Friday, November 21, 2008

Flamingo Friday...and just for the record~~I hate feeling like crap!!

Okay....so it's "Evening #2" of not feeling very well....I decided against taking a picture to document this, because, really....it's almost too pretty for words. The best part is the tissue hanging from my nose....because...well....it's just easier. 'nuf said.
So...if I were one of those "when in Rome...." kind of people, I would have worn a mask today and would be wearing one until this whatever has passed. (Actually, I had one in my bag, but it's hard to teach while wearing one.)
"A mask?", you ask. "Like Cinderella or Bat Man?"
No...no...no...silly reader. Here in Japan, when one is sick or has allergies, one usually will wear this kind of mask when one goes outside....

It took me awhile to get used to all the masks, and yet...really...what a great idea! How many times have you been standing somewhere....and the person in front of you or behind you or somewhere within a 2 foot radius of you sneezes or coughs in your general direction? Yeah...if that person puts their hand over their mouth, that takes most of the hit, but.....the germs....the GERMS....THE GERMS that are sailing in the air, their little radars locked on you...oh, sure, some of them will fail in their mission to attack, but....there's always the threat that one or two little ones will make landing.
And then....days...maybe even hours later....you sneeze...or you cough.
Damn.
Ergo, to protect others around you or even to protect yourself, especially during the cold and flu season, you will find people here wearing masks.
(Too fun...I actually used "ergo" in an actual sentence and I wasn't even trying to do that!! Cool.)
Yes....I have a few masks. But...as most are just the basic white, surgical-looking ones....I'm thinking that tomorrow I will try to find some Hello Kitty ones.
Honey....if I'm going to wear one, I'm going to look, or try to look cute.
Or...what the heck...I may just add a little something to the ones I have.....like I did for this girl.


And...to keep in the theme of things.....Issei and Mommy got a little creative this evening....

Flamingo Friday




And because I have that whole "feeling like crap" thing going on....I needed a bit of candy, of the eye kind to help me feel a little better......aaaahhh......

....yeah...it might be working.
Except....I was going to write something on the picture like,
"Ooh...Nick....CSI-me, baby."

And then I got to thinking......well....that would be kind of gross...
I'd have to be dead for him to "CSI me"....eww.

Meds kicked in....time for bed.

Buy a mask and stay healthy....or just confuse/scare the people who meet you on the street...either way, a mask is good...and kind of fun.

**Again...Google images except for the flamingo one!




9 comments:

Ginaagain said...

Oh Debbie, I'm sorry you are feeling so awful! Masks are a great idea.. our local hospital and quite a few doctor's offices have mask dispensers in their lobbies and wearing them is becoming more commonplace in those areas. Our grocery stores are also starting to have dispensers for wipes to sanitize the cart handles before you touch them. Take care of yourself and get some rest this weekend. Hopefully it will be a short-lived cold.

Nancy said...

=( So sorry you still are feeling like crapola!

Hey, I like the mask idea ... I should do there here. Especially when flying and breathing all the recycled germs. Every time I fly I get sick a week later.

Feel better, rest the weekend away.

Louise said...

I am just now returning your favor of visiting me a week ago. I think I'll be back! I love your writing style, and the mask on the flamingo is just too hilarious!

I hope you're feeling better soon. We've had it in our house for a LOOONNNGG time. I'm on the mend, but it's slow. Hope yours is fast!

smalltownmom said...

I hope you're feeling better soon!

Susan said...

I hope you get to feeling better, soon!
Susan
P.S. Nick is sooooooooooo hot!!

ms-teacher said...

I hope that you feel better soon. Having a cold seriously sucks. I do think you would look quite cute in the Hello Kitty face masks. Do you think they make flamingo face masks?

Anyway, get better soon!

Grandy said...

Sorry you're feeling crappy. I didn't think about hello kitty masks. Maybe just buy markers and draw a flamingo on it. :)

phd in yogurtry said...

sorry you've been sick : ( if you're like me, these kinds of upper respiratory viruses have a half life of forever. feel better soon.

and yes, those mask things are a great idea. can't see it happening here, tho.

Janet said...

How disconcerting to see Nick shirtless!!! And I, of course, think you should draw a big bloody smile on one of those plain facemasks ... let's put a smile on that face!