married.

Jill said...

Ginger tea with honey... or lemon tea with honey.

Morgana said...

ginger. brandy. Garlic. burn those suckers out of there!

Jen Glen said...

Craig downs oil of oregano like it's going out of style!

suzy said...

hm...what's chloroseptic spray? can i have some? also, i ate two bowls of ice cream on tuesday. no dice. sigh.
oh well. apparently, i have some shopping to do. i don't own any of those things!

suzy said...

oh, but hot water i have.
and jill: that's exactly what i said to barclay as we drove away. "i'm SO glad we're married. breaking up stresses me out."

suzy said...

update: finally got honey. sore throat is on its way to gone.