Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Statistically the most depressing day


Yesterday was statistically the most depressing day.


I woke up early as usual and turned on the television. The BBC News presenter joyfully told the world that it was going to be the most depressing day. I stopped half way to the bathroom and got back into bed.


It was a wonderful day! I called work at 8am and told Bimbo to let Gay Boss know that I had a viral stomach bug and I wouldn't be in.


I leisurely ate breakfast in my pajamas while I absently watched reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond and Just Shoot Me on Channel 4. I had a heavenly long shower and sang the entire Mariah Carey No. 1s album. (I love singing in the shower... My voice doesn't sound as bad with an echo!)


Since Solicitor was at work I took the opportunity to spend the day grooming myself. I finally used the manicure set that I've had for three years, I applied a soothing face mask and hot oil in my hair. I ran myself a lovely scented bath and drank cool glasses of white wine.


I spent the rest of the day preparing a wonderful evening meal. Solicitor was really impressed when he came home. I'd battered king prawns and made a Thai chilli sauce to go with them for starters. I made a Thai-style stuffed chicken breasts with coconut rice and vegetables as a main dish. For dessert I made cinnamon biscuits and homemade whiskey ice-cream. I can honestly say that it was perfectly cooked!


After yesterday I'm seriously considering becoming a housewife.


I completely forgot that I was supposed to be ill and I came in bright and early this morning in a wonderful mood. I bumped into Gay Boss outside Admin and he enquired after my health;


"How are you feeling Elise?"


"Wonderful! Why?" Oh Crap! "I mean... I'm feeling better. Much better"


"You look good...?"


"Yeah it must be all of that... um.. puking. Yeah it does wonders. Detoxes the body..."


I think he believes me. Good save huh?

26 comments:

Ruby said...

lucky you! my boss would never believe me if i pulled a stunt like that:) it might have something to do with the fact that i'm a really crap liar.

MizMell said...

Thank goodness, we never outgrow playing hooky. Sounds like time well spent.

Grilled Pizza said...

I want a day like that :0(
I want the recipes too! That meal sounds divine!

Michelle Hix said...

Great cure for the depressing day. You dinner sounds amazing!

hayley-emsley said...

Wow, budding cook and housewife alert!!!

That meal sounded delicious!! I bet he loved it!! The day sounded amazing and relaxing...i think i am due a sick day soon!! hehe

Hayley

Slyde said...

thank god that my boss is cool enough that he's ok with the fact that i use my sick days as extra vacation days :)

i am the diva said...

your day didn't sound depressing at all! good on ya.

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C.Rag said...

I love days like that. I hate that this work thing has to get in the way.

B.E. Earl said...

Nice save!

Although I never really believed any of my people when they called in sick. Especially since I knew that most of them thought it a waste to spend a day home sick. They would rather come to work sick and make the rest of us miserable.

Pixie said...

8.30 BBC 2 Master Chef!!!!

Now you have made me hungry. I am doing stuffed mushrooms - not as exciting I'm afraid and the mood I am in I could quite happily stuff them down his throat x

moooooog35 said...

Man..I'm starving now.

..this Cup-A-Soup didn't cut it for me.

...although I DID make it myself.

..you know..

..by pouring water in the cup.

Dammit.

Please send food.

Thanks in advance.

Kitty said...

Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do ;-) x

bRaT said...

I heard that on the news too... but I didn't have a choice about going to college... I had a great day :)

I wonder how they calculate how depressing a day is... hm...

lotus07 said...

When I was younger...I used to always have perfect attendance at work. Now that I am older and wiser, I have come to realize the 'value' of a mental health day.

Malach the Merciless said...

Liar, Liar pants on fire

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

I was having a great day UNTIL, someone TOLD me it was the statistically most depressing day and that made me depressed.

Cocaine Princess said...

I love the show JUST SHOOT ME. I love Nina's character. Have the seen the episode when Maya plans a Murder Mystery party?

We all have days when we feel the way you did today. Sometimes we just need to chill and relax at home. Although shopping works too!

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

Clueless Cat said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day!! :) And your cooking skills sound amazing...!

sweetass RSA said...

housewife... yeah right...LOL... glad you are feeling better after your "sick" day!

KaB said...

Dang girl...I'm jealous! That sounds like utter bliss!

The din-dins sounds superb!

Sounds like a great way to spend a *ahem* sick day in bed!

Bridget said...

Wonderful save! Although he doesn't believe you.

WARNING: Do NOT become a housewife. You will end up bored and sleeping with all sorts of handy-men!

Juliana RW said...

hihihi...lucky u :D

Lopz said...

Damn, I wish I'd known about the depressing day statistics, I could have done with a day at home moping about my misfortunes! You did a fantastic job of proving the stats wrong ;-)

Kathleen Mortensen said...

Ah! Now there's the difference between you and Bridget Jones -- she can't cook.
Yes. You certainly pulled your arse out of the fire on that one!
Did Solicitor know you were home all day?
Recipe for whisky ice cream please. I loooove whisky!
Kat
(I'll trade you mine for whisky cake).

astrogalaxy said...

King prawns with Thai chilli sauce... Drooling...
Thai-style stuffed chicken breasts with coconut rice.. Drooling unstopable...
Cinnamon biscuits... ... ...
If I have all this food, it would be the MOST FULLFILLED DAy.
I can't type any more, got to go find some FOOD now.
Yum Yum Yummy !!!