I Am HOME from the Hospital

Sooo, you may recall that I was in the hospital for 5 days recently. Why? I was sick. Can we leave it at that for now? Thanks.

Visual Proof of Sickness

JD Day 1

Like, I am NOT even faking this. (And yet . . . the hair!)


If that photo isn’t proof enough for you that I really was in the hospital, I have some videos below.

(And if you’re wondering why I have a camera with me, then you are obviously not a blogger.)

Anyway, I DO have a full-out hospital post coming up, but I thought we’d do the Caramel Milky Way contest before that, so there isn’t so much hospitalness. Would you like that? That will be something nice to look forward to. Maybe this weekend.

In the meantime, please enjoy these two professionally filmed videos I made while in the hospital. Don’t worry! Neither is more than about 2 minutes, and each minute is PACKED with JD goodness. Mostly.

And I’m sorry I can’t embed YouTube videos. Every time I try, it works, and I’m all relieved, but five minutes later it’s GONE and I feel like a jerk.

So won’t you please feel just as excited by these giant boldfaced clickable words? They will lead you to a strange and fantastical place.


JD! Live and Sideways from a Hospital Bathroom!

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JD! Gives YOU a Personal Tour of Her Hospital Room! (With a Special Appearance by Taylor the Nurse!)*

Subtitled “I Have a Blog”

*Taylor is a girl nurse, so don’t get all excited. Or . . . do?


Editor’s note. Despite this tremendously witty and well-written post, I’m still not quite up to my full capacity. For example, when I finished, I went back to bed. For 7 hours. But I am getting better and BETTER and soon I will be BETTEREST!

And that will be rather scary, I think.

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PS: It has not escaped my notice that the Caramel Milky Way contest post has gotten WAY more comments than my poor, pathetic hospital post. Just sayin’.

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76 Responses to “I Am HOME from the Hospital”

  1. 1 GoingLikeSixty

    I’d hit that.

  2. 2 GoingLikeSixty

    Sideways even.
    .-= GoingLikeSixty´s last blog ..Geeky Animated Gif Monday =-.

  3. 3 Maureen

    Glad you are home! I work in a hospital, but much prefer sticking to my cool office than those darn patient rooms. If it weren’t for all the sick people, it’d be a great place to work! ;)

    Take care, love that you let us sneak into your room and bathroom… but I am so happy for no closeups of the puke basin. Thx.K.Bye.
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..Set The WayBack Machine to 1972 Sherman =-.

  4. 4 Monique

    I am very happy that you are out of the hospital and back home! Hospitals are icky (don’t I sound like a 10 year old) so I am glad you did that for me so I didn’t have to. Knock on wood.
    .-= Monique´s last blog ..Oh How I Have Neglected Thee =-.

  5. 5 Surfie

    Welcome back, JD! I hope you’re feeling better. I’m worried about why you were sick. :( I hope you’re all better now…

    I can’t believe your hair looks that good after not being washed for nearly a week! That’s insane! I can barely go one day without washing my hair. Even freshly washed my hair doesn’t have that kind of body. *jealous*

    Take care and get lots of sleep!
    .-= Surfie´s last blog ..Is It Spring Yet? =-.

  6. 6 Stephanie Barr

    Can’t click where I was, but I certainly believe you were there. I’m so sorry you had to be hospitalized for any amount of time. I know they’re there to help, but it’s never a fun time.

    I’m very glad you’re back, but patiently awaiting your returning genius. Take all the time you need to get it back. I’ll still be here!

    P.S. Did it escape your notice that, for one of the few times ever, I didn’t comment on your milky way post but did on your hospitalization post (At least, I think I didn’t. I was sick at home, so I’m not all there yet either). Your scintillant beauty (even when in the hospital) that shines from you inside and out is why I come back here.
    .-= Stephanie Barr´s last blog ..Hiatus Interruptus – For Jeff King: Where Will We Go? =-.

  7. 7 Patricia

    You look amazingly good in a hospital gown. Every hospital gown photo I’ve ever seen usually looks more like a morgue photo. You could be on an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Photo Finish =-.

  8. 8 Shelly

    I am totally not ass kissing when I say I still think you look awesome in your hospital picture. How is that possible? I mean, sure you look like you don’t feel well and the gown may not be tres chic, but you manage to look fab just the same.
    .-= Shelly´s last blog ..Dinner for Five – The Crush Edition (Same Gender) =-.

