Thursday Thirteen #51 — I’m Cold


The best part of being a writer and having a large cast to write about is that when something happens to you, you can share the pleasure — or, in this case, the misery.

Thirteen ways having a cold sucks

1. If you’re Trevor, you’re too tired to chase girls under their boyfriends’ noses.

2. If you’re Mitchell, you don’t feel like making music.

3. If you’re Eric, you go through so many tissues, your nose turns red and scaly.

4. If you’re Kerri, you pick up a pencil, make a few lines on a sketch pad, and put it aside in favor of a nap.

5. If you’re Trevor, everyone gets worried because you’re not eating everything in sight.

6. If you’re Pam, you plaster a smile on your face and teach your aerobics class anyway. When you get home is when you can give in.

7. If you’re Mitchell, you drink so many gallons of orange juice, you burp pulp.

8. If you’re Chelle, you quietly stay in bed.

9. If you’re Daniel, you whine at Val until she comes to take care of you.

10. If you’re Trevor, you find some quiet girl who’s the mothering type to smother you with attention for an hour or two. Then you get tired of her and ask her
to leave so you can take a nap. When you wake up, you’re glad she’s gone and that your pants never got unzipped.

11. If you’re Kerri, you hide as much of your misery as possible from Mitchell, or else he’ll freak out and call Amy every ten minutes for unneeded medical advice.

12. If you’re Val, you take Zicam and medicated cough drops at the first hint of a cold because you can’t be slowed down.

13. If you’re me, you sulk ’cause you hate being too foggy to write.

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For another adventure with our fictional friends and illness, check out Eric’s Flu!



  1. Tink

    October 17, 2007 8:04 pm

    Having a cold sucks. Period. :-)BR/My TT is a slideshow of 13 fungi pictures I made last weekend.

  2. Thomma Lyn

    October 17, 2007 8:47 pm

    LOL! #10 cracked me up. Trevor, have I told you lately that I love you? :)BR/BR/I’m sorry you’ve got a cold, Susan. Colds suck, no matter how ya slice ’em. Or blow ’em. ACK! ;)BR/BR/What I do when I have a cold is lie prostrate under a blanket of purring cats!BR/BR/I hope you feel better soon, my friend.

  3. Amy Ruttan

    October 17, 2007 8:47 pm

    Aww you too? Mine turned out to be Allergies but it still sucks.BR/BR/Like seriously how much can a human head hold? As for the thing that I am happy about … I thought another little bundle was on the way. Nope. Whew, I have too much going on next year. Little bundle would be welcome after Nationals. LOL!

  4. ellen b

    October 17, 2007 9:01 pm

    Hope you are feeling better really soon! Happy TT to you…

  5. Jenny McB

    October 17, 2007 9:05 pm

    Hope you feel better soon. So cool that you get to have the band help you out with your thirteen this week.

  6. Sandy Carlson

    October 17, 2007 9:07 pm

    I’m feeling your pain and wondering how much longer I’ll keep my eyes open! I just want to read, but the sinuses won’t let me.

  7. Nicole Austin

    October 17, 2007 9:15 pm

    LOL! Fun list. Having a cold is miserable, no matter how you deal with it.

  8. Judy Callarman

    October 17, 2007 9:15 pm

    A good list–colds are bad, no matter who you are!

  9. Lori

    October 17, 2007 9:28 pm

    Yep, colds suck…dont forget the Zicam and Airbourne. That stuff rocks!! Happy TT my friend and thanks for stopping by:)

  10. jenn

    October 17, 2007 9:37 pm

    Having a cold is the WORST!BR/Happy TT!

  11. Breeni Books

    October 17, 2007 9:49 pm

    Ugh! Burp pulp!?!?BR/BR/Happy TT!

  12. Susan Helene Gottfried

    October 17, 2007 9:50 pm

    I was wondering who would be the first to mention that…

  13. Joely Sue Burkhart

    October 17, 2007 9:59 pm

    I hope you’re not burping pulp. Hugs, I hope you feel better soon!

  14. baby~amore'

    October 17, 2007 10:12 pm

    Well not that cold is funny but hearing how others play sick is. Get well soon !

