10.5.2015 | 8:21 am

UPDATE (Tuesday, October 6): Still sick. Blugh. Don’t feel like writing. Don’t even feel like sitting. Going back to bed. 

I have so many things I want to write about. So many things I want to get caught up on.

But I’ve come down with a pretty rotten cold, and writing just isn’t happening. 

I’m hoping to get past the worst of this thing today, and hope to post tomorrow.




  1. Comment by New Zealand Ev | 10.5.2015 | 8:58 am

    Take care and get better soon. I’m looking forward to your next write up.

  2. Comment by davidh-Marin,ca | 10.5.2015 | 9:02 am

    You’re not alone. Many people feel ’sick’ having to leave California.

  3. Comment by AKChick | 10.5.2015 | 10:05 am

    Take some Emergen-C and get some rest! Feel better soon!

  4. Comment by PNP | 10.5.2015 | 11:38 am

    Rest up and get better soon. We FOFs will wait as patiently as we can for your return.

  5. Comment by MattC | 10.5.2015 | 11:46 am

    Sorry to hear that Fatty…but at least you are home with your bug….my wife and I both caught the “BUG” while in Germany for Oktoberfest (this was just 2 weeks ago)…two stinkin days in the hotel feeling like CRAP! Can’t get those days back either. At least you felt fine for Levi’s GF over the weekend…sounds like a good time was had by all. Hope you kick the bug quick!

  6. Comment by Bike Chick | 10.5.2015 | 12:19 pm

    There once was a man with a cold
    Making his body feel old
    His nose full of snot
    As he layed in his cot
    The agony best untold

    Not my greatest work, but that’s all I got. Feel better soon!

  7. Comment by BostonCarlos | 10.5.2015 | 12:39 pm

    Feel better buddy!

  8. Comment by GenghisKhan | 10.5.2015 | 3:16 pm

    Elaine says (as do we all):

  9. Comment by VA Biker | 10.5.2015 | 7:29 pm

    Elden, I’m asking because I just did it… If you execute a Fat Boy Pour into your hand instead of your open mouth, is it still a Fat Boy Pour?

    Get well soon!

  10. Comment by Shugg McGraw | 10.6.2015 | 2:32 am

    This post is not up to your usual standard.

  11. Comment by Kirk | 10.6.2015 | 4:57 am

    Feel better.

  12. Comment by Jeff Dieffenbach | 10.6.2015 | 8:49 am

    @Bike Chick, nicely done, but I think that a cold really calls for Haiku rather than a Limerick, which is much better suited to the flu.

    Pretty rotten cold
    Backlog continues to grow
    Fatties cool their heels

  13. Comment by ScottyCycles | 10.6.2015 | 8:53 am

    Feel better!

  14. Comment by davidh-Marin,ca | 10.6.2015 | 10:45 am

    The grasshopper is now The Master. Leadville was your metamorphosis

  15. Comment by Bike Chick | 10.6.2015 | 11:37 am

    Nice Haiku. I don’t know which one will work, but now that we’ve got them both covered, the patient should feel better soon. :)

  16. Comment by rb | 10.6.2015 | 12:39 pm

    Feel better soon. I found this helps. Use extra sriracha if that’s your thing, and chicken if you don’t eat sea bugs.

  17. Comment by Hkeylin | 10.6.2015 | 2:38 pm

    I’m not buying it. We are going to have to see a Dr’s note.

  18. Comment by Geoffrey | 10.6.2015 | 2:57 pm

    I see in your update you say “Blugh” which is pronounced “bluff” so you are bluffing! Obviously you were caught cheating in a poker game.

    Humperdink! Humperdink!

  19. Comment by Rocky | 10.6.2015 | 2:59 pm

    I prescribe a cakes shake or two as the end-all remedy for any malady known to man. Take two and write in the morning.

  20. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 10.6.2015 | 3:01 pm

    Just follow The Nurse’s directions. But you’re a smart man, I’m sure you do that already.

  21. Comment by Bike Chick | 10.6.2015 | 3:46 pm


    He’s got 3 days, then he needs a doctor’s note.

  22. Comment by MattC | 10.6.2015 | 3:56 pm

    That’s TWO (days)….best get that Dr’s note ready Fatty! My bug must have been like yours…no way I was feeling better in 1 day…might have even been worse the 2nd day. Hopefully tomorrow is the day you kick-it!

  23. Comment by Derek | 10.6.2015 | 4:09 pm

    Feel better Fatty.

    Also, have you ever thought about writing a little about why we still insist on calling it writing. Nowadays, novels, articles, blogs and the like are all typed, not written.

    Just sayin’. (But again, I didn’t just say that, I typed it)

    Just Typin’.

  24. Comment by Mark in Bremerton | 10.6.2015 | 9:34 pm

    Best remedy: Chicken noodle vodka.

  25. Comment by Gunther (from Germany) | 10.6.2015 | 11:43 pm

    Gute Besserung from Frankfurt / Germany (Get well soon) !

  26. Comment by wharton_crew | 10.7.2015 | 8:55 am

    Guaranteed remedy from my rather-lush uncle:
    1) Take a normal kitchen glass
    2) Fill to brim with Everclear
    3) Slug it down at once
    4) Wake up 3 days later with no cold!!!

    Go ahead and try it – please be sure to report back results.


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