Sunday, September 03, 2023


I still feel like death warmed up. 

I mean, I'm assuming I will when you read this. I feel this way when I draft it. 

Friday night, I eventually moved to the downstairs couch to "sleep". Shep kept me company, which was adorable. But he actually slept. I tossed. I turned. I tried not to drown in my own snot. .

As predicted, a 13 mile run did not happen. I tried to nap in the a.m., but it had the same results as the night before. 

We took Shep out, as we are wont to do, yesterday for lunch and a park walk, but he wasn't feeling it and neither was I.  As we went for food though, I had (and still have) a strange metallic taste in my mouth. It's not good. No matter how much I drink, it does not dissipate.  Bother. 

What had me a little worried was on the way home. 710 smelled skunk. Me? I smelled nothing. 

Now, at best, I have a bad bad bad sense of smell, but skunk is one of those things that permeates my olfactory senses. He tried to play it off like it was a quick whiff, but that's not usually true of skunk. Pot, maybe. Didn't smell that either. 

I meant to go home and smell our basil, since I can always smell that, but I finally ran out of steam and fell asleep for a few hours on the back patio. While prepping dinner, I did attempt to smell the basil.  Nothing. 


710 smelled it and said it had aroma, so double fuck. Upstairs to our Rx cupboard and pulled out one of Pappy Joe's free Covid testing kits. 

In my best Chandler Bing delivery - could there be more directions?  

Srsly, I've had fewer ones for me to assemble the IKEA Slfiengiieighyr. 

As you can see, the test is Negativo.   BTW, why do instructions only come in English and Spanish? I get the box couldn't contain more 8x11 fold-ups, but still..........

710 concludes, I can't smell or taste anything because of my nose. 

There will be no running or gym for me tomorrow. We will reconsider Monday on Monday. 

I'm glad I'm "only" exposing the household to a cold and not to Covid. I don't want to be "that guy". 

Oh, to all expecting a Jimmy Buffet post..........keep waiting. But I suggest not holding your breath. 

Song by: Stan Getz


Morty said...

Hopefully you'll feel better Come Monday.

Travel said...

Just laze around with the dog, you will feel better in a few days.

Old Lurker said...

Here's hoping that it is not COVID, and that you heal up soon, and that even if it is only a bad cold 710 is spared.

James Dwight Williamson said...

Morty has a very funny sense of humor.

Ur-spo said...

I too hope you get better quickly.