The Flu, Day II

February 21, 2006 at 2:54pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Good news: I slept like a rock. Bad news, when I woke up, my temperature was 101.8, the highest it has been so far. I don’t feel like I’m on my death bed or anything, which is nice. Just really fatigued and sore. At least I’m not puking. Instead, today’s new symptoms are a nice dry cough and sore throat. Fantastic.

Already today I’ve watched Saved By the Bell, The Littles, and now I’m half-way through Tim Burton’s excellent Big Fish. Next I might try to watch The Lord of the Rings straight through. That’s, what, 9 or 10 hours?

Whatever I do, I just have to make sure I catch Jeopardy! Yesterday I think I would have come in second, but I could have won if I had wagered enough in Final Jeopardy because all of the contestants missed the final question. (Err, answer?) It was something like:

This Prime Minister, assassinated in 1995, was his country’s first to be born in that land.

I thought it was pretty easy, but two people guessed Indira Gandhi, and one didn’t guess at all. Do you know it? Answer: Yitzhak Rabin. In all fairness, the wording was pretty tricky. Rabin wasn’t actually born in Israel. He was born in Jerusalem before Israel existed. Note the use of the phrase “in that land”, not “in that country”. (Highlight the text to read the answer.)

Okey dokey, that’s enough typing for now. I’m freezing. Back to Big Fish.

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D.M.B. February 21, 2006 at 7:56pm

LOTR straight through?  you’re insane.  I think the flu has moved up into your brain and you’re going crazy.

I tried to watch Matrix and Matrix Reloaded before Matrix revolutions came out and I was taxed.

Mr. T February 21, 2006 at 11:49pm

Actually I caught something too. I didn’t feel it until about mid morning when I almost barfed and passed out in a staff meeting. So I went home and slept for 90 minutes, woke up to find Justice Scalia on CSpan, and now its time to get back in bed. I hope I kick this within 24 hours. Acetaminophen is your friend.

Huskerpilot February 22, 2006 at 12:31am

Mr. Wilson, I think that it is time for you to go to the doctor… telling me you have a 103.3 temp and rising tells me that you need to see a doc!

Christopher February 22, 2006 at 4:28am

If it’s 103 see a doc.

Acetomenophen (Tylenol) is not your friend unless you want to kill your liver.

D.M.B. February 22, 2006 at 5:05am

Like I already told you Mr. Wilson…

don’t die ok?

Mr. T February 22, 2006 at 9:08am

Acetomenophen is fine, unless of course you are taking a handful a day.

Joshua Wiltshire February 27, 2006 at 3:40pm

I too thought the Jeopardy answer was pretty obvious, but apparently not so.

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