Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I've got a cold.

After working a couple of 5 and 6-day weeks, I am totally worn out and not surprisingly, I've got a cold.

I'm sure most of you are wondering what's so special about working a 5-day week. Well, in my line of work, it's totally exhausting: learning new vocabulary, reviewing power-points, dealing with Blackberry buzz through the headphones and documents read at top speed when they forgot to give a copy to the interpreters. Not to mention, often going to places you've never been to and making sure you get there a half-hour early despite the freezing rain and the accidents on the highway.

Please let me vent. I've got a cold and I feel miserable.

I'm also getting to "that time of month", which means that I feel bloated and depressed. It's so much easier being a man. You don't have to go through a monthly physical and mental trough and you lose weight just by walking a couple of steps more and eating a couple of bites less.

Let me tell you a funny story:

A few years ago, I decided to try hypnosis to lose some weight. I paid out the big bucks (so much I'd rather not mention) for a six-month programme and went faithfully for about four months. Why did I stop? Well, first there was the male counsellor who had done the programme himself and told me how easy it would be to lose the weight. Whenever I hear a man say that his weight loss was easy, I'm already doubting the programme's efficacy for me. Sorry guys, but it's a fact: men can lose weight much more quickly and easily than women. It's not your fault, I'm just horribly jealous. (Short digression: I also did a weight-loss programme that involved drinking two shakes a day and eating one real meal. Did it with my hubby who quickly overtook me in the weight loss and went on to lose considerably more than I did. Of course, we both gained the weight back and then some.)

The other reason I dropped the hypnosis was bad grammar. Yes, bad grammar. The programme involved listening to tapes that were full of grammatical errors. Anyone who tells me to "lay" down and relax can expect a punch in the face. Relaxation my foot!

Clearly, I'm not in a great mood tonight. Sorry, friends. I'm sure that within a few days, I'll be feeling much better.

Be well and happy Passover and Easter to you all!


  1. You can blame your mood on your cold, I'm blaming mine on lack of sleep. (see recent post)

    I think that Paul McKenna has CD's you can listen too as well, have you tried those? Any feedback?

  2. Hi Scale Junkie,

    Thanks for stopping by!

    I used to listen to the one McKenna CD I have every day, but that has sort of fallen by the wayside. I pretty much know it by heart and I'm a person who really needs variety, Maybe it's just an excuse, but that's the way I am.

    I do appreciate your suggestion though and might try it again tomorrow.