Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Monomaniacal Coughing Machine Has Rantings Published!


My head cold has left town, but only on a short journey. It has migrated to my throat and chest. I am now hacking like a barking seal.

This is a good thing, believe it or not. All of my colds follow this pattern. They start at the top of my head and move ever southward. When it reaches the final stages, I'll spare you the details.

Meanwhile, the Boston Herald has been bamboozled once again. Despite ample past evidence of my inadequacies, they have decided to see if they can sneak another one of my pieces past an unwitting public. This time, I am blathering about Lent, softball, and other things I ran through the wringer in this space 7 or 8 years ago. If you have a burning desire to numb your brain, you can find it THERE.

(As always, your kind comments may make them think I've actually done something worthwhile, so you might want to think twice before leaving any.)

Meanwhile, I am going to go breathe steam and hope what I'm coughing up aren't actual pieces of my lungs.

Soon, with more better stuff.


19 comments:

Michelle H. said...

Congrats! *That's congrats for the published piece, not the barking like a seal from the congestion.*

Karen said...

Thanks for sparing us the final details :) Hope you feel better soon!

Lil said...

Nice of you to spare us the details. Thanks.

Pat - Arkansas said...

I enjoyed your newspaper article. I'm a member of a Protestant denomination that observes Lent. It'a a meaningful season for us. Because I am older than dirt, I don't mess with my diet during Lent; I usually take ON something new that's good for me and my fellow man instead of giving up something.

Hope you get to feeling much better soon!

IT (aka Ivan Toblog) said...

I took care of it
They're gonna want you back every day now
Trust me

Buck said...

Hmmm. I have no need to lose weight, nor am I guilt-ridden, so the best feature of Lent, for me, is Fat Tuesday. "Next year, in N'Awlins!"

Daryl said...

please take care of yourself ... you need to drink copious amounts of water to make sure you dont end up with pneumonia ... seriously

(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

You can read my comment at the Herald because I'm too lazy to post anything here, too.


...wait a minute!!!

messymimi said...

Congratulations, and get well soon!

Tabor said...

Good work! I do hate those upper respiratory devils and I know exactly what you are going through.

Craig said...

My colds are just like that. They might start anywhere - sinuses, throat, lungs - but before it's over, it will have spent time in all of 'em; sometimes my ears and even my eyes will join in the fun. And once in a while, it'll even go around for a second lap.

But that barking seal thing - been there, done that; and just a few days ago, since you mentioned it.

Gin. Lots of gin. (Except for the juniper taste, it's practically the same as water, isn't it?)

Barbara Shallue said...

I hate that you're sick, but I'm glad your writings from even 8 years ago are getting the attention they deserve!

Sandi McBride said...

free range Christian...well sir, now there is a denomination I think I will join...its been a few years since I darkened the door of St Peter's and I have been guilted back inside by Evil Sister...and yes I still observe Lint...odd lot of Catholics we be...lol...hope the cold progresses normally till over
Sandi

Hilary said...

So sorry you're feeling crappy. I hope you get past those unmentioned (thank you!) details soon.

I'll head over to read. Last time The Herald would not accept my sign in for commenting.. maybe this time. I'm so glad they recognize and appreciate the great writer that is you.

lotta joy said...

I am fed up with being around someone clearing their throat constanty and telling me it's just ALLERGIES. I've caught more "allergies" than I care to count and now avoid these particular people.

It starts in my head and goes into bronchitis. After their "allergies" get better, I'm still batting the lung congestion for weeks.

When I feel bad, I stay home. They don't.

Jenny Woolf said...

Well done on the Boston Herald piece and I hope you're feeling better soon.

Jackie said...

I hope you are feeling better....

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Isn't it amazing how our early experiences with family can shape our love for a sport? I had similar experiences with my Aunt and hockey (of course the Bruins specifically). Her enthusiasm for the game and patience answering my questions helped me grow into a fan and gave us something we bonded over and enjoy doing together to this day. Great story, very touching!

Sadly I can't seem to log in to leave my comment over on the original article but wanted to let you know I'm keeping up with your writing. Kudos on the most recent byline!

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

And PS, hope you're feeling better soon!