Friday, February 04, 2005

[Personal] Tour of duty

Right now I am doing my annual tour of duty in cold/flu/fever land. For the past few years around Dec or Jan I always manage to catch something. My mom commented the other day that as a teenager I used to grow taller after each annual recovery, but I suppose now that I am older and have done all the positive growth, I can only "negative-grow" stuff instead. You know, stuff like wrinkles and sagging chin.

This year it all started with a light fever, followed by one week of nonstop coughing, and finally succeeded with one more week of cold. Sure, I can't breath properly and I feel drowsy half the day, but I feel the ordeal is near its end: my wife just caught my cold, and based on past history, my discomforting days are numbered once that happens.