Friday, January 26, 2007


I've got to stop and remember that I'm not invincible.

7 day a week schedules can wear on a guy. I've got a sore throat because it's happening again. Linds and I are saying yes to things when we should be saying No. I'm just worried she's going to get sick again. We both know that I'm a Virus Carrier. They try and infiltrate my hearty immune system and only 1 or 2 get through the defenses. The rest get passed on to everyone else around me through various ways viruses travel. I mean, that's how she got Mono, right?

So now I have to relax a bit and work through it. I wish I could just take days off and lie on the couch for hours at a time like my sickly little sister is doing right now. But alas, if I don't work I don't get paid, so I work unless my whole body shuts down to the point that even movement is painful.
A scratchy throat? Bah! I can still walk and talk normally. So I work.

I can still maintain the illusion of invincibility though. It's called the Suck It Up effect, and I'm able to do this when I fall ill. I just suck it up and stop whining about it, because I'm probably the one who gave everyone around me the same sickness that I have now, before I succumbed to it.

Rest assured though, I wash my hands thoroughly all the time. Especially when I get a little sick.


Lindsey said...

Ahh yes. I always find it very shocking when I realize I'm, in fact, not a super hero and there are only 24 hours in a day. I often wonder when that happened.

And I also wonder when I became too busy to tie my shoelaces and, instead, just started slipping them into my shoes and sauntering off.

Enough of this thinking...I have a scratchy throat and a room to paint!

Michelle said...

Hey I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. Take care of yourself and we'll see you tomorrow.

4ever29 said...

I think you are the only man in existence that sucks it up. Most whine and complain and then think that their woman needs to cater to their every whim. Way to go Mike. Keep sucking!

saranate said...

This post of your life reminds me of my father. In his whole working career he has maybe taken off 3 days for being sick. Even when he seems to be deathly ill, he could only ever manage to take one day off. He's not the whiny kind.

Phats said...

Shoot I love sick days, other then feeling like crap, no work!

I take my sick days sometimes when I am not sick SHHH don't tell