OK, this cold has just GOT to go away. It's been over a week now and it's just hanging on and hanging on. I am tired of being groggy all the time and not having any energy. And the cough--it sounds like I've been smoking a pack a day for years! I swam laps yesterday for the first time since last Saturday and it was great at the time, but I had no energy for the rest of the day. Which, you'd think would be good for sleeping (the cold has also had me losing sleep). Nope! Sat bolt upright around 2 a.m. or so (just for your information--there is NOTHING on TV at 2 a.m.!) and couldn't sleep for a while. This is getting old really fast. I've been to the doctor (went Monday) and he gave me some antibiotic and a decongestant. Doesn't seem like they're doing all that great to be honest with you.
Well, I didn't land the job up in Padukah, KY that I drove up to interview for last week. I got that little bundle of news in the mail the other day. Funny thing is the rejection letter said--well, we'll keep you on file for three months and consider you for any other openings we have. Which is great, but it will be hard to do since they returned not only the writing samples I sent but also both resumes I'd sent them (hard copy and e-mail). I just had to take some amount of humor and comfort in that.
I've got a bit of a low-pressure headache. I think a lot it has to do with hearing Evanescence's Fallen
played at low levels in the work area near mine all day. Not actually loud enough to hear it but just loud enough that you catch the occasional little snippet of it and then that song from Daredevil
starts running through your head and, well, it's all downhill from there. And I think it was on repeat for a lot of the day for the song from Daredevil
. This reminded me of two incidents from my college days. One was the roommate who got dumped by his girlfriend, went out and purchased a cassette copy of "I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me" and then listened to it for six solid hours and playing Wing Commander
. Well, not six solid hours because there was that small break where he's rewind the tape. Then, there was the time that Lisa (girl I was dating at the time) decided that we should listen to Kenny Roger's "Lady" on repeat on the CD player for what felt like 17 hours. Now it's a pretty good song, but not repeated over and over again for hours on end. Thankfully the relationship ended soon after this--not because of Kenny's song necessarily but a vareity of other reasons.
I saw the Sonic S'mores Blast
advertised Monday while I was out sick. Man, it looks good. I am going to have to look into one of those this weekend!
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/11/2004 04:06:00 PM