Not To Be Trusted With Knives

{June 26, 2007}   Sick

Who the hell catches a cold during the summer? Me, apparently.

I was supposed to have a work event to attend tonight, but it was cancelled. Which turned out to be a good thing, since my throat has been killing me all day, and now I have a headache/backache/shoulderache/general malaise. So, instead of having to go out with my colleagues, I came home and took a nap. Got up and went to the drug store. Came back, put on my PJs and hopped back in bed. And now here I sit in my toasty warm bed, typing this on my laptop while I sip away at my “Hot Lemon Relief”1, glad that I don’t have epilepsy, high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, heart, liver, thyroid or lung diseases, including asthma, bladder neck obstruction, stenosing peptic ulcer, pyloroduodenal obstruction, enlarged prostate, or pregnancy2, and hoping that I don’t experience the potential side effects of excitability, nervousness, restlessness, sleeplessness, dizziness, palpitations or late onset albinoism3. I was surprised to see “drowsiness” listed as a potential side effect – isn’t that half the reason you take this stuff – to help you fall into merciful, merciful sleep? Speaking of which, I feel the drowsiness setting in, so it’s back to sleep for me. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be feeling better and can post something more exciting.

1translation: no name brand NeoCitran.
2all contraindications to taking this drug
350 points to the first person who identifies where I stole that joke from!

et cetera