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Fully Functional, More Or Less

April 3rd, 2008

This year’s never-ending winter has been enclosed within a vicious circle of disease, as my friends and coworkers have been infected and reinfected by a variety of random microbes and pathogens. Last Saturday, the Roulette Wheel of Phlegm landed on me, as I was laid low with a fever of 101 and a lung full of goo.

It wasn’t an wholly bad experience. I had some wonderful naps, and watched a lot of DVD, including the entire second half of Twin Peaks (more on that in a later post).

I went back to work yesterday, but in hindsight I think that was a mistake. However, I’m actually feeling chipper this morning, and am starting to dig out of the pile of chores that greeted me at the office.

And yes, Mark, I do plan to call you back.

Before I go, here’s something that probably amuses only me. One recurring segment of The Colbert Report is “Bears and Balls,” in which Stephen dispenses random stock tips by punching a big, red button. I don’t recall the original context of the bit, but on one episode Stephen smacked the button and it said “Bees.” (Or, more accurately, “Beeezzz.”) That same non-sequitur sound bite cropped up on a couple of subsequent installments, and for reasons I can’t explain, it always made me laugh. I tried tracking down a .wav file of it, but the other night the show saved me the trouble by using it again. So, here it is, suitable for your “New Mail Notification” or whatever.

Bees!

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