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26 May 2009 @ 11:04 pm
Still sick, getting better  
My wife rocks. Not only did I skip tango class, I pretty much came home, got out of my riding gear and collapsed in bed under a lot of covers. She brought soda, watered juice, soup, and took care of a grumpy Shanna by herself for hours so that I could get some sleep.

Technically, I didn't get any sleep. Whatever weird bug I have is keeping me from sleeping, which is one reason I'm up right now. But I spent a lot of time collapsed and basically hallucinating lightly (I get the best thoughts while sick and miserable and unable to sleep - weird). And now not only do I not feel so awful, I've no longer got ungodly high fever and chills, just a fairly reasonable fever.

While sick, I found myself thinking that smart people get an easy pass in this world, and it keeps them from learning a lot of useful ways to think. And that it makes sense that we try to teach them things with no simple answer like art projects because that forces them to do something that you can't just easily think your way through and give a pat answer. Also details for a spam-resistant game co-referral system -- I'm not sure it'll work now that I'm thinking more clearly. And a correct answer to a programming problem I had earlier today. Plus a series of hard-to-describe parallels between being feverish and under a bunch of blankets with drug trips and sweat lodges, and parallels between all of that and having a baby.

I'm so not making it to work tomorrow.
 
 
 
The Water Seekerplymouth on May 27th, 2009 06:25 am (UTC)
I found myself thinking that smart people get an easy pass in this world, and it keeps them from learning a lot of useful ways to think. And that it makes sense that we try to teach them things with no simple answer like art projects because that forces them to do something that you can't just easily think your way through and give a pat answer.

My parents must have figured this out when I was very young because they gave me a little table in the kitchen with art supplies and it occupied me for HOURS. I'm still not over it. Must make things! Must! Decorate THE WORLD!! Muahahahaha!

p.s. - hope you get better fast but not until you have more fascinating hallucinations and write about them here.
Shelby Davisfirimari on May 27th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
Get better soon!

My subconscious was always my best friend for theory heavy classes in school. (Like just about anything taught by Juan Jorge Schaffer) 6 hours' sleep after working on a problem set until 10, and I'd invariably know what the hell I needed to do in the morning. I can see the waking hallucinations doing the same thing.
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Noahangelbob on May 27th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
I guess it might be flu. It's hard to tell. Flu symptoms look like all kinds of other things.
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Krissyrightkindofme on May 27th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
We will not be taking Tamaflu.

Edited at 2009-05-27 03:48 pm (UTC)
i_am_dshi_am_dsh on May 27th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
sorry you're sick!
You do have interesting hallucinations.

I kind of see where you're going about "smart people get an easy pass in this world, and it keeps them from learning a lot of useful ways to think." However, socially, smart people do not get an easy pass, unless part of the way they're smart is socially. Middle school and high school are socially ugly places to be, especially if you're smart... and that's about 7 years of one's life.
IANALqueen_elvis on May 27th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
smart people get an easy pass in this world, and it keeps them from learning a lot of useful ways to think.

Oh, so true! I was probably 17 before the school system asked me to think creatively.