Lost a weekend to the flu…

Or something flu-like anyway, which certainly came from my brother. But I’m feeling better now. I’m consistently amazed by how well over the counter medications work at not making me feel terrible. For many, many years I thought that tylenol or advil were something on the order of warm tea or chicken soup in terms of efficacy, until I started taking three pills instead of two (due to my larger size) and realized that they really can relieve headaches and fevers.

Although I do wonder, if fevers are our body’s natural response to being ill, then isn’t artifically suppressing them a bad thing to do?

Also, one of the top results for my name is now my John W. Campbell Award Nominations profile. For those of you not in the know, this is an award that I will absolutely not win, which I am eligible for by virtue of having made a professional sale in 2008. But, at the very least, I hope that the awards page will direct some traffic towards this site.