Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Chicken Soup for the Eyes

That allergic thing really sucked.

What sucked the most was the inability to do anything for days but sit on the couch and stare into space or sleep. I was too ill to knit much (what, lift my arms?), couldn't wear my glasses so reading was out, daytime TV is nothing to stay home for and I had no talking books at my disposal.

What I need is an emergency sick day pack of DVDs, tissues and teabags. But what DVDs? I used to have a video tape of the Laurence Olivier in Pride and Prejudice for such occasions, but it's long dead or lost. What's your DVD version of chicken soup?

9 comments:

m1k1 said...

i guess it has to be one that i know by heart, if i can't actually see the screen on account of the allergies i get affect my eyes.

dvd? i don't even have one, let alone a favourite.
but if i did, it would be jimmy stewart in harvey, despite all the blathering about it glorifying mental delusions.
i'm all for any mental delusion i can get.
(glorifying isn't the word, but i'm word deficient at the moment)

Kuka said...

oh, that sounds awful!! =(

I think I would have a nice selection of teen movies, seasons 1-3 of Veronica, and Greys Anatomy (if I was feeling a bit sorry for myself!) =)

2paw said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. Once I watched about a bazillion episodes of Forever Knight, I think that is it, it's about a vampire, but because I was sick, it's all a bit fuzzy!!!

Kate said...

That sounds like the absolute pits. Poor you! Chicken soup DVD - lots to chose from. The first (and last) season of Firefly, the series of Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane produced by the BBC and Boston Television or The Princess Bride. All on hand and ready to roll....

Marg B said...

I second (third) the BBC productions - they really stand the test of time. One of my favourites is I, Claudius. The dialogue is so good, you don't even have to watch it to appreciate it. I also have a BBC radio version of Lord of the Rings, which is great.

Hope you are feeling better now. There is a really nasty virus going around Melbourne too which seems to have struck down half my colleagues.

cathg said...

The Blues Brothers - no question about it. Guaranteed to make you feel better. And if you can't watch you can listen.

Hope you feel better soon.

Kate said...

Buffy, Angel, Firefly - anything Joss Whedon even walked past is good. All of the BBC productions of Jane Austen (except their Sense and Sensibility - the girl who plays Elinor gives me a pain). And Cadfael or I, Claudius - I just can't get enough of Derek Jacoby; whether in toga or habit, it's all good. :)

Feel better soon.

Lynne said...

Romantic movies with happy endings - anything Austen, Pretty Woman, The Lake House, etc. Also musicals, especially Phantom of the Opera. And if I'm in the mood - The Emperor's New Groove!

Glad you're feeling better.

Michelle said...

You've got Mail. Sleepless in Seattle. When Harry Met Sally.

Shit. They're all Meg Ryan films! Oops. But they are good for laughing and crying, which is good for relieving the pressure on your sinussssses.

I hope you feel better soon. I had the same thing a year ago, and I couldn't even lightly touch my nose or eyes without crying out in pain.
Look after yourself!