Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Good Thing

...about the fourth consequetive night of flu is that

1) You cannot recall for the life of you how to spell consequetive, even though that's never been an issue before, but you really cannot be fucked to go to dictionary.com or even run a spell check on its haughty ass. A word that is simply one following the order of many, should not be getting all uppity and self-important. Come back and bother us when you are unique or unparalleled, or even rebellious For all you know, it's pulling some kind of shape-shifting trickster shit and is really been put down correctly the whole time, the way you'd like to see it on the Scrabble board. That is, if it had the good sense to be seven letters or fewer.

2) When the deluge of clear liquid, which appears to be your brain leaking out of your head via the left nostril, commences, it does signal the end of the constant muscle and joint ache that has been your constant companion since Sunday afternoon. Oh, and the sore throat is gone. Though we seem to be taking the glassy eyes and headache to the grave, attached as they are to us.

I'm never this sick this long without a real fever. It's a drag, because a good temp always seems to knock it out of my system so much faster, and I've had some doozies in my time. 106 a few times when I was a kid (always when I had my yearly bout with strep throat. The fever was always a minimum of 103). Let me tell you, delirium is seriously underrated. Perhaps it explains why I am now moderately retarded, and cannot spell 'consecutively' on queue.

7 comments:

Catherinette Singleton said...

Consecutive. . .hope it helps. When the fog of flu has taken over your brain, always helps to have someone helping out.

Citizen H said...

However you choose to spell it, I hope you get better. I caught the flu too, but my manly antibodies made it my bitch.

I've just had two days of sniffles and a mildly annoying sore throat. didn't even stop my usual Thursday kayak trip.

Get well soon!

peteski said...

I have some Coca-Cola Classic in the fridge ...

GrizzBabe said...

Very funny post. Get well soon.

GrizzBabe said...

I know this is totally unrelated to your post but you have no email address in your profile and I wanted to thank you for your comments on my "Quirky is as quirky does" post.

I found your compliment to be very encouraging. So much so that I submitted the post to Indie Bloggers and they posted it on their main page, which they say is reserved for "the best of the best." If it had not been for your kind words, I would not have had the guts to do such a thing. Thanks again!

kissyface said...

Single Cat - thanks. appreciated. i did spell it correctly in the last line of the post, as it finally registered in my brain. how come no one corrected my intentional misuse of "queue"?

CH (almost like the sugar) - see, now I "ignored" my malady by installing kitchen cabinets, etc., Monday-Weds., with no improvement whatever. you are far younger and more hale, I suppose is the answer.

Peteski - listen here, snake-oil peddler...

GBabe - thanks. you know, I've never been able to figure out how to get an email address up on this site. in any case, you are most welcome for the encouragement. i am not one likely to give false praise. your post was quite funny, and the writing was t-ight.

McGone said...

This is one of the strangest things I've ever wished on a person, but I hope you get that fever. Because seriously, how awesome is it to break your fever in the middle of the night? That is definitely the highlight of any sickness...

Anyway, good luck with the brain oozing and moderate retardation.