Tuesday Tunes

I was being facetious yesterday when I said Boyfriend has the black lung. Black lung was a respiratory condition coal miners developed from breathing in dirt and dust due to poor air quality underground in the mines. So technically he doesn’t have it, but I defy you to listen to him when he coughs and tell me otherwise. And as germs are wont to do, they’ve since spread to my defenseless body and are having a lot of fun playing a one-sided game of “You Can’t Breathe Through Your Nose.” The rules are you’re not allowed to lay down on your back or your side or generally assume any comfortable position conducive to sleep. Which meant that 4am this morning found me sitting upright on the sofa in the living room, mouth-breathing, watching America’s Funniest Home Videos. And let me tell you, absolutely nothing is funny at 4am. Unless gin is involved.

So today I’m a congested and sleep deprived monster. But it’s okay, pale and tragic looks really good on me. But because my mental capacity is understandably diminished from excess phlegm (sexy!), today’s post is an easy one. Tuesday Tunes are back! I should mention that I love Earth Wind & Fire. And it’s officially September, which means we can all dance our butts off to this disco classic. Except not me, because I am dying.

My mother was somewhat of a disco girl in her day (rumor has it she even owned a denim jumpsuit, I can’t even) so I feel like I heard this song growing up more than most kids my age. I’m not going to lie to you, I don’t know a single word of the song other than “September.” I mostly make some weird high-pitched noises along with the chorus and hope for the best. A la this moment (one of my all time favorites) from Friends:

Now that totally made me feel better.

9 thoughts on “Tuesday Tunes

  1. Oh, honey! So sorry to hear that you’re ill – though I’m sure nothing could diminish your fresh-faced beauty. :D

    I LOVE Earth, Wind & Fire – especially September! Sorry, my knowledge of the lyrics is on a par with yours. It’s such a happy song, though, that it’s bound to lift your spirits. *Hugs*

    Feel better soon, duckie-kins! xoxo

    P.S. D’awwwwwww! Look at Phoebe in that clip – so young!!! She was always my favourite Friends character. Chandler was always The Hubster’s. :)

    P.P.S. Go Mommy-moo! :D
    My Mum was a jumpsuit lover, too and can still boogie with the best of them.

  2. I’ve been so caught up in “Labor Day” and “end of Summer doom” that this is the first time I realize, it is actually September! I hope you feel better soon!!

  3. Oh poor you what rotten luck :o( hope you feel better soon. Is J well enough to nurse you?

    All of that is blocked at work in the inapprorpiateness filter. Clearly the security team don’t share your taste in music.

    Denim jumpsuit. Not sure what to say to that. that’s take double denim a step further!

  4. Oh dear, what bad but entirely expected bad luck that you got sick too. Feel better pronto, duckie. I mean it.

    I love Friends. As many times as I’ve seen each episode, I can pick up in the middle of one and start laughing my dang fool head off. I still miss it.

    And I’m thinking I’m going to need pictorial evidence of your mom in that jumpsuit. OR. You could get one and recreate it!

  5. You’re suppose to play that song on the 21st night of September. ;)
    I knew BF really didn’t have black lung…Really, I did. Sorry to hear that you’re laid out. At least you still have your sense of humor. That’s an upside. Please feel better soon because sleeping whilst sitting up just sounds awful and grossly uncomfortable (been there).

  6. Ooooo no! Look on the bright side, you have the perfect excuse to really ham up the self-pity, get out some great DVD’s, curl up on the sofa and get hot drinks delivered to you at the call of a bell….only your man’s sick too. And we all know who’s worse when it comes to the self pity :)

  7. I hope you feel better today! If not today seems like the perfect day to hole up in bed and watch tv…Can’t believe it is already September! I had so many plans for this year but haven’t really gotten to everything yet. Oh, well I still have almost four for month to get things done…Btw. I have that song stuck in my head now and don’t really know the lyrics either ;)

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