Though this was apparently disappointing to at least three work acquaintances. Stand by, I've been storing up a LOT of rants. We'll start with this one:
I had the flu a couple of weeks ago. A perfectly normal, unexceptional case of the flu, fever and aches and OMG I coughed more that week than I have in the last DECADE, but otherwise, eh. Other than not getting much sleep because the aforementioned coughing pretty much destroyed sleep, I drank fluids and rested and was better in days.
And when I made the mistake of mentioning to my coworkers that I was getting over the flu, no fewer than THREE responded thusly - please note these are acquaintances who work on my floor, not friends:
Them: OMG!!!! YOU HAD THE FLU??? DID YOU GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM???
Me: No, I just rested and took OTC meds and lots of fluids....
Them: BECAUSE HEALTHY PEOPLE DIE!!!! FROM THIS FLU!! OMG ELEVENTY!! IT'S SO SERIOUS?? YOU DIDN'T GO TO THE HOSPITAL??
Me, thinking: Ookay, I am standing in front of you, obviously not, yanno, dead...so your point would be....?
Them: MORE DRAMATIC RANTING ABOUT THE FLU, OMG....it is apparently a miracle that I survived.
Me, thinking: Um, could you like, get the fuck out of my cube now? Because I'm wondering if I somehow let you down by not requiring intensive care for a mild case of the flu. Maybe next time I'll die, just for you, you fucking freak.
Anyway, I'm totally fine.
And I'm excited about the Princess 5k which is just two weeks away! I'm feeling like a slacker because I don't have an amazing themed costume, but I'm just there for brunch at The Wave afterward. It's so crazy, but after nearly 40!! years of visiting Disney World, I've never been inside the Contemporary Resort! My daughter and her friend did this brunch after another race last year and she loved it, so I'm excited.
We're all fine here. It's a freakish 85 degrees and I am covered in baby mosquito bites, because those little bastards hatched hungry, like teeny vampires, and this isn't strange at all for FEBRUARY. God, I'm so scared of summer.