The Girl Geek

In my humble geek opinion, House and the man behind the misanthrope have both been collectively shut out this year at the Emmys. I fully expected watching the show and seeing Hugh Laurie take Lead Actor and House take Best Drama. Although I only learned of the awesomeness that is House half-way through the second season, I’ve adopted it as my own. That being said, I’m proud of the genius writers, directors, crew, cast, and House himself. I’m proud of all the wins they had at the Creative Emmys, SAG awards, and Golden Globes this past year, and all the ones previous. However, I’m sad that they can’t seem to get a break in the big time. It’s hard watching some sub-par shows get all the attention while the true masterpieces (including House) are overlooked.

I’m not mad because the Sopranos got their final win. That really didn’t matter because they’re done. They ran out their season, and although I’m just now catching the cut down episodes on A&E, I believe that they deserved to win. That being said, why the hell would they give the win to James Spader? Give it to James Gandolfini. Give it to Hugh Laurie. Give it to the other nominees. I hate James Spader the actor. Maybe because of what he did to Duckie and Andie in Pretty in Pink.

Either way, I’m still going to be watching the season premiere intently on 9/25, and taping the subsequent episodes while I’m at school. Then watching them as soon as I get home.


{September 15, 2007}   I hate antihistamines.

I have “allergies” and also chronic sinus infections. My doctor assumes B is caused by A, but that’s besides the point. The point is I always get them, and no matter how many antibiotics my doctors prescribes, it goes away on its own. Now, the past couple of days, I have been starting to get a sore throat due to sinus drainage. This is almost expected when the seasons change. This morning I woke up at 8, and because I have a festival to go to at noon, I decided to self-medicate. The usual Claritin, Chloroseptic lozenges, and Sinus medicine. Well, I didn’t pay attention to the box of the last one. I was only worried about it containing Psuedoephedrine HCl, as the other new stuff doesn’t work at all. So, I took whatever I found, and didn’t think about it.

Until about 20 minutes later, I became insanely tired. In fact, I haven’t got out of the bed once since about 8:30. It’s 10:30, for all who care. I re-read the medicines I took, worried that they had some drug interaction or something, and then I noticed it: Antihistamine. I dosed myself up with Sinus & Allergy medicine. So, now, I am on an antihistamine high. Which has completely shut down my ability to function. I am lucky that I can even type this or make it seem concise. My head is almost completely disconnected from my body. The good things are that I can breathe through my nose, my ear doesn’t feel so stuffy, and my throat stopped hurting. Except I am as high as a kite and look like I drunk a twelve pack in an hour.

And I’m supposed to drive a good fifteen minutes to help paint faces on children. An F-bomb would be appropriate here. Luckily, I’m volunteering, but I’m afraid to call because I don’t know how effed up I sound right now. It’s not as if I am the only volunteer for it today, but I still feel bad. Maybe I’ll make it up tomorrow, but right now, all I can think about is sleep.

et cetera