February 6th, 2006

Wedding day

Current Music: Moxy Früvous -- I Love My Boss

I'm not actually listening to Moxy Früvous right now because I'm at work and am restricted to the music on my MP3 player. I do love my boss, however, or at least, I appreciate the fact that she has a good sense of humor.

While we were sitting in Country Kitchen in the wee-hours of Sunday morning, the topic of conversation somehow turned to the song Pac Man Fever. On a whim I whipped out my cell phone and left a message on my boss' voicemail:
Hi Karen. This is Colin. I'm calling to let you know I won't be in today. I've got the Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu, and a case of Pac Man Fever. With any luck I'll be in on Tuesday. I'll talk to you later. Bye.
I don't know how your boss would have handled this, but mine forwarded the message back to me, and preceded it with a short message of her own:
Colin? Karen. I got this message when I came in on Monday. I want you to listen to it and try to lie more convincingly next time.
She really didn't expect me to come in.

We have a dry-erase board in our department which is used to announce absences, schedule changes, etc. When I arrived at work this morning, it read:
February 5

Heidi out
Sue out @ 1:30
Colin for sure out with:
  • Rockin' pneumonia
  • Boogie woogie flue
  • PacMan fever

Of course, this isn't half as funny as what I wrote on the board last Thursday. I'd taken Friday off for B-Fest and my boss had written "Colin out" on the board just before she left. I fixed it so that it read, "Colin: out. Hot pants: in." That's comedy gold, that is.

But I digress. I mention all of this because suddenly this afternoon I feel under the weather. I have a headache, my neck is stiff, and my eyes are sore. I got a good night's sleep and felt fine up until about an hour ago, so there's no easily-traced physiological reason for me to feel like this. I thought some caffeine might help my headache, but (being a not consistently bright person) I decided to have some of the AEG's coffee. Astute readers of this journal will remember that I hate flavored coffee and declared that I would never drink it again.

Today's flavor is "Carmel Candy" and it's so pungent that it's made my headache worse. I could take the rest of the day off, but I'm not going to because I'm pretty sure I'm fine. Still, this afternoon will probably be a little rough.
  • Current Music
    The Dark Crystal soundtrack, das über-edition