Feeling Under the Weather
Over the weekend I enjoyed having our boiler replaced, answered 10 questions on 1500days, and let Mrs. Even Steven shave off the beard, hopefully I’m still a secret frugal mofo. In stunning Biblical like fashion a la Samson, after my beard was shaven off, I began to feel weak. I started coughing a little and my throat was sore, seriously I think it’s because the beard is gone. I woke up Sunday morning to Mr. 1500 calling me “Stevie” via twitter and feeling more sick, no correlation. I knew a day in bed and taking medicines was what I would be doing for the next 24 hours. Something like sleep, take medicine, sleep, take medicine, try to eat something, sleep, try to eat something, stay awake for a little longer and hope when I wake up I’m running around and frolicking in the autumn mist or winter mist, I’m not sure I’m pretty out of it.
No dice. Still feeling pretty crappy, I’ve self diagnosed myself with a headache, sore throat, cough, and general lack of energy aka I have the flu. On Saturday and Sunday I took cough drops, Tylenol, Alka-Seltzer Plus cold and flu, and some immune packet full of vitamins. Today is a new day, I made my trip to CVS and purchased the family pack of Ricola cough drops, Alka-Seltzer Plus Severe Cold & Flu, and a pack of Max Strength Dayquil Severe Cold and Flu, I’m hoping all of this will be well worth the $20 spent. I’m leaving for vacation this week so I’m doing my best to get this out of my system.
A couple quick points and questions. Why would anyone take regular cold and flu and not severe cold and flu? Wouldn’t you always opt for the medicine that’s going to kick the crap out of your sickness? How much do you spend on over the counter pharmacy items? I’m not a big fan of taking pills or medicine, I’m not sure what person is, but since I’m leaving this week, I want to get it all out of my system.
Lastly, the phrase “under the weather”. I’m always fascinated what sticks in terms of sayings and idioms, they don’t teach these in English class or give you a history lesson on where they came from at least I didn’t receive one. According to Wonderopolis during storms, the seas would get rough, causing ships to rock back and forth. The rocking motion often caused passengers to become seasick. Seasick passengers would head below deck to a lower point where the rocking was less noticeable. Passengers were thus forced under the deck by the weather… and the expression “under the weather” was born! I feel like that’s the best I have got for the entire day, I hope you enjoy your week.
Any suggestions on what I should do to get my Samson like strength back? What do you do when you are feeling under the weather? Suggestions on medicines to take? What do you do when you have a cold or the flu?