  9. 9 Barb at WillThink4Wine

    You are rockin’ that gown, JD. Just saying. Thanks for not having puke in the basin or an incontinence pad, too. I must admit to more that just a tiny bit of curiosity over your original “syrup-y” clue. Mostly, I just want you to be betterest!

    Big hugs xo
    .-= Barb at WillThink4Wine´s last blog ..Outtakes =-.

  10. 10 SinisterDan

    There is no state more lowly than that of the recently decanted from the medical system.

    You look MUCH better than I did after getting sprung, post surgery.
    .-= SinisterDan´s last blog ..Yell At Me Anyway. =-.

  11. 11 Ron

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY you’re home!!!

    Welcome back, JD. You were greatly missed!

    And I’m soooooo glad to hear you didn’t have a sex change because you really look great in that hospital gown – honest!

    I mean, are you sure you were in the hospital and not having a facial at Club Med?


    Looking forward to hearing who wins that Carmel Milky Way contest.

    PLEASE let it be me!
    .-= Ron´s last blog ..The Aphrodisiac Apple =-.

  12. 12 Jen

    I like the new nose. It really goes with your face nicely. Taylor seems like a nice nurse. When I was in the hospital I talked my nurse’s ears off. I was that bored but they were great people. It’s so nice to have someone take care of you for a change, isn’t it?

    Really, you made a great choice with that nose, and you didn’t bruise as badly as most.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Tell Me About Yourself =-.

  13. 13 Grace

    Your hair looks fabulous, dahling, just fabulous. Glad you’re home and feeling betterer and betterer.

    You look better when you’re not feeling well than most people look when they feel great! Damn…
    .-= Grace´s last blog ..Being constantly pissed off keeps me alive and well =-.

  14. 14 absepa

    Wow. Only one day out of the hospital, and you’ve already come up with a post for us, your devoted readers. You might just be the most dedicated blogger ever! Your hair is tres glam, even with the hospital gown.
    .-= absepa´s last blog ..Four whole days! =-.

  15. 15 babs - beetle

    So glad you’re home JD. There is no way I would think of my camera if I was whisked off to hospital, I’d be too scared to think of anything. Then I’ve never had to stay in a hospital before, and I believe you have your own bed for when you book in?

    Jokes aside, I am very pleased to see you back and fighting fit – well almost :)
    .-= babs – beetle´s last blog ..Fivestones or Jacks, it’s all the same to me =-.

  16. 16 Erin

    Glad you are out of the hospital! Hope you are feeling better!!

    P.S. I was in last summer for surgery for 2 days ( I BEGGED to go home so I could sleep) and my hair didn’t look that good going IN – let alone on the way out!!!

  17. 17 Puglette

    i am so glad you are out of the hospital! i was so worried about you, i checked your blog at least five times a day just to see if you were able to let us know how you were doing. i hope that your illness is not a recurring issue and that you can put this all behind you. please, get your rest and get well. i know we all want a happy healthy jd.

    and yes, your hair did look good after 5 days without a wash. that’s the blessing of nice thick hair. in my former life i was a hair dresser. one of the customers that made me retihink that career decision was a woman that had not washed her hair in over a week because she had had a baby. she wanted to hold onto her baby while i cut her stank hair. i refused, cause that’s what i do. ;o)

    also, please teach dave how to update the blog…just a quick note to relieve your adoring fans.

    i am looking forward to hearing from you when you are well and rested.
    puglette and ollie (he’s snoozing on my lap and listened to your videos.)
    .-= Puglette´s last blog ..Meet the Neighbors! =-.

  18. 18 Noelle

    That is hot. And sadly, still did not prevent me from having my own 2-hour hospital stay yesterday. Get out of there soon!
    .-= Noelle´s last blog ..Bang crash =-.

  19. 19 LJ

    If that’s what you look like in or out of the hospital!! You suck! No actually – you look fantastic, and I only wish I looked half that good when I got all dolled up. I hope your recovery goes swiftly. Make everyone in your home bow to your every command. Hugs, XOXOXOXOX
    .-= LJ´s last blog ..The First 50 Are Hard =-.

  20. 20 Bernie

    Love the hair. Its the kind of hair one has after a nice roll in the hay with someone. Your bed looked a little small for that. Heck I have to work for hours on my hair, on the days I do, and my hair looks like I used a mixer on it.

    Thank you for the mini tour of your hospital stay. It was almost like being there with you. :) What a cool idea. I don’t think I would have thought to bring the video camera to the hospital.

