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Another Day Off Sick

Posted on 2007/06/20 22:43:47 (June 2007).

[Tuesday 19th June]
Still wasn't feeling that great today, so took another day off. I did originally attempt to work from home for a bit, but it just gave me a headache and I couldn't concentrate. So instead I just spent a largely quite boring day in, for once wishing I had actually got around to buying a TV.

Chie ventured out from our little plague house to see the doctor in the morning, but was basically just told to come back when she'd been ill like that for seven days in a row. No wonder so many people died of the black death in this country. Chie wasn't particularly impressed. On the way back she picked up a couple of rental DVDs to try and stave off boredom for a while.

We watched I Heart Huckabees and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.

The first was slightly in the vein of Being John Malkovich I suppose - a sort of existentialist farce. Whilst I really like querky and slightly unusual films normally, this I found just a bit too scatty, and I don't think I could really say I actually enjoyed it. Still, it passed the time, and probably was a lot more entertaining than daytime TV (although this is certainly damning with faint praise).

The second was a Woody Allen film. I have struggled in the past to watch Woody Allen films - it is a style of comedy I apparently just don't get. I think this was probably something of an improvement on whichever I saw last time though, whilst there were no laugh-out-loud moments, I did find myself engaging in a mild chuckle on occasion, so it can't have been that bad. Again, it passed the time.

Had a strange sort of a dinner - Chie wanted to eat boiled potatoes, and I wanted to eat Yorkshire puddings. So that's exactly what we had. I think this is not the first time I've craved Yorkshire puddings when ill, obviously there's something in that, although quite possibly just psychological. They came out rather well, incidentally.

Comment 1

Hi John, I really enjoy your blog ! I found it while searching for "blogs/Japan" as I'm going there in July. Speaking from experience, as a born n bred Londoner, it can be quite an effort living in this "great" city... IMO, if you're bored I strongly recommend a performance "Blue man Group " it's only on until end of June in London. However its a full on noisy expereience, so go when you've recovered from cold symptons.

Posted by Will at 2007/06/21 10:41:39.

Comment 2

Getting better John? The movies would have killed me on the spot, they sound quite boring.... :D

Posted by Lox at 2007/06/21 11:56:17.

Comment 3

Will: Nice to have you onboard a la Maison!! Which part of Japan are you going to visit?

Posted by Lox at 2007/06/21 11:57:01.

Comment 4

Welcome Will - and thanks! It's really nice (and actually a bit surprising) to hear that someone actually enjoys reading all this waffle about what I have for dinner, etc. :)

Posted by John at 2007/06/21 23:14:58.

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