I think God will explain

January 11, 2010 at 16:57 6 comments

I started getting sick last night with a runny nose that wouldn’t let up. Barely got any sleep, but got through fistfuls of tissue paper. So this morning, after covering Orange’s ward, I took sick leave, and that’s why I’m writing this at home now. Still getting through fistfuls of tissue, with eyes wide-open as saucers, despite two and a half Fedacs, five or six Piritons (lost count), one Zyrtec and two hot toddies with generous shots of Jameson Irish Whiskey, all consumed within the past nine hours.

‘Tis madness in the world too. One (if blatantly non-Caucasian) fears to travel to Melbourne now, lest one (regardless of official comments) gets torched. Or to Hongkong, where the term ‘acid rain’ has taken on new meaning. Or to Malaysia, where the communion wine is rapidly being replaced by Molotov cocktails.

I’ve come to think that, in the small scheme of things, this craziness can’t really be explained (for example, where I caught this buggery cold from). But, in the big scheme of things, there must be a pattern of some sort. It’s something like Ice Age 2 (which I admit to watching last night), where the ice cracks and thaws for reasons that the critters never get to comprehend. Unlike us, they didn’t have greenhouse emissions and fossil fuels to blame. Now, being a step (or several thousand) ahead of them, we could possibly say that the Ice Age ended so that we’d exist, and that would be a great reason. But why should the pattern end there? In the big scheme of things, there will probably be plenty more ends and starts that will happen, and only if we are there at the very finish, with one who will make it all clear, will we see that there was indeed a reason for everything.

In the small scheme of things, though, right here and right now, there’s nothing on my mind more than this sodding cold. Damn these bloody germs.

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My picks from the Hobo International sale From runny to gluey

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. zensojourner  |  January 11, 2010 at 22:30

    Have you ever wondered how Molotov is pronounced? I heard a different version on the radio the other day.

    Get well soon and don’t OD on antihistamines!

    • 2. Katie  |  January 12, 2010 at 18:51

      I’m guessing MAW-luh-TUV might be the spiffy way of saying it? Though I wouldn’t be surprised to hear MOW-LOW-TOVE in our local context.

      Antihistamines are very helpful. I’d rather have a gluey nose than an itchy runny one.

      • 3. flaneurvric  |  January 12, 2010 at 19:21

        You could use your gluey nose for scrapbooking! Is breathing in through your nose like huffing? Oh, man, fortunately for Singapore, I’ll be taking my sense of humor back with me.

        Sorry that you are sick! I hope you are feeling better today. I would be happy to whip up some chicken noodle soup for you because I now have a fancy pot :)

      • 4. Katie  |  January 12, 2010 at 22:17

        Scrapbooking schmapbooking. I could use this stuff for bricklaying!

  • 5. zensojourner  |  January 12, 2010 at 19:52

    Actually I heard it pronounced MAW-LOW-TOC on local radio. So just wondering if thats the correct russian pronunciation.

    But you can clear a runny nose. A gluey blocked one is just blocked.

    • 6. Katie  |  January 12, 2010 at 22:16

      Can’t help but notice that C is next to V on the keyboard… what say you, Sherlock?


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