Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Shhh, champion procrastinator at work ...
I'm at the office, 10:30 pm.
Burning the midnight oil, you say? Preparing for tomorrow's meeting?
Nah, I'm blogging, surfing, and reading the NME.
The teenager is at the Metric concert on campus tonight, so I thought "hey, great chance for me to finally sit down to do that volunteer work for the radio station which I've been promising them all summer, researching granting agencies".
I sure hope it's a really long concert, because I haven't even opened that folder yet.
Funny how even recreational activities can seem like work if you have to do them.
I got my flu vaccination yesterday.
Jerry refuses to get one, has never had one, as he figures that he will have some kind of reaction to it.
I figure - I'm not allergic to eggs or albumin (okay eggs sometimes give me stinky farts but whatever), I've never had Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and sure it's a crap shoot as to which flu strain becomes most prevalent this year, but I now have some protection against three strains anyway.
Beats the odds on the lotto.


Laura said...

The talking heads say that you're not susposed to get the flu from the flu shot. I don't believe them. (I've never gotten one, for the record.) Maybe you don't get the flu from the shot, maybe you get it from all the other sick schmucks that are there in line with you...either way, I'll continue to pass.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yeah, ip, you can't get the flu from the flu vaccine (the viruses are dead), but lots of people think they did because they were already on the verge of getting sick before they got the vaccination.

Generally if you're healthy and not exposed to a lot of sick folks you shouldn't need it. I work beside a hospital, so.