Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Common Cold

I got up this morning without not only my short attention span, but also without any sort of motivation. I am not well rested and I'm freezing. I've been awake for almost and hour now and have managed to sneeze myself to a headache. My nose is red and dry as are my eyes and my throat is raw. I think my lack of proper winter attire on my trip to Ohio and the fact that when we got back I went coatless due to it being like 60 degrees and then yesterday it dropped below twenty have all come back to bite me in the form of a really bad cold with really bad timing seeing as how tomorrow is that Christmas party and I already look like death. And here I was, thinking I might actually for once not have any reason for BEG to declare me Karma's Bitch of the Week.

I did muster up the motivation to google 'Common Cold', which led to my finding this...

This is apparently the stuffed toy representative of The Common Cold. I find this a little unnerving to say the very least. Is there much call for this kind of thing. I can't imagine there are very many children that have never been stricken with a cold. But wait, there are others, including BEG's favorite 'The Black Death' stuffy representative...


Let's see if she can guess which one it is! And if I remember correctly, the one in the top left corner is Athlete's Foot. It's good to know that Athlete's Foot looks like an elephant without it's trunk.

All this strangeness can be found at www.giantmicrobes.com/ press/Individual/ if you feel the need to delve deeper into this peculiar stuffed toy activity!

For now, I think I'm gonna camp out on the couch and watch some TV with my box of Kleenex at my side and my feet up on my expensive, Queen Ann coffee table (Sorry, Rose!).

4 Comments:

Blogger Kinky Poe said...

That is hysterical. Is it wrong I want like the whole germ infested collection? Also, I am very worried that there is a 'professional' line. What like the other diseases are blue collar?

Hope you feel better girl.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Black Eyed Gurl said...

OMG! These are awesome! I want the whole set! Than when I am sick I can just drag my germ buddie with me to the doctor to demonstrate which illness I think I have now!!

I am very upset that I think they are all really adorable!!

Hope your feeling better, and remember, I doubt that after the other 'activities' which have gone down on that table that Rose would care about your feet. ;)

12:42 PM  
Blogger Kinky Poe said...

Great...we both want germ stuffed animals. Is it possible there is a really good explanation for our singledom?

12:16 AM  
Blogger IvoryValentine said...

I have concluded I am just as picky when it comes to stuffed toy germ representatives as I am about very nearly everything else. I'm only interested in the cute ones apparently, like Flesh Eating Bacteria, Stomach Ache, Kissing Disease, Sleeping Disease, and Ulcer because it has hair and looks girly. I declared last night I was going to get Ulcer for everyone I know for Christmas! I clearly enjoy them, even with the pickiness, and I have that husband so I think love for them lends more to your general weirdness than directly to your singledom. We could test this though. Kink, next time you go out with someone, bust out this group, ala The Juggler and see what happens. I imagine The Common Cold and other roundish ones, such as Yeast and HIV would be fairly easy to juggle!

9:55 AM  

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