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.

4 comments:

  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.]

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  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!

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

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

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