  15. WorksForMom

    October 17, 2007 10:14 pm

    Hope the cold subsides soon!

  16. Lesley

    October 17, 2007 10:34 pm

    Oh I hate colds! I had a stomach virus last week and now I’m battling the beginnings of a cold. Maybe I should try that zicam stuf I can’t be slowed down either! BR/BR/Feel better!

  17. bunnygirl

    October 17, 2007 10:46 pm

    You still have that cold? Well, you must be almost over it, in time for the weekend!

  18. Susan Helene Gottfried

    October 17, 2007 10:49 pm

    I actually wrote the post on Tuesday, but yeah, the cold’s lingering. I had to postpone my flu shot!BR/BR/Hopefully it won’t take up a last hurrah in my asthmatic lungs. It’s not unheard of.

  19. AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC

    October 17, 2007 11:04 pm

    #13 is right on. It just flat out sucks. Always.

  20. pussreboots

    October 17, 2007 11:36 pm

    I have a cold too. Feel better soon. Happy TT. Thanks for stopping by.

  21. No Nonsense Girl

    October 17, 2007 11:52 pm

    sorry you’ve got a cold. I’ve been batteling one for 2 weeks. :(BR/BR/Feel better!!!!BR/BR/My TT is up! 🙂

  22. L^2

    October 18, 2007 12:07 am

    Ugh, colds suck! #3 was me a couple of weeks ago. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  23. cajunvegan

    October 18, 2007 12:07 am

    Germ X, Emergen-C, and Airborne are the best for prevention. I have them in warehouse size. I can’t miss a day when I have so many students to suspend. BR/BR/Fantastic TT as always … check out my 13 suspensions I have already issued this school year.

  24. Lara Angelina

    October 18, 2007 12:25 am

    I’m torn between #8 and #13 — while I would adore a nap and peace and quiet, I would be grousing because I couldn’t think of a thing to write about!! And reading is out of the question because of the headache that usually accompanies these things. Maybe Val is the smartest if she never gets sick!BR/Happy TT!

  25. Cora Zane

    October 18, 2007 12:25 am

    I hope you get to feeling better soon. 🙂

  26. Christine

    October 18, 2007 12:50 am

    Colds are annoying. I hope you feel better soon. When I’m feeling crappy, I tend to cocoon. I hate mental fogginess more than the physical symptoms. Get better soon!

  27. gabriella hewitt

    October 18, 2007 1:34 am

    I hope this doesn’t mean you’re sick and if it does, I hope you get better soon.BR/BR/I’m a bit of Kerri and I can’t remember the other one who teaches aerobics. If I have to do something, I grin and bear it, but if I don’t, I’ll end up resting because I can’t concentrate. Now my boys it’s definitely not eating everything in sight.BR/BR/Take care and feel better.

  28. Robin

    October 18, 2007 2:16 am

    What? No one is drinking tea with shots of whiskey?BR/BR/Hope you kick your cold soon buddy.

  29. Xakara

    October 18, 2007 3:07 am

    I’m with you on #13, espcially with how I feel today. May we both feel better as soon as possible and may we make up the writing time we lost while unwell. BR/BR/Hugs and wellness vibes, BR/BR/~X

  30. Samantha Lucas

    October 18, 2007 6:43 am

    awwwwww. 🙁 Feel better fast.

  31. Midas

    October 18, 2007 7:06 am

    Having a cold sucks…I can feel one coming, but I hope it will stay away this year for a change.

  32. Darla

    October 18, 2007 7:42 am

    And if you’re my landlord, you call to say you can’t put in the new window tomorrow after all. :)BR/BR/Feel better soon–I’m so impressed at how witty you are when you’re feeling miserable! {{{hugs}}}

  33. Rene Lyons

    October 18, 2007 8:27 am

    If you’re Rene, who’s been sick for over a week, you work through it with a desk covered in tissues and a red and swollen nose.BR/BR/Sorry you’re sick too. 🙁

  34. Cassandra

    October 18, 2007 8:32 am

    OMG! Funny and yet it does suck having a cold. Good for me I have a cabinet full of dried herbs and I know which ones to take and how. I seldom get sick, but when I do, I know how to fight it and get back on my feet fast.BR/BR/A little magick does hurt either. 😉

  35. Aline de Chevigny

    October 18, 2007 9:03 am

    Eww I hate having a cold and they never go away quietly.BR/BR/Aline

  36. Robyn Mills

    October 18, 2007 9:03 am

    Have you noticed that everyone else’s cold is always worse than yours… sending you cyber chicken soup..

