Things To Do When You’re Sick

Hello, hello! Nevillegirl, supreme being who knows all things stupid, is here to tell you about fun stuff you can do while you’re sick! She was visited by the awful N. “Flu” Enza for the past week or so and now can provide a list of things to do while you’re feeling under the weather. Quick, everyone, get sick so you don’t miss out on the fun!

  • Sleep. Bonus points if you can do this for sixteen hours.
  • Sound like a creepy old man when you laugh thanks to the scratchy throat you have from all that coughing. This then makes your brother laugh. But his laugh sounds normal. Irritating git.
  • Take advantage of the free time / your parents telling you to just take it easy by rereading your favorite books. Picture books are guaranteed to make you feel better.
  • Laugh at how your mom’s cold is making her voice deeper.
  • Fall asleep with a book on your face. Sadly, the text of the book isn’t imprinted onto your face when you wake up. That would have been so awesome – although it depends what you were reading. Harry Potter? Sure. Winnie-the-Pooh? A bit embarrassing.
  • Cough a lot, sounding very sick, then quote Monty Python and the Holy Grail: “Bring out your dead!”
  • Attempt to use the piano pedals whilst your legs are snugly wrapped in a fuzzy blankie because they’re cold.You keep hitting the wrong pedal. Also you ruin every song by stopping frequently to cough.
  • Earn a glare from the kitty for nearly sneezing on him.
  • Take frequent naps. Sleep is a common theme here. To take a nap, lie down with something fuzzy (anything from a blanket to a giant hamster) and lose consciousness for several hours. Repeat as often as necessary.
  • Discover that eating is disgusting when you can’t taste anything.
  • Forget to eat, naturally.
  • Get out of doing schoolwork! Yay!
  • Convince your mom that since she feels icky too, maybe she should just sit and read a lovely book chosen by her equally lovely daughter. So proud of Mommy for being awesome and reading The Hobbit. I can convince her to read all sorts of things because she’s cool that way.
  • Get out of going to work! No one wants Typhoid Mary coughing all over the food in the restaurant.
  • Neglect your blog.

Take that, sickness. I used you for comic material!


About nevillegirl

Elizabeth. University of Iowa class of 2019. Triple majoring in English & Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies. Twenty-one-year-old daydreamer, introvert, voracious reader, aspiring writer, and lesbian. Passionate about feminism, mental health, comic books, and cats.
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29 Responses to Things To Do When You’re Sick

  1. Alouette Kim says:

    You get way too many of these, but I nominated you anyways: (: Happy blogging.

  2. cait says:

    Here, here, to the piano one. I opt to listen to music (it’s sort of like practising right?) when I’m down with plague-of-death. I really dislike Monty Python (the ending…argh), but it does have some fabulous quotes. “It’s only a flesh wound!” XD Hope you kick this flu soon!

  3. themagicviolinist says:

    You forgot the sport of “Trying to get your little brother to get things for you.” Of course, it’s pretty easy to get my brother to do that. But it might be more challenging for you, considering what I’ve read on here.

    I can’t use one of those things. ;P I’m too young to work. I did get a volunteer spot at the library recently! 😀 My first day was yesterday. I get to work behind the front desk next week. (*SQUEALS*)

    Get better soon! I was wondering where you went.

    • nevillegirl says:

      Well, that’s hard to do when he’s just as sick and spent most of his time sleeping as well. 🙂

      Ooh, that’s cool! I wanted to do that when I was little, but somehow never got around to doing that and now I’m too busy.

  4. Erin says:

    At least you’re only sick and haven’t been attacked by the Killer Rabbit of Caerbonnog.

  5. Sounds like a good list, especially the Monty Python part. I hope you get well enough to call off Legolas.

    Also, why stop playing to cough? Cough in time with the music! It’s what I do.

  6. wolfluv745 says:

    Thanks! You’ve given me some excellent ideas for what to do today. Stupid flu.

  7. Mom says:

    So do I still sound like Darth Vader?

  8. Terrific list. 🙂 And some other great things to do are “Whine to your dad to get you this and that.” “Convince your parents that you deserve oyster crackers and sprite.” and “Watch tons of The Golden Girls and the Nanny.”

  9. Charley R says:

    Awww no, sorry you’ve been feeling yucky! Glad you found some light in the situation, though 🙂

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