Posted on March 4th 2009, 3:56 am
Wow, I got hit pretty hard with the flu today. I wasn't feeling sick yesterday up until late in the evening. At that point, I was starting to experience a dry cough. When I woke up this morning, I felt like I had been hit by a bus. My body ached everywhere. I was still coughing, and by then it was starting to hurt. I also felt like I was going to fall right back to sleep. I had no strength or energy, and I was experiencing the telltale dizziness that I usually get when I'm sick. I climbed into the shower and very slowly got cleaned up. I went in to work, and when I got there, I turned around and went right back home.
I passed out from 11:00 am to about 6:30 pm. I was sweating a lot...which is abnormal for me. I must have had a fever. I made myself some chicken soup, and after eating that, I started to feel a little better. I've been up for just over 3 hours now, and I'm still a bit achey. I took some generic tylenol, which has helped a lot. I'm not sure if I'll go to work tomorrow. I'll have to judge that by how I feel in the morning. Ugh...I hate being sick. I think this is the first time I've gotten just the flu. Usually I get a cold. I'm not used to the body aches and pains. It's particularly hitting my lower back, which makes it difficult to sleep.
Otherwise, things are ok. Yesterday at work, I had some very stimulating watercooler chats. If you read the review, I saw "A Clockwork Orange" this weekend, and I mentioned it to my friend Tom. We ended up discussing the plot, which turned into a discussion of dissonance. That turned into a comparison between Stanley Kubrick and Igor Stravinsky, the composer of the Rite of Spring, which is all dissonance. That moved on to talk about Debussy, another composer. That's when Joe walked in and said he was impressed with the content of our chat. He wasn't expecting something so intelligent I guess. Most people talk about their weekends and stuff I guess. I've never been one to be "normal" though.
Later, that conversation continued with Ben, another coworker, and somehow we got to talking about 2001. We branched off to discussing multi-dimensions, and I pointed out a video I saw a while back about the ten dimensions of existence. You can find that video here. It's a fascinating look at visualising how dimensions beyond our every day 3 dimensional existence look. Ben and I ended up talking about time travel and existence off and on throughout the day when thoughts appeared in our heads. What a stimulating Monday!
OK, I think I should get to sleep since I'm still sick. Until next time.