Monday, September 14, 2009

Death Warmed Over

Per the two people who saw me within and coming back from the Gottesman Library (that lounge makes such a difference to the place, it's incredible) today, I look like "death warmed over."

An appetizing image, that, no?

But they have a point. Oddly, they were scandalized to see me out of bed. Pffft. No one stays home when they are sick; there are obligations to be fulfilled! Books to read! Classes to attend!

What does death warmed over even mean? Does one take the Grim Reaper and stick him in a microwave? I wonder...

In any case, some more cheerful dying to commence...and the best part is, guess who has a nasal drip now? Oh, the joys of getting sicker and sicker day by day.

9 comments:

dman said...

You wrote:

"No one stays home when they are sick; there are obligations to be fulfilled! Books to read! Classes to attend!"

I beg to differ.

http://www.yu.edu/healthalerts/index.aspx?id=37808&blogid=2528

....

• If you feel ill, do not come to class or work. Stay home until you feel well!

Chana said...

dman, my friend, if we students did that, NONE of us would be in class EVER. The state of being here is to be totally exhausted and/or sick. Health and enough sleep is a rare, illusive dream.

dman said...

Should I tell the YU student in my family to run the other way if he sees you, until you have recovered?

Christopher Morlove said...

>Health and enough sleep is a rare, illusive dream.

Illusive and elusive :)

Chana said...

Ha, yes, guess my spelling deteriorates as I get sick.

My friend Musab once said: "Sleep is such a fickle, fickle dream" and he was *so* right.

Now, why is it that you've retitled yourself Morlove instead of Marlowe? You've got more love for the Jews than Kit did?

Christopher Morlove said...

Actually, Chana, both 'illusive' and 'elusive' make sense in this context - I did not know which one you meant.

Feel better.

Malka said...

I assume they meant a microwaved cadaver, not a microwaved Grim Reaper. But microwaving was definitely involved, because re-heating things on the stove rarely makes them taste nearly as icky. Well, except for plastic.

Chana said...

Malka,

I was thinking more along the lines of Death and Death of Rats out of Terry Pratchett's book, hence Death warmed over would be the Grim Reaper himself in a microwave. ;)

fudge said...

Death warmed over = cold pizza

thank you, folks, i'll be here all night