    Glad you are on the mend. I’ll bet a nice hot show felt wonderful. We missed you.

  21. 21 Christopher (AKA: CaJoh)

    So glad that you are out of the Hospital and are working towards being the Betterest.

    Sending the bestest of health hopes your way. Get well soon.
    .-= Christopher (AKA: CaJoh)´s last blog ..Just Being =-.

  22. 22 Regan

    I loved all the little tag comment things you put in your first video. Your hair looks fabulous, by the way.

    I hope you feel better soon! :)

  23. 23 Spot

    Have I told you recently that you are insane?? I think it’s hysterical that you video blogged from your hospital bathroom. And I want you to know that I turned my head sideways the whole time I watched so that you would be right side up. You’re welcome.

    Beautiful hair! Mine would be so greasy and plastered to my head that everyone would be grossed out. You couldn’t even take a shower??

    I’m going to guess something to do with your back since you got that extra cool awesome heating thingy. But the rooms with windows that closs to the nurses station usually mean you’re there for something serious. I hope you are much improved!!

    .-= Spot´s last blog ..Road trip? You mean grueling descent into hell? Oh sure, I’m in! =-.

  24. 24 CatLadyLarew

    Damn, JD… I wish I had your hair! You look awesome for having been in the hospital for a week! Hope you’re home and enjoying your own bed by now. Hugs!
    .-= CatLadyLarew´s last blog ..Magpie Tales: The Loving Cup =-.

  25. 25 Sheila

    I am glad you are better and home. A contest to determine your diagnosis sounds interesting but I am just glad you are back and feeling better.

  26. 26 Kathleen Kaufman

    Glad you’re home! The hospital sucks donkey balls. Figuratively donkey balls that is….I would imagine the real thing wouldn’t be very sanitary.

    I’m all for a contest to determine your diagnosis, I love obscure medical facts, and I like to play amateur doctor while watching television, so I think I’d definitely win. Although in keeping with the sentiment of helping you to mend and not making you track down fabulous prizes for the winner..maybe the winner should have to fed-ex you chicken noodle soup, or vegetarian cous-cous.

    Your hair is astonishingly lovely for hospital time. I looked like something the swamp monster drug to shore after just two days. Although in your you-tube, you really do look like a red-head, which is a good thing by the way, but I recently read your post about red heads, and I think you might be in denial….
    .-= Kathleen Kaufman´s last blog ..The Truthiness of Fiction =-.

  27. 27 Lin

    Oh, criminy, NOW I know that you deserved to win the Dork-Off–only YOU would be blogging from your hospital room. Well, you and Crotchedy Old Man. Sigh. You people do anything to be the most popular blogs.

    Hope you got busted out of there today.

    I’m guessing butt implants.
    .-= Lin´s last blog ..Semi-Wordless Wednesday =-.

  28. 28 GregoryJ

    I’m glad you’re home. Do we get a tour of your bedroom?
    What’d it mean ‘Boobs over here’?
    Nice nurse, did you feel her? No, don’t answer that. I’m being rude. Sorry.

    Feel betterest soon.
    .-= GregoryJ´s last blog ..Extra Extra =-.

  29. 29 ann

    Glad to hear your home. I like how the first video even came with sub titles.
    .-= ann´s last blog ..I feel so disconnected =-.

  30. 30 curious_girl

    nothing rakes in the comments and pageviews like
    free chocolate! ^ ^,

    Hope you feel better soon, though.

  31. 31 Bingo

    You look pretty even in the hospital, lucky you! I’m glad you are better I was worried about you.
    .-= Bingo´s last blog ..The Gift of Chocolate =-.

  32. 32 Daisy

    Hooray for being home! And double hooray for having such awesome hair, even without washing for days. My Mommeh is envious of your fab hair. Her hair turns limp and stringy unless she washes every day.
    .-= Daisy´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Gimme MORE! =-.

  33. 33 JP


  34. 34 The Hawg!

    Ugh. The hospital. Hate the hospital. Outside of watching the birth of my daughter, I’ve never had a good experience in one. Hospitals make me sick (heh, heh).

    Get well…
    .-= The Hawg!´s last blog ..My latest project… =-.

  35. 35 Jaya

    I enjoyed those videos, but I’m glad you are now home. And I’m joining your hair’s fan club.

    When will the contest to guess why you were in the hospital be happening? I already have a guess, so I hope the contest happens before I forget what my guess is.
    .-= Jaya´s last blog ..When I Was Almost Arrested =-.

