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So sicky.
I feel terrible this morning!

I woke up about 40 minutes early and drank like a billion miles of water. (by that I mean about a liter). Last night when I got in from Connecticut, I went to the grocery store and picked up an arsenal of fluids. And then promptly drank a whole half gallon of Simply Lemonade. I was tormented about whether to come to work or not. Here is the conflict:

--Work is around the corner form my doctor's office.
--The doctor's office doesn't open till 9
--It takes about a half-hour to get to both work and the doctor's office.

So, do I go to work and call the doctor once I get to work? Or do I stay home, call the doctor, and rush if she says "come in right away!"

I opted for choice #1.

I left the house at 8:13. I usually leave between 8:25 and 8:30.

It was raining pretty hard and for a moment I considered turning around because this can't be good for my immune system. But I soldiered on and even got a seat on the 7 train. Then I got to Queensboro Plaza, which is where I change for the N or the Q into Manhattan, and it was a sea of people. Three trains passed and I couldn't get on any of them because it was so crowded, so I went back on the 7 and took it to Times Square, which is a little roundabout way to work.

I got into work at 9:23. Boo, hiss.

So then I called the doctor's office. THE DOCTOR IS ON VACATION UNTIL AFTER MEMORIAL DAY. So now I'm at work, with no doctor's appointment. Luckily, Hearst has a wellness center and I went down there. The doctor gave me some Claritin, some lozenges, and a strep swab. So now I'm waiting at my desk for the results of my strep swab, and then I'll most likely end up going home to sleep and drink fluids until my psych appointment. FLUIDS. Lunchy folks, I will email you as well, but I don't think I should be coming to lunch today. I don't want to get anyone else sick.

There's an event at Astor tonight with the guys from The Bitter Truth and I'm a bit disappointed because I think I'm going to have to bow out and sit at home and drink things that are not alcoholic instead. But there's Koval tomorrow and cachaça on Wednesday-- Mere, I don't know if you want to do that, but there's cachaça on Wednesday?

In other news, this is my first week after going public in LJ Idol, and I'm not doing very well in the polls. Oh no! This makes me sad because I was really looking forward to writing stuff and sharing it with everyone on my friends list!

Anyway, here is my two-part entry about the Snoopy Sno Cone Maker and eating sno cones in Madison Square. I would like to think people are just not that interested in sno cones but it is disappointing.

What would be not disappointing is if a few of you wouldn't mind voting for me in the poll, pretty pretty please? I feel bad because being sick yesterday and today, I am way behind on reading entries or I would recommend some. I recommend all of you because you are all awesome? My journal in the poll is the_vernacular, by the way, in case anyone missed that little tidbit.

Poll #1740853 LJ Idol, Season Seven, Week Twenty-Five
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:


The poll closes at 8 PM Eastern Time tonight. I'll be at the doctor so I won't be around to see the results! Eek.

And the doctor just called, I am strep-free!

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I'm sorry you are full of sick!

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Aw, I'm sorry! The weather is crappy here, too.

Apparently pollen counts this year are worse than they were the past few years, so it might be a lot of allergy yuck. But it still sucks. I hope you will be going home soon and resting even though it's not strep.

Also I liked reading about the Snoopy Sno Cone maker. It reminded me of a couple friends of mine who had a similar longing as children. Their first Christmas together as a couple, they each remembered the other's story and went online to search out the coveted object. And so they ended up giving each other the same perfect gift that year, and knowing that they had found their life partner.

I'm home now! I suspect it's allergy yuck, too, but I'm going to see Paul's new baby this weekend so I don't want to risk it being something catching.

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