Friday, December 5, 2008

Ahh... Ahhh ... Ahhchoo!

I've been sick.

How sick?

Night before last I downed a hearty shot of that medical elixir that Denis Leary so correctly described as Green Effin Death flavor -- NyQuil. I then sat down on the couch and fell flat asleep -- during the Victoria Secrets fashion show, I might add.

Not that halfway nodding off, head bobbing like a dingy at sea kind of sleep, but the chin on chest slobber dripping kind of comatose sleep usually reserved for the tequila and Jaegermeister abusers of the world.

Did I mention that my slumber occurred while a parade of scantily clad women were traipsing across my crystal clear hi-def big screen?


Generally speaking, that sort of thing is something I can stay up for. (Pun somewhat intended)

If that is not evidence enough of my illness, I offer further proof. I was supposed to go hunting this evening, but I am forgoing my pursuit of filling the freezer with Bambi's kinfolk in lieu of staying home to rest. My guess is that this is the result of an evil conspiracy from PETA. They probably have secret agents working out in the field to breathe germs upon suspected hunters and meat eaters just to keep them indoors just as the rut is starting.

Or maybe that is simply the NyQuil talking.

Either way, I've rattled on long enough on here when I would have preferred to do my rattling out in the wilds in pursuit of a big whitetail buck. Pheasant season starts here tomorrow as well, but I won't be making it out for that either.

I know some of you are going to comment and say, "Travis, if you ate some lettuce or other veggies you probably wouldn't be sick."

To y'all I say, "I drank something green. Isn't that good enough?"

38 comments:

Melanie Avila said...

Aww, feel better Travis! And nice attempt on ingesting something green!

Bina said...

Ah Ha Ha!!! Yea, that stuff if the nastiest freaking crap, EVER!!! But damn, it sure works good, huh? And you would think, with todays' technology, they could put some kind of decent flavor in it, right??

Kristen Painter said...

Drinking something green doesn't qualify as a veg. Suck it up and eat something healthy. And feel better. ;o)

camikaos said...

He also said: I'm high as a kite and my teeth are green, merry f@&%*n Christmas.

That man has style and Nyquil will put you down.

Patti said...

ill never chastise you about eating your veggies, after all i eat candy like veggies...all the colors f the rainbow.

and nice...slipping in teh peen joke.

Rocketstar said...

I hear ya. It sucks

Charles Gramlich said...

Hope you feel well enough to shoot things soon. ;)

Crystal Phares said...

Feel better soon!

gigihawaii said...

My brother shot venison on Molokai once. He barbecued the meat. Can't say I enjoyed it. Strange flavor!

Hope you get well soon!

preTzel said...

So it is YOUR fault that I am sick! Damn you Travis. I feel like I have a brick sitting in my throat and each time I swallow it is as if someone shattered glass and made me mix it with my spittle and swallow it. The strep test came back negative but the doc says this is going around. "But it doesn't get much worse until the 7th or 10th day." Nice!

Hope you're feeling better Travis. :D

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL on the Nyquil description. I must be allergic to it. Took a shot a few years ago when I had the crud, and woke up AFTER I fell down outside on the patio the next MORNING. Still got a bum ankle from that magic elixer. eww.

I know you're sick if you missed the V.S. show AND the hunt! Get well soon. DH (deer hunter) texted to say he got a 10-point somewhere in Texas yesterday. How's that for marital communications? :)

Janet said...

To y'all I say, "I drank something green. Isn't that good enough?"

Apparently not.

lyzzydee said...

Poor you, that stuff must be potent!! Do you have night nurse? I think that may be our equivalent!!

Chris Eldin said...

Hope you're feeling better soon, but sounds like you have some nice trappings to entice you to stay sick longer..
;-)

alex keto said...

I prescribe a whole plate of steaming Brussel sprouts cooked down until they are gray, not green.

Not sure it will help, but the idea of getting you to eat them appeals to me.

Poetry Sue said...

Dayquil offers all the great cough supressing powers of nyquil without the coma... its my elixir of life during the flu season

Annie said...

Men - massive eye roll here

Eat some raw garlic. It works. Ask my Beloved :)

And, it isn't green :)

Georgie B said...

Hope you feel better soon.

In any event, always be careful when around the family.

I've found that when I become ill, I'm agreeable to anything.

Great way to go broke.

yellowdog granny said...

I'll feel sorry for you when you have been coughing and gagging for 12 weeks..which is today for me...jeez, don't even wan to know what this would be like if I was a smoker..

Josh said...

Big N, small y, big freaking Q!!!

Leary is freaking funny, hope you get feeling better man.

Barbara Martin said...

Travis, NyQuil is like poison. Hope you don't have any history of high blood pressure or kidney ailments.

Hot lemon and ginger tea and lots of REST.

Angie said...

LOL! At least being sick hasn't killed your funny. :D

Hang in there and feel better, hon. There'll be more game in the woods next week. {{}}

Angie

niar said...

hi Travis, I hope you can better soon. keep your body and mind well. May God always save you

Anndi said...

Is it any consolation that I managed to watch it? Can you live vicariously through me?

Sorry about the germies, they're mean this winter.

Scott Lessard said...

I can't imagine being too sick to either watch those pretty ladies or those pretty does.

Doesn't compute for me.

Feel better soon.

SL

Chris Bowers said...

I kinda like NyQuil.

Junosmom said...

Ick - lettuce in a bottle. That's how they make that stuff, don'cha know? It's fermented lettuce juice. It'll probably set you back weeks now from your hunting. Make you sick to even think of lettuce. Oh, that's right, you already had that "problem". Perhaps the illness was a way of your conscience telling you something. I'll leave it to you to figure out what.

Junosmom said...

PS I hope you feel better soon.

Vodka Mom said...

I drank something with green IN it...and in the end has the same result. Sweet slumber.

hope you're feeling better. :-(

Clare2e said...

Take Care. I believe they sell chilled NyQuil shots to college kids, but failing the VS and deer hunt tests? diagnosis: death's door.

Cloudia said...

Sorry if you caught it from ME ;->
Do feel better!
In Jamaica, the straightest arrows will go "green" by drinking ganja tea ("green tea") when sick . . . . .
another quarter heard from; Aloha-

Lana Gramlich said...

Eep! Feel better! Personally I don't mind NyQuil. At least it knocks me out!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Feel better. I have something evil lurking in my throat and chest, too. But the mighty green stuff won't stay down.

Twisted Lisa said...

YEAH!!!! Mr. Twisted was so bummed out about the Alabama game he forgot the fashion show was on!!!!

spyscribbler said...

Didn't you know? Jagermeister makes awesome cold medicine. Seriously. Keep it in the freezer. :-)

I hope you feel better soon!

PS: They have a cherry version.

Terri Tiffany said...

Hope you are feeling TONS better today!!

Marla said...

Awe, I hope you are feeling better soon. At least there was something fun for you to watch.;)

SUV Mama said...

LOL! Liquid Chlorophyll is green, and it's good for you, and you can drink it and then you aren't technically eating vegetables but getting a lot of the benefits of it...

And I agree with the above comments. Denis Leary is just- well- classy. LOL!