  36. 36 flit

    betterer is good …. but definitely hoping you’re well on the way to betterest.

    Can’t watch the videos tonight as hubby is watching something or other … but will try to remember to do that in the morning.
    .-= flit´s last blog ..I am STEAMED =-.

  37. 37 Carissajaded

    Well I hope you feel better!! This whole experience just looks awful!!!
    .-= Carissajaded´s last blog ..My one true love. =-.

  38. 38 Ungirdled Passion

    So very sorry for whatever it is you’ve been going through, but you look great! Yes, especially the hair! (I feel like decent hair is the one thing I’ve been blessed with. Unfortunately, at my age, it is now growing from places hair should really not grow.) Feel better and betterst!! Take care of yourself!

  39. 39 moooooog35

    Anxiously awaiting the ‘emptying my bedpan’ scene that I’m sure was cut from the final.

    Will it be on the DVD?
    .-= moooooog35´s last blog ..How to Clamscape Using the Disney Method =-.

  40. 40 JD

    GoingLikeSixty: I’d hit it back. Sideways, upside-down, and inside-out.

    Maureen: Oh, god. The sick people! Why so many?!

    Monique: Yes. “Icky.” That is indeed the best word. You’re safe. For now.

    Surfie: Thank you! I’m feeling lots better. And I WILL be betterest, I promise. My hair actually looks better when it’s dirty, I’m ashamed to admit. All that dirt just gives it more body. Don’t be jealous. This only means that I let my hair go WAY too long between washing to have reached this conclusion.

    Stephanie Barr: “Returning genius”? What — this wasn’t genius enough for you? Dang, I spent a half-hour on it! YOU INGRATES! I am kidding of course, my dear Stephanie. It will get better.

    (And yes, I DID notice that! And I’m sorry you were sick. Hope you’re feeling lots better.)

    Patricia: Why, thank you! Puke-green is my color. I’m having my agent contact Grey’s Anatomy STAT!

    Shelly: Ass kissing is welcome. You are too kind. But “fab” may be overdoing it a bit. Well, . . . no, it isn’t. THANK YOU!

    Barb at WillThink4Wine: Thank you! Believe me, if there was puke or an incontinence pad, you would have seen it! I’m kind of bummed there wasn’t, now.

    SinisterDan: Well said. Uh . . . I may have Photoshopped this a bit.

    Ron: YAAAAAAAAAAAY! I’m so happy to be home. I missed ALL of you! And how do YOU know what I’m hiding under that gown, hmmmm?

    Jen: No, I waited a few days to take the photo and put on lots of makeup. I think it’s a good fit. Now I won’t be so shy about making videos of myself or posting stupid photos.

    Grace: Oh, poo! That’s so untrue! Honestly, I still had some of my Jamaica tan. Also, I rock. It’s just those two things, really.

    absepa: “Most Dedicated Blogger Ever”!!! Take THAT, Bloggess!

    babs – beetle: Hee! Well, I didn’t think or have time to bring my camera, but I certainly remembered to ask Dave to bring it. Of course, he understood.

    Erin: Thanks! Oh, I’m sure you exaggerate. Dirty hair is a good look on me, weirdly enough.

    Puglette: Oh, I’m sorry you were worried! (Was Ollie worried?) HA! I’m laughing at the mean hairdresser image. Seriously, who needs to hold their damn baby while getting their hair cut? There’s scissors there! And chemicals! (I’ll get Dave right on it.)

    Noelle: Oh, no! I hope you’re OK. I tried. I can’t do everything for everyone. Feel better.

    LJ: I do suck, don’t I? HA! Thanks for the kind words and hugs. I think I came across better in the photo than I was in real life, REALLY. I did not look very good.

    Bernie: No, there was no hay rolling, I’m afraid. Maybe I’ll try that mixer approach. It might work well on my hair. I couldn’t imagine being without my camera, no matter how sick I am. I just have to document everything. (Oh, that hot shower — DIVINE!)

    Christopher (AKA: CaJoh): Thank you! Yes, the “Betterest.” I like it capitalized.

    Regan: Thank you! I had actually forgot to hit “publish,” after I put them in, so a lot of people didn’t see them. I’m glad you did. Thanks, honey.

    Spot: No, not recently. There IS a trick for turning your screen sideways (it’s ct-alt-something). But I like your method better. I just felt the sideways-edness added to the whole experience. No shower and yes, I am MUCH improved. Totally.

