Monday, May 09, 2011

A Sickly Thank You

First off, I'm sick of being sick.  Seriously, last week was bad enough.  To descend back into the clutches of some unknown virus again this weekend after feeling so much better Friday was depressing.  So here I sit, after having slept most of the day away, listening to a lawnmower and wondering how long it will take me to 1) do the work I'm backlogged on and 2) catch up on the >100 RSS feed items I have on google reader.  If you blog about FoW, I'm probably just going to look at the pretty pictures.

My two daughters are home sick too.  They were told they could not stay home and watch TV, so I found them each a book they could read it they want.  Lily (9) is reading a 1978 copy of "A Wrinkle in Time" and Sarah (12) is reading a 1980 copy of "A Wizard of Earthsea."  I have requested that they be gentle with the books, but in my heart I am prepared for each book's demise.  It's a small sacrifice to see the girls reading fantasy.

Next, I want to thank all the people who nominated me for a "Stylish Blogger Award."  It's flattering to get a nod when there are so many blogs with similar subject matter out there. In truth, the first time I received such a nomination/award was January 2010 when the very clever but never posting "Pop and Ice" nominated me for the "Kreativ Blogger" honor.  I honestly had no idea what to make of it and so I basically sat on it.  With the current storm of nominations, I think just about every blogger in the 40k sphere has gotten at least one or two of these.

Okay, back to bed with me.


  1. Dude, I'm sending some Vitamin C your way!

  2. That sucks buddy, I hear you - there's a nasty virus going around - I had a horrible sore throat/cough for a week, had a very "clean" week (no drinking/early to bed/etc incl. whole weekend) and started to feel better only for Monday to get the cough back. It's been another week and I'm hoping I'm through it now. Good on you for banning watching TV when you're sick - my folks always did the same!

  3. I'm kinda better now (still got the cough and mucus) but I've lost my voice for weeks. It sucks to be home sick but it sucks ass to have no voice to yell orders to your squad buddies at online gaming :)

    @ tristan, well...

    I never quit the drinking. I need at least a glass of wine and a beer per day to work propperly, like Bender the robot.

    @ mike

    Hope you get well soon... so we xould read your upcoming (cough) secret weapon's inks and washes review ;)

    I know how frustrating is when you got really tired about being sick. BTW Nice to know parents encourage kids readinginstead of tv. May they grow up and end loving discworld and such, lol :)

    Cheer up mr!

  4. I hereby officially nominate your blog for a "Stylish Blogger Award".

    I always enjoy reading your blog and your articles are an inspiration to me. Keep up the good work and check out my article that links to your blog here:

    oh, and get well soon!

    Seb aka Warpaintguy

  5. "A Wrinkle in Time"? Great book! I read all L'Engle's stuff back in the day and while often quite weird, it's great for little brains :) I think back in the day I enjoyed the Earthsea trilogy less, for what reason I do not know...

    Anyway I hope you are all feeling better!

  6. Try the "NUKE"

    administer dosages of DAYQUIL - NYQUIL - WATER & GATORAGE - EXCEDRINE - MULTIVITAMINS - SLEEP - TACO BELL CRUNCHY TACO SUPREMES & GRILLED STUFFED BURRITOS & SETS OF 30 PUSH-UPS (repeat until you are covered in sweat and can pass out.).

    You know you are better when the side effects of the NUKE make you feel worse then whatever ailed you previously.

    This has worked every time for me.