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February 1st, 2004


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01:32 am - Ill-o-meh
Haven't posted for a few days; just a quick note to let you know how I am.

For the last three days I have had rather a sore throat. I have been treating it with a pair of co-codamol tablets (500mg paracetamol, 8mg codeine) four times per day for the last three days, which is the maximum recommended by the box; unfortunately, it also says "don't continue for more than three days" and now three days are up. Oh dear. I've never been sure what to do at this point, apart from chocolate, orange juice, occasional warm soup, sleep and "a bit of what you fancy" (not a euphemism for anything specific, more just general recuperative/convalescent malingering laziness), and whether changing to another brand of paracetamol without the codeine would be a bad idea. The sore throat is continuing but has turned into a sniffly/drippy nose and occasional sneezing, which suggests some sort of cold. *twiddles thumbs*

Accordingly, I'm looking for some sort of a cheer-up, but one which involves neither talking on the phone nor laughing. (Smiles definitely good; laughter not so good.) Accordingly if you know any good-but-not-all-that-good jokes, which might even be good-but-not-all-that-good bad jokes, now would be a good time for them. There's also a faint but persistent headache; this is annoying because there are lots of things I want to do and posts I want to make, but I can't really get my act together.

Family health: sort of better, sort of not. Belated birthday wishes to nmalfoy, who is strong and inspiring, debellatrix, who is dedicated and talented, and frayer, who is provocative and charming.
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: "Da Da Da" - Ariston and the yes-men, probably

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From:mark356
Date:January 31st, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear. Having a cold like that is horrible! Keep on with the pho, sleep, or other comforting measures, and I hope it departs you soon.

If I may shamelessly plug here, I would like to recommend my ficlet Toast as something that's funny enough to make you smile without making you laugh; it's the Harry/Hedwig ficlet I wrote for the Flashficathon. There are a few somewhat entertaining lines, but the "meh"-factor is fairly high, and it ends before the bad writing can get really painful.

Also on the semi-entertaining front, spacefem reports on her office kleenex bandit here.

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From:meggitymeg
Date:January 31st, 2004 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Ta-da! I present for your amusement...

my very first animated icon! Wheeee!

Hopefully, you are now smiling. But not laughing, because that would be bad. And I'd hate to have to send Bruno after you. *g*

I hope you feel better soon! I seem to be on the mend, at the moment, so I'll play nice and share my cherry-flavoured Nyquil with you. :)
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:February 8th, 2004 06:35 pm (UTC)

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Crikey - wouldn't want to argue with Bruno. :-)

Thanks!
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From:nmalfoy
Date:January 31st, 2004 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Awww, thank you! It was a great day. I hope you get feeling better soon! If your throat doesn't get better, go to the doctor.
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From:ericklendl
Date:February 1st, 2004 04:53 am (UTC)
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Oh dear. In spite of my best efforts to avoid passing my germs onto you, I forgot that you'd still have to pass within a couple of miles of me on a speeding train at least twice... seemingly that was enough.

Sorryoops.
From:themightyuser
Date:February 1st, 2004 05:44 am (UTC)
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So this Frenchman and this Egyptian walk into a bar. The Frenchman says to the Egyptian "dude, you turned fat since the last time we saw each other!", and the Egyptian guy replies with "dude, im 150 pounds," and the Frenchman says "You're fat!" and the Egyptian says "I am NOT!"

So the Frenchman says to the Egyptian "You're in de-nile!" and the Egyptian says "You're in-Seine!"

*weak rimshot*

Afraid that's all I've got for now; I'm all tapped out and I'm not holding a Force of Will =)
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:February 8th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)

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Spot on, sir!

Laughs bad, smiles good, groans better. (Had only heard the "de-Nile" half, not coupled with "in-Seine" before.)
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From:j4
Date:February 1st, 2004 09:55 am (UTC)
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That's a lot of codeine for a sore throat. If it's that bad, it may be something worse than just a cough/cold -- if I were you I'd go and see a doctor. In the meantime, drink plenty of liquid, get plenty of rest, & if you still need painkillers then switch to aspirin. (I actually find soluble aspirin is the best painkiller for sore throats -- not least because you can gargle with it to get it absorbed into the bloodstream faster.)

Yes, I'll stop fussing now, sorry.

I'm afraid I can't think of any jokes that aren't either cringingly awful or so old you'll have already heard them -- or both! So instead I'll point you at a game which I'm finding evilly difficult but you will probably find fairly easy. :-) Hope it provides some entertainment at least.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:February 8th, 2004 06:34 pm (UTC)

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There was no real reason why I was taking the codeine other than we had both 500mg paracetamol and 500mg paracetamol / 8mg codeine tablets in the house. Anyway, after your post, I stopped taking the para-and-codeines (it had been going for three days) and swapped onto 400mg ibuprofens instead, which I took twice-a-day until yesterday - faint suspicion that they were giving me headaches. Colds last a long time for me, but I largely suspect this is just due to general unfitness.

Game is both evil and difficult. Thanks! :-)
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From:foreverdirt
Date:February 1st, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC)
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What's the difference between unlawful and illegal?

Well, one's against the law and the other's a sick bird.

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What's white and fluffy and swings through the cake shop?

A meringueootang.

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So, an Englishman, and Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bar.

Bartender says, "What? Is this some sort of joke?"
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:February 8th, 2004 06:24 pm (UTC)

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From tranquillo here:

A constant function and ex are walking on Broadway. Then suddenly the constant function sees a differential operator approaching and runs away.

So ex follows him and asks why the hurry. "Well, you see, there's this differential operator coming this way, and when we meet, he'll differentiate me and nothing will be left of me...!"

"Ah," says ex, "he won't bother ME, I'm e to the x!" and he walks on. Of course he meets the differential operator after a short distance.

ex: "Hi, I'm ex."
diff. op.: "Hi, I'm d/dy."





I was looking for a different joke, which is only really funny in context, but I'll try to tell it again and see whether it works.

Two whales are swimming in the ocean. One turns to the other and goes,
EEEEEEeeeeeeEEEEEeeeEEooEEEEoooOOOOooooEEEeeeEEEOoooOOOOeeeEEEEOOOO.
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From:jiggery_pokery
Date:February 8th, 2004 06:29 pm (UTC)

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Here's the context. The gem is about half-way down.
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From:foreverdirt
Date:February 9th, 2004 08:11 am (UTC)

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Beautiful!

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