It started out with an innocent sore throat back on Friday.

It promptly escalated into my head feeling like it was going to explode, followed by a very, very persistent cough.

I’ve managed to escape a couple of days from work in order to stay home and recuperate, and I’ve spent that time stuffing kleenex up my nose, playing video games and browsing stupid websites and doing… nothing else.

So you can probably imagine my surprise when I attempted to talk today for the first time in a while, and what came out was the funniest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. So funny, in fact, that I decided to record it so we can all laugh at the chipmunk that somehow managed to crawl into my throat:


(Sorry, I can’t figure out how to make a fancy-pantsy embed so you’ll just have to click and open in a new tab.)

Then, in the name of further hilarity, I give you…


I keep going around and talking to myself in this squeaky highpitched voice because I think it’s the funniest thing. I know it’s bad and I should probably just shut up and let my poor vocal cords heal but man, I seriously just keep cracking myself up. I feel like I should be taking requests to make Dramatic Readings of various Dramatic Pieces of Literature in the name of Comedy.

How pathetic is that?

Either way, I kind of hope I still sound this way tomorrow morning. So I can call work with this voice and see what the reaction is. Or if they still want me to come in, so I can be all “HelLO caN I HElp yOU fiNd SOmeThiNG.”

9 Responses to “Being Sick Is Hilarious”
  1. Ttrinity says:

    Yes, your voice is funny :)
    It’s sort of a cross between a gnome and a goblin.

    Get better soon!

  2. Mister Adequate says:

    Though I continue to hope for your imminent recovery, I also won’t pretend this isn’t deeply amusing to me.

  3. Isaac says: is a good site for recording and posting audio.

    The big question is…what would you sound like if you had some helium?

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  5. David says:

    Hilarious! You’re voice is adorable.

    So did you have to go into work? You mentioned people may ask you where stuff is, do you work in retail? I hated retail!

  6. Wulfa says:

    Hehe that was awesome. I probably should feel bad that I’ve been amused because you’ve been sick, but then you seem to be having a blast so I’ll just remain amused:)

  7. Ardprest says:

    Well, I had to work to get this as I found my Windoze machine doesn’t have a codec for OGG files. However after a bit of hand waving the results were suitably hilarious. Thank you so much for putting a smile on my face on an otherwise grim day.

  8. Donovitch says:

    That hurts to hear…. I advise you to not talk at all. Not sure but that certainly isn’t helping.

  9. Ursa says:

    The Raven – by Edgar Allen Poe. No, really =D