Lagniappe

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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

the virus that ate my brain

So it's a real, full-blown cold. Buy stock in Kleenex, everyone, and I'll make you rich.

I actually endorse taking time off from work to recover when one has a contagious germ. So why, then, am I not doing the thing I endorse? Because this germ decided to come visit during a week that goes something like this:

Saturday, Sunday -- rehearse all day for play reading at work
Monday -- work all day, attend play reading at night, facilitate post-reading audience discussion
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday -- prepare for beginning of rehearsals for world premiere at work AND prepare for freelance workshop of different new play in different city over the coming weekend
Friday -- rehearse for world premiere at work; run to airport, go to other city, begin workshop of other new play
Saturday, Sunday, Monday -- remain in other city, working on other new play
Tuesday -- catch screamingly early morning flight back here, recommence rehearsing for world premiere

And the problem is, all this work really deserves my peak mental faculties. Right now, those faculties are buried under sinus pressure, fluctuating body temperature, fatigue and cold medicine fog. I feel physically bad, but I also feel bad for the playwrights!

5 Comments:

At 7:57 PM , Blogger Quev said...

Ach. Being afflicted with contagion is suckitude. Being afflicted with contagion when you're a conscientous worker with a ton of stuff on your plate is suckitude to the 48th power. I hope you feel better soon.

 
At 6:47 AM , Blogger Benjamin said...

Man, and I thought being sick during Christmas with ASOC week was a big sucktitude, but quev has the total right of it!

Errr.. spoonful of sugar? Apple a day? Remember the Alamo?

Hang in there!

 
At 8:30 AM , Blogger Katie said...

Down with nasty colds. They all must die!!!! Good luck getting better and getting some rest.

 
At 1:09 PM , Blogger Erin said...

See, the problem is, the virus has obviously *not* eaten your brain, since you wrote such a literate post. Good thing I work for the FEC, and not the FTC -- the boys and girls at the Fed. Trade Comm'n enforce laws against false advertising :) Try to sleep on your plane rides, since it doesn't look like you'll have any other chances to do so this week -- and ditto the "hang in there" from Benjamin!!!

 
At 2:08 PM , Blogger Rich said...

Bummer indeed, fie upon the viral invader!

Vitamins. At least a one-a-day. Since neither bed rest nor time off is in order, then at least make certain your bod's stores are stocked.

 

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