Thursday, March 5, 2009


Okay, you asked for a rant, here is a rant.

I'm sick again. I never stopped sniffling from the last cold, I'm just sick again. I'm so glad I'm seeing the doctor on Saturday. This is NOT HUMANE. Why won't someone come up with the cure to the common cold? I had an involved fantasy on the way to work today involving alien technology and a gift to show peace. Maybe it will be my new novel. Aliens and the CURE.

Yes, it sounded as lame out loud as it did in my head. But wouldn't it be fabulous if it happened? Aliens. *fantasizes*

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is fabulous but despite the fact that the rest of the book is supposed to be hilarious, the first 40 pages made me bawl which just exacerbated my sinuses. I'm hoping it won't be so miserable tonight since it will ruin my plans for the evening if it is.

On another note: Sarah Lawrence sent out an alumni news email today.

Dear Sarah Lawrence,
Thank you for making us feel like underachievers!

I mean, it was good. Interesting to see what people are up to but I'm not going to be winning any awards for teaching 6 year old kids English. Unless they come up with an award for having the common cold more days of the year than anyone else. If so, I win. Time to relinquish the computer to people who want to be productive. And by productive, I mean read the news online.


Rachel said...

Alex, I have been reading a book called "The Secret". Whereas I don't agree with all of it, it is an interesting philosophical book. Last night I was reading the section about visualizing yourself as healthy, and that when you are sick you need to not talk about it, but just think healthy, and don't think sick and you will be better. Again, not sure I agree with all of it, but I was thinking about you while reading this particular section. I am so sorry you are sick, but I certainly enjoy reading your blog more when you aren't talking about being sick. But, it might be interesting to hear how a Korean doctor's office is different than what we have here in the USA.

Please take care of yourself, you deserve to be well.

I don't like reading alumni news much either -- even from the University of Maine! It makes me feel like an underachiever.

Jessica said...

Hmm, I'm almost upset I didn't get the alumni email and then I remind myself that I don't want to feel like an underachiever.

Nancy K said...

How successful can the graduates be in less than a year?