Sunday, February 26, 2012

Still sick. Probably even more sick, somehow. I haven't been going out, haven't been working, haven't been doing anything! It's swelteringly hot in here. I nap as often as possible, drink endless hot water and eat hot oatmeal. Sometimes I watch movies if I'm unable to sleep. Not even any video games! And what has it gotten me!?! Where has that superman's immune system gone to?

I just noticed today that all my cough medicine expired in 2010. (Apparently the last time I was significantly sick was in 2008.) So tomorrow I'll get new medicines. And go see the doctor. Bleh. I hate going to see the doctor normally, and going to him sick is just asking for trouble. He'll probably take advantage of my weakened state and abuse me with his medical instruments.

And my phone is still broken. I tried pulling out the battery, letting it sit, and then rebootting it but that didn't work. More extensive measures to come.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I think the taxi driver on my way to the airport got me sick. I guess he thought we had bonded because he wanted to shake my hand before I left. Or maybe some guys slip their tip into a handshake like a gangster.

So I've been sick for two days now. Actually, since Sunday in California, but only on sick leave for the last 2 days. It's nice to have a job that doesn't care whether you're there or not. Though I have a case that's going to be due so I can't be sick tomorrow.

I think you don't appreciate being healthy unless you get sick occasionally, and I hadn't been sick for a very long time. Like when you're trying to sleep with a stuffed up nose, and then there's a moment that your nose miraculously clears. Sheer bliss.

Back to napping. My phone is on the fritz so don't try calling. I'll fix it next week.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I was about to send an attorney a document calling his statement an "unclear jumble" and then had a sudden worry that maybe "jumble" has some kind of racial connotations. I had to look it up in the dictionary to be sure it wasn't. That's how you know you've been working too long. I'm not sure how I would have even picked up racist words, but anything could happen.

I'm watching New Girl. It's sort of a girly show, but I find it highly entertaining. Surprisingly, mostly because of the character Schmitt. He's the superficial one of the group. He constantly takes his shirt off, which is weird and something I don't think any roommate outside of a frat house would tolerate, but other than that he has all the best lines. He's like Jonah Hill in Superbad. If Jonah Hill was physically fit and loved to take his shirt off.

I've been meaning to write more here. But not now. In 2 hours I'm flying to California for a cousin's wedding and a late Christmas. And there's barely any Internet access out there so I'll updated again next week.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I'm flying tomorrow. So if you hear about a plane crash, worry for me. I always worry about flights for some reason. I start thinking about leaving a will and putting all my affairs in order. The problem is you're so dependent on the system when you're flying. If there's a problem and they can't solve it, there's nothing you can do. It's like being an astronaut, something I would never be. I would like a personal parachute and an eject button on my seat. Then at least I'd have a hope, an illusion of self-reliance. I've read too many plane crash reports on wikipedia I think.

I was reading an interesting article about why black and white film is more flattering for some movies than color, and somehow I clicked a link to this. Apparently an internet sensation. Rebecca Black - Friday. You're welcome.

I've removed my link on the left to ars technica. I've gotten tired with how a lot of their articles are news with interspersed author opinion telling you what to think about what's being reported. It's the Fox News of technology websites. It's like the opinion you'd hear if you were getting your news from Sheldon Cooper too. Lots of backhanded condescension. Bleh.