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You know way back in the day, when medicine was still a pseudo-science and people mostly guessed and hit and missed at cures? Back then, when it was fashionable for women to be sick (I'd have been so cool back then), and everything from the common cough to pneumonia to tuberculosis was labelled under the umbrella of "the consumption"? Yeah, I have The Consumption. I want to take to my bed for two years and have people pay courtesy calls to entertain me.

Also, I want to wear a Victorian dress. It would be awesome.

In other news... I survived the week from Hell (being the week where I had two papers and a midterm worth 40% of my Art History mark, all three written while sick). I was pretty incoherent on Tuesday (right when I had the presentation for my Tudor Regime class!), but I think I made it clear to my professor and my audience that I was presenting with a two degree fever, and my voice certainly sounded rough and sick enough, so perhaps he'll go easy on me....?

I've gotten a bit better now (I can breathe through my nose, how exciting!), but my cough has gotten really bad. Hence, The Consumption. D: I swear I'm going to start coughing up blood soon, which shall not be cool or result in me suddenly becoming popular, as it would in Victorian England... D:

The Bellerose con yesterday was quite fun. It was good to see everyone again. I shall soon upload pictures on facebook. :3 Highlights are: Nana being cute with her new jawline! Toilet-paper lolita dresses! Me as Fujiwara no Sai being menaced by Joel in a Ghostbusters outfit!

I think that laughing so hard at the 404s only made my cough worse, though. D: 

Also, the keyboard of my new laptop is every so slightly curved, and there's an extra key between my fingers and the "enter" key, resulting in many instances in which I get \\ instead of a new paragraph. I shall learn, and/or grow a longer right pinky finger. But my new laptop is still pretty... Yes, I have run back into the arms of Acer, although I was mightily encouraged to have an affair with a Mac. But faced with familial dissaproval, and upon the advice of the ever-helpful Dough, the friendly neighbourhood one-armed computer repairman, I got an Acer again. And it is good.

I certainly hope it'll last me through Nanowrimo, without the keyboard catching on fire.

Date: 2008-10-27 01:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kuiskata
*hugs* Sick = Epic fail.

I didn't get to go to Bellerose Con - I was dragged to look for stuff for the basement renos, then I had to work. (I probably could have dropped by for an hour or so, but I didn't see much point when I'd have to leave right away. :()

Ooh, shiny new computer! What are you naming it, my dear? (Just not Sedna. Because that's my laptop's name. After the trans-Neptunian minor planet Sedna. Yes, I am an astron!nerd. XD)

Date: 2008-10-28 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A name? Well, I was all like "I haven't thought of a name yet", but then it hit me: Sargon. This computer's name is Sargon. :3

Date: 2008-10-27 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Cheer up! You may not be able to take advantage of your cough as a fashion devise nowadays, but you can at least be free of the constrains of the corset, which you would have had to wear if you lived in Victorian times (I think). Somehow I'm not all that surprised women had breathing problems back then, considering a corset severy reduced their lung's strenght... :P

Glad you like your new lover (a.k.a. laptop). Have fun getting to know each other. That's the best part of any relationship, when everything's new... And computers always manage to be unique, even compared to other members of their same model. Particularly when it comes to their quirks.

Hope you get better soon. Does your throat hurt? if it does, try this (it's an old family recipe): cut an unpeeled lemon in thick slices (making sure there is a bit of peel in each slice) and boil them in half a liter of honey (real honey, not glucose imitations), at a very low heat. Once the honey gets all bubbly, let it cool and take a spoonful every hour or so (I'd advice you to transfer the honey to a jar before it cools down, or the pot will be hard to clean). It works wonders for sore throats, and it's one of the most delicious things I've ever tasted. Particularly great are the honey-soaked lemon slices; I always suck on them while they're still hot. :9

Date: 2008-10-27 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you very much for the recipe. :3 It sounds delicious, and I just happen to have a pot of honey... :3

Date: 2008-10-27 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My mum used to make it for me when I got a sore throat as a kid. It was one of the perks of being ill. I'm not really sure if it actually works, but it sure made me feel better, as it was so delicious. :9
I can make it for myself now, but of course, it's never going to be as good as my mum's. XD

Date: 2008-10-28 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yours would likely be better than my attempt... but it shall be an adventure. ;) Thanks again!

Date: 2008-10-28 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's really very easy to make... Just make sure to keep an eye on it, and that the heat is very low... it tends to boils suddenly and very violently, with much more foam that you would think possible. It's almost worse than milk, in that respect, and a bit harder to clean if it spills. Hot water will do the trick if that happens.
And try not to leave it boiling for too long. If you do, you will get the most delicious lemon and honey candies, but they will be a nightmare to scrape off the pot... it happened to me once. ^^u
So, yeah, keep an eye on it. :P

Date: 2008-10-27 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
CONSUMPTION? I am coughing too! D: I'm glad to hear that the Week from Hell is now over. :) Macs are not too compatible with me; I don't know any of its shortcuts. >_> Good luck with NaNoWriMo!

Date: 2008-10-27 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This post made me giggle a lot, but at the same time, I do hope you feel better!

Date: 2008-10-27 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am aiming to make my blog posts more witty and entertaining. :3

Also, I am definitely feeling better - still coughing, but no longer as violently. I hope that the cold hasn't made its way to you yet. I certainly hope that you escape it's wrath!

Date: 2008-10-27 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, Bellreose Fest was SUPER fun. Especially the karaoke <3 Unfortunately I missed the 404s this year BECAUSE I was doing karaoke but....still fun!

Hope you feel better soon! D:


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