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feeling like ass

By yesterday afternoon, I was feeling better and made the mistake of going out into the heat with Kathryn on a run to Wolf Camera to get the photo enlargement for the back cover of The Dry Salvages. By the time we got home again, I was feeling, well, odd. I took my temperature, and it was one-tenth of a degree below the one-hundred degree mark. I spent the next nineteen or so hours on a fevery rollarcoaster ride. Though she still wasn't feeling so good her own self, Spooky nursed me with Gatorade, fruit cups, and homemade mac and cheese. We went to bed about two, after some rather woozy Morrowind, and the chills hit me as I tried to go to sleep. I passed the night aching and shivering, hardly sleeping, as my temperature went up and down, up and down, staying always between 99.1F and 100F. I finally awoke at eleven this morning in a pool of sweat, my hair matted like the fetlocks of a wet yak, and realized that the fever had broken at last. But I'm taking things very easy and very slowly. I shouldn't have underestimated this bug. It's a nasty little thing.

When people ask why I don't do more conventions, my number one answer is, "Because I almost always wind up catching some horrid crud and lose days and days of work that I can't afford to lose."

I did get quite a bit done yesterday before the fever hit, even if none of it was writing "Bradbury Weather." I did an interview about absinthe with someone from the BBC. I tackled more of the languishing e-mails. I dealt with some confusion surrounding who would be handling film and television rights on The Dry Salvages. I agreed to an interview for Bookslut that will be appearing, I believe, in the November issue. I finally chose the author's photo for The Dry Salvages. I'd really wanted to use a Nar'eth photo, but none of them were absolutely perfect, so you just get me and an Argentinosaurus, instead. I have got to be well by Monday, at the latest, as there's just too much to do. Oh, and we're supposed to look at a potential new loft this weekend, because my life is not currently insane enough without having to frelling move again (this will be move #4 since August 2001, which is bloody ridiculous).

Today, my greatest aspiration is to keep the fever at bay.

And tonight is kid night, thank gods.


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Sep. 10th, 2004 05:51 pm (UTC)
Hiya, this is Loren one of your fellow Nebari from D*C. I'm sorry to hear you got sick, two of our group including myself ended up catching a nasty cold as well. :( You have my sympathies. I added you to my friends list, I hope that's all right.

See you next year!
Sep. 10th, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hiya, this is Loren one of your fellow Nebari from D*C.

Yep. Noticed yesterday that you'd freinded me. Hiya, Lomer!

Sorry I didn't spend more time with you and the other Farscape costumers this year. I wanted to, but kept getting dragged off the dinners and concerts and such by people who didn't understand that I'd rather pose and have my picture taken.
Sep. 10th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC)
No worries! We didn't actually do much of a group thing this year. It was fun posing with you briefly though. Did you notice the adorable Star Wars kids? After you wandered off a little bit they came up to ask where my "sister" went and asked all sorts of questions about our costumes. So darn cute.
Sep. 10th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC)
Did you notice the adorable Star Wars kids? After you wandered off a little bit they came up to ask where my "sister" went and asked all sorts of questions about our costumes. So darn cute.

They were painfully cute. The little Ewok girl, rolling around on the floor, was absolutely adorable.

Sister, hmmm? That's drad.
Sep. 11th, 2004 07:54 pm (UTC)
So incredibly adorable, I wish I had a camera with me at the time. The little Ewok was facinating by all my fuzzy costume bits, where as the little blond Jedi wanted to know all about my various elbow, knee, forearm guards and stuff. I happily played with the munchkins for about thirty minutes.
Sep. 10th, 2004 07:17 pm (UTC)
Hi there...
Hi, I stumbled across your LJ by my favorite method, random clicking.
I'm a wannabbe writer/film student myself, and I added your LJ as a sort of daily motivation, and partially to remind me that you can't write if you don't write! I'm looking forward to tracking down some of your work. Thanks!

Also, I know the importance of being able to think clearly and get work done. I"ve become somehwat of an expert at avoiding colds (knock on wood). This you may already know, but I would feel bad if I didn't offer it: Zinc (take with food), Echinacea (limited results/takes time). Of course fluids/juice always help. Anyhow, I hope you feel better! Good luck with your work!
Sep. 10th, 2004 09:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi there...
you can't write if you don't write!

There is no more important dictum for writers.

Zinc (take with food), Echinacea (limited results/takes time).

I'm giving zinc swabs a try. I've never had any luck with echinacea.
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