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This Little Piggie

Okay, I finally have to face the fact that my cough just isn’t getting any better.  So today I’ll be making a trip to see a nurse practitioner so she can tell me I have viral bronchitis and there’s nothing we can do about it but let it run it’s course (Dana Carpender of Hold the Toast is suffering from the same thing, and her doctor told her she could expect it to hang around as long as three weeks).  She’ll offer me a steroid-based inhaler to help with the congestion, and I’ll consider it before declining – I’ve lost 7 pounds in the last two weeks and the last thing I want is to become a homicidal eating machine.

If it seems like I’ve been through this scenario before, it’s because – yup, I have.

In the meantime, I’m staying home and working on a redesign for our company website; perhaps I’ll give the cookbook a little attention as well (I’ve finished beef, poultry and pork and am about to move on to seafood/fish).  Since it’s supposed to get up to a whopping 96 degrees today – a bit of a rarity for this neck of the woods, especially so early in the summer – I’ll take a little time to go water our gardens.  I may even cook something amusing for lunch with the pound of ground pork sitting in the fridge.

At any rate, the Spin Cycle this week is “Word Collage.”  Our Fearless Spin Leader, Miss Gretchen, has tasked us with playing with Tagxedo, an amusing little application that will take the content from your blog, Twitter feed, a particular interest or even a poem, if you’re so inclined, and do amusing things with it.  There are some examples on the site of some really original stuff, but I don’t think anyone here will be surprised that mine are, well, let’s just say the product of a one-track mind.

Tagxedo - Pig

Tagxedo - Chicken

Tagxedo - Fruit

What did you expect – the Preamble to the Constitution?

Have a lovely day, y’all – I’ve got to go see a woman about a cough.


10 comments

Lori says:

That is really cool! I may have to try that. :)

We had that same cough here and it does last like 3-4 weeks. We too opted out of the drug option because regardless it has to run it’s course anyways. Cough meds didn’t work either. I found the only thing to work was honey and cinnamon or honey and lemon. Hope you feel better soon!

Alex says:

Ha! I think the rooster one is my favourite. : )
Good luck fighting off the infection! That’s really terrible…

Gretchen says:

Perfect! The third one is a strawberry, right? At first, I looked at it and thought it was a human heart! Then a pork chop! Hehe.

Ugh about the cough. I’ve been there too. I always finally resort to the stupid steroids. Keep the faith.

You are linked!

I can’t get that site to work, but I love what you’ve done with yours!

Kath says:

Wow! Tagxedo is very cool. Thanks for sharing!

I always love word collages. I’m still coughing, but I’m over the worst of that grime. Of course, I’m about to be exposed to forty bazillion germs on various flights. Flying is the worst. : (
I hope you feel better soon. (Try tea!!)

Michele says:

Please feel better soon. I really do need to do this but I think I’ll stay away from food references. Tofu just won’t look as interesting. And, yes I know I just set myself on that one. How about I do my latest nude?

I love that your wordles were products of a one-track mind, since mine are too. ;) And thanks for the inspiration on the shapes! :)

So sorry you’re still suffering with the infernal cough. I hate when you finally have to break down and go seek professional help knowing full well you’ll spend time cooling your heels in their offices to have them tell you what you already know. ;) Feel better soon!!!

CaJoh says:

I love how you relate these to barn-yard animals. Awesome spin!

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