Thursday, January 21, 2010

I was hoping to get through this cold and flu season without getting sick, but apparently it simply wasn't in the cards for me to stay well this time around.

After hanging out with my BF the past couple of days, I woke up this morning with a bit of a cough, and a really bad headache - which just got worse and worse and worse. Later the congestion manifested and now I have too many cold/flu symptoms to count - many of which are keeping me from sleeping which is why I'm up late writing this blog.

The second I felt this cold or flue coming on I knew I needed to get supplies so that if I started feeling really bad, and couldn't get out of bed much or leave my apartment I'd be ok. That's the thing about living alone - especially in a city FAR away from your family: when you get sick you find yourself going into total survival mode so that you don't wind up as a carcass your dog has to stare at until someone figures out you're dead.

Before I started feeling REALLY horrible, I managed to fling myself out of the bed, throw on my jogging suit and drive to the store for my "never fail cold/flu kit".

What is this "kit" you may be wondering? Well being that I have problems with taking anti-histamines, I have to resort to "old time" and natural remedies for the most part when I get sick.

  • Garlic Cloves
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cider Vinegar
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Honey
  • Chicken Soup
  • VICKS
  • Salt

    After I got back from the grocery store the typical "flu fever" was almost in full effect. I somehow found the strength to brew up some garlic and lemon tea. I drank the tea, chased it with a few shots of cider vinegar and then soaked in a tub of hot water for a little while to start sweating these nasty germs out of me.

    After slathering on some Vicks, I realized that today's Wednesday which is the day I do Monica Foster Live on the CamZ network for members of MonicaF.com - just great.

    I could have canceled the show, but I figured hey - people to see the real me from time so they can see the sick me too - who knows - maybe sick will become the new sexy - lol.

    Anyways after making it through the show (I'm not sure even what I was talking about or doing due to that fever) I passed out for the rest of the afternoon.

    Upon waking up, I now feel even worse. I really need to do webcam shows but my throat hurts too badly to talk much, so instead I decided to work on a friend of mine's website, which surprisingly I'm just about finished with. You can check it out here:

    www.TwardComedy.com (still need to complete the photos section).

    The site is for Thomas Ward, the talented actor/comedian/Cosby impersonator who really was a vital part of making "Not the Cosbys XXX" as successful of an adult movie as it's been (by the way, the trailer for "Not the Cosbys XXX 2" can be viewed now on SitCumZ.com).

    Thomas actually has a few projects in the works I will most likely be working behind the scenes on as well, so I will keep you all posted.

    I've decided to umbrella MonicaF.com, GettingIntoPorn.com, RedTback.com, MiZtressMonica.com TwardComedy.com and quite a few other sites I've built and maintain under www.XXXsimpleSites.com - who knows - maybe I'll wind up attracting some other clients who need simple websites - I sure could use the extra income.

    I'm finding myself gravitating more and more towards the world of comedy. The upcoming "MightyAfrodite" project I'm working on is a bit comedic, so once I'm over this cold and can finish up the video clips for that site, I will probably start an adult comedy online hub of some sort. Hell, why not - considering how pathetic of a state the porn industry and entertainment industry in general has fallen into, there's plenty to laugh at.

    Speaking of porn and elements within the business to laugh at, I wrote a blog for my site GettingIntoPorn.com today on http://gettingintoporn.blogspot.com about the new influx of "porn PR" companies. I invite you all to read it.

    I won't just yet write about my personal experience with a particular porn PR company - primarily because I'm not quite certain the experience is exactly "over" just yet. I'm still trying to give the company a chance to make good on a few things they (the owner) initially said they could do.

    Ah, Hollywood - it's not the city of "broken dreams" - just the city of people with a broken concept of what proper business practices are.