Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Still flu week?
So is it still flu week?
Oh yeah, totally. Today I have this terrible headache that feels like a cleaver is being slammed down on my skull when I cough.
Oh, do you, er, cough much?
All the time! Except now they tend to be these feeble little fake coughs because the real ones are so awful I have to work up my pain tolerance for them. So I sort try to trick myself into thinking "That was totally a cough!" And sometimes it works, sort of.
Did you stay home from work then today?
NO! I went for four whole hours before packing it in. Everybody said "You look terrible." which was strangely gratifying. I am finding I prefer it slightly more than the dubious but trying to be optimistic "You look like you're starting to get better." But I like both of them.
You have been profoundly ill for more than nine days now. Why are you so cheerful?
I don't know. I really don't know. Do you wanna see my Halloween outfit?
Sure, what is it.
Here. It's a giant bloody cleaver that goes right through my skull! I got it in Tivoli. Even when I wore it there all the Danes stared at me and laughed.
It's... very nice.
It's just exactly how I feel.