10. Invent adventurous ways of torturing the person who gave you the cold.
9. Try writing. Observe even though you're typing slowly, you are still able to make typos. Decide this is a sign of your exceptional talent. Then sneeze.
8. Celebrate that brief shining moment of being able to breathe through your nose when the stuffiness switches from one nostril to the other.
7. Try writing again. As you stare at the keyboard try to discern whether your head is spinning clockwise or back and forth.
6. Stop expecting your cat to care. Cats don't care. Cats just want to be worshiped.
5. Turn on the television. Watch a few minutes of daytime programming. If you're me, this is rapidly followed by inserting a DVD.
4. Drink gallons of warm liquids. Feel sorry for yourself that no one is making the soup, tea, etc. for you. Decide this is wrong.
3. Wander through your home (trying not to drop tissues behind you a la Hansel and Gretel) and renovate it in your mind.
2. The terrifying cost of #3 will drive you back to your computer. Try to write.
1. Decide to give one of your characters a cold. That'll show 'em who's boss.