Sunday, January 01, 2012

Of winter colds and the New Year

Well, as the title says, I've caught myself a nice big cold. What a pain in the sinuses. Coughing, sneezing, nose running like maple tree sap on a warm spring day.... arghhhh. I wasn't even at school, the usual place to catch these things. So celebrating the New Year was really fun with all the family but today I pretty much feel like death warmed over in a frypan without even having really indulged in the vino. Not fair, why should I reap the consequences without the initial act. It's like paying the fine without doing the crime. Hell, even my coffee tastes bad.
And by the way, why do we say "We caught a cold" as if it was a great prize, won after a serious chase across the arctic tundra. I sure didn't go running after it and I don't know of anyone who does, so why do we "catch" a cold. Wouldn't it be more logical to say the cold caught us? After all those pesky little viruses are the predators and our poor bodies the prey.

So a very Happy New Year 2012 to all. May you be happy and healthy with your loved ones and the rest will take care of itself.

4 comments:

secret agent woman said...

"death warmed over in a frypan"

You know, I've never heard anyone specify where death gets warmed over before.

Happy New Year to you!!

haphazardlife said...

You poor dear, sucks to be you. And no, I'm not being facetious. For the first time in forever I didn't get a cold over the Christmas hols. I'm sure I'll pay for that soon though.

mrwriteon said...

I feel on the verge of one and hope I'm wrong. Sorry to have been away so long and it's nice to pay a call.
And a very Happy New Year to you and yours.

Julia said...

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