Blogging a fever, starve a blogger

If my scribbling sounds a little less coherent than usual, I would have to point at fever as being one of the problems. I woke up this morning with a slight chill. The same thing happened one day last week. Both times I popped a couple of Tylenol and I was soon sweating like a chihuahua locked in the same room as a pit bull. Okay, maybe that’s not the best analogy. Needless to say, my fever broke but unlike last week I felt crappy all day long today and had to take sick hours from work. Also unlike last week, I took my temperature this morning and this afternoon and got a reading of 99.9 and 100 F respectively.

I don’t get sick very often and so I probably am annoyed more about it than many. Nonetheless, I will see what happens over the course of the next few days. I had used mosquito repellent on a fairly constant basis before I go for walks down here — most times in shorts most of the year — in the mosquito lands of Southeast Texas. But I have backslid as of late so if I get through this without it being West Nile or something mosquito-borne, I think I will make dousing myself with DEET my normal regimen again.

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