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C5, home, and grumpy sick boy [Aug. 18th, 2009|01:10 pm]
dalekboy
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The little I saw before the 'flu floored me, was good. Then I proceeded to keep myself away from the con to try and avoid becoming C5's official Patient Zero.

I apologise to anyone at the con whose body proceeds to try and turn itself inside-out through their anus, as well as the other joyous symptoms. While it's true that of the three people in the world who I would actually want to catch this, two of them were at Continuum 5, the chances are if you've caught this you're not one of them. Those people are like cockroaches, and so would come through this unscathed so that they could continue to inflict themselves on the world.

Based on the symptoms, I probably have swine 'flu. Then again, it may just be an ordinary really bad 'flu bug. They are both 'flus, so the differences are small, and various people will not show some symptoms. I'm over the worst of it, bar the chills and sweating, and the virus making me cough in its effort to infect others. I managed to drive us home yesterday, so we wouldn't have any additional days of travel, and Lex and Shaz wouldn't continue to be trapped in enclosed spaces with virus boy.

What it means at the moment is, I'm keeping well away from Lex and the rest of the family. I can't afford to play with my son, because I'm sick. Either of these things on their own would annoy me. On top of them we've had another rough trip, and I was at, but missed most of, the con I've waited three years to see. And my plan to take the majority of Lex minding duties so that Sharon could enjoy the con, blown out of the water. And in theory we were having an open invite to people to come around this Sunday to celebrate Lex's first birthday - now we have to see if Sharon of Lex show signs of infection.

So I have not the slightest bit of patience with people's bullshit. I don't normally have a high tolerance of it anyway, but at the moment I'm much more likely to gouge out the offender's eyes and pour lemon juice in the empty sockets if I'm bothered by petty issues by idiots.

Genuine problems are fine, as always. Call me, I'm happy to be here for you :)

But those folks who are blind to their own massive flaws, hypocrites, disaster of the day or constant poor-little-me types, or Lameo - you have been warned. Don't complain if I tell you to fuck off and die. Especially don't complain where I can see it, because then I might actually get nasty*.

Anyway, a day or so of rest, then get ready for the rent inspection.



* Remember, I'm the person you know who has actually bitten a dog that pissed me off. I've also punched** sheep and cattle


** "Punched" means what it usually means here, and is not a euphemism***


*** Why yes, I am rambling. Want to make something of it?
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2009-08-18 04:37 am (UTC)
Sometimes I think illnesses wait until we've got something we really really want to go to and then leap on us.

Gah... Somehow Lex's birthday seems closer than it did last week (well that makes sense, but it seems closer than it should be... )

Hope you feel better soon, and that your loved ones miraculously escape catching it.
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[User Picture]From: transcendancing
2009-08-18 06:14 am (UTC)
Wow - that's really sucktastic. I know how much you were looking forward to the con, and also everything to do with Lex's birthday and Sharon getting out and about. Hoping that you're feeling a LOT better quickly.
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[User Picture]From: purrdence
2009-08-18 07:31 am (UTC)
gouge out the offender's eyes and pour lemon juice in the empty sockets if I'm bothered by petty issues by idiots.

I like your thinking. *thumbs up*
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[User Picture]From: king_espresso
2009-08-18 09:00 am (UTC)
Now I'm gonna have to find out who pissed you off and how. Damn you, gossip-virus!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2009-08-18 09:36 am (UTC)
Sadly no-one in particular, but I'm so fucking grumpy right now, and it feels like the last week and a half, everyone has wanted a piece of me. I don't mind that for catch-ups, legitimate concerns, and people with real problems, but some of it was people who should have known better.

A made up example would be "oh no, it's a disaster! I can't find my library book! Boohoo! I'll get a fine! I'm soooooo stressed and upset!"

Meanwhile I've got friends going through genuinely hard times, two aunts have gone to hospital (one's out, one we will have to see), and Sharon's grandfather, who has been such a fabulous and inspirational man his whole life, has turned into an empty shell in the space of a few months.

I'm just sick of people with easily bruised feelings and no perspective.
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[User Picture]From: jocko55
2009-08-18 10:09 am (UTC)
It was a really tough pub. The first question in the trivia quiz was "Are you looking at me?"
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[User Picture]From: king_espresso
2009-08-18 12:35 pm (UTC)
Know what you mean. What gets me is people who think it's a cosmic tragedy if their sporting team loses or if their fake fingernail disintegrates unexpectedly. Some people self-dramatise and look for something to be distressed and concerned about whether it's the death of a controversial celeb or a flat tyre.

Real shit-storms happen sometimes, real life-altering shit storms with hard frozen-shit cores. Some of us see shitstorms as something to get through. Others are so fortunate that any little adversity is a cloacal typhoon to them. It's the old "poor little rich girl" thing and my best response is to be theatrically patronisingly sympathetic until they get the message.
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[User Picture]From: mireille21
2009-08-19 02:16 pm (UTC)
Given I called an ambulance for the first time in my life today (well, an ambulance in this country anyway), to come and bandage me up, my overdue library book is the least of my concerns. Fine schmine, just tell me how much it is, I'm happy to support our local community infrastructure.

(PS. And I don't think we should call each other. No offense or anything, I just remember when we *did* used to call each other and then things would only get worse.)



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[User Picture]From: kaths
2009-08-21 09:53 am (UTC)
LOL I'm the same about my library fines, happy to support them :)

And I still manage to rack them up, despite being able to renew online these days!
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[User Picture]From: kattilz
2009-08-20 08:10 am (UTC)
"wanted a piece of me". I would like to just say "BIG HUGS to all the pieces of you, and we are really sorry that we couldnt make it to the con.
Also really sucks big time that you were sick through most of it, I hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs to Lex and Sharon too.
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2009-08-18 09:24 am (UTC)
Hope you get well soon.
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2009-08-18 09:25 am (UTC)
If you're not already doing so I prescribe curling up in some warm blankets & watching trashy TV.

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[User Picture]From: chaosmanor
2009-08-18 10:27 am (UTC)
Swine flu made me appallingly hostile to the medical staff looking after me. It kind of stripped the veneer of socialisation off the top, and left the raw me, all bitter and in pain, snivelling in a hospital bed. It was ugly.

Evil bugs. Fight the good fight, with your immune system.
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[User Picture]From: rendragon
2009-08-18 12:46 pm (UTC)
T'ankyou for the *cock*. Made me feel all special-like on the day before my first day ;)
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-08-19 03:25 am (UTC)
[GregT] Best wishes and hope you're feeling better soon. When your mutant healing factor finally kicks in we should hang out.
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From: gutter_monkey
2009-08-21 08:40 am (UTC)
I missed pretty much all of Continuum as well, including the Maskobalo and all of Sunday. :(
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