Saturday, November 28, 2009

clinging onto bottles

Have you been stricken by the H1N1 yet?

I ask because I am trying to determine if that's what I have, or if it's just a regular illness. I have perused the handy Knowledge is Your Best Defence pamphlet issued with my tax dollars, and have drawn up some contingency plans. So if my skin turns bluish or grey, I start hacking up bloody mucus, I get more confused than usual, and I start to vomit with a persistence that may just land me an Academy Award, somebody should really do something about it. Contact my euphemistically-named health care provider, according to the ever-so-helpful Public Health Agency of Canada pamphlet.

I would love to hear your flu stories. How ill did you get, how long were you sick? Did you turn into a big crybaby too?

I'll tell you one small miracle for which I remain grateful - that I am not going to be sitting in below freezing temperatures watching a football game tomorrow night. Being the chauffeur for the event suits me just fine. And I would rather eat a watermelon than wear one.

7 comments:

justrun said...

I have not had the hini, but in the past the flu has made me somewhat whiny. But even at my worst, still nothing like a man when he's sick. Heaven forbid.

Hope you're back at 'em soon!

Allison said...

I hope you start to feel better soon! Hopefully you don't have a fever. That's usually the worst part of being sick for me.

This reminded me of this great clip with Nick Frost - "Man Cold"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfNhexa67ss

Westcoast Walker said...

The word verification for this comment is "haste" - very appropriate indeed, as I wish you good "haste" in your recovery.

I think I would even consider the bubonic plague over suffering through sub zero blustery grey cup madness!

mister anchovy said...

I haven't been sick and I haven't bothered to get the shot(s). Somebody has to make up for the queue-jumpers.

Get well soon.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I do love your little rhyme scheme there, Justrun. Ah yes, the man cold. The performances that stem from those can be quite stellar.

No fever for me, Al. In fact I think this is simply a cold. So I expect to be back at it within a week.
I love that clip, haven't seen it in too long! Thanks!

Thanks, Matthew, I shall attempt to recover with all haste.
Not a fan of Grey Cup insanity? Not big on wearing watermelons on your head?

I was going to get my vaccination this week, Mr Anchovy, as they just now opened up the clinics to us (formerly) healthy types. Guess I shall be waiting on that for a bit. But the lines should be shorter...

Anonymous said...

if you start getting lost and hallucinating your film TAs, you might have swine flu.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

If I start thinking that I have a film TA, I am pretty sure it might be a swiney hallucination, OFKAR.