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July 20th, 2009


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10:07 am
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.

Anyway.

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.

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From:eclecticavatar
Date:July 20th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
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In Kentucky, we called them Kentucky Fried Taco Huts. They had all three, together, and it was magical.
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From:joyeous
Date:July 20th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Sadly, the only restaurant within walking distance from our school is a "Kentucky Fried Taco Hut." Guess where the kids are always asking to go. :-/

Sorry about getting sick on your trip though! Maybe it was just motion sickness from the long car ride combined with the topsy turvy amusement park rides. I don't think my stomach could handle all that!
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From:joyeous
Date:July 20th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
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Also: now I can't get it out of my head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ8ViYIeH04
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From:muffyjo
Date:July 20th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
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I am not going to click on that link...am not. So far my mind is oblivious to the song which he speaks of...not going to click..not....going....
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From:derspatchel
Date:July 20th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Jamaica Avenue!
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From:gee_tar
Date:July 20th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Together, they spell Yum!

Seriously, Tricon Global, a spin-off from Pepsico that owned all three restaurants, changed it's name to Yum! Brands a few years back. I think it started as a joke since that was the ticker symbol for Tricon Global on the NYSE.
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From:gee_tar
Date:July 20th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
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By the way, the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company's NYSE ticker symbol is FUN. Between YUM and FUN, I don't understand how Spatch's weekend went so horribly wrong :)
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From:nathanw
Date:July 20th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
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And also A&W, Long John Silver's, and WingStreet (who?). I did see a combo store that was part A&W recently.
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From:greenlily
Date:July 20th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
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Bleargh. Glad you're feeling better, that does not sound like a fun weekend. :(
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From:fancycwabs
Date:July 20th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Note to self: Do not eat the concessions at Cedar Point.
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From:derspatchel
Date:July 20th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
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It started a bit before all the food and coastering, honestly. I think it'd been festering well before then. I may even need to blame Steak & Shake. But I don't want to! Steak & Shake is great!
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From:fancycwabs
Date:July 20th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
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My roadfood rule is to never eat anywhere that I can eat in Memphis, which keeps me out of strange Steaks und Shakes.

(TRUEFAX: my college girlfriend once spilled a steak & shake chocolate malted on a box full of CDs at it ATE THE ALUMINUM OFF OF THEM.)
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From:stopword
Date:July 20th, 2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
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Ugh, what a nightmare. Hope you recover quickly.
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From:tablesaw
Date:July 20th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
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I heard that song once, like, two weeks ago, and I can't stop singing it.
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From:muffyjo
Date:July 20th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
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I hope you feel better soonz! I have soup and can drop it by if you say the word.
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From:plumtreeblossom
Date:July 20th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
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Damn, that truly sucks. Sorry your trip got ruined.

But now stuck in my head is "I got that pizza butt."
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From:eeka13
Date:July 20th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
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From:derspatchel
Date:July 20th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
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LET'S WAKE UP YOUR NEIGHBORS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKmZgTrclhg
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From:eeka13
Date:July 20th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)

WAKE UP THE BARN

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From:derspatchel
Date:July 20th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)

Re: WAKE UP THE BARN

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in before WAKE UP JEFF
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From:redtheblue
Date:July 20th, 2009 06:40 pm (UTC)
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Once upon a time they took a Pizza Hut and a Taco Bell (that were only mildly drugged), put them together in a cage and forced them to do what eventually became natural.
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From:luckimunki
Date:July 20th, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
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Geez, I can totally commiserate with you because I just got out of the hospital with the same shit. Only they admitted me for several days for fluids and tests. I hope you heal much faster than I have!
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From:maren
Date:July 21st, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)

I've got that taco smell

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I am a great lover of "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell". I believe the Wallpaper remix version to be EVEN BETTER.

Also this: Jamaica Ave
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From:derspatchel
Date:July 21st, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)

Re: I've got that taco smell

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Oh my god, that's great. Google Street View to the rescue!

(I tracked down the Wallpaper remix and yeah, even just adding melody makes it better. Horns!)
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From:pecosy
Date:July 24th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
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I broke down and listened to this song, and it was all ok until I passed a combination KFC & Taco Bell, which was close enough to get it lodge in my brain forever.

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