Yesterday wasn’t one of the better days in my life. First off I seemed to have an allergic reaction at lunch time, then shortly after I was informed that one of my across-the-street neighbors had been broken into and had their hours ransacked on Sunday evening.
The Case Of The Swelling Mouth
Lunch yesterday didn’t seem as if it would be any different than any lunch which had taken place in the past. How wrong I was.
A few coworkers and I went to the Mellow Mushroom where I ordered a jerk chicken sandwich with water. With the exception of feeling a bit rundown and then sitting in a restaurant which must have been 60˚F (I kept my coat on the entire time) this lunch still seemed like all others. I started sneezing as we headed back to work, I assumed a cold was on its way.
Once back at work I brewed a pot of Starbucks coffee and ate a piece of a Christmas snack that was brought in by a coworker. The snack consisted of graham cracker, pecans, and some praline syrup. I walked back to my office with coffee in hand and got mentally prepared to restart my working. And then it hit…
All of a sudden the inside of my mouth started to swell. I thought that I was imagining this so I got up and went to the bathroom to look in the mirror. My fear was confirmed, my face was a little red and noticeably puffed. I asked another coworker if he knew anything about the local hospitals. Of course he assumed I was joking, until he saw my face. He suggested that I get some Benadryl.
Heeding his advice I went back to my desk — none. I went down to my car where I have two nearly-unused first aid kits — neither of which had Benadryl in them! Starting to panic I decided I should rush to buy some Benadryl so I jumped into the car and drove through shitty Perimeter Mall traffic to the nearby Target where I found Benadryl, opened the package and swallowed two, and then paid for the drugs.
Things seem to be back to near-normal, but you might correctly suspect that I’ve been a bit shaken by this experience.
ITP Flickr Pic
I’ve been in possession of this whimsical snowman statue since last year. I’ve been trying to figure out how I wanted to shoot it.
Then it dawned on me that my comforter kind of looked like snow.
Shutting My Social Life Down Until Christmas
Last night I stayed in. Tonight I’ll stay in. Tomorrow night I will be staying in.
My life has become too hectic and I need to spend a few more nights at home. I plan to do a lot of television, more specifically dvd, watching consisting of Christmas specials.
I had decided that I was going to watch the entirety of season one, I had previously watched about half on my AppleTV, so I put the entire first season into my Netflix queue.
I ripped the three episodes from the disc so that I could watch them on my computer or AppleTV. And then I remembered… I had been watching the episodes on my AppleTV because I had already purchased the entire first season from Apple and had them downloaded to my AppleTV! Yikes! How could I forget this?
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – meh, as if I didn’t have enough weighing on my (weakening) mind
Current Music – listening to the “News From Lake Wobegon”
Website Of The Day – xkcd is a great site for web comics.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 11.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 23 (23)
Vegetarian Days – 11
Carnivorous Days – 11
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than two pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 50 miles
4) Completely read no fewer than one book
5) Write at least one program using Ruby on Rails