26 November 2007

Dengue Fever

So, as many of you know, I went on vacation to explore Guatemala with a couple other Mohos: AtP, John, and Isakson. One of the amazing tropical illnesses that you can contract while in the jungle areas of Guatemala is Dengue Fever. While on our little trip, we discovered a rare strain of the disease which is pronounced the same but spelled differently: Dengay Fever.

Dengay Fever is the unique condition when you find yourself in a foreign country where you don't see nearly as many attractive guys as you do in the states. The severe lack of eye candy leads you to dellusional attractions to guys that you would normally pass off as nothing more than cannon fodder for the fat chicks in your ward. As the disease spreads through you, you find more and more of these "not-so's" more and more attractive, until your judgement of what is hot and what is not is completely distorted and skewed.

All four of us contracted this disease to varying degrees while down there. It was terrible. The positive aspect is that none of us contracted Dengay to the point where we were looking at the fugly people with a gleam in our eye - but we were definitely questioning our abilities at spotting true hotties.

The disease is going away for me. I put forth a good effort at oogling at the hot, shirtless surfers changing into their wetsuits as I drove downtown yesterday and while I drove to church today. I'm still not sure that I'm 100% cured from it. Only time will tell.

Pray for all four of us.

2 comments:

Therapevo Ydata said...

I'll be praying for you because that disease sounds awful!

Greg-o said...

And you were only there for a week! Think about those poor moho missionaries who have to endure two years in South America.