My father went more than a decade without taking a sick day.
Growing up, I admired that and, I guess, wanted to emulate it. I had perfect attendance in high school and planned on doing the same in college, but that plan was dismantled by October.
Even after starting my career, I was rarely ever sick. I’d go years between illnesses. No allergies, no nagging coughs, no migraines, nothing. Every three years or so, I’d get crushed with a major illness that put me out of commission for several days, but after that I was good.
Those days are over.
I have a kid and I’m often at events with tons of kids, so I am constantly surrounded by germs. If the monkey from Outbreak mated with gremlins, you’d get human children. They are full of disease and they snot and slobber everywhere.
My kid is never sick, but through her I’ll get some rare transmutational disease that no one has ever heard of.
I’m currently battling a combination of strep throat and a sinus infection. It’s a misery. That’s why this week was so light on content. I hope to be back at it next week, but we’ll see.
Here’s what I wrote this week:
- The Pierznik Monthly Volume 24 (April 2016) [TinyLetter]
“Kids are like buckets of disease that live in your house.”
– Louis C.K.
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