January 12, 2012

Note: During the holidays I was not feeling well at all and consequently I didn't do much beside sleep and moan when I was awake. On one of my better days I decided to do some writing. The following is that particular (or should I say peculiar?) bit of prose:

Iím not feeling very well. Iím all snotty and headachy and chilly and coughy. The silver lining is that Iím taking medication and it puts my brain in a silly place. Or, you know, sillier than usual. And hey, maybe itís not the medication because itís just over-the-counter-snot-drier-upper, maybe itís all the sweet-tarts I just ate, or maybe Iím being possessed by a very odd and nonsensical ghost, who can say for sure?

All I know is that this is whatís happening in my brain at the moment. Iím documenting it because if it IS a ghost possession I want to chronicle it so when the ghostbusters come they know exactly what they are dealing with. Iím thoughtful like that. Heaven knows those guys have had enough surprises in their career. Without further ado, here is my unfiltered medicine/ghost possession induced stream of consciousness.

Is there such a thing as too much vitamin-C? Like, at what point have I had too much. Didnít Dr. Oz do a show about this or maybe it was in one of the shows or maybe I read it in a magazine while watching Dr. Oz. All I know if I just feel really sure the good doc is involved somehow. I bet he would really like my new record player. It has a gramophone for goodness sakes! Although, you know what? I bet he wouldnít because I really doubt he and I have the same taste and thatís a shame because everyone should like gramophones.

I really like antiques. Also, I think the word antique looks really pretty written in cursive. Mostly, I just really like writing in cursive but thatís probably because people think my print is illegible. Thanks a lot public school system. Ahhhh! Alien movie on TV! Itís like the other day when I went to see Sherlock Holmes and four of the previews were for alien movies and even though I donít think Steven Spielberg is directly responsible for them, I know heís behind it. That guy really has it out for me.

I wonder if I really am possessed by a ghost? Because it seems like you wouldnít even know youíre possessed and certainly couldnít write a column while being possessed. I mean, what would a ghost care about my newsletter? It would still be cool if the ghostbusters came though because Dan Aykroyd really puts a smile on my face ... Whoa! Did I just fall asleep? Did I write this in my sleep?? I donít even know anymore.

I probably owe you guys an apology for this bit of dribble but Iím not sure because Iím still foggy from the medicine/ghost possession. Iíll re-read this when I feel better and issue an official apology then.