Thursday, April 05, 2007


No, that's not the radio station I'm listening to right now. It's not even how fast I used to drive from home to work and back (which in D.C./Northern Virginia would be an impossibility anyway).

It's my temperature.

I finally worked through a full week of interviews last week, many of which were incredibly exciting and went very well, and got through some of what I needed to get done around the house (although that list will never fully be completed). I've been thinking about several things I want to write about: expanding on my Fred Thompson post based on some thoughtful responses I received to my earlier comments; discussing a recent Mike Farrell appearance here in D.C. which got my mind going; posting some thoughts about the Jack Spong book I'm reading right now (The Easter Moment); and who knows what else.

And then last night, when I was ready to put pen to paper/hands to keyboard, I got the sniffles. I thought it was allergies -- I thought wrong; overnight, I got slammed by headaches, runny nose, inability to sleep, aches, and an overall lackadaisical attitude (thank the Lord for Blogger spell check). The four tablespoons of Benadryl that I took knocked me out at about 4:00 this morning, after flipping channels and discovering that even with 200 cable channels there's not much on late-night. Today was not much better.

I'm hopeful that tomorrow will bring me around the bend, and I can get back to my proposed list of topics! Everyone: fingers in the crossed position, please!


rdl said...

Hope you feelin better soon! you sound good tho!

brian said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I hope you get better soon.


carrie said...

Hope you feel better soon. I had something that sounds similar ealier this year. Not fun!

What do you think of Spong? Since he doesn't believe in the "trappings" of Christianity (I believe his publisher said something about him "rescuing" Christ from the Church and "debunking" the diety of Christ), I admit to shying away from his books.

karen said...

Matt, just stop and get well.

trace said...

get some, i've been wondering, is NOVA short for VILLA NOVA?

NoVA Dad said...

Thanks everyone for your good wishes; as of today, I'm feeling much better, although the snow that we've gotten and the cold weather that's blown in has thrown everyone for a loop.

Carrie: I plan on posting a longer entry on Spong in the next few days that may give you an idea of my thoughts on him.

Karen: Yes, I know -- I'm too much of a Type A and have to be running a mile-a-minute. It's not good for me.

Trace: NOVA is short for Northern Virginia, my current domicile.