Tuesday, February 15, 2005

I'm Doasted Right

Several years ago I met Wiley coming out of one of the local stores. To my inquiry about how he was doing, he replied, "I'm doasted right." Any O'cocker would know exactly what he meant. A "dose" is a local expression for the flu, a head cold, or any severe respiratory infection. To be "doasted" is another way of saying you're sick.

It seems that half of the community is struggling with some bug that's been going around the island. I started getting it yesterday evening, and today I'm doasted right. Maybe it won't last long. I hope not. The weather is gorgeous today, with highs near 60 degrees, the perfect day to be outdoors.

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