My Favorite Four-Letter Word
by William Jackson on 2005-04-15
This morning I reminded myself what it feels like to turn off my alarmand get back in bed. Then I reminded myself what it feels like to joltout of bed two hours later with a sick sensation in my gut. Then Ireminded myself what it feels like to call my supervisor to tell her Iwould be late to work. Then I reminded myself what it feels like to rushto work without taking a shower.
Resplendent; aghast; abashed; icky.
Today I feel icky. I didnʼt take a shower, therefore I didnʼt wash myhair, and it looks and feels icky. I went to bed without taking off myLivestrong bracelet, and Iʼm still wearing it. Thatʼs just icky. I woresandals 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, Iwanted to get my hair cut after that, but itʼs not clean so those plansare out the window.
I hate feeling icky.