Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hack-fest 2010

I'm getting a bit better I think. Last night wasn't quite the hack-fest the rest of this week has been. Hack as in coughing, not hack as in can't write anything worthwhile, but both feel true at the moment.

I got bronchitis once a year in my childhood, but it's been a long time since I had it this bad, and I don't remember it taking a month to go away. I hate taking antibiotics, especially if I'm not sure they're justified, but I'm on my second round. I'm going to share something really gross now . . .

Wait for it.

If you don't want to read the gross thing, stop now.

Backstage at the show on Monday night, I cough-wheezed so long and so hard that I puked a little. That was about an hour after I started on the antibiotics, so I'm glad I got to the doctor when I did.

The antibiotic says stay out of the sun, so I'm a vampire these early days of spring.

Over the past few days I've slept - a lot - but mostly in four-hour increments because that's what the codeine is good for.

I've worked on my taxes.

I've worked on a proposal for something silly.

I've spent a lot of time wandering around both my neighborhood and online in a cough syrup haze.

And I've gotten through the first half of Battlestar Gallactica Season 2. Admiral Cain! I'm so glad I don't have to wait to watch the next part of the season, but I made myself stop there last night in honor of those who did.


Uma Krishnaswami said...

Feel better Rachel! Complete coincidence--I'm also catching up on watching old Battlestar episodes I missed back when.

Rachel Wilson said...

Thank you Uma! It's so nice to "see" you here. This is my first time watching BSG and I'm hooked -- I'm almost glad for the sickyface downtime.

Jessica Leader said...

I thought this post was going to be about your hacking pages out of your novel! I'm almost sorry it's not. (Not that your novel needs a hack-job, of course. Just that the hacking is coughing.) I hope to return from the 'moon and hear that you're better, y'hear? xo

Rachel Wilson said...

I am doing a lot better! Thanks! Have so much fun, Jess!

Astropanther said...

I said "Wow!" out loud when I read that you puked from coughing so hard. Geez! Something's been strange this year, indeed--I got walking pneumonia for the first time since ten years ago. Can't wait for summer... sometimes I wonder if there's actually going to be one this year.

The Independent Rage said...

I still prefer the original Commander Cain, Lloyd Bridges, from the original series -- much more flamboyant and not nearly so dark.

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