Friday, March 19, 2010

Look at me still talking, when there's SCIENCE to do!

Before his departure, my husband made me a mix CD to keep me company / express his love. I've listened to it pretty much every day, but today one of the songs is making me weep copious tears every time it comes up. Normal people would be like okay, that's a song alright, but it mentions cake, and cake is very important in our household, plus it mentions doing science, which is a phrase in our household as well, usually making fun of things that are not science. (For instance, there's a famous example of research misconduct in which a guy drew some spots on a white mouse with a pen and pretended he'd successfully transplanted skin from a black mouse. Doing science!) So anyway, lines like I've experiments to run / there is research to be done  = WEEEEEEEEEEEEPING! Certainly I've been a bit more socially isolated than usual, but...what the fuck? There is not anything that poignant about the song. Then I realized...It's the end of my cycle! I'm experiencing PMS! I guess I won't necessarily get all bleedy while I'm on Lupron, but I tell you what, all the normal symptoms are here. It's just funny to go from counting the days until I can take a pregnancy test to being like, why am I so emotional?

MEANWHILE: COCKTAIL TIME! Today Fertility Bartender recommends a cucumber-mint gin and tonic. (Which needs a sexier name. Though definitely NOT cu-m-and-tonic, the first thing to come to MY mind!) Muddle two cucumber slices, three sprigs mint, and 1 tsp sugar in shaker. Add 3 oz gin (Hendrick's if you've got it), 4 oz tonic, juice from 1/2 lime, ice. Shake and strain...directly down your throat. Warning: the effect of this beverage is basically, Aaaaah, this spa water is so refreshing...glug glug glug...oh my, I seem to be shit-faced.

And I bet this would be pretty tasty without the gin, if you're incubating a FETUS or something.

12 comments:

  1. How about m-ember-and-tonic? Just as bad?

    I didn't realize that Lupron allows you all the loveliness of a regular cycle. Doesn't seem fair, damn it! No wonder you're weepy: PMS plus medicinal menopause? That's like a dragon with two heads.

    (And I bet you anything that creationists think they are doing science, too. What with their excellent dioramas of the Apostles feeding Cheetos to dinosaurs. I might have made that one up...).

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  2. We went to the annual sailboat show in Annapolis last year and spent about 3 hours on the Hendrick's boat. Free gin drinks for 3 hours :). That's my kind of fun. Anyway, they served a cucumber mint gin and tonic, if I remember correctly (and I may not, since I did in fact drink a LOT in that 3 hours and spent the rest of the day in a lovely haze). They also had one that had chamomile tea in it - that was DIVINE!!! I have the recipe card here somewhere....
    Hope that cocktail can take the edge of the lupron craziness.

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  3. Oh, and we love the song from Portal! We play it on Rock Band :).
    Hmmm, not exactly a tear-jerker...but I may have cried from laughing so hard the first time I heard it.

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  4. That sounds so freaking good. The only thing that will comfort me if/when I get my period at the end of this cycle is the fact that Easter will follow right after and then I CAN DRINK AGAIN!!!

    (I'm not an alcoholic, I swear).

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  5. Yeah, maybe I should do some science, too. Why the hell not?

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  6. I want your drink. In good time. And I have no good name for it that isn't pornographic. Sorry.

    (Adele -- everybody knows that dinosaurs would only eat Cheetos out of Jesus' hands! And only the Christian dinosaurs partook.)

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  7. Lupron + PMS = tough day. I went mental on lupron, seriously. I'm sorry you're feeling emotional, but it is nice when you can pinpoint WHY it's all happening and have a scapegoat to blame it on. You keep coming up with lovely drinks/cocktails and it is making me feel boring as I never seem to put more than 2 things in a glass... you're making me feel the need to be creative.
    PS - how sweet is it that your hubby made you a mixed CD!!! so cool.

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  8. Just wanted to say I'm sorry the lupron is making you crazy. That drink sounds delicious and you made me laugh out loud with that last phrase. Love the fertility bartender idea.

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  9. Cu-m-and-tonic?? Oh Bunny, I am laughing so hard I just about fell off the couch. Lupron makes you FUNNY!

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  10. I feel for you! I had the Clomid Crazies and cried like a banshee for a week. It was horrible.

    How sweet of your husband to make you a mix CD!!

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