Gratitudes and Platitudes Monday-You Make Me Sick…And Skinny


“Despicable Me 2” image from

“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” –Marlene Dietrich

Having just spent the last several days in a medicine-induced stupor with neither a voice nor an ability to eat anything without a violent protest from my stomach, it occurred to me that I am grateful for illnesses that help me to lose a pants’ size in a weekend without having to jog. I’ve now sneezed several times into a jar and plan to bust this monster virus out again after the holidays. With any luck, it will mutate by then into a new and improved version that also gets rid of wrinkles and cellulite.

And on that note, I am also grateful for lifelong friends who will travel from another town to hang out with you during said illness, despite the fact that there is a good chance you’ll yak on them at some point. Those friends are awesome.

Finally, I am grateful for Jason Bateman. Because he is just beautiful. © Racheal Lee Bradford


9 thoughts on “Gratitudes and Platitudes Monday-You Make Me Sick…And Skinny

  1. Sally says:

    Those are the only friends that matter :p I hope you feel better soon!


  2. Don Royster says:

    That would be one hell of a hangover, waking up to Despicable Metets.


  3. Ever notice how Jason Bateman never ages? Look at a picture of him from 1995, and one from now. It’s the same! He must have a special serum….

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