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I have been on vacation for the last week and a half, and I actually planned ahead so I wouldn't have to go in today. This turned out to be a Very Good Plan, because while I was on vacation, I caught The Stomach Flu. I capitalize out of love because I haven't been that sick in the traditional barfing sense... well, since I was a kid.

I will spare you the gruesome details. Unfortunately, since I was visitng [livejournal.com profile] annienau08 at the time, she didn't have the same luxery. If there was any doubt, she is a most amazing friend with a substantial tolerance for gross and pathetic fish. We also, aside from the aforementioned sickness, had a fabulous, fannish time discussing the prodigious merits of Helen Magnus and Sam Carter, among other things.

I'm still feeling under the weather, and Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I somehow doubt I'm going to the extended family gathering. At least I should be okay for Saturday night Thanksgiving dinner with just my parents and brother. :-)

I also attempted to set my apartment on fire today. You heat some oil, turn your back for one second, and whoosh! Thankfully I remembered what to do, so I DIDN'T try to throw water on it and DID take it off the heat/cover it right away. The smoke alarm only went off for about 30 seconds, and my apartment no longer smells like smoke. Victory!

I'm catching up today on TV in between drinking plenty of fluids. Here's a lightning-fast rundown with no spoilers:

1. Castle remains super-cute and awesome.

2. Parks and Recreation remains super-cute, funny, and awesome.

3. Fringe is intriguing me--I really think that my only problem with the current season has been the fact that it's sort of jammed into a shorter time frame than a regular season, and that it's showing a bit. Anyway, I'm coming down more firmly on the positive side of reactions, especially after the last two episodes.

Date: 2012-11-21 11:45 pm (UTC)
thothmes: Jack ill in isolation - Get Well Soon (Get Well Soon!)
From: [personal profile] thothmes
Woah! Bummer of a vacation. I'm so sorry that your time off was so gruesome. I hate being sick period (like everybody!) but tummy things are the worst. I had enough morning sickness with my two pregnancies that I just don't tolerate that feeling well at ALL any more! You truly have my sympathy, and I'm glad that you are emerging out the other side.

As awful as it was to have been on the spot helping you through, I'm glad you had someone with you, because being sick alone is just too awful.

Date: 2012-11-22 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-loquita.livejournal.com
There is some nasty stuff going around. So sorry to hear it hit you on your vacation! Castle and Parks and Rec, yes, all the way. I still have Fringe on my netflix list and have never gotten past the first 5-8 episodes. I hear that it gets so much better later in the series, so I really need to get back to it at some point.

Hope your "after Thanksgiving" is great! We do that too, one side of the family for the actual holiday and then it happily makes for a second Thanksgiving on Fri or Sat with the other half! Bonus!

Date: 2012-11-22 04:07 am (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
Fringe gets marginally less gross the farther in you go, and it starts having a plot that's more than "weird stuff happens." Plus, Olivia is awesome. Still, I know how hard it is to get around to all the shows one would theoretically like to watch.

I am feeling so much better this evening that I may attempt tomorrow anyway. Thanks for your good wishes! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, too.
Edited Date: 2012-11-22 04:08 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-11-22 03:38 pm (UTC)
bluemeridian: (SG1 :: Janet :: o.O)
From: [personal profile] bluemeridian
Gruesome it may have been, but at least you had someone to distract you from all the yucky sickness. That and rest counts for at least 2/3 the healing process. And fangirls are a well known healing accelerant. ;P And congratulations on not burning your apartment building down!

Date: 2012-11-23 04:44 am (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
It's so, so true.

Thanks! I'm glad my apartment is still standing, too. :-)

Date: 2012-11-23 04:17 pm (UTC)
nandamai: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nandamai
Ack! I'm glad you're feeling better, but I'm sorry you were sick. That kind of sick is just the worst, too.

Date: 2012-11-23 05:00 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
It definitely wasn't fun. But it seems to be really, truly, going away. yay!

Date: 2012-11-23 07:08 pm (UTC)
ext_3314: Woman writing (Black Books plink plink fizz)
From: [identity profile] pepper-field.livejournal.com
Oh no, poor you! And poor Annie: I was also sick (but just with a cold) when she was here, so I was kind of a rubbish host. :) Glad you're feeling better.

Date: 2012-11-23 07:34 pm (UTC)
ext_2131: picture of a fish with lots of green (Default)
From: [identity profile] holdouttrout.livejournal.com
She said you were good, promise. :-)

And thanks!

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