    CatLadyLarew: Oh, go on. It only looks good when it’s dirty, I swear. I’m home and happy as a snail!

    Sheila: Why, thank you. I just can’t resist contests, tho.

    Kathleen Kaufman: Ew, donkey balls! But you’re right, of course. OMG, do you watch “Mystery Diagnosis”???? I love that show! (but it’s always poisoning) I’m glad I look like a redhead, for I would love to be one. Do you have any photos of you looking like the Swamp Thing? I am intrigued.

    Lin: HA! I’m glad I reinforced my dorkiness. If it makes me as popular and well-loved as Crotchety, I’m glad.

    GregoryJ: I put “boobs over here” because for some reason, when I said “boob job,” I moved the camera away from my boobs. I felt her. A little.

    ann: Aw, thanks. It was fun (and rather frustrating) to make.

    curious_girl: TRUE DAT! And thank you!

    Bingo: Oh, thank you. I hope you seriously weren’t worried. I AM JD!

    Daisy: HI DAISY! I missed you and all my other blogger friends SO MUCH! Tell your Mommeh she is so beautiful and talented. The envy is all mine.

    JP: I know, right?!

    The Hawg!: Hospitals are bad news, except, of course, for the birthing of babies. I was lucky to be in a good one that didn’t smell too bad. And the nurses were fabulous. But I shan’t be going back.

    Jaya: Damnit, you’ve given me a GREAT idea (giggles maniacally). Thank you. You’ll all soon know what it is. Write down your guess. I gotta do the candy bar contest first. Be patient!

    flit: Maybe betterest-est?

    Carissajaded: It had its ups and downs. And I am doing WAY better.

    Ungirdled Passion: Ooh, unwanted hair! That sounds interesting. Got any photos? Seriously, thank you. I am lucky in the hair department (thanks Mom’s family!)

    moooooo35: The outtakes are coming. “Filling my bedpan” was also not included in the final version.

  41. 41 Pricilla

    I am glad you are home.
    It must have been really something.
    I had two brain surgeries and only spent 5 days in the hospital between them.
    I hate the hospital.
    Your hair looks great.
    What’s your secret ’cause my hair doesn’t look that good when I’m NOT in the hospital.
    I think you should post about that….
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..The Eagle! =-.

  42. 42 Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    Yeah, I’d hit that too. I mean, if I were gay. Anyway, your videos were so cool! And I want to know how you added that text. I’ve never even tried that so I don’t know where to do it. And what kind of camera do you have? Sheesh, seems like the quality of that video is just as good as my bigger HD cam. OK, glad you’re out of the hospital, although dang girl, that was a pretty damn nice room. No roommates, sliding glass door, where were you, the Mayo clinic?
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last blog ..Tucson, Arizona is a Big Bully =-.

  43. 43 The Other Patricia

    Oh, J.D., I am so glad you are back amongst the land of the living and at home–for the 500 dollars the hospital paid you’d think those pillows would be a bit more comfortable.

    I was so afraid you’d come back all plastic-y like Heidi Montag. A J.D. Barbie with DDD breasts.

    I hope you continue to feel better–milk it for all it’s worth–Dave gave you a little bell to ring, right? right?!

    Feel better soon!

  44. 44 Lidian

    You do have fabulous hair!

    I will go watch those videos later, because, yes, they do sound intriguing. Plus I am glad you are better. Keep resting, do NOT worry about blog – and let Dave bring you things. I’m with The Other Patricia here – a little bell is a must!

    xxx L
    .-= Lidian´s last blog ..Mind the Airplane, Gertrude! =-.

  45. 45 Mary @ Holy Mackerel

    Get better!! There’s nothing worse than coming home from vacation and ending up in the hospital…unless, of course, you’re me, and being hospitalized is pretty much the only vacation you get.

    Seriously though, get better.
    .-= Mary @ Holy Mackerel´s last blog ..The List, Or How To Do Toronto Real Good With Lots And Lots Of Puke and Poop =-.

  46. 46 Katie

    I’m sorry about the hospital business! I hope you are okay…I think your unkempt hair is sexy. :-)
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Here’s to Thursday! =-.

  47. 47 meleah rebeccah

    Im so glad you are HOME, but can I just say you have The Most AMAZING hair EVER. And I don’t know ANYONE who looks THAT fantastic in a Hospital!
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Doing Things Differently – My Week In Review [Part Two] =-.

