in which INTERN is a threat to public health

Waking up with a cold: sad.

Eating a cubic inch of raw ginger root in an unsuccessful attempt to nuke said cold: alarming.

Rasping with victory after finding a dirty blister package of expired Sudafed between the couch cushions: pathetic.

Teaching five piano lessons while half-delirious with fever: inadvisable.

Being bundled up in a blanket and read out loud to by Techie Boyfriend from David Brin's The Postman. For two hours. With voices. : AWESOME!

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  1. I'm in love with Techie Boyfriend.

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  2. Awwwww :). Techie boyfriend is the best!

    Let's hope you're soon over the "rasping with victory" stage and get your voice back soon. Poor INTERN.

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  3. Does Techie Boyfriend have a brother?

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  4. With voices? Awww. Wishing INTERN a speedy recovery... for the sake of piano students everywhere. I recommend EmergenC, zinc lozenges, and some sort of reality TV marathon to numb the brain cells as they recuperate.

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  5. Ha! That sounds lovely. Hope you get over your cold soon. I loved your previous post - it made me laugh.... a lot.

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  6. Try a clove or two of raw garlic

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  7. Pamela: As a matter of fact, yes! INTERN is pretty sure he's single, too. Maybe INTERN can hook you up :)

    Jon: Raw garlic? Are you suggesting INTERN is some kind of vampire?

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  8. RAW ginger? That stuff burns! Even ginger TEA is potent.

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  9. Maybe it was all that dumpster diving. Or, possibly that is the cure. Nonetheless, it sounds like a turn up the heat, put on extra blankets, don't take a shower for two days and read between bouts of sleeping sort of end to your week. It could be worse.

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  10. I'm sick today too. We are like buddies of...sick.

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  11. Robert Michael: No showers? Is that supposed to help? Cool!

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  12. I recommend the cubic foot of whiskey over the cubic inch of raw ginger root for what ails ya. It'll put hair in an INTERN. Get well soon!

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  13. I second Donna's recommendation of a reality TV marathon. Also my Snuggie was very comforting while I was home with a stomach bug over the past two days. Speedy recovery!

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  14. Aww... what a sweetie!

    Try grating said ginger into hot water with honey,... including pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves makes a delightful tea. You can use a coffee press to keep the detritus separate or just let it all settle like I do.

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  15. Get thee to a pharmacy and invest in a bottle of Robitussin Cough & Cold. (Even if you don't have a cough.)

    I've just discovered it and it works so well at clearing conjection that it makes me forget I've got a cold. It also makes me slightly loopy, which should make for some interesting piano lessons.

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  16. You had me laughing out loud here, which is pretty impressive when you're fighting such a fearsome cold.

    Hope you get better soon.

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  17. Poor intern! Hope you feel better soon.

    (Have you tried drinking loads of tea? That worked for me pretty well. Well, that and drinking a boatload of NyQuil.)

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  18. He does voices when he reads?
    Love it.
    Bravo, Techie Boyfriend!
    :)
    G.

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  19. I do voices when I read aloud. And I am a huge David Brin fan (and also a big David Byrne fan, though that's hardly relevant to this post). Now I know why my husband finds me so alluring.

    I think the whisky-soaked ginger is the best cure for what ails you.

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  20. Awwww. I read books with voices to my kids but I've never tried it with my wife. Or reading books to her at all, for that matter. I think she'd die of shock.

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  21. Are you worried that you might be a vampire? If so, DO NOT eat the raw garlic... cause that's bad for you. However, if you can step out into the sun without bursting in flames, then raw garlic has great medicinal qualities. I was skeptical myself, but it's worked. One clove, chew fast, swallow, then introduce yourself to a stranger for fun. "Huuuuhh-hi..."

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