Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Illness-Induced Delirium

For something that just popped into my head and made me giggle, this sure took a long time.

I've been burning the candle at both ends to be able to take two weeks off of work without having to do "just one more thing" or call in and help out with this or that. Sure enough, as soon as I relax, that virus says "you're mine, you fargging bastage*!"

I thought that had happened as we went to our friends Margo & Brian's cottage on (as in, RIGHT on) the lake. I abused used it constantly ("no, I don't want to go swimming sweetie, I'm sick, you know" and more often "could you get me another drink? I'm too sick to get up.")

But as I arrived home, and the ton of bricks hit me, I realized that my body had been attempting to further stall the inevitable. Which I appreciated, since, as lousy as I felt, I (and we all) still had a great weekend.

My only reliable friend has been Advil Cold & Sinus. I describe our relationship as follows:


I had sketched this up on paper and showed Max when he walked in to rescue me from any real effort for dinner with some boxes of KD (have I mentioned that Norah can pretty much make us a meal in the form of KD? She is quickly surpassing me in the kitchen). He looked at it and laughed "You're making graphs about being sick? You're clearly delirious." So I added in the fifth point on the bottom.
* [anyone who can tell me where that line comes from will get a virtual shiny gold star (well not so much virtual, as imaginary). It's a pretty obscure one, I think, but comes from one of Max's sentimental favourite movies. That's not really an unfair hint for anyone who knows him, either]

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  1. OMG, you're insane. LOL

    Hope you're feeling better!

  2. You're clearly delirious, as you've omitted any labels on the X-axis. Not even units! Are we to guess what it is? Elapsed time? Distance from your home? Number of licks on your popsicle after soccer?

    Over to you, Johnny Dangerously!

  3. Very nice. Now, if you had done this in Excel, with numerical relationships between the plot points (not to mention a line of best fit), then I would be impressed.

  4. WOO HOO!!! I've brought out the nerd-critics!!

    I love the nerd-critics. I feel so at home. Thank you.

    I would have actually preferred to have used my original sketch, but (a) my scanner crapped out and it's unlikely we're getting another any time soon. Photographing is possible, but detail is lost (b) I was having trouble capturing a good hyperbolic curve to get the "drape" of the Advil propping me up correct.

  5. Also, Johnny Dangerously is correct. An imaginary, virtual gold star to Albert.

  6. OMG - you are such a nerd. I love it and I'd like to worship at the shrine of your nerddom at one point so I can learn how to make funny graphs like this. OMG!

  7. Can you say "pot calling the kettle nerd"? I'm going to print this out for the next time you call ME a nerd, girlfriend! Ha! ;)
    It was great hearing your sexy voice last night (and seeing you too, of course)... but I'd still prefer you better than sick.

    ps - this post also reminds me of Roomie.

  8. The chart made me laugh. But, I have been surrounded by engineers my whole life....so I'm easily amused by evidence of extreme nerdishness.

    and btw? I want to party with SciFidad

    Hope you're feeling better today.

  9. oh seriously. i just love you. and your ability to talk nerdy to me. i haven't had this much fun since i got my braces tightened and my headgear loosened.