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Kroenen, Hellboy

Typhoid Mary

Posted on 2008.06.05 at 11:55
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Beltrami - Hellboy
All I wanted was a week off.

That didn't happen.

The shenanigans of my daughter now over (four and a half hours of driving in a single day) she managed to get my father sick last night with fever and vomiting. I was sitting in the theater yesterday watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (which I found delightful - then again, I don't get out much) when I realized that I was going to have a fever later that evening. Sure enough, at around 2200 it peaked at 100.1. Low-grade to be sure, but despite my double-helping of Excedrin, I thrashed around in a miserable state until 0400 where a hot bath seemed to calm me.

I slept until 0900, being awakened by the phone with the news of my father. Taking check of myself I sent work an email stating that I would be there later this afternoon, and why, then created a juice from bok choy, kale, a grapple, a red pear, three carrots, a lime and endive. Splash of pomegranate juice and I was good to go. Until the phone rang again.

My in-laws this time. They'd taken my son to the doctor and he too has strep. They're on their way from Wichita, and I feel like I'm going to throw up. My daughter's birthday is Saturday at the lake, and it took her 48 hours before the antibiotics kicked in. And while I have a very loose work schedule, at some point, I'm going to have to work.

I'm frustrated. And I feel sorry for my folks, my in-laws, my kids, and myself. Thank you, and I'm sorry.

There's things I need to be doing now, in fact, but sitting here is wearing me out. This was a test; am I able to work from home today?

The answer is no.

So I'm going to go lay in bed and watch Hellboy and think about not throwing up.




Comments:


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-06-05 17:26 (UTC) (Link)
watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (which I found delightful - then again, I don't get out much)

Alas. You forgot to throw in a vaguely worded reference to your thoughts on George Lucas, which may well have provoked a fight a debate to entertain you while you're sick in bed. We could even have had lulz-bringing GUEST APPEARANCES from people who have opinions despite not having seen any of his movies.

And I hope you feel better soon. At least Hellboy is suitably distracting ...

Also, I <3 that animated GIF. Shiny!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-06-07 11:37 (UTC) (Link)
...from people who have opinions despite not having seen any of his movies.
I purchased the 4-disc Blade Runner DVD set this weekend and thought aloud to myself, "I wonder if poor Tomas refuses to watch any movie in which Harrison Ford plays, simply because he's the golden child of George Lucas?" I mean, you can't expect anyone who has such strong opinions about a director who's never seen one of his movie and bases his entire supposition on rumor and other's perceptions to watch anything with an actor in it who has VOLUNTARILY portrayed a character in two of that director's (and/or producer's) two ALL TIME BIGGEST HITS, right? Because that actor is obviously a loser and has nothing even remotely entertaining to show us. If he were a GOOD actor, he wouldn't have stooped to things such as Star Wars or Indiana Jones. Gah!

Also, I <3 that animated GIF. Shiny!
That is simply a testament to the thoroughness of your captures, ma'am. My desire is only to elevate you.
drax0r
drax0r at 2008-06-05 17:49 (UTC) (Link)

Ok, let's just clear something up:

IF YOU'VE GOT STREP DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT COMING TO WORK!

Seriously, if I have the faintest tickle in my throat.. the slightest hint of a fever.... I WILL BEAT YOUR ASS.
Complete and Utter Nonsense
jesskd26 at 2008-06-05 20:51 (UTC) (Link)
Please, don't get this man sick. He is such a baby when he is sick.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-06-07 11:38 (UTC) (Link)
I can only be responsible for so much.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-06-07 11:37 (UTC) (Link)
Alas, it was not to be.

Edited at 2008-06-07 01:37 pm (UTC)
glodowg
glodowg at 2008-06-05 18:42 (UTC) (Link)
I am sorry your children are sick and messing up your plans. I am sure they would prefer to be healthy and having fun with their grandparents!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-06-07 11:40 (UTC) (Link)
You don't know my children very well. They're rather be annoying the shit out of my wife and I. Also, may I expect a new post from you today???
galinda822 at 2008-06-05 19:11 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry to hear everyone is coming down with the sickness. Hope everyone gets over it toot sweet!
Take care.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-06-07 11:40 (UTC) (Link)
In every job which must be done, there is an element of fun. Find the fun, and *snap* the job's a game!
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-06-07 11:41 (UTC) (Link)
Oi! I was looking for some updates...? TWO DAYS! Something? Anything?
galinda822 at 2008-06-07 16:11 (UTC) (Link)
I was on a roll wasn't I?! ;)
texas_tangent
texas_tangent at 2008-06-05 22:46 (UTC) (Link)
I hope you and your family start to feel better soon. It sucks to be sick. I know this. I had strep two(?)weeks ago. It was not fun. I love Hell-boy too. That movie Rox0rs
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-06-07 11:40 (UTC) (Link)
It never is. *sigh*
Codekitten
codekitten at 2008-06-06 01:15 (UTC) (Link)
i LOVE the box of kittens!!!
Codekitten
codekitten at 2008-06-06 01:16 (UTC) (Link)
oh and i hope you feel better :D
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-06-07 11:40 (UTC) (Link)
I AM ALIVE!
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