Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Flu Only Lasts Three Days, But the Fear of Needles is Forever.

I am officially down for the count with a nasty flu. And I'm still happy that I didn't get a flu shot.

The past two days have been filled with me, complaining. Also, couch laying. And bad TV watching. Not much different from normal, actually. Except for the hacking cough, fever, and aches.

I think I'm almost past the worst now, thanks, in part, to the last few packets of Chrysanthemum Tea I had left from the last time I was sick. (And honestly, this stuff is like crack to people with coughs. It's the most amazing tea in the world.)

BUT. Matt is going to guest blog his answers to the questions that are being asked in the post below, so get your questions in!

So, in conclusion, flu = bad, shots = worse, crazy Chinese tea = awesome, and Marcia = out.


e-liz said...

Oh good gracious the tea. Good times going to get that stuff.

tsn said...

Get better soon my dear!

SUEB0B said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Sorry about the flu. But being sick certainly gives you a lot of time to blog surf, no?

I had forgotten all about chrystanthemum tea. It IS lovely.

Kat said...

I don't know what to ask since I know both of you in real life! I know your other readers will be jealous, but I had the privilege of Matt and Marcia joining us for dinner at my parents' house back in September.

I will think of a question soon.

Apricoco said...

chrysanthemum tea is the greatest thing for a cold/flu/cough. It is also yummy just for any old reason! My chinese ex-boyfriend introduced me to it (about the only good thing he ever did) and I love it... I didn't know non-chinese like knew about it!

As for the needles, I am with you sister... I will take the flu any day over the needle of death. Oops, I mean flu shot.

I hope you feel better soon!

Summer said...

I hope you feel better soon! :)

v said...

Feel better Marse! And glad to hear this chrys tea is such a wonder. I'll have to remember it.

PS - are you people sure flu shots work?

Elizabeth said...

Wow... I am clearly in the minority here since I actually tried to get a flu shot at work today and was pissed to discover that the flu shot people take a 2 hour lunch break every day. What does it say about medical education that I will be a doctor in 6 months, but had never before heard of the healing powers of chrysanthemum tea? Thank God I have a sister to keep me abreast of such important medical knowledge. Marcia, feel better soon! Doctor Lizzie recommends trashy television and chicken soup.

markus said...

i gotta get this tea! i've been sick for over a week now and i need to be able to get drunk on turkey day! thanks for the tip. hope you're feeling better soon, marcia!