A to Z Challenge 2013

Monday, February 14, 2011

Feelin' Bad About Feelin' Bad

There are certain things that bug me in life.  Being late to an appointment.  Misspellings of easy words.  Mispronunciation of a language foreign to you (i.e. non-Spanish speaking people trying to "fake it").  But I think the one thing that will bug me for a long time is that I did not get the chance to meet Beth Revis.

How did this tragedy occur, you ask?  It shouldn't have, right?  After all my excitement, my putting up a counter to keep track of the days, you'd think nothing could keep me from runnin' on down there at the appointed time.  Nothing, except for the most bone-weary, soul-sucking cold I've ever had.  

On Thursday I was feeling the beginnings of it, but it seemed to be nothing more than a regular cough.  By Friday morning, I was barely able to stagger out of bed.  My entire body felt like it had been pounded on with a sledgehammer, and I had to go to work anyway.  By the time I made it home from work on Friday, I could barely stumble over the threshold and crawl up to my bed.  The rest of the weekend was not much more than a blur of sleep and more sleep.  Oh, and alot of coughing and body aches.

So here I am on Monday evening, coughing now and again, feelin' bad about feelin' bad.   I even missed my turn on the Blogchain, another occurrence I regret.  I will put up a post tomorrow on it, but I still hate not getting it in on time.  I just don't have the energy this evening, and I would rather do the post proper justice.

It's funny.  I've had opportunity to meet celebrities before, but these days I'm way more excited to meet all of you.  Phil Collins might be my favorite musician of all time, but I'd find it more fun to meet any of my fellow writers than get even a single autograph by good ol' Phil.  Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.

Anyway, I'm sorry Beth, that I didn't get to meet you.  It would have been awesome.  And I'm sorry I don't have pictures and details for everyone else.  Maybe I'll get the opportunity at your next book tour, Beth.


WindyA said...

I'm so sorry the sick got you down! I lucked out and it didn't hit me until yesterday, so I did get a chance to meet Beth when she and the whole Breathless Tour gang came to SLC on Saturday. I won't rub it in with the details of the event, but hope you're feeling better!

The Screaming Guppy said...

Awww, bummer! Sorry you got sick and missed out. Get well soon!

Tere Kirkland said...

Hope you're feeling better! (I know slipping random Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Quotes into my blog posts always helps me, lol.)

I'd be bummed I missed out on meeting Beth, too! I LOVED her book, and can't wait for the next one. We just need a time-traveling phone-booth. Or maybe a hot-tub. ;)

Eric said...

Windy - Heh heh, feel free to yell out the details for everyone else. I'll try not to be too jealous.

Guppy - Thanks. I'm feeling mostly better now.

Tere - Thanks. And good catch on the quote. I was wondering if anyone else would recognize it LOL.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bummer!! Hope she sees this post.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That sounds like the same beastly cold I had last week. Sorry you missed something you were looking forward to so much.

Eric said...

Alex - Thanks dude. I hope so too.

Susan - Yuck, I hope you're over it by now. I still have a little bit left of it, but mostly it's gone.

DEZMOND said...

I have no idea who Beth is, but I applaud you for choosing that pic to illustrate the story ... so creative :)

Eric said...

Dez - Thank you. It perfectly illustrated my feelings. And the little guy is just so dang cute, huh? :)

Cole Gibsen said...

Oh man, that's horrible! I hope you're feeling better :(