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Posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Dave!In addition to migraines, vision problems, and the inability to sleep... I've also come down with some kind of cold/flu hybrid that has necessitated that I take a sick day. Usually I go to work when I am sick because I've always got so much going on. I even went to work with kidney stones because I had a project due (it's amazing what you can accomplish in-between screams). But today I feel so terrible that I simply could not get out the door.

I've always romanticized sick days, thinking that it's a great way to get paid while watching television and playing video games. But the only television I even attempted was trying to find the current episode of Martha because Tracy told me my Elizabeth Hurley was going to be on (which is about the ONLY way I would ever watch Martha Stewart in anything). Unfortunately, the show was already over by the time I managed to get out of bed. I was going to try a game of Lego Star Wars, but I ached so bad that all I could mange was to crawl back into bed with the hopes of getting some sleep.

It was a good plan for about fifteen minutes, but then my downstairs neighbor decided to make fifty trips between his car and apartment... slamming the door so hard each time that my teeth came loose. So here I am checking my email, writing in my blog, and praying for death's sweet embrace to take me from my misery...

... but not before I watch VERONICA MARS tonight on the CW Network at 9:00pm (8:00pm central)!!

Veronica Mars
All bow before the best show on television!!

Fortunately, I have a dual-tuner TiVo so I can watch Veronica Mars while recording The Unit which I became addicted to while watching the first season on DVD. I don't normally go for war movies and combat TV, but The Unit is astoundingly good television, and you should check it out if you have a chance.

And, on that note, my neighbor just drove off (squealing brakes and all) so I am going to make one final attempt at sleep before dragging my disease-infested corpse into work so I can at least grab some work to bring back home with me.

Bah... I can't even do a sick day right. Who else but me would want to work on a sick day??

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  1. Sounds as though you are prefectly teeming with afflictions. I’d do something about that one that makes you go to work on a sick day though. That thing’s only gonna get nasty.

  2. Jeff says:

    Yuk! Hope you’re feeling better soon.

    Why do I feel I should go wash my hands after stopping by here?

  3. sultana says:

    I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Tracy Lynn says:

    Sorry you feel like ass. I hope watching VM tonight makes you feel better, or at least makes you feel good enough to sleep. In fact, if you had a couple of shots, it might ensure just that effect.

  5. Laurence says:

    I really hope that you will be better soon.
    You know, I really don’t meet you but I really think of your speedy recovery. (If it’s odd, I don’t care !!!)

    And… P.P.S. Good sleep et reposes-toi bien !

  6. ~jtm says:

    ugh…lots of rest,liquids and chicken soup…

    …thanks for stopping by my little blog, I don’t get many visitors so that was a pleasant surprise

    {{{healing vibes}}}

  7. shannon says:

    Can’t wait for VM! I know they were showing it online but I wanted to wait to experience it the way it was meant to be.

  8. jodi says:

    i bought one of the dual record tvio boxes as well, because for a while house and veronica were on opposite each other, and it would have KILLED me to miss one or the other.

    however, i will be on the road back from canada tonight, and will miss the actual premiere of the new season. πŸ™ i won’t be home until almost 11.

  9. Erin says:

    It is a sickness – no one should be that addicted to work! Hope you feel better.

    Also, I, too am beyond excited to see the season premier of VM. She’s by far the best heroine on TV.

  10. Anthony says:

    Watched that first episode of VM today. I’m liking the new crazy chick. πŸ™‚ Off from work myself with some crazy flu type virus, back to work tomorrow though. Boo-urns.

  11. undisciplined says:

    Well! You must be one of few left on Earth with such a good work ethic. Half-dead and still getting the job done! Bravo. I have the ultimate pleasure of working with dolts that call in sick when the wind blows the wrong way or if Snotleigh has wittle tummy ache. Grumble… Anyway, take care of yourself.

  12. DaisyJo says:

    Your teeth came loose? That sounds about as bad as the rest of your illness. Feel better soon!

  13. Kyra says:

    I hope you feel better! I have chronic migraines, I wouldn’t wish them on anyone! And the flu-plague-whatever on top of that is just horrid!

    Get well!

  14. ChillyWilly says:

    Go into work? I thought you worked from home a lot? I may be getting your travel trips mixed up with 8-5p life.

    I left work early yesterday due whatever has grabbed my sinuses and left me imobilized until midnight last night. Today is a better day, but not without it’s level of leftover aches from yesterday.

  15. Bec says:

    Is everyone sick today?! Well, if VM doesn’t cure you, nothing will!

  16. otra Dave says:

    More best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    I saw Kristen Bell last night on Craig Ferguson. She was charming.

  17. Bre says:

    I hope you are feeling better soon!

  18. no3ik says:

    hope u feel better soon.
    when ur really sick u cant really sleep!
    i dont know why? it happens to me all the time.

  19. ms. sizzle says:

    must be something going around the blogosphere. feel better soon!

    i am horrible with sick days and tend to work which just makes me more sick. don’t do that!

  20. RW says:

    Jesus, Dave. It’s like you’ve been sick since 1987 already.

  21. Dave2 says:

    Uhhhh… what?

    Thanks everybody. πŸ™‚

  22. claire says:

    I hope you feel better soon, Dave.

    As for VM, I’m psyched Mac’s a regular this year.

  23. EDDIE says:

    Hate those viruses!
    Sleep,sleep and more sleep.

  24. Could it be your choice in TV programming that is making you sick?

    {Ducks from VM fans}

  25. nancycle says:

    I’m sick too.

    I wanna know more about Lego Star Wars, it must be like the best of two worlds…(for boys)

    You nailed it. The fantasy sick day does exist. But you are required to call in sick when you’re not *really* sick. It requires some really big ovaries… know.

    Get better.

  26. Avitable says:

    Ooh, HCG, you vile, vile woman.

  27. kapgar says:

    Ah yes, Katie and I love The Unit (get your minds out of the gutter and let mine float by freely). Last night’s episode was especially good.

    No matter what, I can’t make that sound good, can I? Much like you and your “tight end” foibles.

  28. suze says:

    veronica mars is back! veronica mars is back! and canada finally has a station that is carrying it!!!!

    i’m a very happy girl today πŸ™‚

  29. Eve says:

    Veronica Mars premiere was awesome. I’m soooo happy. Though, I see what’s his name ex gang leader (damn, can’t think of it right now) is still in the cast, though didn’t appear in this episode. Truthfully, I’m so sick of him. I was hoping he’d be gone by now. Otherwise, dig the slutty roommate and stolen-goods roommate guy.

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