Change In Plan

Sick. Wife also sick. Skipping wedding so as not to make bride and groom and attendees sick. Worst November 1st ever.

As you were.

By John Scalzi

I enjoy pie.

33 replies on “Change In Plan”

Well, now I feel a bit better knowing I would not miss you since I also had to bail on Cat’s wedding. Sorry you’re ill. Feel better. Soup, rest, video games and bad TV are good for the soul and the cold.


In John’s case, maybe. In Krissy’s, probably not.
Notice Athena seems not to be included in the illness zone. Candy is not indicated as a causal or common infection point.

The weather is unsettled and changeable this time of year. Ohio, more than most. I don’t know about all the rest of you, but my wife and children seem to get a one or two day malady when the temp and barometric pressure jump around like it has been the past few days. My house has inhabitants laying about in various levels of blah today while I’m tasked with the job of going out to the store for various comfort foods and medical infusions. I think the comfort foods are the real reason and the “got to have” medicines are just a blind.
Still, I go, as that is in my “being the Dad” life time contract I was happy to sign.

Get better soon guy’s. Stay as warm and comfy as possible.

Dude, you totally missed out! Don’t you know that the sooner/more people you infect, the quicker you get better? A wedding = perfect opportunity. Think of the Schadenfreude!

Sorry to hear that, but I’m sure your by-now-married friends are grateful for your consideration.

Is it better or worse when you’re both sick at the same time? (Assuming Krissy *is* staying home.) And how do you avoid spreading the germs to Athena: are you both wearing HazMat suits (or is she?)?

If there is any upside at all to being unemployed, it is that I’m not exposed to nearly as many germs as I otherwise would be. However, I have to say, it’s not nearly as consoling as one would think.

Hope Chez Scalzi fully recovers soon!

On behalf of the other people of the world, thank you for your decision to refrain from being a disease vector. It’s the Right Thing to do.

Best wishes for speedy recovery. Whatever you do, never, ever write lucid fever-dreams into febrile fiction. It only sounds like fun.

I would second the vodka nomination, but amend the proposal to include Nyquil. It is an excellent mixer as well. A ratio of about 1:1 is good. Do a couple shots with the wife, sleep. If still sick when you wake up, repeat the procedure.

Being a solipsist, I believe you to be a highly entertaining creation of my mind. And, though I may be apologizing to myself, my profound apologies for unintentionally rendering you ill. I will spend some time visualizing you well.

[thinks “get well”]

I do feel a bit better. I think I’ll reflect on the pleasures of Oreos for a bit.

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