5/26/2009 08:00:00 PM

Quest the incubator

Back from Quest. Pretty good, lots to think about... but everyone is preoccupied with the flu (strain A or something?) that is making its rounds among all the attendees of the youth track, sgls and youths alike.

I got lucky in the sense that a) I didn't start feeling sick until after I taught my first lecture class (ever!) this morning and b) my symptoms (so far) is a persistent cough, general feeling of fatigue, a feverish feeling, disturbed sleep, and some joint pain. My condolences to those who are vomiting/have migraines/can't eat/can't sleep, etc.

The general worry is of course, swine flu. Most likely just a flu-ish bug that is being spread, but that's the worry that people seem to have right now.

Even as I'm sitting here in my bed exhausted beyond all belief, I am still a geek. I find myself wondering how awesome it would be if I can somehow retrospectively create a map tracking the spread of the virus, starting from the youth who collapsed on the last day and seeing how it contaminated others (-if- he's the origin).

I'm so nerdy.

But also sad now, since I had to throw out the rest of my Sour Patch Kids (I shared them with the SGLs yesterday... more than one contaminated hand was in the bag!)

My sour patch children... the silent casualties of this whole pandemic.

All joking aside, even though we're all suffering from some symptom or another, it is worth it for the glory of Christ. You shall not shake us Satan! :shakes fist:

"I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. 27I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. 29Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn? 30If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness." - 2 Corinthians 11

If I complain now, Paul will call me a wuss in heaven. That won't be happening, no sir.


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