  48. 48 Writing Desk Fan

    Wow! I definitely hope you’re feeling better now. Get some rest and I’m sure your many fans can wait until you get fully healthy again. Take care of yourself!
    .-= Writing Desk Fan´s last blog ..Rosewood Desk: The Rosewood Writing Desks =-.

  49. 49 Kathleen Kaufman

    JD – sorry for the donkey balls visual, it’s hard to erase from your mind I know….

    I don’t know if I have any swamp thing pics or not…I tried to get The Husband to take pics but for some weird reason, he thought that was morbid and wrong. Pffttt…wimp.

    Too true about Mystery Diagnosis – it’s taught me never to leave my food unattended, that’s why I take my plate with me when I go to the loo. All the weird looks you want people, I won’t be getting any undiagnosable stomach cramps and mouth foaming.
    .-= Kathleen Kaufman´s last blog ..The Truthiness of Fiction =-.

  50. 50 JD

    Pricilla: Wait, is this Pricilla or the publicist??? I am concerned about Pricilla’s brain! And hair! Honestly, by only secret is DIRT. My hair seems to just get more body when it’s filthy. So, everyone! Throw out your shampoo! And soon YOU’LL have hair as full and beautiful and stank as JD’s!

    Kathleen Kaufman: I’m just wondering if donkey balls are hairy. I suppose they are. That’s why they stuck in my mind. ANYway, your husband needs to take Blogger Spouse 101, because EVERY good blogger husband knows to be on hand to take photos of ANYthing. Especially mouth foaming.

    Writing Desk Fan: Thank you! I’m happy to be back.

    meleah rebeccah: STOP IT! I just watched that YouTube video of your gorgeous montage, and not only do you have gorgeous hair, you have gorgeous EVERYthing. (And your hospital pics are nothing to sneeze at either, missy!)

    Katie: Oh, thank you, sweetie! I’m looking forward to eating more healthy again — using your blog as inspiration!

    Mary @ Holy Mackerel: I read that post! You poor thing. I can’t imagine being on vacation with two sick kids and a “runny” dog. I hope you get the chance to take a “real” vacation soon.

    Margaret (Nanny Goats): HA! No, not the Mayo. I wasn’t THAT sick. My camera is actually not that great at taking photos (it’s a Casio Exilim). Once you’ve uploaded a video in YouTube, look in the right sidebar for “Annotations.” They’re a bit tricky to get at first, but there’s an annotations editor that allows you to stick them in at just the right point. Still want to do it? I know. Sounds hard, but if I can do it, anyone can.

    The Other Patricia: Ooooh! There’s an “other” Patricia! Are you one of The Others on Lost? Do you even know what I’m talking about. I like you! Oh, ugh, the pillows! Of course, I could have requested mine from home, but my mom and husband were already hauling the entire contents of my bedroom and office to the hospital. I’m actually feeling a bit plastic-y still, but I assure you: I’m still 100% original JD. Oh, a BELL! God, you’re smart. You MUST be An Other!

    Lidian: I DO have a bell! I forgot about that! I don’t know if Dave can hear it from work. I’ll keep ringing it, tho.

  51. 51 Jay

    Oh no! I’m so sorry you were that sick that they had to take you off to hospital! Glad you’re home, and that you had a good nurse. She looks sweet!

    Can’t wait for the ‘G|uess my disease’ post! I’ll go and watch a few more episodes of House to get some practise in. LOL!

    Oh, and I’ve had that happen with flowers, too. Twice I sent bouquets to friends and had to complain either about what they sent or when they sent it, and both times they immediately sent another bouquet AND refunded the cash! I like American florists. ;)
    .-= Jay´s last blog ..Friday Finding Beauty – the bench =-.

  52. 52 Tim

    Hope you’re feeling Betterest! Jeez, I have no internet for a couple weeks and I miss everything. I bet if I was an Other I would have known all about this hospital issue. I could’ve emailed you some flowers and a donut or something.
    .-= Tim´s last blog ..Women Are The Root of All Evil =-.

  53. 53 Yum Yucky

    Ack! But you’ve got the windblown hair look.

    sorry you were sick BUT something good came out of it. While adjusting my head to watch your sideways video, I got a good stretch of my neck. Sweeeet.
    .-= Yum Yucky´s last blog ..The Crumb-Snatcher Report =-.

  54. 54 Kathleen Kaufman

    Blogger Spouse 101…hmm….maybe I’ll tell him it’s an Everquest Seminar and then lock door before he can escape….
    .-= Kathleen Kaufman´s last blog ..The Truthiness of Fiction =-.

