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Not Dead!

…but I do have Con Crud. Blargh.

For a little bit, I thought it was just the dry-hotel-air sore throat, but it has spread and expanded and become full blown crud. So I am wandering around in a haze of DayQuil and occasionally horking up lung-bunnies.

Also, there was a stretch yesterday where something—DC tap water? shepherd’s pie? questionable chicken salad?—attacked, and I spent several exciting hours in the bathroom, watching my intestinal fauna experience a die-off on the order of the K-T Event. That seems to mostly be over. I think. Thank god for seed catalogs to read in the bathroom.

But time and deadlines wait for no woman! I have to get art edits for Fairybreath done by tomorrow, there are prints to run, and so on and so forth. Onward! Upward! Sideward! Etcward!

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.


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"watching my intestinal fauna experience a die-off on the order of the K-T Event"

*helpless giggling*

I love the pro-biotic yogurts so much!!!

"Kill off my population??? I'm sending in the Acidophilus Shock Troops!"

I wonder if you got *both* the local bugs - we've had 'the cold from hell' for three weeks now (and Ash and I are finally on antibiotics for secondary sinus infections! yay.) and I've been hearing lovely things about the GI bug. Stuff like, 'I measured the splash radius of vomit from the top bunkbed tonight. My wife was very supportive, in pointing out that at least it wasn't onto carpet.' I figure, with a kid in two schools, it's not a question of whether but when.

Hope you feel better soon! I was actually just thinking yesterday, 'thank god I don't have a creative job.' With my job, there is a level of cruise that I can get by with for a few days, but if I had to think hard all week this week I would not make it.

I'm reading a con mystery atm; We'll Always Have Parrots, Donna Andrews. One of the characters (a special guest), is written with a cold, but I think he brought that with him.

What the convention in the story does have is monkeys, parrots, a tiger, swords, a murder (with a wine bottle, not a sword), graphic novels and slash fiction.

I like it but ... I wish I still had a copy of Bimbos of the Death Star. Harlan Ellison as a murder victim is just SO much more satisfying.

(I have crowd phobia, I can't stand the thought of actually attending a con, so books are the closest I can get).

oooh.. con fiction sounds awesome...

As for crowds.. you'd be surprised about cons. Since they're all friendly fun folks who share your interests, it's like hanging out with a few hundred good friends. There's usually a few good places to decompress and relax, too.

Feel better soon!
*makes a mental note to not forget hand sanitizer for upcoming con*

Oh, I've been meaning to ask, how's Ben been doing? My cat Spider who has the same gum/mouth problems that Ben does had a nasty flare-up of them recently, and that reminded me that I haven't seen you post about Ben in a while!

Ben is doing great! Hasn't had a flare up since the one just after his teeth were pulled, and other than the fact that he's overweight again, he's awesome.

Still lords it over everybody else in the house, but he's much more cheerful these days. You actually get some warning before he disembowels your arm.

I spent several exciting hours in the bathroom, watching my intestinal fauna experience a die-off on the order of the K-T Event.

That happened to me last night, but you put it so much more interestingly than I did!

Oh, yeah. DC tap water is not something you want to drink unfiltered. It gets a LOT of chemicals put in it, plus a lot of DC STILL has lead pipes.

I hope the crud goes away soon! Dunno if it'd help at all, but I just got an envelope from you and it made *me* very happy! I wrote about it here. I hope the Anonymous Holiday Fairy reads this, and knows how grateful I am. :)

And I'll try to send some of the positive energy back where it came from!

So sorry you're sick.

But ...

I got the new Dragonbreath yesterday!!! Wheeeeee! Hurray for Horned Bunnies!

Ouch!!! *zen hugs*!!!!

> So I am wandering around in a haze of DayQuil and occasionally horking up lung-bunnies.

It's all fun and giggles until the lung-bunnies start hacking up Ursulas!

- Krin

Just some information that may be of interest to your few remaining intestinal fauna, and correcting an omission on my part. Both the blueberry milk candy and the cuttlefish peanuts came from a Daiso Japan store in the Alderwood Mall of Lynnwood, WA. If you haven't come across one before, they're kind of a 'dollar' store for Japanese imports, and have a few locations around the Seattle area. Might be worth a look next time you or Kevin are in the area (I was there for metal chopsticks, the strange snack foods were just an impulse buy).

Huh, been to the Alderwood Mall area several times to go to the movies and Blazing Onion, but never stopped in that shop! Should check it out sometime, I guess. :)

we have a place in town called 'The Inconvenience Store' that stocks ramen, Pocky, and other popular japanese imports for the college otaku hipsters.

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