  37. Red Garnier

    October 18, 2007 9:12 am

    Awww, poor Susan. GET BETTER SOON SWEETIE!! Lots of hugs your way, get better soon. And I’m still chuckling over these…the things you come up with!! =)

  38. Starrlight

    October 18, 2007 9:34 am

    Doh..sorry you have a cold. I just got over #3 since Kidlet went back to school. Damn children and their germs.

  39. Sue

    October 18, 2007 9:41 am

    Awww hope you feel better soonly! Happy TT, and thanks so much for stopping by!

  40. Joyismygoal

    October 18, 2007 10:20 am

    I am so glad they are fictional

  41. Ann Aguirre

    October 18, 2007 10:20 am

    Hope you feel better soon.

  42. amypalko

    October 18, 2007 12:13 pm

    Almost everyone I know has a cold, but I seem to have temporarily avoided it. I’ll probably come down with one the moment I get a break from work!BR/Thanks for visiting my TT, btw.

  43. Kaige

    October 18, 2007 1:23 pm

    Susan, I hope everyone’s feeling better soon! ;)BR/BR/Happy TT!

  44. Megan

    October 18, 2007 1:41 pm

    Colds are definitely rotten! I had one with the most horrible sore throat a couple of weeks ago. Hope you feel better soon!

  45. Tempest Knight

    October 18, 2007 2:41 pm

    Sorry to hear you’re sick. *brings you some soup* Hope you get well soon, chica. 🙂

  46. The Gal Herself

    October 18, 2007 3:24 pm

    I love #10, and how completely inside Trevor’s head you are! I also think it’s neat the cold and flu season even manages to vex imaginary folks. It’s a great equalizer.

  47. Nap Warden

    October 18, 2007 4:01 pm

    Great list…Hope you feel better soon, cold weather is upon us!

  48. Sandra Schwab

    October 18, 2007 5:24 pm

    Having a cold totally, totally sucks, she sayz inbetween coughing and sneezing and blowing her nose. On the bright side, a cold is a good excuse to spend the day snuggled up on the couch and watching Gene Kelly musical after Gene Kelly musical after Gene Kelly musical. (I’m sure it’s good for the Muse, too! *g*)BR/BR/Still, I hope you’ll feel better soon! BR/BR/*waving from across the big blue sea with a mug of cammomile tea*

  49. Miss Wisabus

    October 18, 2007 5:56 pm

    I love it! But I’m very sorry you’re feeling ill 🙁

  50. Buck Naked Politics

    October 18, 2007 6:18 pm

    ‘Hope you get to feeling better soon.

  51. Carrie Lofty

    October 18, 2007 6:43 pm

    I sympathize for the cold. With my girls in preschool, I know we’ll be bombarded soon. Take care.

  52. Dewey

    October 18, 2007 6:49 pm

    Aw, feel better soon, Susan.

  53. Denise Patrick

    October 18, 2007 7:13 pm

    I must be Val. I don’t allow anything to slow me down!BR/BR/Great list. Happy TT!

  54. Wylie Kinson

    October 18, 2007 9:06 pm

    I feel for you SHG! I woke up with a sore throat this morning and that only means one tBR/thing — COLD!BR/BR/YUKBR/Hope you (and the band) feel better soon.

  55. DS Writer

    October 18, 2007 9:19 pm

    Sorry, I’ve been having trouble catching up with your posts. Hope you quickly ditch that cold and get back to the writing board.

  56. Ann

    October 19, 2007 12:10 am

    I hope you feel better soon, and can go get your flu shot (I get one every year-I swear by them). Have a great, quiet, and restful weekend.

  57. Joy Renee

    October 22, 2007 8:43 pm

    ah, the misery of colds. i know it well. hope you are better now.

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