Monday, May 10

You Know (Cough Cough) I'd (Cough) Be There If I Could (Hack Hack)

TAKING a couple sick days, not because I'm sick, but because I was sick, and now I have to catch up on the work I didn't do when I did have a legitimate excuse. My Poor Wife'll vouch for me. Really.


Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

Glad to hear you're in the pink again, Mr. Riley. I await your next post with bated breath.

Anonymous said...

What does bated mean?

Roy M said...

The internets have the answer. The faits use of bated is

What should I say to you? Should I not say
'Hath a dog money? is it possible
A cur can lend three thousand ducats?' Or
Shall I bend low and in a bondman's key,
With bated breath and whispering humbleness, Say this;
'Fair sir, you spit on me on Wednesday last;
You spurn'd me such a day; another time
You call'd me dog; and for these courtesies
I'll lend you thus much moneys'?

From Shakespear

where bated means abated

Unknown said...

All right, enough of this self- and wife-indulgence. You have an audience that needs you.

Scott C. said...

Hey, DR, get -- er, got well.

charles pierce said...

Sounds like Krauthammer Flu, my friend.

heydave said...

The Flypaper Theory of Illness; tell 'em you're sick and they'll flock to your blog.