A cold has been playfully nipping at my heels for the past week—I got a sore throat on Thanksgiving, it stuck around making sleep difficult through Sunday evening, then I've had minor coughs and sniffles on and off for the past couple days. But last night when I came home it flowered into a full-blown cold—or to continue with my initial metaphor, it stopped nipping and started taking big bites.
Today, I predict that I'll be doing a fair bit of lying down and a certain amount of napping. And some drinking of orange juice, if I can find the energy to go to the store for it. Perhaps I shall read, though I'm not sure that Light (which I'm currently in the middle of) is really the best choice of fluffy reading for the muzzyheaded. (Sadly, I finished the only unread Jennifer Crusie I had lying around a couple weeks ago.) This is often a problem for me: I'm more often in the mood for fun and cheerful works than for dark and dense works, so I consume the former first, leaving me with big stacks of the latter to get through later. This is why movies like The Deerhunter have been on my to-watch list for ten or fifteen years without ever making it to the top.
I do have Hedwig and the Angry Inch out from Netflix, plus a West Wing DVD, so maybe I'll watch some of those. (I recently bought a Keyspan Digital Media Remote, an infrared remote that connects to the USB port on my PowerBook, so I no longer have to get up and cross the room to rewind or pause or otherwise control the DVD. I like it a lot so far.) (The idea is that I don't have a standalone DVD player, so I connect my PowerBook to my TV and use the PB's DVD player, but until now that's meant I had to cross the room to use the PB's keyboard and trackpad to manipulate DVD-player controls.) Also, Kam and I just finished watching Alias season 3 (it's definitely a step down in quality from season 2, and two steps down from season 1, but still worth watching imo, and someday I still plan to write a long entry all about how great season 1 was), and though we watched a bunch of the extra material on the disc (the blooper reel was great fun), we skipped some of it, like the "Animated Alias" segment, so I might finish that off.
(Hey: I have a vague idea that someone said JJ Abrams is leaving the show for season 4, but now I can't find anything about that, and I'm thinking I may've gotten confused with Aaron Sorkin leaving West Wing, which I know is happening. Anyone know anything about whether Abrams is leaving Alias?)
And if I find myself with a lot of extra brainpower at some point, I may even continue my efforts to improve my C++ (which is part of work).
Then again, maybe I'll just focus on the lying down and the napping.