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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-09-30 05:32
Subject: [personal] More sick
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Tags:omaha, personal, sick, work
Well, I laid down about 5:30 yesterday, and went lights out at 7:00 pm. Woke up at 6:15 this morning when the alarm clock went off. I didn't know it was set, and was sleeping soundly, over eleven hours later.

That's some serious sick for me, when I sleep like that, given my usual fare is six hours a night. NyQuil certainly helped, and I did wake up a lot, but just briefly before rolling back to sleep. Fever and chills as the night went on, and very strange dreams. The one that stands out this morning was me crawling on hands and knees through a very low-ceilinged attic to negotiate with Paris Hilton for the placement of a short story in the online market she edits. Ahem.

I am going to head into the office shortly, but if I start to delaminate, I'm right back to the hotel and my various nostrums. Taking ginger ale, Ricola and zinc tabs to work with me.

Oi.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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evannichols
User: evannichols
Date: 2009-09-30 12:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope you feel better soon, and never dream of Paris Hilton again!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-30 12:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm not sure I'd call it a nightmare, but it was damned weird.

Oh, and I hope you're doing well.
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evannichols
User: evannichols
Date: 2009-09-30 13:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks! My condition is much improved, for which I am very grateful.
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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2009-09-30 12:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Zinc is your friend.

Curious, you don't usually succumb to con-crud. Could you be (gasp!) getting old?
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scarlettina
User: scarlettina
Date: 2009-09-30 15:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What she said. Wish I could send over some chicken soup.
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Matt Ruff
User: matt_ruff
Date: 2009-09-30 13:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I find that kind of sick is a great time to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Coppola Dracula movie is also surprisingly good if you've got a high fever.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-30 17:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hahahahah!
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madrobins
User: madrobins
Date: 2009-09-30 13:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
**wuzza**

but really. Paris Hilton?
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cathshaffer
User: cathshaffer
Date: 2009-09-30 13:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You really ought not to be working today. Take care.
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Bob
User: yourbob
Date: 2009-09-30 14:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If you need something room service can't provide, holler. I can be reached through threeoutside at the moment.

But I don't do Paris Hilton impersonations.
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shelly_rae: Stone Lion
User: shelly_rae
Date: 2009-09-30 17:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Stone Lion
One advantage a hotel has--endless supplies of hot water. I like sitting in a hot bath and letting the shower pour over me--seems to help loosen the goop up.
Be well or vale valeo...
Anon
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-09-30 17:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I shall have to try that later.
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sonyamshannon
User: sonyamsipes
Date: 2009-09-30 19:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
ok. Now that is a WEIRD DREAM. get better soon!
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melissajm
User: melissajm
Date: 2009-09-30 22:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sounds nasty. I hope you feel better soon.
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