the flu

i'd really like to be over the flu anytime now, thanks. i drug myself
in to work at Saltmine U yesterday and today, and spent both days
longing to throw myself on the cozy floor of my office and sleep. i was
going to go camping this weekend, but given the weather forecast and
this feeling of having been beaten about the head and shoulders with a
bat, it's probably best i not go. though i am disappointed in missing
out on male bonding time.™

worst of all, there are no new books in my house. i've read every one.
this is a hell peculiar to English majors, to be ill, but with nothing
new to read. ugh. it's probably punishment for every library fine i've
ever accrued.