(It's 4:00 in the morning, and I still have so much to do before I can leave for Liverpool later today, but I'm obviously procrastinating by blogging. )
Last week, I gave a seminar to atomic/molecular/optics physicists at UBC. My talks are usually colorful, with lots of animations and movies in my power point file, but this one was done in particularly colorful manner; My nose started bleeding few minuets before the talk starts!!!
According to my C.V. I had given 46 invited talks at seminars/colloquia and conferences in my career by then, but the 47th one was by far in the worst condition. I had been in bed, sick with flu for nearly a week. And my nose adding injury to the insult. I discovered myself feeling completely powerless, faced with involuntary action of my body. In the end, I had to put a piece of Kleenex under my upper lip inside my mouth (at suggesting of my colleague Glen), which of course looked totally goofy. I'm glad this did not happen for my job interview.
The following day, I went to see a doctor for the first time in long time, and the antibiotics he gave me cured my illness immediately. Wonder of modern medicine. I should have gone to see him long ago.