Thursday, October 11, 2007

It's Aliiiive!

Well, mostly.

I'm eating solid food ( I had my first real meal Tuesday night), and I can get up and move around without falling down. I lost a total of three pounds, and can you believe it? Just living on chicken broth, rice, Gatorade and Ensure, I managed to gain back a pound already. I apparently had some kind of food poisoning. Which is a shame because I think it came from one of my favourite restaurants. Yech.

At any rate, I am alive, and we all seem fine here.

I do need to acknowledge another award I got, again from Rotten Correspondent. I love her, but somehow I'm just going to have to design my own damn award so I can get around to giving her one.

RC thinks I'm Intellectually Stimulating. I'm not sure what this says about what she does in her spare time if she thinks I tickle her grey matter, but, hey, to each their own, and I get another shiny piece of stuff for my sidebar. Here is the award:

And here is the nice thing she said:
Jen has given me a real education of radio production, song lyrics and the healing properties of Duke's Mayonnaise. She also provides a fresh look at Life In The South, which I've been too close to to really appreciate.
Duke's is an elixir, just not when you have food poisoning. Remember that, kids.

Tomorrow, we will have a Friday Five, and then I need to get caught up on all your blogs, and the happenings around here, plus I've got some writing to do!


bellevelma said...

I'm glad you are feeling better! Food poisoning is the pits. Even Dukes won't do much for that.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Yay. Glad you're feeing better.
Now I have to ask...what is Gatorade?

Some kind of fizzy pop I assume but I can't imagine what flavour it might be??

Jen said...

Gatorade is a sports drink developed at the University of Florida (mascot: Gators). The ingredients are fairly benign, but include sodium and potassium. It's designed to help get your electrolytes back up if you've been exercising strenuously. Normally, I hate it. But it's one of the few things I can keep down when really ill. Only the orange flavour, though.

auntie barbie said...

So glad your feeling better. I was getting worried about you. Keep up the Gatorade and chicken soup.

Mya said...

Hooray, Jen is back in the land of the blogging! Food poisoning AND morning sickness? That's a nasty double whammy. Keep putting that weight back on.

Mya x

Robot Lord of Tokyo said...

Maple Syrup Gatorade FTW!

Dumdad said...

Glad you're feeling better.

Congrats on cool award.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I'm so glad you're back in the land of the living. Food poisoning is the worst.

And thanks for the Gatorade history lesson. I honestly didn't know the backstory.

Congrats on the award. Deserved as always.

Dad said...

What your auntie barbie said.

Willowtree said...

It's surprising that more people don't come down with food poisoning given all the meals we eat out.

I knew about Gatorade, in fact without reading the link, I know they did it by analysing sweat, but then I spent some time in Orlando.

my two cents said...

So glad you are feeling better!!