Posted by: Chelsea Novak | November 14, 2008

It’s a mime’s world

Anyone who has been following my Twitter feed in the last few days will note that I have been battling some kind of bug. It’s not been fun and it has made me question a lot of the nomenclature of science. I mean, why do we call it an immune system when it only provides immunity after the first attack and response to a virus or bacteria? To me, immune system implies that it would get it right the first time and repel the evil right away. I don’t know what we should call the system we currently have. The adaptive immune system is a start, but still doesn’t truly capture how very unpleasant the adaptation process is.

I am clearly on cold medication and rambling.

More fun is that I have also lost my voice. I’m well enough that I can walk around, go to work, get stuff done, but I have lost the power of speech. And you know what? It’s kind of nice. I don’t really have to participate in small talk in the same way and every conversation turns into a game of charades. Makes for an entertaining day. I wouldn’t want to be like this forever mind you, but it’s amusing enough for a Friday.

A colleague has suggested that I should get a striped shirt and a beret to really live the mime experience. Little did she know that I originally had a black and while striped shirt on today. 🙂

Today’s sing-a-long song: Silent All These Years by Tori Amos



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