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I've been taken down but a puny little virus. After three days the common cold has me begging for mercy. I am missing the final frantic days of Summer! I am missing the State Fair. My body aches to go out dancing and biking and instead I am forced into days and days of feverish snotty contemplation.

The cold has taken away my sense of smell making all food taste like a memory or simply provide texture to my palate. On the second day of this dreariness I remembered how my grandmother never liked trying new food and suddenly realized why - she couldn't taste them! She loved eating her old favorites because of the memories but these new fangled dishes were always just ho-hum. This also explains why when we switched her dairy ice cream for soy she never knew the difference.

I can't wait till my nose comes back into action. I cleaned the entire house in anticipation.

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