Sick Days, Film Watch and Web Site Woes

Man, I hate being sick.

I came home on Monday and started sneezing like crazy. That isn’t too out of the ordinary, since I have allergies, but the way I was sneezing definitely struck me as odd. It was a very deep, chest-cleansing sneeze.  Sure, it was odd, but nothing I didn’t think Claritin and a bit of nasal spray couldn’t handle. The following morning wasn’t pretty. My head was stuffy, my nose was runny and my sneezes were still in full force. I stayed home and laid low, but, ever the trooper, I went back to work the following day. This is usually a mistake. If you have the good fortune of working someplace that doesn’t grill you over your sick days, then take advantage of that and stay home and rest when you need it. Typically, you’ll just make yourself sicker and infect those around you. Throughout the day, I could actually feel the cold virus blooming inside me. By closing time, I was shivering even though it was 80 degrees outside. Needless to say, I didn’t go in to work today. I’ve also developed a very solid, phlegmy cough.

I did, however, receive some good news today. The actor I gave my screenplay to got back to me and he really enjoyed the read. His management is setting up a meet with some bigwig directors who’ll remain unnamed for now. Yes, I’m excited, but I’m still keeping calm. These are the first steps on a very long journey and there’s no use in celebrating right now. More truthfully, I have so much faith in my screenplay that people liking it is almost a foregone conclusion in my mind. I hope that doesn’t sound arrogant. I just think I’ve put together a very nice, commercial package. Anyway, I’ll let you know how things go.

As far as my Web site is concerned, I noticed that one of my nav bars would go MIA on certain pages. I’ve fixed that by altering some PHP code, but I’ve also discovered that my sidebar disappears on IE6 when looking at anything other than the home page and a handful of other pages.  I’m telling you, these are the cross-browser hells that make Web development truly suck. I wish everyone would just do me a favor and download Firefox or at least upgrade to IE7.