My Favorite Four-Letter Word

2005-04-15 04:14:00 +0000

This morning I reminded myself what it feels like to turn off my alarm and get back in bed. Then I reminded myself what it feels like to jolt out of bed two hours later with a sick sensation in my gut. Then I reminded myself what it feels like to call my supervisor to tell her I would be late to work. Then I reminded myself what it feels like to rush to work without taking a shower.

Resplendent; aghast; abashed; icky.

Today I feel icky. I didnʼt take a shower, therefore I didnʼt wash my hair, and it looks and feels icky. I went to bed without taking off my Livestrong bracelet, and Iʼm still wearing it. Thatʼs just icky. I wore sandals to save time, and my feet feel icky.

In my dream this morning I kept a crab in my pocket.

Iʼm icky at work. Iʼll probably go to Friday Forum feeling icky, I wanted to get my hair cut after that, but itʼs not clean so those plans are out the window.

I hate feeling icky.