Monthly Archives: December 2006

I fail at staying sick

Today was the first time in at least a month where I played my guitar for more than about 5 minutes. I'm not sure why, but when I pick up the guitar, I just don't have much desire to play it. This is kinda backwards, because there's a few songs I've wanted to learn recently, and not wanting to play kinda throws a wrench in the machinery of that plan. Maybe I should record some more guiltar doodles. That might help me get motivated to play more. We'll see if the trends continue I guess.

I'm also feeling a lot better after my bout with the upper respiratory infection. I'm still coughing, but it's not nearly as consistent. It might just be some hypersensitivity in my throat, but it constantly feels like there's something tickling it, like animal hairs or something similar. It's really annoying, and the tickling only seems to go away when I drink something. Needless to say I've been drinking a lot of fluids over the past few days. Other than that though, I'm feeling a lot better. The condition seems to be making its way around work, so it seems that I was bound to get it sooner or later.

I fail at not being sick

Ugh… what seemed to be only the remnants of a cold has morphed into something much more annoying. After a couple days of worsening discomfort due to a swollen and irritated throat, I decided to get myself looked at. The doctor said I have an upper respiratory infection, and put me on antibiotics and told me to take motrin for the irritation. I was coughing a lot before the doctor visit, but it has done nothing but intensify since I've started taking the medication. It's taken a few solid hours to get to sleep each night, and I even had a coughing fit so violent last night that it caused me to throw up.

I love being sick.

I fail at posting

Wow. It's been like three weeks since I posted last. I think I've had more than five people ask me if I'm going to post again, or whether I'm gong to close the website down. I'm not closing the website down. I've actually been somewhat busy, and things have been somewhat eventful. Combine those with a general lack of motivation for posting, and you get three weeks of inactivity.

Right now I feel like crap. I had some sort of illness late last week, and its remnants have firmly implanted themselves in my lungs, giving me one of my death coughs from hell. I had a splitting headache for most of the weekend because of it. Today my head doesn't hurt as bad since I'm not coughing as frequently. I am, however, coughing more violently, and it seems to be making my throat swell up. Every time I swallow, it feels like I'm trying to swallow a golf ball or something else similar in size. Ugh.

In another sucky occurence, one of my cats, Marshall, broke my good laptop. It's been broken before in a similar fashion, but this time it's really hosed. I had the laptop next to my bed on my makeshift nightstand, and he was sitting on the far side of it. He apparently felt the need to visit, and he tried climbing over the laptop. He planted a paw on the top of the screen and tried pushing on it, and it opened far more than my makeshift repairs would allow it to go, and the plastic around the hinges pretty much disintegrated. The laptop still works, but it's pretty much useless as a laptop though. This has allowed me to convert it into a more powerful and much more compact mythtv frontend than the full-sized machine I had before. I have it set up in a diskless network-boot conifguration, so it can sit right next to my center channel speaker and not be adversely affected. I've still got my old beast of a thinkpad that I acquired from Jon, but I'd sure like to get a new laptop. Perhaps I'll look around after Christmas.

I've got a few more things to talk about, but I feel like laying down for a bit right now. I'll try to touch upon them soon.