Quote of the day...er...week...umm...hey, look, a quote!!

Tibi gratias agimus quod nihil fumas.

It says "...freedom of...", not "...freedom from...".

Nolite te bastardes carburundorum!

"It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness. People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we're compassionate we'll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint." - Penn Jillette

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I have had swollen glands in my neck since last Wednesday.

Sore throat started Friday.

Hurts to swallow.

Do you know how many times one may swallow in the course of the night?

Me neither, I quit counting around 100.

My temperature goes up and down faster and with greater frequency than a yo-yo at a Duncan exhibition.

I need a nap after going down stairs to do laundry and then coming back up.

I need a nap after getting a glass of water.  It can take hours to drink that glass of water if i manage to stay awake.

My ears throb.  My throat throbs.  My jaw aches.  Holding my head up is...unpleasant...

After three nights of zero real sleep because I drift off only to wake up whenever I swallow, then can't get back to sleep because I can't help swallowing, I finally caved and went to the doctor.

I have never felt like this.  Ever.

He swabbed my throat and pronounced a very slight case of strep.


I feel like the sword swallower who hiccoughed on the way down!


I have never had strep.  This is a new experience, and I can honestly and emphatically say I could happily never have known the joys of it personally.  Sometime it's okay to live vicariously.

Also, if this is slight?  I hope I may never know the full-throttle version.

1 comment:

Dessa Wolf said...

I know it sounds weird but if you take a couple of Advil it will take the pain away for a few hours. I have been there--I hope you feel better.