Having lived in my body for all of my life, I do tend to notice when it fails me. Sometimes I miss the small stuff like knee twinges and shoulder pain until they’re painful knee twinges and very painful shoulders, but other times I catch the minor symptoms before they get worse.
Like the sore throat and light head. That’s a sign to pack it in.
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When we last left our free range engineer, he was traveling in the urban landscape of Taipei … enjoying street side meals, local bars and late evenings with his co-worker’s friends. This brings us to Saturday morning, where Brian will rise to meet a sunny day in Taiwan and explore the wonders of the city.
But first, Brian has to stumble to the bathroom. That wonderful local seafood dinner didn’t agree with the hero of our story.
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Yep, brought back a sore throat from Taiwan. Staying home today to spare my coworkers this import.
The hotel near our office has been upgraded since I last stayed here four years ago. The bathrooms are much nicer than before … which is good, since I’ve been in my room all day with an upset stomach.
Was it the nice local seafood meal that did me in? Jet lag? Staying up into the late hours drinking with office mates? Well, one or more of those cause Saturday to turn into a sick day. Since I don’t have the other nasty symptoms associated with a hangover, I’ll take the jet lag combined with eagerly stuffing my gullet with a great assortment of local seafood. The stomach is recovering, and I’ll try not to abuse it tonight.
Aside from the twisted tummy last night was fun. It’s good to hang with folks from the home office, folks from the local office and their local pals. We’ll see how social Saturday gets … just as soon as I hit the 7-11 for a light carbonated beverage.