found drama

get oblique

the great mauve plague

by Rob Friesel

Despite my best efforts, my body up and succumbed to the Great Mauve Plague of ’05 that’s been traipsing around the office of-late. /le sigh, indeed. Fortunately, I fell to its gnarly powers on a day where A had few obligations ’round the lab so she’s opted stay home and take care of me.

Thus do I turn to a couple of quick a.m. ruminations:

  1. Why is it that when I get sick, I have the good enough sense to refrain from drinking coffee? In the “gotta get enough fluids” standpoint, this is wisdom made to action — keep the caffeine from the system. The tails of that coin though is that there’s the inevitable mid-a.m. headache that makes everything feel worse first. Ugh.
  2. Having just finished Diary (which, I might add, I highly recommend), I returned recently to my Third Foray into Infinite Jest. The segment I just completed was one of the more lengthy passages featuring Steeply and Marathe. In previous reads (and admittedly, in this one, too) I find these difficult to plow through. They’re tedious and (at times) a little dull in the overall context though they provide much needed background. Something particularly stiking that I hadn’t picked up on prior though was how well its couched and/or framed within/between Mario’s annual screening of his puppet ONANtiad version. Jeegads!

OK. Time to return to bed and get myself healthy.

currently playing: that nasty churning hum of my sick self

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *