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I’m sick


Not mentally. I’m actually physically sick. My eyes are watery, my nose is runny, and my outlook on life is negative. That’s how I know. I turn into a pessimist when I’m sick.  I also crave the Beatles. And Audrey Hepburn. So I’m a pessimistic, Beatle- enthused, Audrey Hepburn watching girl with bleary, teary eyes and a nose that would give Rudolph a run for his money when it comes to redness.

Lately, I’ve had another interest related to being sick: watching all my favorite movies…in Spanish. I do actually know Spanish, or at least an elementary amount. I studied it for one year in middle school and two in high school. But the whole idea of watching films in Spanish never occurred to me until my mother brought me the Spanish version of Lilo and Stitch . Now I love it! My favorites are Toy Story 3, The Princess Bride, and The Phantom of the Opera.

It strikes me as funny to watch a movie I know and love in another language. It’s not that Spanish is a particularly funny language. At least, I didn’t find it funny when I was studying past participles.  But hearing Gandalf speaking with an unfamiliar accent or watching Wesley’s mouth move out of sync with his dialogue somehow seems like first-rate comedy to my cold med affected mind.

I’m not alone in my strangeness. Everyone in my family has their own little quirky thing they do when they’re sick. My mother watches Civil War flicks ranging from Gettysburg to Gone With the Wind (she was born in Georgia, which might explain it…). My youngest sister needs cuddle time, soup, and about 25 stuffed animals. My middle sister watches Hallmark movies while eating Top Ramen. My daddy takes long naps in his comfy chair and puts warm rice bags over his eyes.

I have no idea where this comes from. Do you have any odd habits when you’re sick?

Got to run! I hate everyone, “Hey Jude” is playing on my Pandora account, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s is in my DVD player set to Spanish audio.