Life in Limbo or Why Was March Missing?
This may sound like a repeat, but I’ve been extremely sick of late. Extremely. I can only say there was a crazily virulent plague going around Memphis and many folks I know were hit. The average time of the sickness was a couple of weeks. I think I managed to catch it twice. Last week, I was somewhat cognizant and began catching up on reading work material. Today, however, I’ve returned to the Mad Lab and like any crazy scientist worth his salt I’ve dusted off the contraptions, reviewed the schematics of pending creations, and fired up the Tesla coils.
So, what do I do when I’m sick? Here’s the shortlist. I don’t generally eat much. I stay hydrated. I sleep excessively (or as some might say, ENOUGH). I watch huge amounts of Netflix and attempt to read. Sometimes, I’ll play video games if not super sick. Needless to say, this go round, I was super sick and didn’t touch a joystick (or its input equivalent) until this past weekend. (Okay, I admit I played some the weekend before, but only because it was DOUBLE XP weekend for Call of Duty MW3. I eat lots of soup too. So much soup, in fact, that I become sick of soup far before I’ve fully recovered. I am also seriously anti-social in these periods for a few reasons. If I’m running a fever, I’ve no idea what I’m saying. I get a bit delirious, so any conversations may ramble or, worse yet, I may sound completely lucid and later have no recollection of any of the conversation’s content. In that way, it’s a bit like being excessively drunk, only this hangover lasted for three weeks. Did I mention the headaches? Oh yeah, the headaches would’ve made being in a vice designed for causing headaches a pleasant alternative. I considered trepanation, but I didn’t have a hand drill handy and was too lazy to go get one, so I ate lots of aspirin. Yes, thank you, I did stay hydrated, so it wasn’t that. I don’t think. I wasn’t thinking to clearly though. Remember? I also read email, but have not really responded to any of them. Apologies. If I owe you an email, feel free to ping me again.
I tried to continue reading Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy which I had started prior to getting sick. Not much luck. Even horoscopes were too hard to follow. As I recovered my strength last week, I dabbled with some writing, and I watched the show MI-5. I’ll highly recommend this series for Agents of Oblivion fans. It’s called [spooks] in the UK and is more realistic than AoO, but is a wealth of ideas for basing a spy game in one general city (or a country roughly the size of Oregon).
It’s good to be back. I’ve got a lot of hustling to do, as I play catch up with all of the pending projects. I’m taking my vitamins, eating my Wheaties, and keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t get sick again any time soon.
Until next time, I bid you, dear readers, adieu!