Feel like crap. If I’m coming down with something I will be looking for someone to blame. But in the meantime will go take a nap. Do not expect great things here today.

42 Comments on “Bah

  1. Feel better John. Don’t worry, we will be here when you get back.

  2. Unacceptable Scalzi! We demand you dance for us! Entertain us!

    Seriously though, get some rest. We don’t want you turning green or anything.

  3. Blame Athena. The new school year allows for the mixing of hundreds of germs, all of which can be passed on to unsuspecting parents.

  4. I was no where near your house, neither did I sneeze on the bushes. So it wasn’t me.

    And feel better soon. Eat some chicken soup.

  5. You could blame Eddie Izzard, who was on the moon with you and Steve…

  6. The government has made its move. Run Scalzi! Run!


  7. Overheard someone at the store last night say that the way she got over the crud was to go home, take a Mucinex and a sleeping pill, and be dead to the world for ten hours.

    But then, maybe whiskey’d give you the same results.

  8. You should Photoshop yourself with pig features and a caption saying, “Tamiflu makes me feel all better. Thx.”

  9. Since I’m not likely to get credit for any of the good stuff, feel free to blame me for your current ailment. I’ll take my notoriety where I can get it.

  10. If you were a ture hypochondriac, (like a few of my friends) this is the point where I would start saying things like….”Oh no, you might have*swine flu, AIDS, syphyllis, gonorrhea, ebola, or anthing I can makeup.*” It’s a lot of fun. Get better.

  11. I want to take a nap but I work for The Man unlike Scalzi, who is a famous author.

    But feel better. It is that time of the year.

  12. That has to be the downside of being self employed; you don’t get to call in sick and stay home watching daytime tv. For us working fools getting sick can be a mixed blessing. Yes, you are sick and being sick is no fun. But you don’t have to go to work! You can wear PJs all day while your bum, in a joint effort with your couch, reaches a state of enlightenment. That said, with the exception of Ellen, I think the tv networks must be involved with the employers of the country in a conspiracy to make daytime tv as bad as possible.

  13. I tend to go in for heavy doses of NSAIDS, those little water soluble packets of Emergen-C (they have tons of B Vitamins too) and Rose Fox’s Evil Tea with a shot of Laphroaig or Caol Ila. If that doesn’t scare the cold out of you, nothing will.

  14. Excellent.

    Since you’re taking the day off I assume you now have time to read my script for a Star Gate/Charles In Charge mashup…

  15. Swine flu. Ironic, given that you single-handedly raised bacon to a staple food.

  16. Ditto. I’m home sick today. Translation: I’m taking sick time to work at home, solely out of consideration for my potentially-uninfected coworkers. I’m trying to force my poor virus-laden brain to meet enormous and rapidly-approaching deadlines.

    I’d much rather merge with the cat and couch, aided by sleep-inducing cold medicine.

  17. Have you been having lunch with any old friends who might have put nanomachines in your food?

    Sorry, it just seemed appropriate. I’m listening to The Last Colony on my ipod and that’s the part I’m at now.

  18. I’m so torn. On one hand, aww, poor baby. On the other, I feel worse for your wife. There is nothing, but nothing more annoying than a sick husband.

  19. You’re probably wiped out from that turning to a Balrog thing.

    Either that or the kids-in-school crud gotcha. Been there. Got that. Would like to send it back.

  20. I have two words for you:

    Chicken Soup.

    I hope you feel better soon.

  21. So do I, John! But because of the tail end of a horrific breakup, not sickness. I wish I were merely sick. (If that makes you feel any better.)

  22. Seems like everyone on the Interwebs is sick this week!!! (I wonder if it’s contagious?!?)

  23. I feel like crap too. Whoever Scalzi ends up blaming is taking the heat from me too. Unless it’s me then screw Scalzi.

  24. Oh, I hope it isn’t swine flu! One of the sticky little undergrads in my lab got it during rush. At least she had the decency to do the right thing and stay home. So you do that too! Don’t go to work today!

    Sleep: it cures everything.

  25. Feel better, and thank you.

    Roasting and eating a head of garlic, green tea and Vitamin E caplets have all helped me out, in addition to the usual over-the-counter drugs.

  26. John

    Everyone in the hosue but me has spent a few hours vommitting and then 24-36 hours of fever sometime in the last week. My oldest got to spend bonus fun time ridding herself of liquid evil this evening. It’s very much in the air around these parts right now.

    Good luck.

  27. nisleib@17: The upside of working at home is that you get to call in not sick and play Civilization all day.

    (You’ll hate yourself when the deadline comes, but hey…that’s future self, not you.)

    ((Yeah, that’s why I don’t work at home any more.))

  28. John – hope you and everybody else who was sick yesterday feels MUCH better today.

    (*especially* Phiala, who i actually know)

  29. I might suggest trying an old family remedy — equal amounts honey, lemon juice, and bourbon blended together. The honey and lemon juice soothe the throat, and if you consume enough, the bourbon will have you feeling nice and relaxed.