For Whatever It Is Worth: Chills and fever all last night, so bad I barely slept -- freezing, then burning up, over and over. Runny nose to the point of not being able to sleep on my back. Muscle aches. Really tired. Headache, sore throat, cough and my ears itch from the inside. Wonder what that might suggest? Especially since I got shot up for the common strains already.
Update, 1618 EDT: I'm pretty sure uncontrollable giggling and faint rainbow circles around lights are not among the symptoms of swine flu. They are way better than the muscle aches that accompany them. On that note, I return to bed.
2000: burning up; Tam returns from a day Elsewhere
2030: attempt, for the second time, to burn up kitchen using toaster. Fail. Whew!
2100: chills. Also dinner.
2200: burning up
Am I having fun yet?
Bonus: Looking at this map, there appears to be a correlation between Type A H1N1 cases per capita (yes, you have to extrapolate from the ratio of raw number of cases to total pop. per state) and hostility to the carriage of loaded firearms, especially open carry. Then again, I am still feverish; but hey, if open carry is what it takes to stop this stuff, I'm game! Do it for the children.
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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