Friday, January 29, 2010

My Exciting Sick Day

Bah. I'm feeling just better enough that I no longer desire nothing other than to lie on the sofa in a stupor and/or sleep all day, which is pretty much what I did yesterday, but not well enough that I can be up and around for more than ten minutes or so without feeling like I need to lie back down again. Also, I am now out of Netflix discs to watch. (Note: It is entirely possible that watching The Prisoner while feverish enhances the experience, but for a combination of sickness and surrealism, I don't think anything is ever going to match reading Michael Marshall Smith's Only Forward while mildly delirious from the flu.)

On the upside, in my one burst of activity today, I did get out to the grocery store, so that I now have fresh fruit, orange juice, throat lozenges, extra tea, chicken soup, and chocolate Malt-o-Meal. (I figure I'd better get used to that last, as I suspect I'm going to be eating a lot of it for a while after the teeth come out.) I'm in a state right now where I can tell that my stomach wants food, but my brain, still firmly in sick-mode, is telling it that no, it doesn't. I'm hoping to keep them both happy with, "no, really, this doesn't count as food" compromises.

Also, I just found out the stuff that was supposed to happen at work tonight got canceled, which at least means that some poor sucker won't get stuck covering a night shift for me. Again. After already putting in his full complement of hours this week. This makes me feel slightly less guilty for not dragging my ass in, anyway.


  1. I find being sick is the best time to watch various things like "The Prisoner" or "Twin Peaks". I watched "Twin Peaks" while running a 103 fever and having pneumonia... and it made complete sense. The Prisoner marathon was after an operation and again.. I finally understood what was going on.

    [Tooth extraction went well. Should make a lot of headaches and illness I have been having over the years go away.]

  2. The Prisoner is certainly making a lot more sense to me than on previous attempts to watch it, but since I started it before I got sick, I'm not sure I can give the illness all the credit. :)

    Glad to hear the dentistry went well!

  3. I watched like 20 episodes of Angel over 2 days one time where I was sick in bed.

  4. That's not a bad way to spend your sick days.