Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thursday, December 20 - Peter A. Collins

A little before eight last night, I started feeling really achy all over. I asked my cyberbud, Rick (a/k/a cornbread) if he'd guest blog. Unfortunately he doesn't subscribe online, and my attempt to send him the puzzle failed.

Turned out to be food poisoning, and I spent last night being tended to by paramedics, followed by a nifty ambulance ride. One of the things they gave me (Fenergal, I think) made me very loopy.


No blog today on this very fine puzzle. Feel free to discuss it among yourselves here.

I'm heading to bed...and I hope to be back tonight.

Linda G


Anonymous said...

Linda...hope that you are feeling poisoning is quite unpleasant to say the least..the puzzle was well constructed and fun to do...look forward to reading your blog tomorrow.Bob

MBG said...

I was concerned about you when your entry didn't appear last night. So sorry to hear you had such an unpleasant, and surely scary experience, Linda, but I'm very glad you're on the mend. Hope you are soon back to normal so you can enjoy the holidays. Take care.

Today's puzzle was a lot of fun.

Unknown said...

Linda, I was worried too. I figured something must have happened since your blog wasn't there. I hope you feel better soon. Make sure to get lots of rest. I lood forward to your blog in the future.

Sue said...

Rest well, Linda. Blogging is not slave labor, and it's okay to take a few sick days.

Anonymous said...

So... what'd ya eat?

hope you're feeling better.

Rex Parker said...

UGGGGGGH. I'm so sorry. That happened to me this summer. 24 hours of horror. Well, actually about 6 of horror followed by 18 of just being wiped out. Hope you bounce back quickly.


DONALD said...

Hope you feel better!

DONALD said...

Hope you feel better!

Linda G said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I've spent the day sleeping on the couch or in our nice warm bed...I'm totally wiped out and don't expect that I'll be up for solving and blogging tonight.

See you soon.

NYTAnonimo said...

take care of yourself Linda-food poisoning is the pits

wendy said...

Hang in there; I've been where you are too. Don't do more than you're able. I would offer to help but generally I'm not very proficient in these late week puzzles.

Anonymous said...


Feel better. It sounds awful. I missed your blog though. Make sure you dring plenty of fluids to rehydrate even if you don't feel like drinking.


Ben said...

Entries in the Thursday 12/20 puzzle that could be relevant to food poisoning:

5A: OVEN (or, perhaps, not enough)
7D: EMTS (I hope they gave you good care)
16A: ACHOO (OK, this one is a stretch -- not a likely cause for sneezing)
40A: OAT (although oats don't really spoil easily)

Hope you feel better, Linda

Orange said...

Oh! Poor Linda! Poor Linda's tummy! Hope you are back to your usual effervescence soon.

Howard B said...

Oh man, haven't been keeping up with the blogging with work insanity :(.

Hope you're feeling better soon!