March 19, 2009

tiredsville

so, we pulled out the toxic carpet only to have the toxic underlay (which we didn't pull out because it was stapled in a million places) take its place as far as making my office unbearable and the air in the house sharp and unhealthy. i'm rather sick and tired of feeling extra sick and tired from chemicals and from the stress of dealing with absentee contractors.

with the weight of extra fatigue on my shoulders, i've been dragging myself through my days/daze here. hold on! i have the chronic holiday spirit; i can boost my energy easily. what was i thinking? all i need to kick my ass out of tiredsville and into action city is a little green bottle:


it's so simple! why do i forget that? i'm sorry i hadn't shared this one with you earlier. in 2 to 6 minutes, you, too, can be up at at 'em. forget red bull or expensive supplements! and thank gawd 7-up works "even when you're doing nothing." fantastic!

with or without the extra boost of 7-up, i just wanted to let you know that chronic holiday will be back in the swing of things soon, i hope. until then, i'll keep you busy with this feast for the eyes and the stomach! try another dandy spam recipe from the 40's.


and may i suggest for dessert:


whether you're chronically inclined or fit as a fiddle, keep on keeping on and getting by in whatever way you do! and let me know how those recipes turn out...

14 comments:

FridaWrites said...

Certain chemicals put into some fabrics and even some kinds of shoes can make me sick too. I wonder how many people don't realize that the chemicals are what bother them/make them sick. We're very careful about cleaning materials. Unfortunately it seems most carpets are pretty toxic. Hope you get some relief.

Ah, 7up and spam--we'll be back in shape in no time. I used to like some potted meats when I was small; now I wonder what I was thinking.

Gaina said...

7-Up isn't as effective since they stopped putting cocaine in it, the spoilsports!! **shakes fist**.

Nice to see you about, anyway :D.

Lisa Moon said...

Gaina: HAHAHA! That's JUST what I was thinking! There'd be MUCH more FUN to the UP, wouldn't there?! Sure, I'll clean the whole damned house - disability be damned! (snort)

Donimo: Can't WAIT til your place is healthy and DONE... mostly because I hate the thought of you stewing in those chemical fumes but also, selfishly, as I miss reading your posts.

Wishing you little green bottles of amazing energy. :)

Lisa

Donimo said...

Frida: There's a lot of formaldehyde and fire retardents used in fabric, I wonder if those are the major culprits? I know that replacing things lost to the sewage flood has been a lesson in chemical off-gassing. Even the new toaster oven was horrible! If we get 100% wool that has a natural backing and no chemical treatment, then it would be non-toxic. It's very expensive though.

I've never heard canned meats called "potted." It sounds like they have been planted and will grow some wild meat flower! A friend gave me some "Goblin" canned meat from England. AS A JOKE. You're supposed to boil it in the can. Ick.

Gaina: thanks for coming 'round. Did they put cocaine in 7-Up? I thought that was just Coca-cola. I think the drug additive of choice for 7-Up was lithium, actually! Party on.

Lisa: thanks for the encouragement. I'm stunned how much time has gone by since I've been a regular poster... so I'm really glad some people are sticking around!

Liquid energy...give me some!

Gaina said...

Donimo: Do you know, I think you're right....yup wikipedia confirms it was lithium. See, I don't see what's wrong with that when you look at all the crap they DO put in our food now - at least that additive would make you happy! :P

Lisa Moon said...

Actually, I thought after I posted that it might have been amphetamines in the 7UP; lithium would do that, too.

I not too long ago read something that said the incidences of bipolar (or manic-depression) in Texas are very low... because they have a naturally high level of lithium in their soil! Interesting, eh? (Lithium being a common treatment for bipolar, but in the drug form).

Perhaps we need to eat some Texas dirt? Or just some veggies grown in it?? I'm just sayin'...

And I don't drink sodas, but I MIGHT if they started putting the 'fun stuff' back in them!

Oh, and yup, just try to get rid of me. ;) Actually, DON'T, 'cause you'd probably take that challenge and feature a month of All Meat, All the Time, All Raw! just to gross out the vegetarian! ;)

Donimo said...

"The Texas Dirt Eaters," I love it. Shall we make t-shirts or maybe have dinners where the soil is mixed into the food? And when we are full of energy, we could start a band by that name!

Joel said...

yeah, I read and try to get that, thanks .. its fantastic

FridaWrites said...

I didn't read the last couple of comments until the blog carnival, but lmbo--I know a few people who should eat some Texas dirt. The T-shirt idea somehow reminds me of the "testical festival" T-shirts I used to see--not as bad as it sounds--it's about bulls, or former bulls.

FridaWrites said...

I misspelled testicle. Oh, I am tired.

Donimo said...

Okay, Frida..."not as weird as it sounds"? What are former bulls and why do people wear t-shirts about bull testicles?

Geeze, I need a 7-UP STAT.

FridaWrites said...

Well, it's people who work in the cattle ranching industry, when they castrate the calves every year. Long story, but I lived near a bunch of them (both cattle ranchers and calves) for a while. There's nothing like the bellowing of a cattle drive just across the road--for days. Gravy, gravy, gravy...

Have missed you and your spam posts and had to stop by for a quick review.

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