Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Writer's Block

I don't want to use the dreaded "writer's block" but topics for my blog and column have been as scarce as Democrats in the Old South.
I've used all the normal "Block Busters" today without success. I think it has something to do with the fact that I had a raging upper respiratory infection last week and doctors shot me up with a rump full of Decadron, and pumped me full of antibiotics and cough medicine that makes me do funny.
Last night just before I sat down to do an update, I had, what my mother used to call, a coughing fit. I took some of the cough stuff and a few minutes later I was drooling on the keyboard and typing things like !w9344$$%8(.  

Just for the record, I thought I saw a Stegosaurus out of the corner of my eye, but when I snapped my head around to get a better look at the beast, he disappeared. I've been unable to verify the sighting.
I've been a little groggy all day. I decided to look up the side effects of the medications. Common adverse effects of the cough medicine according to Wikipedia includes drowsiness, constipation, euphoria, itching, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, orthostatic hypotension, urinary retention and paradoxically coughing. 
Some of the more rare side effects included: boils, pimples, growing a third ear out of the center of your forehead, pestilence, and spontaneous combustion. But nowhere did I find any documentation of anyone seeing a giant prehistoric animal in their offices. 
I'm laying off the sauce tonight hoping that I can come up with a decent topic tomorrow. 
But tonight, this is the best I can do.

(Image from Wikipedia with permission.)

By Rick Watson


  1. Rick sometimes the cure is worse than the original problem....good luck, prayers are with you and I have enjoyed your post today. Kenneth.

  2. I hope you will feel better soon, Rick. My daughter had some horrible fits of cough last night. I am fighting an upper respiratory infection myself and have very little energy. Will the dinosaur inspire you tomorrow?

  3. Hey, this was great! That side effect "euphoria" sounds nice. I loved the laughs in this post but not that you've been sick. Get well soon.

  4. See, and when I get the block nothing fun ever happens to me like that. :(

  5. Anonymous6:42 AM

    oh no, feel better soon, something will click and you will be all fired up again, your writing is always so clever and interesting even when "blocked" , and lol, you are truly gifted, such a talent, take care,

  6. Stegosaurus-spotting as a side effect...that needs to be on the warning label :)

  7. Oh my goodness, Rick. All those concoctions send you off to a trip in a time machine. Seeing dinosaurs is serious enough. I'm glad he disappeared.

    I see that even when you're sick, you still keep your sense of humour. I just hope that the dinosaur didn't left some foot print in your office. Then you'd have something to worry about.

    Hope you feel well soon.


  8. Your first sentence cracked me up. And yes, that old cough syrup can produce some fantastical figments of the imagination. Hope you are feeling better soon~

  9. Thanks all. I'm feeling much better today. I even have a topic for my column that due tomorrow. Woo Hoo!

  10. lol Don't you hate the side effects?
    They are worse than the cold lol
    The colds are terrible today as they never go away. It took me over a month to get rid of mine but thankfully it's gone now.
    Seeing dinosaurs? hmm that's maybe a steakosaurus that was on your mind?
    Just a thought lol
    You need a good nap and tons of citrus and a kiss from your lovely wife. You'll be up an at em in no time.

  11. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Have you been watching Dino Dan? Laughing at your experiences because we have had similar ones at our house. Tussinex (with hydrocodone) and ambien make for some strange adventures.

  12. Ha Ha sorry to laugh,but I could just visaulise it all happening. Hope you feel better soon.
    Thank you for visiting me and for your nice comments about my garden. Hope your studies bring forth a beautiful garden :)PS lots of honey and lemon drinks and bed rest is the ultimate best remedy. Forget the other stuff. Does more harm than good.


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