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.

9 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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

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  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."

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  5. feel better soon!

    i live of nyquil during those sick times.

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  6. Sickwear hosted by Heidi Klum on Discovery Health.

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  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!)

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  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.

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  9. Where is the recipe for the clone?

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