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10:21 pm - Spite and bile, minus the spite.
Sick. Not feeling well, but I guess most of you already know that.

Very brief recap of my weekend: Friday was koriandrkitten's St. Patrick's Day party. Lots of alcohol was consumed by other people, and I'd probably have good stories to tell if I were in a better mood. Your loss.

On Saturday I hung out with phil_bond and seanorange and discussed the game engine Sean's been working on, along with its practical applications. In the evening I went to a potluck, and much later I went to Rocky Horror where I tried hard to have a good time. Despite having fabulous company it just didn't happen. I think this may have been the beginning of my illness which surfaced on Sunday morning.

I got up feeling a little lousy, but I thought I was probably experiencing the after-effects of eating at Country Kitchen after Rocky Horror, so I stuck to my plan of picking up my sister and driving to our parents' house. Early in the afternoon I had a brief but unpleasant (well, obviously) bout of vomiting. I decided not to attend my usual Sunday choir practice and spent the rest of the day laying around and occasionally throwing up. It wasn't cool.

My sister and I got on the road much later than usual. I spent a great deal of time convincing my parents that I was fine to drive, which, of course, turned out to be completely and utterly wrong. About a mile from my sister's apartment, my entire body went numb. My hands made themselves into fists, and I couldn't move my fingers. My arms and legs weren't responding to me the way I wanted them to, and the steering wheel was the only thing keeping my knees from striking my chin. I was pretty sure I could park the car but not so sure that I could make my way up to the apartment. I was surprised to have made it (not so much to have dropped everything I was carrying). The ambulance was called as was my mother, who recognized that I was exhibiting the classic symptoms of hyperventilation. I was fine by the time the EMTs arrived.

I'm somewhat annoyed about the hefty ambulance bill I'm sure I'll pay over this, but at least I know I'm fine. The EMT told me so while I was busy vomiting again.

Anyway, I spent the day at home, watched The Aristocrats which nocturne152 had given me, and felt generally lousy. The mail came and brought with it the copy of Black Adder which I'd finally gotten around to purchasing, but I didn't get much of a chance to watch it because ribsinbacon -- who is also sick -- collapsed and had to be rushed to Urgent Care. He's fine too now, thankfully. I don't think we have the same bug.

I'm going to post this and go to bed. Earlier in the day I thought I'd make it to work tomorrow, but I'm not so sure at this point. One thing's for certain: I missed out on my customary St. Fuglin's Day root beer float, and that makes me very sad.
Current Mood: crappycrappy
Current Music: Weird Weeds -- This Is Not What You Want

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From:laviorli
Date:March 21st, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
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Oh my god Colin, that sucks. Sending you a *hug* feel better!
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From:sacredspud
Date:March 21st, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
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Thank you Mary, I'm feeling lots better!
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From:valec
Date:March 21st, 2006 05:08 am (UTC)
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Man, that sounds horrid. Sorry to hear you've not been well. Anything that set it off?

Wow, Ambulance bills? Crazy. The states really are pretty backward in many respects.
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From:sacredspud
Date:March 21st, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
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I'm pretty sure that what set it off was just the fact that the flu I was experiencing had pretty much wiped me out to begin with and I shouldn't have been driving. Either way, I'm okay now.

As for ambulance bills being a backward practice, what, are you from one of those messed up places where people actually take responsibility for the well-being of the general public? Yeah, you're right. The U.S. is backward in a lot of respects, but we don't say backward, we say "free."
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From:crabmoon
Date:March 21st, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)
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Ok...thought you were joking in that last post. Shit! Sorry to hear about that. I can't believe so many people I know spent the weekend vomiting and two that I know of were taken to the hospital.
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From:sacredspud
Date:March 21st, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'm fine now. I didn't go to the hospital, I just had the ambulance crew come and tell me that I was fine and needed to go to bed. So who else is sick? And who needed to go to the hospital?
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From:crabmoon
Date:March 22nd, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
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The co-worker of mine that was going to cover my shift Sunday was very, very, very sick. She was sick at work and I guess still is or something.
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From:evil_jim
Date:March 21st, 2006 05:52 am (UTC)
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I wanted to send a card... [picture of an ambulance rushing down the street, the cross on the side superimposed onto a dollar sign. Caption: "Ambulances can be expensive..." Interior text: But friendship is priceless. Glad you survived!"]... but I couldn't accurately guage how tasteless it would be. At any rate, I'm glad you survived.

~ Jim
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From:sacredspud
Date:March 21st, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
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I don't think I would have been offended by that, but it's probably just as well that you didn't send it since I'm feeling better today. I didn't go back to work but that's because I've got lots of sick time which I might as well exploit. In any case, thanks for the positive thoughts.
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From:seanorange
Date:March 21st, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
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Everyone's outpouring sympathy, so I'm sure you're sick of it.

Get better, you bastard.

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:March 21st, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the kind wishes, ya schmuck!
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From:sacredspud
Date:March 21st, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
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I am insured and have thought about going to the doctor, but I really do think that this was the result of driving when I really should have been resting, which was the general consensus between my mom and the EMTs. According to them there's a "pretty nasty flu that lasts three, four days" going around, and and my symptoms (specifically, the projectile vomiting) matched those of the flu. Either way, I'm feeling loads better now.
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From:fuzzyinthehead
Date:March 21st, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Damn man. I hope you start feeling better soon and I second the suggestion that you get your ass to a doctor already.
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From:sacredspud
Date:March 21st, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
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Y'know what? I appreciate the well-wishes, but I think I'm okay. The consensus was that my hyperventilation was the result of me overexerting myself while I was sick. Today I feel fine, except for having slept wrong on the same shoulder for two nights in a row.
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From:defaultlisa
Date:March 21st, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
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Hope you are feeling better today. Sounds like you've had a horrible couple of days.
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From:sacredspud
Date:March 21st, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
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I am feeling much better, thanks. Apparently what I had is "going around," and mine was a pretty average case of it. Wonder if your roommate had the same thing? Either way, it's over now.
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From:defaultlisa
Date:March 21st, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
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Nah, hers isn't stomach, but respiratory-- bad cold or flu or something. Must be a couple of things going around.
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From:nocturne152
Date:March 21st, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
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Glad to hear that you're better, man. The Aristocrats didn't make it worse, did it?
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From:seanorange
Date:March 22nd, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
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On a topically related note:

I've started thinking about and writing up ideas for how a third-person view/control system might work. Don't worry, I'm not working on it just because it's something you can use -- I know I'll find it useful too (just not on this project). Besides, I enjoy exploring how to generalize a diverse palette of functionality. It's actually pretty exciting to think about!

ANYWAY, I figure I'd run it by you one I've kicked off a suitable rough draft to see if it's missing any features you might need. It just so happened I put the finishing touches on the design for a rudimentary animation system that should (hopefully) plug right in to this.

I love it when a plan design comes together [and offers surprising levels of expandability where it was not originally intended].

~Sean
Spite and bile, minus the spite. - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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