March 24th, 2004

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Not really much of an update

Well, this wont be too impressive of a post as I am home sick for the second day in a row. I'll be going to the doctor this afternoon. Apparently there is something in me that my stomach wants OUT with a capital OW.

I had a lot of fun at Lunacon. Met a few new and interesting people, and I'm looking forward to seeing how things progress. With one, however, there may be a minor personality clash as he is not a phone person and I emphatically am. On the flip side, he is an instant messenger person and I have so far managed to avoid that "vice." Note that I am the one who only got a cell phone a few months ago, so I resist new forms of communication. (Also note that I don't want to get hooked on IM as work has expressly forbidden any sort of downloads, and would likely frown on chatting with someone during work hours. Sure I could just not use it during work, but I'm not real good with resisting temptation, especially when the temptation is to chat with someone cool.) However, the conflict is minor, he seems cool, and if any sort of regular contact between us is in the cards, we will find a way to deal. We shall see.

As for now, I'm going to try to have some more tea. I can't wait to feel better.

I'll try to give a better Lunacon post soon. BTW, for all who weren't there and didn't get the news, this was the last year for the Escher Hilton. Apparently we outgrew the space and lost patience with the bullshit the hotel was providing so well, so next year will be somewhere else. Last I heard, the new site is the Meadowlands.
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    Little Anthony and the Imperials - Goin' Out of My Head
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A bit of humor

My local Pennysaver has contests every other week - predict the next such and such. They have had "predict the name of the next long-lasting lipstick and include slogan," and "predict the name of the next animal translation device and provide a sample translation," among others. I entered one last week - "provide the name of the next Disney/Muppets crossover and a brief description." I figured I would subject whoever wants to read them to my submissions.

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Health Update

Well, I went to the doctor and got my diagnosis. I apparently have gastro-enteritis. Supposedly there is a nasty case of it going around, and it generally lasts three to four days. Mine started Monday afternoon. I have been instructed to stay home from work tomorrow as well, partially for my benefit and partially to avoid an office epidemic. I also have been instructed to drink lots of fluids, get lots of rest, and eat whatever will stay down.

I stopped at two supermarkets on my way home and picked up all sorts of stuff: apple juice, V-8 juice (I haven't discovered yet if I can actually drink the stuff rather than just cook with it, but life is full of learning experiences), and some nukeable stuff. Oh, and canned peaches.

I then stopped to pick up some take out "sushi" for some dinner. Yes, only I have sushi when I have stomach problems. Of course, the sushi was crab, egg, and a shrimp and cucumber roll (read: all cooked) and I figured the rice would be useful to my system, but still, only I would get sushi to deal with gastro-enteritis.

I hate being sick, but it could be worse. I don't have a fever, I don't ache, and I'm not itchy. Of course, if I was any more green I would be Kermit the Frog, but, ah well.

Anyone who has my phone number is more than welcome to use it. There is only so much daytime TV a person can watch before one's brains start to leak out one's ear and scurry away in fear.
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