Why Now?

Today’s Bummer of the Day (the Perfect Moment will come later) is something I have to write first. It is about catching a cold.  While this idiom makes for fun teaching to my students–they get confused between catching a cold and having a cold and the respective tenses required–it is a complete bummer for me.

It came upon me yesterday while I was teaching. My voice started to get raspy…well, raspier than usual.  My voice is already deep and scratch.  I wonder what my students though.  Needless to say, by the end of day, I was more congested and feeling less than 100 percent. A complete bummer

You see, I have been exercising regularly and watching what I am eating lately. This has been very positive as I have noticed a nice build up of muscles and stamina.  It has also resulted in a small, but significant, weight loss.  Today, however, I want nothing more to relax and eat comfort food.  Why now?  I was on a definite roll.

I wonder how this is going to play out.

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About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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15 Responses to Why Now?

  1. rootchopper says:

    Or you can come down with a cold as I did yesterday. The English language must be brutal to explain

  2. blossomkitty says:

    Snap. Me, too. Have been exercising and eating well and feeling good. On a definite roll…. then woke up with a nitty cold and cough this morning 😢 not happy. Hope you get better soon!!!

  3. Bryan Fagan says:

    The body has a sense of humor, doesn’t it.

  4. Alphe says:

    Awh, don’t let it stop you! Just remember, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. 🙂

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  6. Hunida says:

    Hope the cold is gone!!

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