Thursday, June 02, 2005

Slightly Unwell


I'm feeling rather ill to-day & called in sick. Laryngitis & sore throat & a terrible headache. Going back to bed with some fashionable toe socks and a yummy book: Herodotus-- The Histories..... a better blog post tomorrow.

Favorite quote from this book so far: "In old days the Telmessians had pronounced that Sardis would never be taken if Meles, who was king at that time, carried round the walls the lion which his concubine had borne him." (The editor notes: "It is curious that H. narrates something so unusual without comment: why Meles' concubine should have borne him a lion is not explained.")

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Gaiman talks about Herodotus in his book "American Gods" - read it?

11:58 PM  
Blogger L said...

actually, no... any good?

9:09 AM  
Blogger Comfort Addict said...

I liked that quote. Damn, I going to have to read all of that good stuff before I die. I'm slowly working my way through Aristotle, Michel de Montaigne, etc. That's why I'm learning speed reading.

6:49 PM  
Blogger L said...

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12:18 AM  
Blogger L said...

another good Herodotus quote regarding a monument in ancient Lydia:

"It was raised by the joint labor of the tradesmen, craftsmen, and prostitutes, and on the top of it there survived to my own day five stone phallic pillars with inscriptions cut in them to show the amount of work done by each class. Calculation revealed that the prostitutes' share was the largest..."

They sound very industrious, those ancient prostitutes...

12:19 AM  
Anonymous happy and blue said...

Sorry you are sick although it is nice that you are well enough to lounge around and read books and such..

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Ron said...

Elegant ladies used to say they were "unwell" in situations like this.

10:45 PM  
Anonymous jim bliss said...

Get well soon

10:45 PM  
Anonymous happy and blue said...

Do you feel better today? Hurry up and get well..

10:45 PM  
Anonymous april said...

I think it's the weather -- I'm sick too. I came home from work this morning and I plan on snuggling in bed with a book and/or a movie. Next weekend I'm moving!

10:46 PM  
Blogger L said...

called in sick again today-- argh!

it seems like everyone is sick in this area

10:46 PM  
Anonymous carol said...

Yikes! Hope you feel better. I thought people were supposed to stay well in the summer? Yea, right. Last year at this time I had pnemonia.

Hope it isn't bad!

10:46 PM  
Anonymous rhodent said...

Not my fault! Let's blame it on Aunt Karin! Hope you feel better soon... let me know if you need me to bring you anything. XOXO

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Happy and Blue said...

It's Rhodents fault isn't it. I bet she had you wading in the river to take pictures and you probably did all the clean up at the river house when it flooded. I thought her cleanup pictures looked fake..
Anyways get well and get prepared for the coming tornados. If they do come. I never heard anything about them coming. But they might so be prepared. Use your list..

10:47 PM  
Anonymous tickgirl said...

Hope you feel better soon! You're not going to wear a funny hat to the Black Crowes concert next week are you?

10:47 PM  
Anonymous llcoffee said...

Get better soon. How's Herodotus going by the way?

10:47 PM  
Blogger L said...

still sick as a dog, but gradually on the mend....

Herodotus is going well; I always love trashy history.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous mark said...

I am thinking if I gave birth to a lion (which would be two miracles wrapped up in one event) I might not want to mention it either. It would explain why the poor lass was bowlegged the rest of her life though...

10:48 PM  
Anonymous weary hag said...

In typical style I'm a day (several actually) late and dollar short here, but sorry you were so sick and glad to see you're starting to feel better.

10:48 PM  
Blogger L said...

mark: if it ever happens, be sure to snap a pic

weary hag: thanks much better today :)

10:48 PM  

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