Wednesday, April 01, 2009

what day did you say it was?

I don't know which was the better April Fool's joke that I woke up to this morning - the snow or the head cold.

On the one hand, the snow was nowhere near what we got dumped with on Sunday. Really just enough to create some nice sheets of black ice at intersections. And you know how much fun it is to practice your defensive driving first thing in the morning, making sure that you swerve a bit as you slow down for the red light, partly because you start to slide as you hit the brakes and partly to send a message to the guy bearing down upon you: hey buddy, it's sheer ice, slow the fuck down!

On the other hand, I was actually kinda relieved to wake up with a full blown head cold. I've been fighting some kind of weird throat thing for weeks, which would sometimes go into my ears and sometimes block a tear duct and for a couple of days I had a rash on my eyelids. All symptoms stopped while we were travelling and returned on the way home. I was starting to suspect that I was either allergic to this place or I had some form of weird lymphatic cancer or something.

A head cold I can handle! At least nobody painted my bathroom floor while I was sleeping.

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I can take an April Fool's joke as well as the next guy, but this is no joke.

14 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Get well soon my little rock music dumpling.

BeckEye said...

Hrmph. I don't believe one second of this post! You're not really sick! You're trying to punk me!

dguzman said...

Sorry to give you my germs, Zombie. Stay warm and get well soon.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's the sweetest thing anyone has ever called me, Dr M. I think I like being a dumpling. Besides it's rather fitting.

You, my dear, are no April Fool, Beckeye. Ain't nobody going to pull nothin over on you.

Thanks for fessing up, D. It takes a brave woman to do that.

Anonymous said...

Get lots of rest, Barb. Hope you are back in the peak of health soon.
berni

Allison said...

Ah, the dreaded ear ache. There is nothing worse, as for me a sore ear usually results in falling of some sort. At least your weren't sick whilst travling. I hope that your head cold clears up soon, get lots of rest. Afternoon naps are the key to mending. :)

justacoolcat said...

I'm sorry I somehow passed my head cold on to you. I had it all last weekend it was like having my very own waterfall. The bright side? It only lasts a few days. Get some sleep!

Gifted Typist said...

Doncha hate a head cold that can't make up its mind?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm actually feeling better all the time, Berni. I can live with a head cold.

It's so strange how my symptoms disappeared while traveling, Al. Ear aches are bad, no wonder babies scream so much when they have them. For me the worst part was the fatigue.

It's good when things start to flow, isn't it, JustA? It feels like you are doing something productive every time you fill a kleenex.

It was such a relief when the damn thing finally decided how it wanted to manifest itself, Gifted. I understand head colds.

leazwell said...

It took me half the morning before I realized what day it was.

John Mutford said...

Geez, do colds always make you this whiney?

;)

Remember those old Contact C commercials: "Oooooh, this cold." "I know what you mean." "No, you don't, you don't have a cold." "Oh, yes I do."

I don't have any comment to make about those ads.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I find that April Fool's Day isn't near as important to be as it was when I was in grade 2, Leazwell.

Oh yeah, I always wanted to smack that smug non-suffering cold sufferer, John.
And I excel at whiney.

~Jen~ said...

my germs pushed u over the edge.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You have pushy germs, Jen.