  55. 55 Lola

    I’m with Lin. I think you got fake butt implants so that you don’t have to wear a sweaty, hot rubber fake big butt at the upcoming Jimmy Buffett concert.

    Now you just need a coconut bra.
    .-= Lola´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Stoned Kitty =-.

  56. 56 Eric "Speedcat Hollydale"

    You have never had a bad hair day, am I right?? Mine looks like a bird nest after falling asleep for 5 minutes in the recliner. Of course, when you only have 10 hairs left, that’s just how it is ;-)
    .-= Eric “Speedcat Hollydale”´s last blog ..Music Monday & Disco Nights Facebook Party =-.

  57. 57 Kathryn


    You are the most beautiful-est patient I’ve ever seen! There’s no freakin’ way anyone could look THAT GOOD and be seriously sick.

    I do believe you only went to the hospital so you could take that first video and know that THOUSANDS of people around the world would be craning their necks to look sideways at their monitors, thereby causing hundreds of neck injuries that would require hospitalization.

    Way. To. Go.

    (Glad you’re home!!)
    .-= Kathryn´s last blog ..Lost in Translation =-.

  58. 58 JD

    Jay: Huh! I didn’t know the “Double Bouquet” trick was so prevalent. As long as they refund or didn’t charge in the first place, I’m MORE than happy with two bouquets. (PS: If you’re watching House, it isn’t lupus.)

    Tim: Yikes! No Internet for a few weeks? That’s way worse than being in the hospital. I should be sending YOU a donut. But I already ate it.

    Yum Yucky: I’m so happy to hear that I healed your neck! This might inspire me to become a doctor. Or at least a sideways video star.

    Kathleen Kaufman: Oh, but doesn’t he have a house key? You have to be prepared. Maybe drive him there yourself, drop him off, and tear outta there.

    Lola: Oh, dear. Me with butt implants would be Kim Kardashian X 1,000. NOT GOOD! As for the coconut bra, however, I’m already on e-bay, looking for one.

    Eric “Speedcat” Hollydale: I long for the day when I have only 10 hairs left. How easy life must be.

    Kathryn: I’m glad I’m home too! Aaaand: you guessed it! HA! Now thousands of . . . wait, let me check . . . OK, 147 people will be hospitalized for neck injuries. HAHAHAHA!

  59. 59 Lauren

    Hope you’re feeling better. Was the sideways shot due to too many pharmaceuticals?
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Jimmy Fallon Lost Parody =-.

  60. 60 Roschelle

    Glad to hear you’re on the mend and made it out of the hospital and back home in one piece….which isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

    Take it from me….a nurse whose seen a WHOLE LOT :)

    But seriously…feel better!
    .-= Roschelle´s last blog ..Mixed Messages for Olympic Athletes in Vancouver =-.

  61. 61 David

    Oh, you poor thing … five days? *In* the hospital? I hope it wasn’t some horrible thing you picked up in Jamaica. I won’t tell you the terrible story of the woman I know who got on a plane to Spain, started to feel ill on the plane, and a month later had to have both arms amputated due to the spread of some weird flesh-eating disease that the doctors could neither identify nor halt. The worst part was that she owned a bridal shop, and had to sell the business, as that isn’t a good match for an armless shop owner … kind of a buzzkill for the blushing maidens.

    Anyway. I won’t tell you that story.

    Regarding candy … I’ll sign up when you’re giving away Coffee Crisp. *nose in air*
    .-= David´s last blog ..What I Did Today =-.

  62. 62 mrsblogalot

    So glad that you are home JD!!!

    Oh, and btw, thanks for making me feel bad about myself for laughing at a poor smelly-haired woman in a hospital.
    .-= mrsblogalot´s last blog ..Cafe Bite-Me =-.

  63. 63 meleah rebeccah

    Aw. You’re making me blush.
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Doing Things Differently – My Week In Review [Part Two] =-.

  64. 64 V

    girlfriend, what a lovely gown you have on. i may need to borrow it and would you mind throwing in the hair? mine is a rat’s nest!

    made me laugh:

    It has not escaped my notice that the Caramel Milky Way contest post has gotten WAY more comments than my poor, pathetic hospital post. Just sayin’.

    hope you’re feeling better. rest up and stop playing on the web.

  65. 65 jennyonthespot

    OH golly, I am not so on the spot!!!! I am glad you are home! And You look really hawt in a hospital gown :)
    .-= jennyonthespot´s last blog ..I Am A Lucky Girl – Mom 2.0 and My Roomies =-.

