Friday, March 11, 2011

Coughie Break.

To add to my highly unsuccessful Family Guy pitch, I have a new idea (this time, a documentary) that I'm keeping in a safe mental hiding place, in hopes that someday it will be brought to life or YouTube.

The idea:  a documentary that takes you into the homes of people suffering from severe colds or the flu and discovering what kind of ensembles they put together.

Think about it:  when you're achy and whiny and fighting a scorching fever, style is a non-issue.  You bust out the old, tattered guns and get ready for battle.  The fleece emblazoned with the company logo that you won as a door prize from the office party.  The red sweats with a half dollar-sized hole in the crotchetal region and death-grip elastic on the ankles.  The Isotoner skid-free socks.  For the duration of your body's internal war, these pieces become your uniform, your second skin.

I spent a good chunk of the past week in this hot little number.

Christmas in March.  Wheeee.

Thankfully, I'm starting to feel like a normal human being again.  I'm ready to push these threads to the way bottom of the hamper and rejoin society.  Sugared Cinema will return next Friday and I have to admit, I'm a bit partial to next week's installment.  A dear friend not only passed along a spectacular recipe (a clone of a highly drooled-over baked good from a very well-known NYC bakery) but will also be featured in the "cinema" portion of the post.  Big stuff!  I'm super stoked.

Have a great weekend, everyone.  I wanted to leave you with an article linking beer to a healthy immune system but couldn't find such evidence.  Yet.


  1. hee hee. I've been wearing a similar uniform at home this week. Mine features mint green giant loose sweat pants and a stained Boston hoodie. Glad you are on the mend!

  2. Ugh - sorry to hear you've been under the weather. Glad you're feeling better. I have Christmas socks that I wear year round - - sick or not. :) Nothing is going to stop me from putting my cats dressed as Santa feet warmers on, especially seasons!

  3. Your sick outfit is cute. The hacking cough, not so cute. I hope you feel better soon!

  4. My sick outfit is an old "Department of Public Works" uniform shirt from Walter Reed (aka. it's an army hospital janitor's shirt). It's comfy and soft and always makes me feel a little better.

    It's that one article of clothing that I would scream and cry and beg to keep if I ever went on "What not to Wear."

  5. feel better soon!

    i live of nyquil during those sick times.

  6. Sickwear hosted by Heidi Klum on Discovery Health.

  7. My sick uniform is very similar, though it also includes a pair of knee socks that I put on/take off as I go from hot to cold.

    My killer knock-out combo for getting rid of sickness fast: emergen-c or airborne mixed with Alka-Seltzer cold and flu effervescent tablets, plus zinc lozenges. I swear if I down this 3x in a day when I start feeling icky, I'm better in a day or two. Hope you're feeling better!

    (Totally dorky, but I am stoked for next week's post too!)

  8. I hope, by now, you're back to your normal chipper self. You are normally chipper right? My go-to sick outfit is boy's basketball gym shorts, the real soft ones plus a hoodie sweatshirt.

  9. Where is the recipe for the clone?