Rants & Ramblings

random commentary about culture, media, politics, technology and whatnot.

jan
29
2003

sinus infection number three

Six months in DC, and this is (at least) the third time I’ve been sick. First one was a upper respiratory infection. Second was a nasty cold I took to Tucson with me over Christmas, but didn’t go to the doctor for. Now it’s another sinus infection. I guess transplanting myself here has been an adjustment in more ways than one: I’m not used to all the moisture and low temperatures — and the sheer masses of fellow commuters that make the Metro a likely breeding ground for nasty communicable diseases.

Or maybe I’m just allergic to DC.

Speaking of low temperatures, it’s still cold here. Current weather: 34 degrees, with light rain. It’s supposed to snow tonight. The novelty of snow has worn off. I still think fresh snow is wonderous and beautiful — as long as I don’t have to go outside and drive or commute to work in it.

My new winter coat is supposed to arrive today. Crossing my fingers. The morning ritual of uber-bundling-up — and then the ordeal of unbundling and re-bundling when I’m at work — is getting tiresome.

I need to stop being so cranky. Naptime.