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I have a cold. Bah! I don't expect anyone else to be very interested in this fact - I'm just recording it because it's sometimes helpful to know how often you're getting colds, really.

Well, that and because it helps to grumble. *grumble!*


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Feb. 1st, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
boo, stupid colds.
Will reply to your email soon- but not in Leeds today so no lunching i'm afraid x
Feb. 1st, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
No worries - enjoy your seafood, and I'll look forward to seeing you soon!
Feb. 1st, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
Miserable things, aren't they? I swear by echinacea - it really does reduce the duration of a cold markedly, especially if you start taking it as soon as you feel ill.

Get well soon!
Feb. 1st, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, don't worry - I am taking it!
Feb. 1st, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
I've got the start of one as well. *GRRRR* I hate colds : (
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear that! I hope you have Lemsip.
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC)
I don't like lemsip : ( prefer just having hot honey and lemon and paracetamol instead.

I'll be alright.
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
No, you're right - that is nicer. Although sometimes I kind of like the weird, powdery taste of the Lemsip.
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
If it's the cold I had it's very nassty, preciouss; expect to have at least one day off work. Lots of fluids, and especially sleep.
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
It is pretty shitty, but I don't think a day off is realistic given the amount of stuff I have to do at the moment.
Feb. 1st, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
I thought the same thing - but death came to me whether I willed it or no...
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
Poor you :( *hugs*
Can you blame the students? I always get ill at the start of term.
Can't believe you didn't mention Harry Potter or maybe you hadn't seen the news yet.
I'm enjoying writing an article - has the world gone mad??
Get better soon!
Wow, disjointed.
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
Can you blame the students?

Oh, yes - it's clearly their fault!

I did know about Harry Potter, but it's only the date that's been confirmed, really. I knew it would be pretty soon, and probably this summer.

Keep it up with the article!
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
Poor you! I think I may have the start of one, too. Of course, it sounds more impressive if, as one my students did, you tell people you have a doctor's excuse for missing several classes due to the Rhinovirus going around. I was like, "Dude! do you and your measly MD think that this PhD in Medieval and Ancient History is stupid???"* Yet another reason that training in Classical stuff rawks: even when our Greek is almost non-existent, we still know roots and can figure out big scary medical words.

Actually, what I e-mailed back was, "I am very sorry you have had a cold and happy to hear you will not be missing any further classes. By the way, the syllabus clearly states that a medical excuse only allows you to make up work. I trust you will be bringing the essay that was due on Monday with you to class."

Feb. 1st, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Hee-hee! Nicely handled!
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Hurrah for grumbling! It's what LJ is *for*, isn't it?
Feb. 1st, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
That and propagating memes... :)
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
Boo to the cold, 'tis not fun at all. But yay for LJ and grumbling! If you can't have a good old grumble on your journal, what good's it for, eh? :D
*sends hugs and e-antibodies*
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