Tuesday, June 14, 2005

How Vicodin can make the world a better place

So today was one of those days...

the AC went out officially, on the hottest day of the year so far....it's ok, though, because the not-so-nice (read cast-iron-bitch) at the heating/cooling place said she would send someone next Thursday. Like we all won't be dead by next Thursday. When she asked what was wrong, I said it sounded like Marine One was landing on the roof. She said, "So it's still working but it has a noise?" OK, dumb ass.

I cracked the screen of my laptop--again...

I missed my cooking class because of a run to the hospital emergency room. Derek's weight bar has seen more action today than it has in years...when it landed on his big toe, crushing it and making it bleed like a stuck pig. It's OK though, because the ER staff thought they were the Alexandria, VA version of Scrubs. One doctor/nurse was funnier than the next. I had to laugh when the doctor told me to screw off when I said that D's pain couldn't match childbirth.

E peeded on me in the ER--twice. When Derek asked if I wanted to take him out to the car to change him, I said, "Why? He managed to keep his diaper clean by peeing out the crack."

Four hours later...

But there is a silver lining to this cloud. The doctor took me up on my suggestion that Derek get a tetanus shot and I convinced Derek to give me half of his bottle of Vicodin for my trouble. OK, I actually held up the script in front of his face and refused to get it filled at CVS until he promised to send half the bottle over to my side of the bridge. I think it'll all be alright.

2 comments:

nancy said...

If you want to have a little fun you should push the drug. It appears to bring grown men to a more "in-touch-with-their-emotional-side"...my husband had shoulder surgery twice (he refused vicodin the second time - such the party pooper :))

Kristen said...

Nancy--he really won't take it since he can't have gin and tonic with it. Talk about being a baby. Although this sounds intriguing...