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15 August 2010 @ 12:11 am
Maybe I should take up smoking.  
So there I am at work, in what I hope are the last stages of a cold, running on generic DayQuil, GatorAde, and Fisherman's Friend menthol lozenges, blowing my nose whenever the store's empty, and hoping that bottle of hand sanitizer is keeping me from playing Patient Zero.

My sinuses are draining. My throat doesn't hurt, thank goodness, because working at a comic store entails a lot of conversation -- especially a comic store in a mall, where you have a lot of Curious Neophytes who wouldn't wander into your typical Android's Dungeon.

Nevertheless, the cold has affected my voice. It's not quite gravelly, per se, but there's that odd kind of vibration it gets when the vocal cords are ... pray forgive me if this is too vivid ... coated.

Not one but two different customers complimented me for my pleasant voice, and said that I should go into radio, or do voiceovers, or something of the sort.

As I'm suppressing a coughing fit.

I feel: sicksick
Helvetica 'Foofers' Boldfoofers on August 15th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
Now I'm intrigued. You need to record yourself saying, "This is CNN," just for posterity. :)

Hope you're better soon!
doc_mysterydoc_mystery on August 15th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
Get a decongestant.

And consider getting some form of nasal irrigation kit, if only a saline spray.


Tombfyretombfyre on August 15th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
They must like rumbly voices or something. ^^() Feel better soon there chief.
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Your Obedient Serpentathelind on August 19th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
The funny part was, I realized exactly what they meant: my voice sounded smooth and mellow, like someone had oiled my vocal cords. It just FELT like I was on the verge of coughing; I didn't sound like Doctor Girlfriend or anything.

(Don't think too hard about the nature of said "oil" --- oops, there you go.)