Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Oh crap-crappity-crap-crap.

I don't like to dump on other people about my problems, but I feel the need for a quick rant. So' if you don't like people having a good unload, then you should probably leave now and check back later. Go on, save yourselves.

(start whine)

I've been struggling along with a chest infection for a couple of weeks now, using up all the sick leave (and then some) that I haven't technically earned yet at this new job, and to my joy it's getting worse. The wierd thing about some chest infections is that you can actually get them without having all the classic 'cold' symptoms of a stuffy head, runny nose etc. Which is the case with this bout I have had.

So the past couple of days I have started to get a cold. Unbelievable. Stuffy head, sore throat, the whole box and dice. I was so wiped last night that, although I had a pretty restless night of sleep, I still slept for about 9 and a half hours. Of course this cold just means that the chest infection I have has turned around and joined in for the ride. Goddam opportunist.

Hey, while I'm having a really good complain I might as well talk about the fact that my flatmate is moving out having given me the absolute bare minimum of notice. Yup, if there was ever a time I felt less like dealing with trying to find a new flatmate it would be right now, not to mention the financial strain of maybe paying the rent until I find someone new, plus refunding him the rent in advance which he paid and I have already deposited into the landlord's account. Sigh. I kind of hate dealing with this sort of stuff at the best of times, but this is just not a good time. It also means making sure the house is not just 'regular clean' but 'inspection clean' too. First impressions count people.

So, let's also have a little chat about when technology goes awry. I already posted about losing my mobile phone, so I'll save the rant about that, except to say that the expense of getting a new one is now off the agenda. I already posted about my PC and its new 'no red' monitor policy, but now the CD Rom drive in my PC seems to be erratic. I bought a Sims game the other day, and the CD to install it wouldn't work. I've since tried other CDs, and patchy success. Fabulous!

So that's where I'm at today. Sick, frustrated and a tad pissed off.

Wasn't that a fun post? Check back later when there may be haikus, kitten pictures or other jolly japes.

(/end whine)


Rock the Mike said...

I was just typing that you must have been cheered by that pretty picture of Florence (Italy, not Henderson) I sent when I realized that, all orange and red tile roofs and orange dome, it may have been practically invisible! So would that Florence Henderson shot, now that I think of it. How can I make it better, homey?

The Other Andrew said...

Aw, just knowing that you sent me a pic of Florence (even Henderson) makes me feel a little better already. Although if you want to come on over and rub Vicks on my chest...

(Assuming you have any idea what 'Vicks' is - it's a mentholated rub that helps warm the chest and clear the head, and is a mainstay of most Aussie kids' childhoods.)

Bodhi said...

Would you like some cheese with that whine sweetie? Maybe a nice brie or some camembert? As Yoda might say, "Clouded your perception, this illness has".

Offer of DVD's, comfy seats, warm drinks and snuggly blankets still stands if you feel up to briefly heading out one night anytime soon.

I'm sure the flatmate thing will all work out for you (and yes, I know its a pain, having as you know recently gone through this whole process myself).

No mobile is slightly annoying, but at least its giving you an opportunity to detach from ones need for constant mobile communication. Let go, renounce the ringtone, and enjoy the nirvanic peace and silence that follows.

Be happy too that you are creating less dhukka for your fellow sentient beings. Dhukka here roughly translating as those ringones and inane conversations ones hears constantly in public spaces and on public transport that makes one want to shove said technology into body cavity of said owner in a most un-Buddhistlike manner.

Bodhi :-)
Sydney, Australia

PS. After all that excitement said previously mentioned hottie ended up not being able to make it to mine the other night, but we hope to see each other again soon ...

The Other Andrew said...

Hah! Yes, well it takes an illness to shine a mirror on just how easy it is to fall into a 'poor me' psychodrama. Thanks Yoda! (Smartass)

Cold night air = coughing fits, so I'll have to take a raincheck in the short-term. But I appreciate the offer very much, very sweet.

Just got back from the doc and it would appear that my other GP might have misdiagnosed originally, and I found out I was running a wicked temperature again to boot. So new drugs and stuff, and hopefully a speedy recovery.

Tomorrow I'll start the flatmate hunt!