Courage from <i>Courage the Cowardly Dog</i> and Gir from <i>Invader Zim</i>.
Courage from Courage the Cowardly Dog and Gir from Invader Zim.
I haven't felt my best the last few days, so I wasn't really in the mood to battle the forces of evil by computer, do my work (but I kept going) or like writing (I have to admit, writing this blog was a little torturous at first). I didn't even know what to write about this week, nothing was making me feel good and I was just blah. So, I wanted to get out of that funk, and I started to think of my favorite things to do when I feel like ick.

And the top on that list is to watch cartoons. They make me feel happy, like when I was kid and I was sick and would stay home from school and be tucked in my makeshift bed on the couch, in front of the TV, watching good old cartoons. Yes, that was back in the day when children weren't allowed a television in their bedroom.

My first choice as a child was always to watch Disney's Fantasia. Honestly, it still makes me feel good, sharing a feeling and putting into something that someone can watch and listen to is still amazing in my book. And when Disney's Fantasia 2000 came out on DVD, I bought that one right away.

Now that I'm older and more mature, I have a more refined taste. So, I watch Nickelodeon's Invader Zim, the first episode is epic and it always makes me laugh. I've also been seen wearing a Gir necklace (Gir's bright green when he has on his dog outfit by the way) here and there with my obnoxious pink shirt. And a Gir hat during winter (it kind of looks like Gir's eating my head).

The whole show is so fun to watch, with the way Zim and Gir and Dib and Gaz act around each other, not to mention the lovely cameos by Professor Membrane ("Not now son, I'm making - dramatic scene of electricity - toast.") It's good fun.

Another something I watch to make me feel better when I'm under the weather is Courage the Cowardly Dog on Cartoon Network (at least I think it's still on CN). Courage is constantly saving his owner Muriel (whom he loves) and Eustace (whom he doesn't like very much) Bagge from immenent doom ("It's time to sing the doom song." - Gir) in the Middle of Nowhere.

The characters, good and "naughty," are almost as ridiculous as the cast on Invader Zim and do just as zany things.

So, next time you're not feeling so super, pop in a cartoon, it's the best medicine. Well, it might not be good as medicine, but it almost definitely will make you smile.

And with that, I bid you adieu. Happy gaming, writing, reading, watching, whatever you're doing or plan on doing, and I'll see you next week!