Tuesday, January 22, 2008


My posting rate has taken a dramatic slowdown lately because I am still sharing my computer with my computer-less Studly Hubby and fighting off the cold of my life. I feel obligated to keep my fans in the know so here is a quick update from the last week:

- took a day off work last week to try to get better, it kept me from getting worse at least
- gave a talk on Thursday, the first talk I've ever had to give while sick... it went ok
- Friday was one of the least productive days I've ever had in my whole career
- Saturday night we went to a stand-up comedian, Jake Johannsen, who was so funny I could hardly breathe I was laughing so much
-Sunday I woke up with a sore throat again, I don't think the laughing was very good for it
- Sunday morning we went to a Russian spa, Banya5. This deserves a post all on its own but essentially it was based on the idea that making extreme transitions from hot-to-cold are good for the body and the mind, so we tried it and boy it was extreme
- Sunday night I was so tired I decided to cancel all the stuff I had planned at work Monday and just sleep in
- Monday I slept in

Hope everyone out there is doing well!

January is almost over can you believe it? Get ready for February!!


Kathy said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Glad to hear your talk went ok. Glad to hear you took Monday to rest. Hope you are better soon. Happy to hear you did lots of laughing. That is very good, except maybe not for your throat.

Uncle KT said...

I think that the laughing must have had a net good affect--right? THey always lays laughter is good...

J-Funk said...

Kathy - thanks for all the good thoughts!

KT - I agree, I think the laughter was a net good outcome, which is why I went despite still feeling like crap

Peggy said...

Poor you! I hope you feel better soon!! I had a terrible cold once while I was away on a conference. The hotel was in Sun City, AZ with lots of extras like a spa, beauty salon etc. . . you know the hotels we don't go to in real life. I went into the spa and they put some special desert herbs and tea tree oil in the steam room and it cleared my nose right up and I was able to go to the big gala dinner and breathe.

So, next time go to a different spa - one that doesn't revolve around shocks to the system (sounds more Spartan than Russian). Go to one that pampers you and tries to make you feel better.

J-Funk said...

Peggy, reflecting on it now, your spa seems like it would be way better considering my condition. At the time, this seemed like a great idea though! They did have special herbs in the steam room that cleared up my nose, and they did do some pampering. But it was definitely shocking to the system hopping in that freezing cold pool. It supposed to boost your immune system, so hopefully it at least did that.