I'm hot, I'm cold, I'm hot, I'm cold, I ache everywhere, my head is a big ball of nasty mucus ---- misery, I say! I went to bed around 9 last night. I am a most unhappy cog!
I have no energy to think and certainly none to do all the work I am supposed to do this weekend --- I don't think revising under the influence of cold medicine would be very beneficial, and I definitely am not up to dealing with the piles of grading. Gah! Why me??? (whines) Whyyyyyy me?
I don't care how long I've been in bed; I'm going back. I wish I had trained the cats to fetch me tissues and tea, or at least clean up their litterbox after themselves. It's looking bleak in here. Somebody post something entertaining and easy to comprehend on their blog so's I can read it. Please let this be over soon. I don't have the time for this! I don't have the willpower either.
Oh NO!!!! You have my Evil Pestilence! Rest! Drink the fluids! make sure you have good tissues in the house or your nose will become raw! (Says a girl who suffered for a week blowing her nose with toilet paper.) Take to your bed! And if you have to do work, do the grading, because it's less important for your brain to be at 100% for that. And perhaps use your sick-time to meditate on the dissertation as you drift in and out of sleep, and don't feel guilty for not working on it in earnest. This is your body enforcing a much deserved and needed break :)
Crazy was very thoughtful to share the Evil Pestilence with you to get you some rest. However, I disagree totally about the grading. I vote that you make yourself a thermos of tea, get the good tissues, crawl into bed and read something totally fluffy and silly. Then take a nap, pee, repeat. For days, if necessary, until the EP moves on.
NB: Do NOT send it my way. I beg you; I had it last term and it would not leave.
I have the not as hardcore but long lingering pestilence. And, I have no amusing posts - just job search blahs.
Thanks peeps! I've been watching old Simpsons tapes, napping, and doing a combination of both at once. More tea!
I'm a long time reader, first time poster. Sorry to hear you have the pestilence. Did you see the Grammy's last night? Amy Winehouse's backup singers might cheer you up: here's the youtube link.
DRUGS!!!! Definitely drugs. NyQuil? Love. Delsym has some version of OTC codeine, dude.
all i have are get well wishes. take care of yourself.
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