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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Each Day a Little Brighter

Well, I managed to arise again from what seemed like my deathbed earlier in the week, get some coffee, and find the computer. The Others in this house are starting to think I am malingering. This happens whenever I get sick. I am granted a 48 hour grace period and then I start getting these "looks". You know the ones. The ones dripping with suspicion that you are milking the sympathy.

That's right. For two days it's all...

"What can I get you?"
"Would you like some chicken soup?"
"Here, let me fluff your pillow."

...and peace and quiet most of the time.

Just when you get used to the attention, to the caring, to the comforting, it gets shut off. For no discernible reason it becomes...

"Are you still in bed?"
"You don't look so bad, I need something from the supermarket."
"When are you going to put my New Computer together?"

Yes, it has come to that. Faye has started to become suspicious that my illness was feigned to avoid putting together her New Computer which arrived, coincidentally, on the first day of my plague.

But you don't believe that, do you?

If you're bored but think you're smart, try this link.

SmartorStoopid?

6 comments:

Small Footprints said...

LOL! Classic tale of illness between the sexes. :)

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Linda S. Socha said...

Only in the last few days have I cared what others thought about this way too long nearly three week stuff. When I started thinking about dancing again I knew there was hope! Think about dancing? Girls just wanna have fun.Hope that becomes true for you too!
Linda

http://psycheheartconnections.blogspot.com/

Michael said...

I'm not stoopid!

I dislike the attention I get when I'm sick. I've been to school anyway when I've had fevers and colds, and my mother gets all paranoid when I bring up a slight runny nose. Sigh.

Michael.

Douglas said...

Michael - it just gets worse. And no one will believe you'd rather be left alone and not fussed over.
I was closer to "Stoopid" than I thought I would be. I hate that. I am not as above average as I pretend to be.

Linda S. Socha said...

Hey...no downtakes on one of my favorite characters here...You are simply under the weather and all looks grayer from there
Hope you feel better soon'
Linda

Douglas said...

Michael - it just gets worse. And no one will believe you'd rather be left alone and not fussed over.
I was closer to "Stoopid" than I thought I would be. I hate that. I am not as above average as I pretend to be.