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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mocking the Unwell or Oh, Shut UP!

So I've been off-blog for a while but it's for a good reason - I've been sick.

I have ummm... OK....well... I have Mono.... but please, don't go to any trouble, I've already heard all the jokes.

No, I'm not 19, yes I know it's called the kissing disease (I did go to High School you know) and unlike in HS where a case of Mono might actually improve your social standing, as an adult it just seems weird to people.

No, I don't know where I got it, I don't know anyone with Mono, I've never had it before and believe me as an adult it's no fun. I'm getting better though, finally.


At 12:15 AM, Blogger Sarah Likes Green said...

feel betterer :)

At 12:32 AM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

mono shmonoh

Just keep pumping our veins with more of your "oh so delicious" posts.


At 12:44 AM, Blogger Eliyahu said...

care for a little virtual chicken soup?

At 5:31 AM, Blogger Ahuva said...

I don't remember mono being any fun as a child either. (I got it from drinking out of the same glass as someone else, most likely, which definitely didn't improve my social standing.)

Feel better!

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I never knew that's what Mono was called. :P

Refuah Shleimah!

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Feel better! I've never had it but I know a few who have, and they found it very unpleasant.

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

Ezzie also doesn't know what "first base" means.


Nobody tell him

At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shifra and a virus sitting in a tree,

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Oy. I was in my twenties when I got mono. It was no fun, and full recovery took a good while, so I can certainly understand why you haven't been posting. R'fuah shleimah, may you have a complete healing, preferably bi-m'heira b'karov (soon)!

At 1:39 AM, Blogger Jerusalemcop said...

As you know, Ive been out of touch for a while, but I'm considering starting to blog and post soon.

refuah shleima and shana tova


At 4:19 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

This Is Just to Say

I have eaten

the plums

that were in

the icebox


and which

you were probably


for breakfast


Forgive me

they were delicious

so sweet

and so cold

-----------bymaple story account


At 7:10 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

I think that last one was just spam, but actually I've always liked that poem....

At 2:51 AM, Blogger queeniesmom said...

May you have a speedy recovery! I hope this year is a good one for you. Wishing you all the verybest. G'Mar Hatimim Tovim

At 9:00 PM, Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

ack, feel better! and have a healthy new year!

At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Refu'oh shleimoh!

(I've never had mono[nucleosis], either.)

It's one of those things which you can't get twice, right?

At 10:40 AM, Blogger Elie said...

If you could get it twice, it would be called stereo, right?


At 2:06 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

Actually my doctor says you can get it more than once!

Also, some people will never get it even if they are exposed directly...


At 7:14 AM, Blogger Leah Goodman said...

Refuah Shleima

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Baila said...

Mono is the kissing disease of teenagers, but it is the kiddush disease of adult orthodox Jews. My friend had it a couple of years ago and her doctor said it's all that double dipping and sneezing near the cholent.

It took my friend about 3 months to feel normal again. I hope you feel better soon.

At 5:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, sorry to hear that!

Interesting comment Baila. I will never drink from the shared kiddush cup again!

Shifra, I wish you a refuah shelemah, with lots of relaxation over the chagim : take it easy!

Shana Tova & G'mar chatima tova !

At 11:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh-heh...let him wonder who you're kissing...funny? or just evil?

Shana tova!

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Fell better!

At 1:50 AM, Blogger Jack Steiner said...

The longest case of mono ever.

At 11:33 AM, Blogger FrumBusinessGuy said...

Check out my new Blog on MAKING MONEY at http://frumandmakingmoney.blogspot.com/

At 12:59 AM, Blogger rockofgalilee said...

can't you live-blog the mono?
Or is it gone already?
Feel better

At 10:48 AM, Anonymous lars shalom said...

because you are sinners

ha ha he he


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