Sunday, September 28, 2014

When It Comes to Kleenex, I Feel Like I'm Losing My Mind

I woke up with a terribly stuffy nose this morning.  It cooled off enough this weekend to open up the windows at night, so I'm hoping I'm just suffering from allergies rather than actually sick.  That's what I keep telling myself anyways.  But that's not my point tonight.  What I'm really going on about...I can't find my freaking Kleenex!!!  Every time I come down with a bug or these darn allergies, I head to the store and buy some Kleenex.  And, because this is America, I can get 3-5 boxes for the price of one.  From there, part of one is used for the duration of the illness and then sporadically after that.  The remaining boxes are stored.  Where?  I don't have a clue?  I know for a fact that I have at least two boxes sitting in a cupboard somewhere in this house, but for the life of me, I can not find any of them.  So how do I know they are here?  Because I found the ones I couldn't find last time over summer break while looking for something else, saying to myself, "Ah!  There they are!  At least I have them for next time."  Well, it's next time, and they are NOWHERE!!  I may have to resort to paper towels if I run out before I can get to the store tomorrow.  That's hard on the nose!
It's been a few months since I've seen a movie...summer break is the worst time of the year to see them unless you're a 10 year old.  Now that fall is here, the quality of films has improved, and I've seen three over the last three weekends.
The Drop, which was James Gandolfini's last role...
but Tom Hardy was amazing in it.  It was intense, but well done.
This is Where I Leave You - a good cast and a ton of laugh out loud scenes.  The reviews were so-so, but I really enjoyed it.
Makes me wish I had a large family...and then maybe not.
A Walk Among the Tombstones - based on Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder novels, with Liam Neeson...
Holy cow!  It was suspenseful and kind of creepy.  It wasn't what I expected it to be, but it was good.


  1. I haven't been to the movies in ages...I miss Grandma J's movie reviews so thanks for posting. I have movie tickets from my bday and Xmas that I need to use.

    I hope your allergies have improved by now!!

    1. This is a good time to use those tix. Everything coming out over the next few months should be so much better than what comes out in the summer.
      They have not. I crawled into bed about 7pm and immediately got chilled. Fever? I took some aspirin and do feel better now than I did, but still really stuffy. I'm trying some essential oils for breathing right now...we shall see.

  2. I wish I had seen any of those movies besides the one I saw this weekend (The Equalizer). I love Denzel, but I should have known better.

    Close your eyes, take three deep breaths (through your mouth, obviously), and visualize where you were standing when you said, "Ah! There they are! At least I have them for next time." Or click your heals together three times and you'll be in Kansas. But seriously, sometimes that works for me when I lose something. Although it has never helped me find my mind when I lose that (regularly).

    I hope you feel better soon. XO

    1. It was a tough day today. Thankfully I was out at a meeting so spent most of it with my head on the table. It's not allergies. :(
      I had wanted to see the Denzel movie and it was on my list of "to sees", but I'm glad I chose Liam Neeson after seeing your review.

  3. I don't know. Did you try a drawer near the door you usually exit to a car. The curse of thinking logically is you can rarely remember the sequence. Next time put them in your sock drawer with the picture in mind of a red painted big toe with a runny little nose.
    The only way logic works is if you have a sock drawer, like a tool drawer, or a useless kitchen utensils drawer, or a hook for keys.
    Me if ever I win the Lotto I'll have a tool shed where there will be templates for each and every tool. Then I'll darn well know where everything is.

    Neeson since the wife died has gone to the violent dark side big time. And they are actually quite good. He lends a certain ability to act to otherwise film dialed two clicks back from the healthy blonde with big knockers in a tanktop holding a BIG gun or even two shooting them from 1000cc bikes.
    Gandolfini is not my cup of tea at all. I didn't know he died.

  4. The frustrating thing is that I have a shelf unit in the garage dedicated to paper products, so why aren't the Keleenex boxes on that shelf...I don't know. So instead, I stopped off at the store this afternoon after work to buy more drugs and bought another 4 boxes of tissues. They are just sitting out on the kitchen counter right now, but I think my plan will be to put them on the paper product
    I did like Gandolfini in the Sopranos, but I like anything with mobsters. He was in a movie last year with Julia Louise Dreyfuss (from Seinfeld) called "Enough said. It was a darling movie and he played a nice, endearing character, which was pretty out of character for him.
    As for Neeson, I like him. I've liked most things with him in it. I saw a film earlier this year with him, "Called Non Stop". It was a typical action thriller, but he does bring a bit of class o

    1. Oh, and I like the tool outline in the storage ares. Everything having a rightful place, would make things easier to find, that's for sure.

  5. lol.. i hope you find them.. paper towels are no good for the nose

    1. Nope, haven't found them yet, but I did put the new ones in the upstairs linen cupboard. So maybe you all cal remind me the next time. ;)

    2. How are things going. Long distance hugs anyway.

    3. Ah, thanks for asking...I've been better. I lost my voice yesterday which makes being sick while working tougher. I have 24 parent/teacher conferences between tomorrow afternoon and Friday afternoon. Those will be tough without a voice. :)
      I did sleep through the night, with drugs, last night so that's an improvement!
      Really, it's just a bad cold, and I'm sure I'll be fine in a few days.
      Aren't you glad you asked?!?! ;)

    4. Hmm, that might've been why you were tired the day you were arranging the PT meetings. It can take a fortnight to incubate.
      Did you visit a doctor.
      And no, sometimes a bit of honest sympathy is good when ill, so tell away.

    5. :)
      Could be. One of my students has come to school almost every day so far this year stuffy and snotty and BLECH! I wash my hands tons each day, but I still feel germy when I get too close to him.
      No, not the doctor. They'll just give me antibiotics and that won't do anything for a head cold. If it gets worse or goes into my chest I'll head over. The drugs were a swig of NyQuil Severe, which is like being hit over the head with a tequila bottle after taking a shot. It knocks me out!
      I will try and take the dog out for a short walk tomorrow morning as I am feeling a bit better tonight. That feeling of lethargy gets on my nerves after awhile, so I'll at least try.