Rhinovirus and "Slings and Arrows"

The lack of recent blog entries is due to a small, unwelcome visitor: a pesky rhinovirus* which laid me low for several days, and still makes my sinuses feel as if they’re full of glue. So I’ve spent most of my time sleeping, blowing my nose, and watching TV (in that order). And as for TV… well, before la grippe struck, I visited some friends in Andover, and they introduced me to the Canadian series Slings and Arrows. I was hooked. We picked up the DVDs for Season 1 and Season 2 yesterday, and watched the first three episodes back-to-back. Absolutely brilliant.

* When I started typing this entry, I assumed – incorrectly – that all examples of the common cold were caused by rhinoviruses. However according to Wikipedia: “The common cold is caused by numerous viruses (mainly rhinoviruses, coronaviruses, and also certain echoviruses, paramyxoviruses, and coxsackieviruses) infecting the upper respiratory system.” So who knows what got into my nasopharynx this time?