December 2, 2003

Frikken Flu

Category: Personal — Biella @ 5:06 pm

They predicted that this was going to be a nasty flu season especially since the the last two were mild. If I am indicator of such a prognosis “they” are so dead on right, that it is sick-ening. Seriously, I can’t remember a time that I was so ill for days straight, the pain being unbearable the first day and now general aches, fever, chills, and a hacking cough that makes me cringe just to listen to it seem to stick onto me like dried jelly on a counter.

One of the worst episodes was last night. I went to bed with the chills and fell asleep with lots of anxiety which put me in a bad dream state. Of course, I had strange dreams that mixed the story line of a book I am currently reading, Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut with my research on hackers and free speech. All of a sudden, hackers and free speech were part of the weird cosmic meaninglessness of life although they were trying hard in an epic battle to actually assert that life was not without substantive meaning. In fact, the fact that source code is free speech “proved” this and proved the fact that not all scientists are destructive chumps like Hoenikker. It might seem kinda amusing and benign but the contours of my dream were full of suspense, drama, and treason.

I woke up disturbed and shaking wondering why I was having such strange dreams… As soon as I took my temperature, I realized why. Anyway, I am miserable and I hope that this does not last too much longer or turn into some other nasty illness… My advice to flu sufferers, read or watch only “feel good stuff” just in case the dreaming fevers visit you at night.

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