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October 31, 2004


Uh, there can be more than one flu per season and ever since we've had Seth we've been averaging three!

I too have some nasty viral thing, whether severe cold or mild flu I know not. It's the immediate payback for returning to work and public transport.

I normally knock off a cold in a single evening by the sensible tactic of sitting up too late and drinking a lot of whisky. Unfortunately, this time I either misjudged the severity of the illness or, more likely, consumed an immodest amount of whisky; the bottle sure looked a lot lighter the next day. The upshot was that I had nausea and dizziness to add to my list of symptoms.

I'd say that we live and learn, but I don't.

The only good thing is that despite my stress, illness and excess, I somehow look younger and healthier than I have for years.

You will get better. Whisky, in something approximating moderation, is helpful. I do feel for you, all of you.

Oh yeah, don't stress about Plosh's birthday: guys kinda expect that after the arrival of kids, they pretty much need to look after themselves.


Sorry to hear you're under the weather, Andrew. I'm pretty sure it wasn't us, though, Australia's a bit out of sneezing distance for us.

And I feel no pity whatsoever for you guys. I am SICK and who is home with the kidlet? Moi. I have to be cheerful and think up fun things to do and prepare meals and do all this Mommy crap when all I want to do is find a convenient hole and DIE.

Ugh. Am going to soak my head in the toilet now.

Five minutes in our toilet bowl will kill you.

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