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29 September 2006 @ 11:33 am
My froat hurts. I hope I'm not coming down with Ted's cold. I have this sort of half-formed idea that if I drink enough orange juice, the owie of drinking the orange juice will strip away the owie of the sore throat and I'll miraculously be better. We do not, however, have that much orange juice.

The last day and a half I haven't wanted to do any work. Don't want to edit, don't want to respond to Chance emails, don't want to write, just don' wanna. This is probably mostly don't-want-to-edit based, and I've been editing even if I don't want to, because hey, that's my job.

Big goal today: finish the edits, at least on paper. Tonight, respond to Chance emails. In between, maybe go to the farmers' market...
Current Mood: soresore
Current Music: waiting for a star to fall
sammywolsammywol on September 29th, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
Many many colds and viruses going round at the moment. Juice is good though; water is good too (and is less likely to add cystitis to you list of woes); sunlight is also very god for killing bugs. *Hugs you carefully*
kitmizkit on September 29th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
Feeling vaguely chastised, I have taken the dog for a walk in the merry sunshine. :)
sammywolsammywol on September 29th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
No intent to chstise. Rather more a 'seize the day!' kind of a vibe. Sunshine instead of the dire awfulness of the forecast is a delight to my soul - which is just as well because I could not bear to inflict upon the blogosphere the whining about my unremittingly grey inner-day. Sunlight helps!
kitmizkit on September 29th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
*grin* I didn't think you meant to chastise, but it did provide the impetus to get out of the damned house, which I really needed to do. I have to try to convince myself to do that again later this evening, because it really is so very beautiful out. (People with sore froats need to walk to the Londis for ice cream, right? O.O)
sammywolsammywol on September 29th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
If it soothes, go for it! However, remember cheap, generic ice-cream is very bad for throats. You need the prescription strength stuff, like Ben and Jerry's at the least.
kitmizkit on September 29th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
Absolutely. No point in walking a mile each way for the cheap stuff, after all. But holy *gods* B&Js is expensive here. *hreef*
Harold Zablehzatz on September 29th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
Mmm... imported ice cream...

Of course, if you're really looking for good ice cream, you're much closer than I to the Best Ice Cream On The Planet, at Berthillon, in Paris. Sadly, they don't sell it outside of France, and they mostly don't sell it outside of Ile St. Louis.
Samarcandsamarcand on September 29th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
My sympathies go out to you. My froat hurts as well. I think I'm getting Max's cold just in time for the weekend. Yay!

When you don't feel too good you don't want to do a lot either. But, I find that writing actually helps me forget about it for a while.

I'm a bit dubious about the OJ vs Sore throat but, hey, imbibing vitamin C can never be a bad thing when you are coming down with a cold.
kitmizkit on September 29th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)
I hope both our froats get better soon. :)

The OJ Vs. Sore Throat is one of the various primitive hind-brain beliefs I like to carry around which has no actual basis in reality (except that vitamin c is good for you). I'm apparently one of those people who'd have thought trepanning made sense, and I maintain a conviction that if only someone would give me a large needle when I have a gassy tummy, I could syringe all the owie pain out. We have no need for your puny logic here!
Samarcandsamarcand on September 29th, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
Ah. You're one of those are you?

Not that I can talk. When I get a bruise I take a pill that has less active ingredient than would be in the entire ocean, so I can't really talk.

And you mean you don't use a big needle to relieve bloated stomachs? Or do you just eat yoghurt instead?

(I so don't understand that stuff - I've got a bloated stomach so I eat MORE?)
kitmizkit on September 29th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
Arnica, eh? :)

*shudder* I don't eat yogurt under any circumstances. :)
mostlymaylone: Sick Kittymostlymaylone on September 29th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
Miracle elixirs! It's getting harder to find those salesmen though, and you've always got to watch out for a tornado or a falling house, depending on your religious preference.

I've always found that spicy herbal non-caffeinated tea helps sooth my throat.
Around here there are some really good roobios teas, supposedly loaded with anti-oxidants. The amount I've been drinking since I quit smoking and cut the caffeine WAY down may explain why I haven't ever got past the stuffy nose bit. I have this vision of billions of little red anti-oxidant cells with swords, mace, whips, spiked chains, pikes, (no amour shields or chain mail, it's not needed) marching around my body trampling over any virus that get in their way. Stomach ailments however, are like cannon balls; they just plow right through the troops. Only, it being my body it looks more like the battle scene in Labyrinth.
As my knee Doc who sounds like Donald Sutherland says, "if it hurts, don't do it you idiot, give the body some time to heal. The person who incorrectly applied 'no pain no gain' to anything but muscle should be shot!"