Today I went to work. I wasn’t 100%, but my throat was better – mostly runny nose and coughing. But I wanted to participate in the chili cookoff, and had spent time last night making a batch of what I imaginatively titled “Cleaning out the pantry chili”. It was true – no more meat, beans, tomatoes, onions, or broth are left in my kitchen. I didn’t make the top three, but trying the other nine varieties cleared up my throat wonderfully. The effect only lasted a couple hours, but it was worth coming in for. Hopefully all symptoms will be gone by Monday (I’d prefer tomorrow, but that seems presumptuous).
Tonight I caught up on newspapers, then watched “Dreamcatcher”. This is the first Stephen King movie I’ve watched where I haven’t read the book (I was very disappointed “Hearts In Atlantis” wasn’t as good as the book), so I was curious, especially given the not so good reviews. Morgan Freeman’s eyebrows are a character in their own right. Not a bad movie, although it whiplashes around as it can’t make up it’s mind about what kind of movie it’s going to be until the second half. I give it a B-.