I hope that this is the last entry I write for awhile in which the subject of my being sick comes up. I think I’m feeling about as good as I am going to feel for the time being. I just have to let whatever is still hanging around in my nose and throat work itself out but otherwise I’m actually feeling alright.
I’ve spent a lot of the past two days writing. I have written 5 book reviews and once those have been edited I will publish them to the site for your reading enjoyment. One of them is for a book I read back in May which was actually my second time reading it and it was one of my favorite books of 2014. I can’t always review books I read 3 months ago but this one I still could because of how much of it I retain and recall. One of those instances where having a good memory has worked to my advantage.
The worst part of being sick is that it really ruined my sleep schedule. I’m now sleeping in the afternoon and I don’t like that. I don’t like that at any time of year because it puts me on a different time than most everyone else in my life so it is harder to talk to and interact with other people. However, I really don’t like it during this time of year because I don’t really want to be asleep during football games. I only get 17 weeks of NFL Redzone a year, that’s 17 Sundays out of a 365 or 366 day year and I want to make them all count.
I’m still at least trying to go to sleep at some point during the night but it isn’t baring a lot of fruit. Although as I wrote the other day there have been a few days this week where it has felt like all I have done is sleep.
I discovered yesterday that Vicks VapoRub is made out of gold. It must be made out of gold because there is no other logical reason for why such a tiny jar can cost nearly $8. Now I know why we didn’t live in a bigger house when I was growing up. My parents always had a bigger sized jar of Vicks in the medicine cabinet and based on my $8 purchase last night I can only assume that size jar probably cost them $11 billion. Okay, sure, I know it costs so much in part because it lasts a really long time. You’re probably not buying a jar a month, so they have to stick you when they can but still. Also, when did I hit that age when $8 would be too expensive? I’m sure I told my mom several times as a child: “come on that toy is only $8” and now I’m like: “really? $8 for that?”. What happened to me?
I saw something that suggested that Vicks didn’t really work and that it was more of a placebo than anything. If that’s true then I really did over pay with my $8 did I not? Still, I rubbed it on my neck and chest last night and I do feel like it helped with my cough even if it made it harder for me to sleep.
On a random note, my Friday post got more likes than I usually get on a post. I don’t know if that means that there are actually readers who care that I am getting better or if it means that I can write entertaining posts about being sick for five days.
I’ll need some rest tonight and tomorrow night even if it is hard to get. I’ve got a busy week ahead of me this week and I need to be awake during the day to accomplish some of the things I need to get done. Like I said, I don’t like being on the exact opposite schedule as the people around me. My mom came over while I was asleep this afternoon and I almost didn’t even notice that’s how tired I was and how hard I was to wake up.
Coming soon are reviews of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ season 9 premier and the first episode of the new ABC series ‘Muppets’. I should be able to review ‘Muppets’ pretty well considering I’ve watched it some five times now. Also, be on the lookout for those book reviews. Nitrocaps will return this week as well, I hope. I’ve got to write two of them and that means double the Mongo. How am I going to handle that show when it hits two hours? The Nitrocap experiment might not last too long, now that I think about it.