Thanks to everyone who noticed my 'sick' mood icons and expressed sympathy over the last few days. Yes, it is another cold, the second in a month. Nothing serious, just annoying.
There actually is a good side of this. I've noticed that when I have a couple-three trashy viral URIs in a short period of time, I usually don't have another for a good year or more. Don't know why; I speculate that it triggers the production of some sort of long-lasting humoral immunity. Interferon, maybe.
Words the MSFT spellchecker doesn't know: humoral. Yes, you stupid spellchecker, it's a real word.
Other news: had a book signing at the St. Joseph University student bookstore on the 20th. Surprise! Agnes, Monika and Fran all showed up to buy WotF books and have them signed by me. I was feeling very lonely and unloved, and then they showed up. I have the bestest friends in the world!
And then a bunch of other people started buying books and getting them signed. Shills, that's what I need. More shills.
== shajiku == (noun) axle
|Left radical is 'vehicle' (車). Right radical is 'reason' (由), which here acts phonetically to express 'support'. An axle supports a vehicle. 'Shaft' and 'scroll' (from its cylinder-like shape) are associated meanings. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Axle is reason vehicle moves.'|