*If anything, slightly worse, so this is not going to be a very interesting post.
Back at work though because this morning I woke up in a panic because I remembered that my inbox was full of stuff for today & tomorrow's paper. I just got here and it bloody well isn't. I could have stayed home! What a wiener. We are having a morning tea though so I guess I'm glad I came in.
I hate being sick. I am crap at being sick. I am not one of those people who lies about looking wan and says things like, "Oh, Thomas, I fear the gangrene has reached my lungs - but you mustn't tell Mother, because then I won't be able to teach the orphans."
When I'm sick I spend a good couple of days pretending that I am not sick, until I reach the point where the thought of a cigarette makes me feel disgustingly ill - that is how I can tell I am Proper Sick and not just sniffly (when I am just sniffly I assume that having a cigarette will smoke out the germs (I knew a girl at uni who switched to menthols when she was sick, because everyone knows menthol is good for a cold.)) Once I am Proper Sick I become a grumpy, over-medicated ball of snot and fury, especially when my colleagues say things like, "Wow! You look like shit," and "You look disgusting, your eyes are all glassy." Do you think this is going to make me feel better, colleagues? No! It is going to make me wait until you go on a break, then come over and sneeze all over your desk.
Do you know what else is odd? I got an email from one of the guys from brass band last night detailing the band's 5-year plan. The band has a five year plan? I don't have a five year plan. (Actually I sort of do, it has been the same since forever. It goes like this: Get Rich & Don't Die, not to be confused with Fiddy's five-year plan. So far the second part has been highly successful. First part, not so much.)
OK on to the business of the day! I was over at Christine's blog and she mentioned Candy Cane Lane tea and I went nuts. It is tea with peppermint and cinnamon and vanilla and it is meant to taste like candy canes and it sounds like the best thing ever (in tealand) but you are not allowed to order it unless you are in the US or Canada or, according to one site, 'US Outposts' which I don't think NZ is. If anyone would be able to order some from their US/Canadian residence and then post it to me that would be awesome. I'll reimburse you and everything. I'll probably post a photo of me drinking the tea or something. Maybe even a video. Flick me an email if you can help.