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Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009, 09:42 am
Piglet flu and Star Sapphire...oh my!

I came down with the flu last Wednesday.  Given all the news coverage, it's hard not to think "OMG swine flu!", but I'm reasonably sure it's just regular old flu.  I'm calling it "piglet flu" -- like swine flu, only smaller.

My recovery process was not helped by the fact that I had about 14 hours of continuous work to do on Saturday, as we installed the new Master at Star Sapphire Lodge.  I can sometimes make a deal with my body where I fake being well for a day or so, with the accumulated sickness debt coming due when I'm done.  I pulled off that trick on Saturday, thank goodness, but oh boy, was there a high balance due come Sunday.

However, the event was well worth it.  The Lodge was jammed, with just about all the locals as well as a healthy contingent from Orange County in attendance.  We used a further-modified version of Fr. Dionysus's adaptation of a Masonic Lodge Master installation ritual, which is like a candy store for us ritual pomp-and-circumstance fans.  There were tears, laughter, and love in overwhelming abundance.  I think we got this thing started just right. 

Now I'm back at work, sniffling, achey, tired...and smiling.  That works for me.

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)

Dunno if "just regular old flu" is a good thing, given that it still kills thousands in this country--far more than swine flu will.

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)

Gee, that makes me feel so much better. :>

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)

Given all the news coverage, it's hard not to think "OMG swine flu!", but I'm reasonably sure it's just regular old flu.

In most of the U.S. cases, swine flu is behaving just like regular old flu. Please get to the doctor so they can culture it; even if you're fine, it helps them track the spread of the disease.

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)

Good suggestion. Beyond the public benefit, it would certainly be interesting to know, one way or another.

Mon, Apr. 27th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)

Wow, it IS like old times...CB showing up for Lodge Events after having had the flu...back back in the Baphomet daze I think the main vector was your preschool aged daughter.

I too mysteriously had the flu Tuesday two weeks ago thru Thursday. All upper respiratory (starting with PND) and then the worst on Wednesday with all over body ache and just feeling WORN THE HELL DOWN.

Tue, Apr. 28th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)

Wait a second!

You went back to work with Symptoms!?!?

Typhoid Ehubi!

Mon, May. 4th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)

I think there's a difference between dedication and irresponsibility. Every public health source I've seen says that if you have symptoms STAY HOME!!!!