Forgive the babble...
As you scroll down through the hotties I've posted today you may notice a theme... they all play/played doctors on TV. Now let me explain why by giving you a quick recap of my holidays. When I flew home to Las Vegas from Boston last month I started to get sick just before catching my plane. By the time I got home I had the plague--complete with nonstop runny nose, headaches, body aches, and general misery. After about five days of solid recuperation (read: sleep, sleep, sleep) I was feeling much better. I was even starting to get excited about travelling to Wisconsin for Christmas and then to Houston for a wedding. (Okay, not really. The last time I was in Wisconsin I had gotten sick, but as I was fully recovered I was at least not dreading the trip).
So, I finish my Christmas shopping, pack everything up, and head to Wisconsin. Via a three hour layover in Houston, but I'm trying to stay positive. Christmas in Wisconsin was fun because I got to see my two year old cousin for the first time. (Hi, Elizabeth!) Then my parents and I drove to Minneapolis to wait for our flight to Houston. And to visit the Mall of America. (For the uninitiated, the Mall of America is like the biggest mall in the world.) That night I started feeling tired and achy. But I persevered, catching our flight to Houston the next day and even making it through the rehearsal dinner with the wedding party.
By the next morning I felt like garbage. Achy. Tired. Nauseous. Generally, like a piece of $h!t. I managed to make it through the wedding but had to skip the reception. Now, back home in Vegas, I'm on antibiotics and antihistimines and still generally miserable. Is this just bad luck? Stress? Rushing to get all the last-minute holidays jobs done? I don't know, but I think I've had my fill of sick for the year and the year is only 3 days old. So... as you can see I could use some healing hand right now. Even fictional ones. (And for anyone hiding under some moss-covered rock for the past two decades, the TV docs are, from top to bottom, George Clooney as Dr. Doug Ross on ER, Julian McMahon as Dr. Christian Troy on Nip/Tuck, and Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy.)