all day(quil) and all of the ny(quil)


Sunday, November 9, 2008

It was only a matter of time before I got sick. Frankly, I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner, considering my morning commute feels like a city-wide group hug. Every time I have to grab hold of a smeary metal subway railing, I fear that it was most recently handled by a homeless person with tuberculosis and hand herpes.

I'm happy to report I have neither tuberculosis, nor hand herpes, but I have something else entirely unpleasant. I can't laugh without breaking into a tight, painful cough and I can feel my heart beat in my NOSE. My eyes are burning, my head aches, and I have the voice of a 13 year-old smoker (male). I've stopped blowing my nose and started just leaving the tissues stuffed into my face. Call it a preventative measure.

I'm just a wimpy sick person, I think. Some people can really work through it. Like, take for example, my Mister, who had bronchitis and a fever on our WEDDING DAY. And yet, he freaking sold it.

I, on the other hand, turn into a cranky first grader:

Mister: I'm home! I brought you some soup and tissues and cough drops!
Me: Did you bring me a puppy?
Mister: Umm... no?
Me: Whimper.

In my defense... he knows how much I've been wanting a puppy.

4 comments:

I'm A said...

I'm emabarassed to admit this but when I was in New York this summer I was completely terrified of the subway and 100% sure that I would either a) catch ebola and die from sitting on those seats or b) die in a firey subway bomb explosion.

True fact: a sketchy homeless sort of looking guy got off the train I was riding on but left a bag under his seat. I started hyperventilating and screeching that we were all going to die.

In short...you are very brave.

breckster said...

Welcome to the strange strains that seem to be unavoidable and constant. Hand sanitizer never meant so much.

Sorry to hear you are sick. Sorry you didn't get a puppy (yet).

Chris, Erica, & Avva Kinnersley said...

You better tell him you need the puppy before you start craving babies. Sorry to hear you are sick- hope you feel better soon

Di said...

i seriously love that wedding photo...