Sunday, March 15, 2009

Come On Over To My Den

Opium on Film "Dandy-Pacha" (France; 1908-1918)


For the past week, I've drifted off to sleep with the help of a codeine cough syrup.

Sweet, coughless sleep. In my codeine stupor, I dream of Opium Dens. Luxurious beds draped in rich fabrics of velvet and silk. Reds, purples, deep blues. Beautiful women walking around in wraps of color holding trays. Trays of my sweet elixir.

A beauty holds out a crystal teaspoon full of cough syrup. Cherry or Orange?



I'm feeling so much better. If I could just get rid of this lingering hacking. Back to work tomorrow after an entire week on the couch. I bet my desk looks like a disaster area. But I'll be so happy to dive into it!

29 comments:

Gina said...

I l-o-v-e the awesome pictures/hilarious dream description combination today. You never disappoint.

Mike Golch said...

good posting.I'm glad that you are starting to feel better.

SkylersDad said...

I think we need to go back to those simpler times!

Jude said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better, you look great!

Jay said...

Awesome dream! Cough syrup (especially with codeine) causes some of the coolest dreams ever. Good times!

Glad you're feeling better babe.

Lynette said...

You are a Diva! A complete Diva and we are so glad that you are coming back to the land of the living. Of course, those dreams sure can carry a Girl far.

Nolens Volens said...

;)

Vixen said...

Hehe! Adore the pics! I hope you are feeling much much better.

xo

Awake In Rochester said...

Glad to hear that your feeling better. Is that you modeling in the second photo? ;)

A. said...

Great dream! Velvet and opium.

I took cough syrup once. I hallucinated for about 5 hours, and not in a good way.

bernthis said...

I got me some of that stuff. We are in love

Ghost Writer said...

Welcome back to life my friend. I have missed you :)

C said...

awesome pictures! glad you are better. drink some honey, lemon juice and tea for the cough.

or manually remove that pubic hair stuck near your throat!
lmaorof....


C

we're doomed said...

I had a rather painful injury in my younger years. I was given 40 Demerol pills. A pill and two cans of beer right before bed produced a very satisfying slumber.

Dana said...

I am wondering if I can recreate that second photo for HNT ... hmmmmm ...

Glad you are feeling better!

Jen said...

Glad to see that you kicking zombie mode in the ass!

Grant said...

I'm getting over Mucapalooza '09 myself. Good timing.

Scandalous Housewife said...

Cherry flavored 'Tuss (Robitussin) is my poison.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

best wishes to you!!!!

Ashleigh said...

YAY for recovery!

Christie said...

That looks like my house on Saturday morning.

Akelamalu said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better, you must be if you're looking forward to going back to work! ;)

Bond said...

If I send my address, you send me the rest of that cough syrup....right? right? huh? LOL

Glad you are feeling better

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Glad your on the mend.

Clowncar said...

Back when I was a smoker, I'd get bronchitis every year, regular as clockwork. Retire to bed with my cherry-flavored temptress and some antibiotics and kick back for a few days. Didn't even mind too much. Had it been more unpleasant, I probably would have quit sooner.

Nice post. Love that first picture.

Fortune Cookies said...

so glad you're feeling better and are up off the couch.
Those photos made me giggle and think of "That's beautiful! What is that? Velvet?" from Coming to America...
I know...no one understands how my brain works, it's ok.

Jormengrund said...

Just wait..

When you get back to the office and see the entire mess that's waiting for you, you'll wish that you could get back to doing nothing on the couch..

Mark my words!

Beth said...

I'm so glad that you're feeling a little better....it's that hacking that lasts forever and just makes you so tired.

Feel Better!

Bina said...

Glad you are on the upswing at least. I don't know what's worse. A dripping nose or hacking a lung up.