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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. John P. Murphy – I'm an engineer and writer living in New England. My research background is in robotics and computer security; my writing is primarily science fiction and mystery.
    John Murphy

    A nap is a great thing, though, is it not?

  10. 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.

  11. 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.)

  12. ytimynona – FLORIDA – I'm a big wannabe. Wannabe a truck driver, PotUS, scientist, writer, and teacher. Well, I already am a teacher. :-)

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

  13. csdaley – C.S. Daley was born in California but has spent most of his life in his imagination. His first short story written in third grade, the now classic "Close Encounters of the Turd Kind," was sold to his next door neighbor for a quarter. The neighbor promptly demanded a refund. An unhealthy obsession with the writings of Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, and Terry Pratchett have left his mind warped and broken. He spends most of his evening swilling down coffee while tapping at a keyboard under the watchful eyes of his kittens. They are there to make sure he doesn't snap. He likes to write fantasy for adults and teens.

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.))

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

    (*especially* Phiala, who i actually know)

  19. 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.

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