Tummy aches and Rooibos tea

January 28, 2009 at 9:04 am 7 comments


I woke up yesterday feeling pretty crappy. I pulled myself to work, barely managing to crawl from the desk to the copy machine. But I did it. I managed to eat some dinner and, despite feeling like tossing it, I kept it down. I didn’t think it was a problem to stay up until this morning in a desperate attempt to get things ready for when Meeka arrives from the States (which is tomorrow! YAY!). Staying up late was really dumb.

I woke up this morning just before 6 with the tummy ache from Satan himself. My muscles, my tummy, my head, my throat, my eyes and, yes, even my teeth throb with unrelenting aching. But I’ve got leave taken for my Honeymoon and I can’t stay home so here I am at work unable to eat anything. (I’m thinking this might not be a bad thing since I’ve always wanted to lose a few more dress sizes for my wedding. So maybe not eating will service my goals. hmmm)

In any case, when I am ill I am a sucker for rooibos tea. It’s a SA specialty made from some red bush thing (rooibos means red bush. That’s the only reason I know that. Here’s a handy wiki link. It’s fasinating. When you are bored. Only.) and it tastes like nothing I’ve had before. It’s incredible. Like a gigantic party in my mouth.

So I’m going to stop complaining now about how yucky I feel. I will stop rejoicing with the rooi-to-the-bos-to-the-tea. And I will return to working on the Fixed Assets form.

(because it’s determining the fixed assets that makes my heart skip a beat)

(And will one day lead to my tragic heart-attack inspired demise)

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ScoMan  |  January 28, 2009 at 9:37 am

    You know why you feel so bad? Because you made fun of Australia.

    That’s what happens. You make fun of us, and we put a little curse on you. Enjoy!

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  • 2. CathM  |  January 28, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Hope you feel better soon! Enjoy your rooibos tea…!

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  • 3. Random Hiccups  |  January 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Sco-man- I would like to here by apologise for my teasing. It’s not worth it.

    CathM- Thank you! I am feeling a lot better! I think apologising to Australians helped! 😀

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  • 4. Hillbilly Duhn  |  January 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Blech. I hope you feel better soon. The tea sounds interesting. I’ll have to go check it out! Only if I’m bored of course…:)

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  • 5. ScoMan  |  January 29, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I will be sure to put in a good word for you with the Minister for Curses.

    I’ll let her know you regret your actions, and you have proven to be an otherwise fine person.

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  • 6. Bon Don  |  January 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Oh this is so perfect!! I love that you posted this. We have been in a debate with the “baristas” at Starbucks with the correct way to pronounce Rooibos Tea… it sounds like “Roy Boss” right?

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  • 7. Random Hiccups  |  January 31, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Close. It’s an Afrikaans word. In american accent it is pronouced my roy- boos. Its a long O sound. like saying the letter ‘O’

    🙂 Hope that settles the confusion for ya!

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