I felt it starting Wednesday night. Thursday I woke up with a gravely voice and an overwhelming sense of…meh. By the time I got off of work on Thursday I felt completely wasted and wrecked. Friday I woke up feeling even worse. I ended up calling out and spending the day watching Top Gear firmly planted on the couch, and Saturday was no better. Sunday I finally began to feel human again.
I hate being sick. The feeling of not being able to do anything is worse than choosing not to do anything. The weather has been unbelievable the last two weeks and we have been wanting to go for a hike, but first my wife was sick, now I am. We also have a vacation coming up in a couple of weeks, and I really don’t want to be sick while doing that.
It is a part of the human experience that we end up sick. Viruses, bacteria, allergies, fungi; these are all part of how our world has ended up as it has. These have changed human history in countless ways. In the late 19th century germ theory began to spread through the scientific community, giving people the knowledge and abilities to begin fighting back against disease.
Which brings me to this: it has been almost 150 years since we discovered that washing your hands, covering your mouth, and staying away from people when you are sick keeps everyone healthy. What the hell, humanity. Do those things. For all of our sake!
It’s been a pretty slow week for me. I spent a surprising amount of it on the couch watching Top Gear and documentaries. For that I would like to thank Netflix and iTunes. I do have a couple of things I would recommend this week, though.
- The NPR Politics Podcast is excellent. They stay very middle of the road, great insight and good discussion.
- Need a little joy in your life? Have an Instagram? Then follow Bunnymama. It is all bunnies, all the time.
- Check out last week’s post, Is 2016 over yet?