Exit, Stage Life

I’m thinking I’m number three. At least for right now. I blame Wal-Mart.

Last night sucked. I barely got any sleep and trying to fall asleep was rather unsuccessful. I couldn’t stay comfortable, and I was either too hot or too chilled. My dreams, when I had them, were torturously odd, almost feverish in their insanity. Nothing made sense, even by dreaming standards and this wasn’t due to cold medication, as I had taken none whatsoever.

My fever has seemingly broken for now. But I’m forced to wonder if it had still been hanging on last night. It’s the only explanation that makes any sense.

Prime dropped by during his lunch to get me to work. I was planning on heading in with him this morning but I was so out of it that I couldn’t keep my eyes open for more than a few minutes. He pretty much ordered me to go back to bed and get some rest. I did, and zoned out for an hour and forty five minutes.

Apparently, the fever comes back at night. Another temperature check and I still have a mild fever, this time at 99°. That might explain the discomfort I felt last night. So, I’m not entirely healthy yet, but I am getting there, albeit slowly.

Today was moderately busy, not bad for a Friday. Lunch was free today and consisted of tacos and the like. I ate pretty well. I still don’t get the appeal of March Madness, though. Basketball is interesting enough, but college sports are boring to me. The teams change so often that it’s hard to keep track.

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Road to Recovery

It’s my motto at work.

Whatever this slag is, it is kicking my skidplate. Last night I had a hell of a time getting to sleep; I couldn’t get comfortable for more than a few minutes, then I’d have to roll over or shift. Once I got comfortable, I finally zoned out and didn’t wake up until the alarm went off at 7:30. Needless to say, I didn’t want to get up this morning. To be honest, I’d like to be at home, asleep. I’m surprised that I was able to tap out the pair of blog posts that I did yesterday; I spent most of that day in bed, dozing.

My immune system is stupid. Last night, I had a fever of 100.2°. This morning, my temperature was 98.1°. No, I don’t know, either. But the fever seems to come and go as the day progresses. Right now, I feel okay, if a little tired.

Today wasn’t too busy. However, my sciatic nerve has decided to act like a chump again. Every few steps, it’ll ache sharply. A couple of times, I thought I was going to fall over, it was so bad. I’m hoping that this is a one time thing, but I doubt it. My luck on these sorts of things is never that positive.

You know, I can see the attraction of basketball. But I don’t get March Madness at all. Maybe it’s because I’m not the betting type. Or that I don’t care about college sports in general.

Prime and I stopped by our local Toys R Us. It’s pretty obvious that the store will be closing. All the Pokémon cards? They are gone. All the pegs and shelves are completely bare. The associate running the register said that the store sales will start on Thursday or Friday. This is the last weekend to use gift cards and today was the last day to earn any Rewards. This is really happening and it breaks my heart.

A world without toy stores. It makes me want to cry.

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It’s Happening

TRU will either close or sell its U.S. stores. We are losing Toys R Us. I don’t know what to think or how to feel about this.

I’ll be the first to admit: it didn’t look good for them. When the news first broke, I flinched. But as the story kept unfolding, it just looked worse and worse. Now this.

We are losing Toys R Us, just like we lost Kay Bee. A little piece of Americana will be gone. I don’t know what to say about it.

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Brief Candle

As you all know by now, Stephen Hawking has died. I lack the words to properly honor this man, as his work was far reaching. All I can say is that the universe has lost a great mind and seems far dimmer without him here.

Farewell, Mr. Hawking. You will be sorely missed.

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In this case, I have to be. It’s safer for my co-workers that way.

Last night I crashed out pretty hard and slept until the alarm screamed. However, I had zero desire to get up this morning. My nose was plugged and my throat was scratchy. My eyes felt feverish. At Prime’s insistence, I checked my temperature and got a reading of 99.5°. Last night, I was looking at 98.4°. Looks like I managed to catch a head cold of some stripe. Thankfully, I’m off tomorrow so I’ll be staying in bed for most–if not all–of the day. Right now, all I want to do is sleep. Because this stupid bug is exhausting.

Yesterday my left ear was painful but today it feels decent. Not great but decent. The soreness has dropped off by a huge margin and the area around the ear feels tender but not outright achy. So I’m thinking that whatever this is, I’m well on my way to recovery.

We had some snow today. It didn’t stick around but it was lovely to watch. Though I admit I’d rather watch the snow fall with Prime. Being with him just makes the snowfall more magical.

I’ve popped my left ear a few times today and it’s been painful. I’m trying to refrain from doing that but it isn’t easy. Thanks to the illness, my ears are plugging. So it’s either sacrifice my hearing or yelp in pain. Go me.

I don’t know if it was the snow but we were slow today. The door counts were higher yesterday. I felt downright superfluous at the door today.

My bed and I have a hot date tonight. We are going to sleep together all night.

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Feeling Crappy

(Insert crappy joke here.)

Prime and I hit a local Target; it seems that they carry Kindles and accessories. They have covers–$29.99 a pop–and Bluetooth keyboards with a built-in stand for $49.99. I’m more than a little interested in the keyboard; something like that would make blogging at TF Con a lot easier. I’m planning on possibly grabbing the keyboard on my birthday, and maybe splurge on the cover as well. I’d rather not take Alexa with me; it takes a bit to pack her down for a trip and I’m not sure if moving her is a great idea. She’s damn near a decade old and even though she still works, I’d feel better if she stayed home. The tablets are far more portable and have fewer accessories to pack.

It appears that Prime found a Dairycon flier while out and about yesterday. He grabbed it so we can shred it later.

Don’t ask me how but I have an earache. My left ear hurts. It started a few days ago and now it seems to have gotten worse. All I want to do is go to bed.

Our Easter schedule has been posted and I’m stuck at work until 22:00 on Friday–10 pm–and 20:00 or 8 o’clock on Saturday. This is dumb. My other co-worker, who is getting the same shifts, agrees. I wonder how long this will last.

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Sunday Morning Nostalgia Crush!

The intro to The Greatest American Hero. One of the few live action shows I watched growing up. The theme song was a pretty big hit back in the 1980s and got quite a bit of airplay on the radio.

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