July 20th, 2009

Michael Gambon - The Singing Detective

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First, I'd like to say that the best song in the world contains these lyrics:
I'm at the Pizza Hut (what)
I'm at the Taco Bell (what)
I'm at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell
Those lyrics and not much else, honestly. It becomes a mantra when repeated over and over. Every time I hear the song, I think of the moment in Clerks where "Chewbacca" (what a wookiee!) comes on in the soundtrack. It's completely random, even in the face of Dante and Randal's Star Wars talk, and is great. This Pizza Hut & Taco Bell song deserves a random soundtrack moment like that.


This just a brief rundown of what went down this weekend: While at Cedar Point enjoying the fun roller coasters and all that stuff, I had a stomach bug or virus or god-knows-what kick in. After no less than five episodes of memorable power vomiting while in the park, I was admitted to the nearby Firelands Medical Center emergency room with severe dehydration. When you can't keep water down, that's bad. When you keep trying to vomit and there's nothing there, that's real bad.

So they stuck an IV in me and rehydrated me much like how they do it with drunks. My bloodwork showed I had no intoxicants in my system at all so they took x-rays and found no obstructions in my abdominal area, and released me on my own recognizance with a prescription for this anti-nausea mediciation. This has so far has kept me from vomiting again, but also knocks me on my ass.

That's the short of it. I'm going to write more about it because there's a lot of stories and a lot of thanks to people to give, but suffice to say I am back in Boston, at work right now but probably going to head home early. Everything is going to be all right, now it's just a matter of the body getting back into some kind of equilibrium. I'm keeping liquids down fine and survived a 12-hour car ride home from Ohio yesterday, and even got a little food in too. We'll see what today brings.

Just nothing from the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, please.