Sick Day

I’m home today. Sick. And it’s our company Christmas party. I’m not so cool. :[ I think I may have eaten rank seafood at some restaurant last night. I met my friend Soung for a drink or two and we ordered all these tapas. One of the dishes were fried mussels and after eating 3 of them, I began to wonder what it was about them that tasted odd. Soung asked me if they tasted odd, finally. They smelled like wet dog, they tasted like what I imagine the sludge on the bottom of the bay to taste (and not in that good mussel way). So I’m throwing up. It’s ugly. And now I’m hungry but afraid to eat. Tea it is. :] I hate the guilt associated with a sick day.

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  1. poor kid, food poisoning is the worst. You feel like death. Did Soung get sick too?

    I thought I was poisoned as well last week, but I think it was a bug. maybe you have a bug.

    No reason to feel guilty if you are actually sick. You should only feel guilty if you’re faking, which I would NEVER do. ah-hem

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  2. Soung was smart and didn’t eat but one. You may be correct, however, it could be a bug. I feel like poo.

    But I haven’t spoken to her today, so she could be sick. Who knows. I probably won’t hear from her again until late spring. ;]

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  3. Aw. Feel better! I know this kid whose entire family got food poisoning at Thanksgiving. I just ate some rare-r meat from Ruth Chris yesterday, and I’m starting to feel fucky myself. Bleh. I hope it goes away soon!

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  4. Stay hydrated, drink tea, drink water, and try to have some toast.

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  5. ginger snaps are your friend as is ginger ale. always remember that…

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  6. ginger ale and saltines are magic.

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  7. man, that sounds good. I think I’ll go downstairs, into our basement and get me some of that at our local, building mart.

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  8. I had a bad mussel once. The single most disgusting thing to have ever been in my mouth, ever. Smelled like poo, but I popped it in and began to chew before the smell registered. I almost yakked at the table. I have not eaten mussels since. Literally, like poo. POO!

    I hope you feel better.

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  9. where is TJ?? He should be getting your ginger ale! Your sick for chrissakes – it makes you worse to put on shoes!

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  10. TJ is working hard, actually. And I GUESS I can’t expect that kid to not work just because I feel like poo. :] But he’d do it, I’m sure. He’s nice that way. Right now, however I’m supposed to be reading a bid he’s creating and instead I’m typing here while he plays Socom.

    megami, it’s nice to hear I’m not alone and that someone else has experienced the bad mussel. So gross. Ugh.

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  11. I know, he is a nice boy, although playing Socom doesn’t sound like working to me…..

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  12. Mihow, I hope you feel better soon. I had the food poisoning thing recently and it sucked big time.

    Megan, I’m sorry, but “feel fucky” is my new favorite phrase.

    Hey, I’m drunk from my office party! Bye.

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  13. Ha ha ha ha!

    I didn’t realize I typed that. I meant, ‘funky.’ Of course. heh.

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  14. silly. the guilt is only meant to be had when called in sick but not really being sick !

    y’all americans work way to hard anyway.
    over here you get 25 vacation days plus 12 extra labor-shortening-days (!?) plus unlimited sick days. how ‘bout that.
    +
    get well.

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