DANGEROUS NEW VIRUS
There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand. This virus is called Weary-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private (or athletic) life completely.
If you should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.
*sorry if you've been disappointed with my blog regression... I've been plagued with WORK. You'll find me looking for the antidote soon. Will try to abstain from taking the antidote until after this weekend's 1/2 IM race. Hum, after Sunday... I'll probably need a double dose.
** a nice response I got from M.M. via email:
"I've found that there is a proactive measure that can be taken as well. Consumption of Long-term Isolation and Quarantine of Unusual Occupational Ramifications serum is quite effective in preventing the WORK virus, although side-effects are more severe than W.I.N.E. or B.E.E.R., and may include severe headache, loss of memory, speech/motor skill impairment, and poor(er) judgement, with some participants experiencing more rare side-effects in the following days such as epidermis pore alcohol effusion, a gasoline-like odor, and pregnancy, especially when used in the form of TEQUILA [LIQUOR made me forget the acronym]."