I'm not feeling terrible, but I can't go very long without having to make a very quick trip to the bathroom. A trip to the gym devolved into a trip to the grocery store to get Pepto Bismol, and that was truncated by me having to get the hell out of there and get home to my bathroom really quickly. I don't know what's up, but I hope it passes by tomorrow, when I have to wait tables. I haven't called in sick in five years, but tomorrow might be the first time. I just can't do it in this state.
My snow day, then, was just sitting around, watching movies and surfing the internet, doing a bit of grading and writing as well.
In the mid-nineties, when I first started discovering music, I went on a big kick for female rock artists. The first one I really had a crush on was Lisa Loeb. I think it was her geekiness, and her seeming approachability, that really got me. Even now, check out video below, made just a few nights ago on Conan. It's not only the glasses. Check out what she's wearing! So not a rockstar, in an endearing way. I thought she would have a great career - her first CD, Tails, still holds up well, as far as I'm concerned - but is more a footnote than anything else now. It's still pretty cool that an unsigned artist can have a #1 hit, though - one wonders if that could happen today, fourteen years later - and I'm sure she's doing just fine for herself even though her last couple albums didn't crack the hot Billboard 200.
Anyhow, she wrote "Snow Day," which I try to listen to on every snow day. Here she is singing the song, apparently just a few days ago on Conan O'Brien:
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