Misery

1 05 2017

Colds suck.

I know, I know: everybody gets ’em, everybody hates ’em, ain’t nothin’ special about ’em.

That’s part of the suckage of the common cold, innit? It’s just such goddamned ordinary misery.

A serious flu and you take to your bed, achy and feverish and wanting nothing more than to be unconscious, but a cold? Yeah, you’re achy and you want to sleep, but you can mostly also do whatever it is you usually do, just with more breaks.

And if you’re not knocked flat on your ass, it’s easy to think, Oh, yeah, I’ll be better soon. Only the damn thing lingers. One day you can’t stop sneezing. Another day and it’s all Give Me Fever, and the day after that you swear you’re going to cough your lung inside out.

And then you think, Oh, okay, I’ll be better soon, and STILL WITH THE COUGHING.

At one point earlier today I wondered, hopefully (!), All this coughing: maybe I have walking pneumonia?

I do not have walking pneumonia.

No, I’m just bored and impatient and tired of being tired and crabbing like any middle-aged crabby broad would do.

Just enough with the fucking coughing already, though, okay?

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2 05 2017
2 05 2017
Andy Hall

Completely unrelated, but have you thought about visiting The Atlantic Discussions on Disqus? There are a few old-timers from TNC’s place there.

It’s a moderated, no-BS group. Trolling isn’t tolerated.

https://disqus.com/home/channel/theatlanticdiscussions/

9 05 2017
absurdbeats

Hey Andy. I did, for a while—around the time there was some kind of crisis/meltdown in which a number of moderators stepped away. Wasn’t clear to me what had happened, but that it was serious.

Anyway, I did read and even participate in some conversations, but at some point got out of the habit of stopping by. Maybe I’ll pop in more, now that you’ve reminded me.

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