Ninety percent of Saturday was great. I started my day by going to the Goethe Zentrum to watch some Bundesliga soccer because they were airing “my team” Werder Bremen. To my surprise I watched Werder Bremen beat the second-best team in the league, Leipzig, 3-0. From watching soccer I headed over to DBA Barbecue for some lunch, where I ate an “Archie Bunker” — pulled pork sandwich with mac n cheese on it, with fries.
My day continued to be fun as I headed over to the for the first night of the Banff Film Festival. This year I bought a VIP ticket for both days so I was able to enjoy one complementary Sweetwater beer and some snacks before the films. While there I met up with JoAnna and Mike and we watched a handful of really great short films.
Upon returning home I was excited to return for the second day.
And then my world came crashing down…
As I got into bed and under the covers I had that feeling I had a few weeks ago, I was inexplicably cold. And then the urge to run to the bathroom hit, and I shivered uncontrollably all the way to the bathroom. All night long I shivered, shat, vomited, and got back under the covers only to repeat it all five minutes later. By morning I was running a fever near 100°F and my head was pounding. I spent the entirety of Sunday in bed, occasionally getting up to use the bathroom or refilling my glass with water, or sometimes cranberry juice.
Needless to say, I didn’t get to go to the second day of the film festival.
By this morning the fever had broken, thankfully, but I am still in no condition to do much. I am hoping that in a couple of hours I will be able to do some coding in preparation for my interview later this week.
This is the second time in three weeks that I’ve been struck down like this. On both occasions these illnesses came from seemingly nowhere. I hope that it is a really long time before I blog about spending the day in bed recovering again.
Hope that your weekend was completely fun.