Saturday, June 17, 2006

What a hack!

Hack, cough, hack, spit, sneeze, wheeze... repeat.

Such has been my life for the past week or so. It all started last weekend down at the big Family Reunion in West Virginia with a magnificent allergy attack of epic proportions. Let me just say it's awkward spending time with the in-laws when every third sentence is interrupted by a major sneeze epidemic.
"Uncle Joe! Great to see you! How are you doing?"

"Great Josh! Glad you could make it down again this year! How's your running coming along?"

"Pretty good Uncle Joe... I am about to start training for the New York Mara.... New York Mara.... AAAHHHHCCCOOO! AAACCCHHHHOOO!! AAACCCHHHHOOO!!! AAACCCHHHHOOO!!!! AAACCCHHHHOOO!!!!!"

(pregnant pause)

"Excuse me Uncle Joe. I need to find a tissue, someplace to wash my hands and a drink to replace the fluids that I am loosing through my nose. I'll catch up with you later."
Absolutely miserable, but pretty funny too. Ah life...

On returning to New York the allergies promptly turned into a nasty head cold, complete with the sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever and sinus pressure that God put NyQuil on this planet for. With the exception of one nice 9 miler on Tuesday I didn't get much running in this week. I had hoped to get in a couple of runs this weekend and I shall. It will just be a little more challenging because I am shooting a short film this weekend and will probably have a couple of long days ahead of me.

The good news is that I am feeling much better and my voice has that sexy, deep and raspy quality that most late night DJ's would kill for.

Note to self: rerecord the greeting on the answering machine and cell phone voicemail.

8 comments:

Yvonne said...

ah - so it's not just me then! I've had exactly the same thing for the past week, so you have my empathy :(

Mark said...

Cabe and I determined over Christmas that if you ingest enough alcohol you won't get sick. I believe we were the only two that didn't get sick that whole week.

Ginger Breadman said...

I agree with Mark. It's well-known in our house that alcohol will always kill whatever germs you are harboring, and put you out of your misery in the meantime. I can't believe you put in a 9-mile run in the middle of it all. That's hilarious.

Deene said...

hay fever and allergies are nasty, i used to get them so bad every summer for awhile then suddenly they just stopped - maybe the sneeze parts wore out. get well soon!

nyflygirl said...

the 900 number voice is the only upside to having a cold!! :) feel better.

Morrissey said...

damn, it sucks to get sick during warm season! at least you found a positive spin when getting sick....the raspy voice haha- same here man

nyquil, rest and lots of water will do- Get well and cheers!

the_ubster said...

Mark is correct, what he forgot to mention is that is was his home brew that thwarted the ickies.

Just12Finish said...

Hope you feel better Satchmo ...