I Made It To Monday

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.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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25 Responses to I Made It To Monday

  1. Stacy says:

    So….are you saying Archie Bunker did this to you? Sounds a little like food poisoning. Either way, I hope you’re feeling a lot better today.

    Weekend was nice. An old friend was in from D.C. to do the Publix Half and so got to lunch with him on Saturday. We figured it’s been about 11 years since we’ve been in the same place (it’s nice that social media makes it seem not so long). Then didn’t really do too much else. Cleared out the DVR, binge-watched some Netflix, baked up some concoctions with ingredients already in the fridge fixin’ to expire. Real exciting stuff. 🙂

    I have managed to stay in the top of my tourney brackets even though my pick for winner (Louisville) was upset this weekend. So I won’t be there for long! -though with Nova and Duke also out, there is still a chance I can win if some other teams step up.

    Looks like my boys are playing your boys on Friday night, Paulie. A matchup I DID predict, btw! 🙂 I’d suggest going out to watch it together but it *starts at 10pm* — like, what?!

  2. I’m not sure if it was the Archie Bunker that did it to me. My food/drink consumption on Saturday was:
    – coffee
    – two pecan sandy cookies
    – the Archie Bunker and fries
    – one Sweetwater IPA
    – some trail mix
    – some crackers and cheese
    – one Clif bar

    I haven’t been paying attention to the NCAA, but I was informed that Florida will be playing Wisconsin on Friday. 10pm start? Yikes!

    And this weekend I noticed my shirt from the 2008 half marathon. Man, where does the time go?

  3. First shower since Saturday morning. Man, feeling clean feels so good. Now if I could just get back to feeling 100% healthy…

  4. Barb says:

    Sorry you are sick – for it to come on like that, I’d say allergic to something you ate, or food poisoning.

    I’ve been feeling semi-sick for days, I think it is just allergies, but maybe I have a cold as well.
    Our U-Verse router has been acting up (aka not working), and after 3 long calls with customer service & troubleshooting, I finally got a tech out to the house Sunday morning. Well – they want to change all the cables to Ethernet from CoAx, (CoAx is old school, and all the new routers will not work with it) but per Allan (on the phone, he was at the firehouse) that won’t work, because of the electrical wiring that is next to the Ethernet. So, that tech gave up eventually, and another tech will be out this afternoon to work with Allan to get this problem resolved.

    Since I had no internet or TV, I decided to go to Black Sheep. It was down in your ‘hood Paulie (Constitution Lakes)- I was wondering why you didn’t make an appearance. Martha Screw It made one, though it was totally by accident.

    • Crap, I missed another hash in my ‘hood? Dangen!

      Good luck with getting your internet back.

      • Stacy says:

        And, funny enough, this weekend marks the anniversary of when we went and took pictures out at the Dolls Head Trail too!

    • Steve says:

      So the Ethernet and power are running close by one another? Not likely to cause that much problem, unless I’m missing something. Coax is old school, but still reliable. We still have a lot of coax cameras at work and only as they fail are we upgrading to Ethernet.

      • Barb says:

        A couple/few years back we had some issues, so the tech changed everything back to CoAx. Allan said it needs to be shielded Ethernet cable, and the tech I had yesterday said he didn’t think that was what he had. This was/is way beyond my knowledge level.

  5. Steve says:

    Sorry you’re feeling poorly. I came home from the race yesterday and Debbie had some sort of stomach bug. No fun.

    The racing was poorly attended for Saturday, but perhaps the threat of rain kept people away. It really didn’t rain for any of the racing, but the streets were wet to start. 9 races and a total of 120 or so riders. The big field of the day was the Pro’s?!?!

    Sunday, the racing on the Silk Sheets loop went well. A couple of big fields (60+) and it looked like everyone had a good time.

    Friday evening, a birthday dinner followed by bowling. No worries about getting too much Cheddarhead practice, as I don’t think I broke 100. Couldn’t find a ball I liked.

    Feel better.


  6. Barb says:

    Steve – bike is all fixed – let me know if we need to do another lunch meet up – or if you want to come all the way to Marietta. (can’t do lunch Thursday this week),. TJ left you some sort of notebook with a USA Cycling logo as well. I’m sure you can get more USA Cycling things too, if you act like you have any interest. LOL

    Sold the Sidi mtn bike shoes to Pussy Pilot – so we are slowly getting rid of some of the extra stuff we have lying around.

    • Steve says:

      Thanks Barb. I was going to see if y’all were available for dinner Thursday evening. We are long overdue for some TC. I haven’t cleared it with the social secretary, but maybe I’ll get lucky.

      • Barb says:

        Thursday evening should be ok (let me double check with Allan) – I just can’t do lunch that day – Doctor appt to get my bursitis elbow drained again – this swollen elbow is getting quite annoying.

  7. Well, at least my luck is getting better. I just knocked over my knive block, sending it and the four knives contained within to the floor. Thankfully none of the items hit my bare feet.

  8. If you guessed “pasta with butter” as my first comeback meal then give yourself five points for being correct.

    • Barb says:

      I’d have had Kraft Deluxe mac n cheese – that is my go to bad for me box of nothing good for me meal when I’m sick.

  9. Steve says:

    Well, that lunch plan was a big fail. I wanted to hit the Office Max on Spring St. but apparently Google kicked them to the curb some time ago. And since I was already walking South on Spring, I just kept walking to the V! Umm, um, bad for me but oh so good.

  10. Steve says:

    A block up from the Cheetah!! And they are knocking a whole bunch of other stuff down- I think Heery and Heery Architects was at W.Ptree and 8th and it’s a big hole in the ground, and something closer to Tech Sq. is rubble. Amazing.

    • Barb says:

      More apartments & townhomes!!! that is what midtown needs!!!!!!

      I’m back from the eye doctor – I am good at spending money on glasses.
      I got some better frames & lenses to ride my bike with. they better work awesome, I just spent enough money.
      I did get my prescription in writing, I may try Paulie’s glasses place to get some regular glasses.

      • Yeah, more population density without improvements to public transit. Oh boy!

        Good luck with new specs Barb.

        My current status is that I have a pounding headache and feel tired, so I guess I am not fully recovered. The headache sucks since I need to do some reading and coding today to prepare for Thursday.

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