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10 August 2011 @ 12:52 am
My throat, it is broken  
Mr B has been poorly of late, so I sent him to the doctor. He came back with one more illness than he left with. Subsequently, I now have laryngitis and probably a cold.

I ran into my ad manager at lunch. She and I get on well and I often make her laugh. Today, I could only whisper hello and smile.

'Oh no!,' she said. 'Have you lost your voice?'

I nodded and shrugged acceptance.

'That's like Fred Astaire losing his legs!' she said. 'Although I suppose you can still type ...'

I made rude hand gestures at her.

'Oh,' she declared. 'I forgot about hand gestures. Thank goodness, you'll be fine!'

She wins! 

In other news #riotcleanup made me so very happy!

And SBS is screening Sir Paul Nurse's series Science Under Attack -- SO GOOD! Though when journalist James Delingpole, who confessed in the same interview that he lacked the education to understand peer reviewed journal articles and so relied on others to tell him what they said, tried to tell Nobel Prize for Science-winning* geneticist Sir Paul 'how science works', I was so ashamed to be a member of the media. Still, at the moment, that's a pretty normal feeling ...

* Obvs I mean the Prize for Physiology or Medicine here in case anyone was cross at my use of informal prize naming. I originally thought, eh, it's fine, it's after midnight, I can't be arsed looking it up to see which way round the words are. But then I got out of bed because I was worried about inaccuracy. I'd be an editor, then ... Back to bed ...
ecosopherecosopher on August 9th, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
Oh no, losing your voice is most frustrating! Whenever I teach, I manage to lose my voice at least once per semester. It's good for challenging me to find alternative ways to communicate with the students.

Also, so this isn't all about me like every other comment I leave: are you able to make hot lemon and honey drinks? I find they help at least a little.

Edited at 2011-08-09 02:59 pm (UTC)
skriftlig: union jacksskriftlig on August 9th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Hand gestures never fail!

In other news #riotcleanup made me so very happy! This. Have you seen some of the photos? This in particular is a pretty good one, I think. (Eeep - apologies for the editing.)

Edited at 2011-08-09 03:34 pm (UTC)
Nennenenne on August 9th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
Feel better soon. Rude hand gestures or not. ;)
lilian_cho: Rainbow treeslilian_cho on August 9th, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)

Get well soon!

And boo, know-it-all reporter person =(
Jaeenchanted_jae on August 10th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
Well, so much for going to the doctor. Heh.
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on August 10th, 2011 10:19 am (UTC)
Heh to your manager. Stop making me want to work with youse.

I expect riotcleanup to be the equivalent of what some Egyptians did; still boggling that Londoners have to do the same but not surprised they manage. AFK means I'd not even notice WW III.