Days Go By So Slowly

Illness really isn’t all that fun.

Last weekend I was in Saginaw, MI for my cousin’s wedding. I won’t go into all the details of the trip or the event itself, but let me just say that I had a great time with my relatives and I really don’t like United Airlines’ idea of acceptable regional airline service.

The point of this is that I was with a large number of people from all over the country for several days and locked up in the recycled air of 4 different planes. Somewhere along the way I managed to come down with a cold that started in my throat.

Now here I am a week later and I’m finally starting to get better–though my throat still kills me. I should probably go see the doctor tomorrow just to make sure it’s not Strep or Mad Cow or Ebola or something. I’m not crazy about doctors either. I know they have a tough job but still… sitting in a waiting room for an hour, then sitting in a freezing examination room for 30 minutes with my shirt off, so that I can actually see a doctor for approximately 1 minute, 7 seconds is not my idea of a fun time.

The good thing about illness is that you have to spend so much time sitting around your place that as long as you’re not completely on death’s door, you’ll probably get motivated to do a few things that you might not do otherwise.

I have not only managed to get my website restarted (though I still need to do some tweaking on the interface) but I have also had the chance to watch the entire Star Trek Voyager season 1 DVD set. I didn’t spend all of my time staring at the idiot box. I read the fourth book of Patrick O’Brian’s 19th century British Navy series, The Mauritius Command. And I read Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, which is his first book that introduces the famous Robert Langdon character from The Da Vinci Code. So now I’ve started on Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series with the first book, The Eye of the World.

Still… days go by so slowly.