April 11, 2006

Voting for the contest continues through midnight (EST) next Monday. In the meantime, back to our regularly scheduled blogging.

Recently, one Saturday, I pretended to be sick and got a sub to teach my aerobics classes so that I could spend the whole day with E.S. This seemed like a terrific idea until I actually got sick Friday night. I woke up Saturday coughing and feverish, at which point I proceeded to take as many different cold medicines as I could find in my apartment. E.S. was feeling fine, but since he had not so long before been in a position to get my germs–in several positions, in fact–I suggested that he fortify himself with vitamin C; he replied that he already had. Then we had the following conversation.

FAUSTUS: How much did you take?
E.S.: Five hundred milligrams.
FAUSTUS: That’s not enough. You need to take, like, ten thousand milligrams a day. That’s what I take when I’m worried I’m getting sick, and it always helps.
E.S.: You’d die from ten thousand milligrams.
FAUSTUS (snarkily): And yet I’m still alive.
E.S.: You wouldn’t actually die from ten thousand. I just wanted to make you say “and yet.”
FAUSTUS: Oh my God.
E.S.: Won’t it be great when we live together?
FAUSTUS: No.

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10 Responses to Voting for the contest continues through midnight

  1. Chris says:

    how…sweet…

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  2. Mel says:

    Yuck, yuck, and yuck. Having recently recovered from the flu myself, I wish you well. I kept David from catching it by sending him off to an alpaca show, where he instead got sick with a massive allergy attack. We have both been coughing since. Hopefully you will fare better.

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  3. Kenny says:

    A 10th grade Honors Chemistry project on ascorbic acid led me to discover that you can take as much Vitamin C as you’d like. Your body takes what it needs, and then you pretty much just pee out the rest. If only that concept held with everything we ate. Like chocolate.

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  4. sam says:

    I feel like I am missing a grammar joke. Damn my public school education, damn it straight to hell!

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  5. anapestic says:

    You have to give E.S. credit: that’s not bad for a guy with cholera.

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  6. Elliott says:

    Buying a place together is one thing, but living together in it is a whole different ball game… poor, poor E.S.

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  7. David says:

    Perhaps someday I will have the privilege to watch this unfold in realtime.

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  8. Monica says:

    This is why lying is bad. Every single time that I’ve called in sick to work, and not actually been sick, I end up sick. My subconscious just can’t take the guilt and decides that 1)I should be punished and 2)if I say I’m sick, I must be.

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  9. goblinbox says:

    E.S. fibs at you a lot, simply to make you say things you’d probably say anyway. I don’t know what this means, but I think you should watch out. Eventually everything he says will be calculated to make you say what he wants you to say! Diabolical!

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  10. Paul says:

    God, you guys are so cute together 🙂

    Paul

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