WriterGirl defeats kryptonite for the WIN.

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (I couldn't help myself).

Just had to come on and tell you that I'm on the mend. Can't tell you how happy I am. Not completely better, but I'm on the upswing. At least I'm not sleeping like a lion anymore. (Here's a picture of me on my deathbed):(And if you can't tell, that little box next to my hand is tissues). :)

And as I look back on it, I realize that this was no ordinary virus. This was a direct attack against my superpowers as WriterGirl. How, you may ask? Easy - my kryptonite. Yeah, that's right. Books. At first I was telling myself "wait, I didn't buy any books! I wasn't even near any books in Thailand!" But that's not exactly true.

You see, I have a strange little habit of mine. I love collecting books from all over the world. It started when my twin went over to Switzerland for a study abroad during our birthday and I told her to bring me back a book from there as my present. She brought back Don Quixote. Very cool, right? It has some awesome illustrations too. So now I'm trying to do that wherever I go. But in Thailand, I ran into a problem. The only bookstores I could find had books only in English. Now, don't get me wrong. I like Twilight as much as the next girl, but I can buy that in English in the US (but a Thai Twilight would have been awesome).

I even looked in the Foreign Language section. No dice. They had French, and German, and Italian, but no Thai (I found supreme irony in that last part). But I at last found a small collection of books in Thai. Where, you may ask? 7-Eleven. Yep. The slurpee place.

Do I know what they say? Nope.

Do I care? Double nope.

Here they are, don't they look cool? (and look at the writing, it is so so cool. I also bought a CD of Thai pop music that I have no idea what they're saying, but it is so much fun to dance to.) :)

So yes, I've concluded that buying those books is really what weakened my super human defenses and made me sick. But now I'm stronger than ever. No kryptonite book can keep me down. See you all Monday!


PJ Hoover said...

So glad you're feeling better!

Kate said...

I'm happy tp hear you feel better. I've always wanted a book written in German and French.

Unknown said...

SUCH COOL BOOKS!!! I love that as a hobby! I was never much of a collector, but I've recently decided to start collecting signed books. Books ftw!

Heather Zundel said...

PJ - Thanks!

Kate - You know what? You can look up the German or French amazon. Instead of .com it is .gr and .fr, I think. :)

Beth - I KNOW! I've become such a collector now. I loved signed books, and I love collecting first editions. I recently just bought a first printing of The Hunger Games. It made me squeal with delight. ^_^