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According to the Urban Dictionary, "blech" is digusting, yucky, horrid, gross. Just how I feel.

Apparently it is also sheet metal placed over stovetops by Jews observing the Sabbath. See? You learn something new everyday.

The joy of spending my days surrounded by 200 other bodies, in air-conditioned comfort, accompanied by stair-rails (never hold the stair rails) and communal bathroom doors that you must pull to get out after you've washed your hands has morphed into some virus thingy.

I'm miles and weeks from home. And I'm sick. Not happy Jan (for my overseas visitors, see here for the ad that spawned that Aussie saying). Just thought I'd share.

The way many of the markers were coughing and spluttering up lungs this afternoon, I would imagine if anyone manages to escape the dreaded lurgy they have immune systems made of steel. Just don't touch the handrails.

That is all for today. I'm off to the chemist to get some Codral. So I can soldier on and all that.


  1. Oh, you poor thing... Nothing worse than being sick away from home. Get Well Soon! The 'not happy Jan' clip made me chuckle. Luv that ad :)

    1. It's been a while since I'd seen it too! I use the saying all the time, but many people don't know where it comes from. Too funny!

  2. Oh no! Poor Ingi. Weeks away? How much longer will you be there?
    Hope you get better soon.

    1. About a week and a half to go. I keep hoping I get better soon too!

  3. Nasty, nasty! (((Hugs))) to you and get well soon

    1. The teachers are falling like dominoes! So far, so good - I don't seem to have passed it onto my next-door-neighbours. They must be made of tougher stuff than me.

  4. Felt the same way a few weeks' back (being both sick and poor)!!! It's the story of my life :P I only hope you get well soon, because this job seems to me like *too good* an opportunity to pass up :)

    1. You seem to get sick a lot. But I am soldiering on - I have to be bleeding out my eyeballs before I will take a day off (casual pay = no sick leave).

  5. Poor Ingi! It would be awful to be sick and away from your own bed and tv and blankies. On the other hand, no one is coming to stand near you and ask what you are making for dinner....

    Feel better!

  6. I wish you many many cups of tea, aloe vera tissues, comfy clothes, Indian food for dinner and dry sinus passages!
    Get well soon Ingi!


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