  66. 66 JD

    Lauren: Heh! No, the sideways shot was due to my sheer ineptitude. Why did I think that because I was standing (and therefore long), I needed the camera to be parallel?

    Roschelle: Oh, boy. I feel lucky, seriously. Altho since I left the hospital I’ve been sneezing approximately 14 times every morning. Is that bad?

    David: Mmm. I do love me a Coffee Crisp, and I won’t even bother putting my nose in the air. Or will I? Anyway, your non-story is horrifying. God, planes and hospitals = GERMS. Horrifying, arm-eating germs. The poor woman.

    mrsblogalot: ME TOO! I hope you didn’t feel bad for very long. She’s not worth it!

    meleah rebeccah: I mean it. Totes.

    V: Look, your hair may be a rat’s nest at this second, but don’t forget, I’ve seen photos of you, and it is NOT. At least not in the photos. So, yes, you may certainly have the gown, but this hair stays on my head. Till I decide to go all Britney on y’all.

    jennyonthespot: YOU have been having fun at Mom 2.0, which is as it should be. NOT following my stupid exploits. I am glad to be home and with my cats.

  67. 67 Gay Guy

    Glad to know that you are home again. Sorry to know that you were down.

    I can’t believe you are blogging during your hospital stay. You are a stronger blogger than me.

  68. 68 livintheblues

    Nice room better than some motels I have stayed in..:)

  69. 69 Anne

    I am glad you are out of the hospital and I hope you are back and better than ever as soon as possible. I didn’t not leave a comment on the hospital post because I didn’t care, I plead out-of-townness. As soon as I got back, I came over to send my love. Feel better soon.

  70. 70 Your Daily Cute

    Well, that certainly is video proof. I probably would have shut the video off when the nurse came in, but not JD… She has a blog.

    Hope you feel 100% soon. I’m jealous of the sleep you’re getting, but not of the sick part!
    .-= Your Daily Cute´s last blog ..So Many Cute Cats in Love! =-.

  71. 71 Jenn of Many Cabbages

    It’s just lovely to have ya back in the Internet world. :)
    .-= Jenn of Many Cabbages´s last blog ..Let the Bon Essuie-Tout Rouler! =-.

  72. 72 megscole64

    I think it’s quite disgusting that your hair looks so good. :)

    I hope you’re feeling better!!!
    .-= megscole64´s last blog ..Great Analogy =-.

  73. 73 annofthejunkdrawerblogfamily

    Yay to unwashed, yet fabulous-looking hair! Boo to being in the hospital. Did you have to bribe the nurse to let you use the camera! Did you keep funsize candy bars in your gown pocket for such subversive purposes? Hurry home….

  74. 74 Kelly

    LOL about the subtitle underneath the pic about your hair! That is such sexy hair for 5 days at the hospital! I don’t know if I believe you now….hee hee, just kidding. Glad you are home again!

    P.S. Duh, of course you have a video camera with you. :)
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Top 5 Posing and Directing Photography Tips =-.

  75. 75 Musingwoman

    My computer’s been in the Geek Squad hospital for the past few weeks so I’m sorry I’m late to comment. But, I’m glad you’re better!
    .-= Musingwoman´s last blog ..Long night’s journey into day =-.

  76. 76 JD

    Gay Guy: Ha! I don’t know about “stronger.” Maybe “stupider”? Either way, it was a nice distraction. It’s good to be home.

    livintheblues: Sorry, I accidentally deleted your comment. It was indeed a nice room. Except for that old man coughing . . .

    Anne: OK, out-of-townedness is a valid excuse. Thank you for the kind wishes. XO!

    Your Daily Cute: That’s right! Plus I rarely find people who protest over being filmed. Everyone wants their 15 minutes!

    Jenn of Many Cabbages: SOoooooo good to be back!

    megscole64: Why, thank you. The dirt particles bind together to give me more body. It’s as simple as that.

    annofthejunkdrawerfamily: The nurses were total hams and loved the camera stuff (and that was all on my last day, so they didn’t care). Man, I didn’t even THINK of the fun-size candy bars. Next time.

    Kelly: Those subtitles were fun . . . if a bit of a pain in the ass. Every good blogger brings their camera EVERYwhere!

    Musingwoman: Hey, I’m just so happy to hear from you, period! Sorry about your computer. I think ours is headed to the hospital today, too.


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