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Heart of Darkness


Posted on 2009.12.08 at 12:50
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Silvestri: Back to the Future (2-disc set)
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The sinewy tendrils of the slow-moving Tree of Life in Warcraft III twisted my body in unnatural ways as I moved slow-motion, attempting to roll over to alleviate the muscle aches stabbing my buttocks and the knife in my back. Relief was not to be found no matter how I laid, for the alleviation would've been in its timely execution. But bedstiffness set in at every slow, incremental turn, for even when I broke free from the Tree of Life's entanglement, I couldn't move any faster than it. These were dumb rules to have been applied to my sudden illness Monday morning, but I could not escape them.

I was shivering, so I drew a hot bath and submerged my body under the scalding water, leaving only my nose and eyes above its surface, like a predator. At some point, I turned sideways, laid my head on the side of the tub, and fell asleep. My delirium caught up with me and I started running from the Tree of Life as it managed to grab me and caused my body to once again ache. An hour later I awoke in tub of tepid water.

I attempted two more changes of venue, each with the same result. Once my fever broke however, I was no longer being pursued. I've been sick the first two official days of my vacation, and only now able to get out of bed.

In other news:

  • Back to the Future started *exactly* like I hoped it would - I'm not disappointed.

  • Google Chrome (the browser, not the O/S) debuted (beta) for linux today.

  • My wife and I finished Stargate:Atlantis and really enjoyed the 4th season this time around.

  • Watching Babylon 5. Thought it was Farscape when I borrowed it (its not).

  • Shelved Supernatural for Babylon 5 which I was greatly enjoying again.

  • Best Buy had TV-ON-DVD for $14.99 per season the day after Black Friday.

    • I wanted Supernatural Season 4 (purchased)

    • NCIS Season 6 (out of stock)

    • and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2 (not on sale).

  • Alerted my father to the sale, as he's been wanting to watch Nip/Tuck

    • He bought all that were available, Seasons 1-5. I guess we'll watch that at some point.

  • Ordered DirectTV today. They install it tomorrow. Guess we'll finally get something out of that HD TV after all.


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-12-09 01:33 (UTC) (Link)
Chrome is also out in beta on the Mac.
ehowton at 2009-12-09 22:02 (UTC) (Link)
I've never used it. Are you going to install it?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-12-10 04:08 (UTC) (Link)
I have mixed feelings. I did play around with it this morning. It's less FIsher-Pricey on the Mac than on Windows, but not by much.
thesweetestnote at 2009-12-09 20:47 (UTC) (Link)
You describe your pain with such artistry and so vividly that I can feel it. OUCH! Get well soon. May Elven magic find it's way to heal all that is bad.
ehowton at 2009-12-09 22:02 (UTC) (Link)
I was crying by the third day and finally went to the doctor. Strep. Ugh. I got a shot of penicillin in the ass and a prescription of Vicodin. Smartest thing I've ever done. I gotta tell you, I'm feeling no pain.

Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-12-10 04:09 (UTC) (Link)
Vicodion are yummy.
ehowton at 2009-12-10 07:00 (UTC) (Link)
thesweetestnote at 2009-12-10 06:47 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2009-12-10 07:09 (UTC) (Link)


Someone who misspells the same word1 they publicly corrected you on 11-hours earlier2 is:

  • A buffoon

  • An oaf

  • Slightly retarded

  • An asshole

  • Dumb


1 - http://ehowton.livejournal.com/303169.html?thread=7825729#t7825729

2 - http://wilddamntexan.com/kids/tomas_misspells_vicodin_after_correcting_me.jpg
thesweetestnote at 2009-12-10 15:27 (UTC) (Link)


hummm... this is a toughy.... uhhh... F?

thesweetestnote at 2009-12-10 15:47 (UTC) (Link)


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2009-12-11 00:20 (UTC) (Link)


I hate you.
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