March 1st, 2007
I'm back at work today, seeing as how I have gone at least 24 hours without throwing up. Victory! I have gone and bruised a rib while performing reverse peristalsis. This is only slightly less embarrassing than the time I pulled my back out doing the same thing. Not So Much Victory! It hurts when I laugh. Victory For Schmaltzy Ballad Writers!
I've been existing mostly on a liquid diet. Semi-Victory! Unfortunately, this liquid diet does not and can not include scotch. Not A Victory! However, I actually did eat mashed potatoes last night with nary a problem. Victory! For both me and the fine state of Idaho!
In the meantime, I am cutting out all meat from the ol' diet, as well as having as little dairy and wheat as possible, opting instead to enjoy legumes and vegetables and water lots and lots of water. Victory! I spent about three times as I usually do on a week's worth of food, though, due to buying the better-for-me stuff. How come junk food has to be so damned cheap? Not A Victory!
I heard that dandelion tea was a homeopathic friend to the liver and colon, so I got some and endeavor to drink some daily. Victory! It tastes exactly as you'd think dandelions steeped in water would taste like. I swear to god you can also taste the dirt. Victory?
Yesterday I was actually able to sit up in bed, and not keep turning around to lie in different contorted positions due to the gas. Victory! Abbie was happy to have a pillow for most of the day, and that said pillow wasn't constantly turning around to lie in different contorted positions due to the gas. Cat Victory!
I caught up on the last few episodes of 30 Rock, which continues to be some of the funniest stuff on American TV at the moment. Victory! I went to fetch this week's episode of Studio 60 and discovered that it has been put on "indefinite hiatus" for not being some of the most compelling stuff on American TV. Critical Failure for Aaron Sorkin! I'd be as upset as I was over Sports Night getting shafted, but honestly, Sports Night was good. Studio 60 was ... not as good. It wanted to be good, but it couldn't balance between Funny Show and Serious Show. I also watched a few of Anthony Bourdain's recent episodes. Liked the Ghana one a lot because Bourdain admitted he was having such a great time he couldn't be snarky, and then I liked the LA one because Bourdain admitted he could turn the snark on with both barrels. I also enjoyed the Pacific Northwest one (ever notice the Pacific Northwest is where folks go when they "give it all up" to pursue their dream? No one ever gives it all up to move to Boston, except for folks from Western Mass.)
Now I'm researching a member's request for "restaurants in Costa Rica." I figure, gee, there's only got to be one, two, maybe five at most in the entire country, so this oughta be easy without having to contact the member back and ask where exactly in the country she would like to visit. And then I'm going back and asking our supervisor to review the person who took this call without asking where the member wanted to stay first. Um, Victory?
This entry is glorious comedy. \o/ victoly!
by the way the best guild name on Thorium Brotherhood right now is <Blood Bath and Beyond> and I wish it had been my idea
Hahahaahahahaha oh that's glorious! I thought nothing could top All Guys IRL.
I love that one too soooo much. By the way, draenei newbie missions culminate, in part, with you beating the snot out of a humongous level 20 elite dragon. do the blood elf newbie missions have anything resembling that? I WANT TO KILL THE DRAGON AGAIN
Hoyeah. There's two big ugly nasty lvl 21 elite undeads (that look like the guards in the Undercity only bigger and more purple) roaming up and down the Deadscar in the Ghostlands. WHOO they's ugly. There's also a not-an-instance at the very south end of the Deadscar called Deatholme or something. I'm *thisclose* to being there. I just dinged 20 yesterday.
I wandered up to the dragon peak on the second mycology mission, what with the poison spitting dragon whelps all the ways up, but I haven't been back to actually off the beastie as I had not yet collected the bonz.
You see him flying around the peak and he looks kinda menacing, but when you actually summon him with the bones, HE'S FREAKIN HUGE.
Plus he likes to fear you off the cliff if you're not careful. Bring a tank, a pet, or a nice priest ;) Or if you're gonna play tonight, bring me along, I'll let my ravager tank. A hunter at 20, with the right talents, has both dual wield (for extra agility weapons) and Aimed Shot, which is a hunter's best friend besides Disengage. Besides, I wanna take more screenshots and KILL KILL KILL.
Also, I'm ready for the final "escort the dood to the core and keep him alive" quest so if you want help on that, let me know too, cause I hear it's a bitch to solo.
I saw him flying, but I'd just gotten the "Go Get Dem Bones" quest downstairs.
As my previous plans for tonight have been allayed, I might take you up on that offer. Feel free to send a phone numbah via email or text message if you don't want to wait around in case I get delayed or otherwise inhibited from playing.
I saw him flying, but I'd just gotten the "Go Get Dem Bones" quest downstairs.
I don't think you can actually target him when he's just flying around. Shame, really.
After you get dem bones, dem bones, dem dragon bones, you get a needlessly useless filler quest in which you have to kill MORE poison-spitting dragonlings, because you really haven't killed enough of them on that tiny island, and then you get to go up and summon Big Papa. It's fun. More fun than summoning the Big Bad Naga on the southern island by defiling the naga goddess statue.
Have you tried congee? That stuff's very digestible, really easy to keep down.
Congee looks like Cream of Wheat only with rice instead of wheat. And as I love Cream of Wheat (especially the way The Neighborhood in Union Square makes it, with cinnamon) I bet I could eat it no problem.
My next goal: Couscous.
The other great thing about congee is that to make it, you basically take all of the received wisdom about cooking rice and throw it out of the window. So you use loads of water, you stir it lots, and you keep it bubbling for ages and ages. It feels so transgressive.
(er, wait. semolina = wheat. scratch that. gonna make some brown rice.)
Only thing is I gotta have my grits with butter and some nice cheese on top. Grandma made 'em that way and I loved em.
I did get some black-eyed peas, though, and can't wait to start eating solid beans again cause damn I loves me some black-eyed peas.
The Lee Brothers Cookbook has a recipe where you cook grits (slowly, with cream or at least some milk), then mix with bacon, cheddar, top with some more cheddar, and bake in the oven for a bit so the cheese gets browned and everything gets melty.
When you're up to meat again, I HIGHLY recommend it.
Criminy, it's like a twice-baked potato only with corn instead of potato.
If you want anything brought to you -- groceries, meds, video rentals -- let me know. Sounds like you have the infamous norovirus. Get well soon!
'ppreciate the offer! I'm actually up and on my feet now (not doing much work today, but at work...)
I never considered the norovirus as an option; I just thought it was my poor abused colon getting into a screaming protest after Yet Another Big Chunk Of Cooked Red Meat.
I know you said no dairy, but yogurt (with all the live little cultural beasties) is wicked good for your nether passages.
it srsly does sound like you might have some kind of parasite, usually a reaction to food doesn't last any two weeks. do you not have insurance at that place, i think if you do you should go poop into a jar for the doctor and they can tell you if you have something alive in there or if you have colitis or what. if you do go and you turn out to have crohn's/colitis you need to talk to me as i have been through this whoooooole thing.
(thankfully it hasn't been constant for two weeks. I've been doing mostly fine since the end of February; but it returned yesterday with a vengeance and a half and ruined a fucking trip to IKEA. you see why I'm so upset?)