Oct 4, 2010

Still Here - Barely :-(

Hey everyone, just a short update.  Sorry for not being around much this past week.

Was in Baltimore all last week on business where it rained, rained and then rained some more!   But not a bad trip, the conference was really good and interesting.   Flew back on Friday night and by Saturday I had a lovely head cold.  Seems I picked something up on the plane.  I keep swearing that I'm going to start wearing a mask on airplanes, just worried about looking out of place and getting kicked off - lol.   But that Dulles airport is wall to wall people, god only knows who I picked the bug up from.   Unfortunately I felt find on Friday when I got home so promptly gave the bug to Jen.  Seems to have about a 12 hour incubation, it's a fast one.   So we're both off work today snuffing and sniffing.  Each suffering at our own homes.

Hope to return to work tomorrow but I'm about 50/50 at this point.   Jen seems to be recovering faster, must be the Cold FX she takes.

I had recorded Stephen Hawking's "The Story of Everything" and this line sort of hit me - "We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."

And my all time favourite Hawking quote - "I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."


  1. Hey you two! Sorry to hear you've got colds - hope you feel better soon (plenty of Vitamin C) Glad your conference went well in Baltimore, Scott.

    Talk soon!

  2. Bummer on the colds -- sending get better vibes to you both.

    Those quotes are fantastic Scott. Love them. :)

  3. Thanks ladies! Fortunately Jen is already back to work and is recovering. I on the other hand just missed my 2nd day and really don't want to go in tomorrow but going to give it a try. I seem better when I putter around so maybe work will help. Although it seems to be moving down into my chest. We'll see how it goes but want to be better before the long weekend!

  4. Thanks :) although as Scott says I am doing much better, I think there might be something to that "Cold FX" stuff, I started taking it as soon as I felt the cold coming on so really didn't get much more than a stuffy nose and sinus headache for a couple of days. Now I'm really looking forward to the long weekend!! can't come soon enough for me.