….from a pit of fever dreams.
I was looking forward to Friday. We were having our firm Christmas party — the third of our firm's young life — and it promised to be fun. Gift exchange before, drinks in the conference room, 14 people piled into a [stop reading here if you are an environmentalist or have taste] stretch Hummer limo, and off to a good restaurant.
Except I felt a strange malaise all day. Did I need to beat an associate? Yell at a client? Assign a paralegal to research snipes? No. Nothing served. By the time I piled into the limo with my jolly crew the malaise turned to downright fuzzy-headed funk. I put it down to mixing liquors incautiously. By the time I got to dinner, it was fuzzy-headed funk plus intestinal distress. It was a very nice restaurant, but somewhat rustic, with a bathroom that looks like the place where a minor character would get eviscerated in one of the Hostel movies. The bathroom and I parted company at the end of the evening both the worse for wear. And I drank little and ate less. What type of wretched excess is this, damnit? The limo ride back was little better. I sat at the office until about midnight, until alcohol could not possibly be the reason for my swimming head, and drove home. A quick jab of the electrothermometer into my ear confirmed it — a 102 fever. Swell.
There followed two nights of fever dreams — dreams obsessively recursive, vivid, loud, nonsensical, endless. I drenched the sheets in flop sweat and woke with a throat that felt coated with crushed glass. The children spent the weekend leaping onto me from the top of the couch, mostly disappointed with the resulting noises. I watched Ocean's 13 on TV. Was it supposed to make sense? What happened to the guy with the nose?
Anyway, mostly recovered tonight, but for lingering exhaustion, aching joints, and a foul temper. More blogging later in the week.
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