Tuesday, January 15, 2008

things to do in Calgary when Nigel's dead

I went to work yesterday and lasted three hours. But I got some crucial items looked after and then I actually had a pretty good evening and was thinking that I had turned the corner but today I'm not so sure. I guess I'm still up and down. I am going back to the doctor tomorrow though, and that always makes me feel better. It's sort of a reverse white-coat syndrome, I guess.

There are so many things that I have been putting off on account of Nigel, and since I didn't
have a chance to indulge in as many end of the year lists as I wanted, here's what I plan to do when I am myself again:

1. Make those year end cds I've promised you. They were supposed to be a New Year's thing, and now I see I have even missed Eastern Orthodox New Years. Maybe I'll try for Chinese New Years instead. Gung Hey Fat Choy!

In case you missed out on the initial offer, it's not too late to get in on the action. I am mixing some cds of a zombie's year in music, available to anybody who asks. Just give me a shout and if I don't already have a mailing address for you, shoot me an email. At the rate I am going, these may not be made till Ground Hog Day, but we will get there.

2. Shave my legs.

3. Replace that storm window which blew off and smashed in the windstorm last night. That was fun picking shards of glass out of the snowbank this morning. (Nigel was rubbing his hands together in glee) Pffftt, "storm window" my ass!

4. Recycle those 500 pounds of newspapers which have piled up. Thank god they weren't the pre-Christmas ones with the 75 flyers in each paper.

5. Get my hair dyed so that I don't get asked if I want the senior's discount.

6. Replace the lamp over the dining room table which threatened to come crashing down on our heads New Years Eve, and is now being held in place by four rivets and a bundle of wire.

7. Find an electrician who can replace above death trap lamp.

8. Figure out where and when I will see Radiohead either this spring or late summer/early fall. I swear on Nigel's soon to be dug grave that this will happen.

9. Plan a family trip to California for spring break to make up for the shitty Christmas I put them through.

10. Decide whether or not to start drinking coffee again.

What have you been putting off for a sunnier day?


Allison said...

I'm glad you're feeling a bit more mobile!

That is some list, please do consult an electrician on the lamp issue. Sounds tricky.

I hope you get to see Radiohead!! I was going to go see them in London, but I couldn't afford the ticket price, not on a student budget.

Where in California are you thinking? Its cheaper for me to fly to visit the relatives in Cali than me to go home. Bummer.

I hope Nigel can be put down soon enough and you can get your list done!

Evelyne said...

I didn't read your previous entry before reading this one: Who's Nigel? Certainly not the guy teaching my Hydrology class, who is also named Nigel... Now, everything is clear.

And an electrician is indeed a good idea... you might have to find another name for another injury otherwise, but I hope that you won't need to.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Al, I even let Eva take me to Starbucks after school today where I had the first caffeine in 3 weeks (and saw the shocking sight of In Rainbows being sold - Thom will have a fit when he finds out.)
I've heard the Radiohead tickets are much pricier than in the past. I guess the boys are all getting their kids' university funds started now.
We're thinking San Diego and San Francisco the last week of March. Any chance that you'll be heading there at that time?

I hope I didn't startle you with my references to killing Nigel then, Evelyne.
Yes, an electrician is certainly called for in this situation, as I don't need to be naming any more injuries. It's already getting crowded in here.

Anonymous said...

I think Nigel's jealous of Thom...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You may well be right, Gifted Typist, and if that bastard tries to harm a single ginger hair on Thom's little head ...

Anonymous said...

Now I've got the whole Nigel, bad back, Spinal Tap thing rolling around in my head and I'm laughing at your pain, BB. Laughing!
I think that 's Beckeye's fault for mentioning Nigel and 11.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Well what good is pain if you can't laugh at it, Gifted Typist? Especially other people's.
I could smack Beckeye though, because now I can't stop thinking about Spinal Tap. I think I need to rent it this weekend.

mellowlee said...

Hmmm maybe you should wait to recycle those newspapers....sounds pretty heavy...you don't want to bring Nigel back from the dead!!

Omygod, I feel like hell..flu or something, but I'm going back to bed. I'm glad to hear your back is better *HUG*

Anonymous said...

yeah, applause, DEEP BOW to the bravest zombie for bearing through the pain - squeeze those undead brass ones! Now take a couple more days off. :)

I so dislike shaving my legs. I have yet to find a razor that didn't take chunks out of my skin... it's like hmm... blood and scabs or hairy legs... what kind of choice is that?

For real - I don't know Spinal Tap. GOB still thinks I'm an alien.

BeckEye said...

I'd like to request that my CD only contains songs from bands who have at least one member named Nigel.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'll go one further, Mel, I'll get the resident offspring to so the paper recycling. And the snow shovelling for the rest of the winter. Yeah.
Feel better, you poor thing!

No contest there, Michelle, furry legs would win every time.
Poor long suffering GOB, living with alien who is unfamiliar with Spinal Tap. Tis quite brilliant really, you must watch it sometime.

We'll see what we can do, Beckeye, and if we can't fulfull that mandate, we'll just use bands whose members have pets named Nigel - they all sound the same at 11 anyway.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm only making plans for Nigel at this point.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I hope those plans include murder and mayhem, Dr M, it's the only thing he understands.