A Day Late And A Gold Fish Short

I always read these things after the fact:
Rome bans ‘cruel’ goldfish bowls

I mean, I’m not so naive to think that the fish are living in paradise, but I had no idea they were going blind and now I guess I can figure out that perhaps lack of oxygen might have been a deadly factor in the change of status of my fish.

Well, I’ve survived another day of what I’m now convinced is tonsillitis caused by strep bacteria. I read online (gasp!) that strep bacteria causes both tonsillitis (strep throat) as well as soft tissue infections if it gets in open sores (i.e. a blister on my foot).

At one point today I could do nothing but lay on my bed, near tears, and beg for the pain in my foot to stop. This convinced Maggie to make another trip to the pharmacy for me (her third) and get me some asprin. Well, they worked like a charm and I’m now superfantastic. I mean, the pain’s still there and I have to lamely shuffle through my apartment, but at least I’m not considering using random dull objects to remove my foot.

Assuming my self-diagnosis is correct, the anti-biotics I started taking yesterday should have it cleared up in another day or two. However, if it’s not feeling better late tomorrow or Friday, worry not, I’m going to the hospital.

Oh, and for crazy Chinese news of the day:
10 die as Chinese children rush to flee ‘ghost’ [CBC]
And for a Chinese perspective on it:
Trampling accident kills 7, injures 37 pupils in Sichuan [Xinhua]

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