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At work. On break.

So I seem to be wanting to sleep a LOT lately. I'm not sure why. Hopefully it's benign; I've finally started taking good multivitamins again, and my body might be taking the chance to do some long-due maintenance work. Or it could be something totally random. Who knows. But I definitely shut down at about 9 last night, which is kind of weird.

Ouch

Oct. 11th, 2006 03:14 pm
roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Vast and solemn spaces)
I'm rapidly realizing that my work environment here at home is not just bad, it's devastatingly bad. My posture is starting to become a serious problem, and I need to fix this situation before I end up really hurting myself.

This, of course, is going to cost money that I don't have. That said, gimme chair and desk recommendations. Where do I even shop for that kind of thing?
roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Mischief brewin'!)

I realized night before last that I was indeed wrasslin' with yet another Aggressive Replicator. Not a very strong one, so I was only feeling a little bit under the weather, but I decided to do the job right last night: crashed at 11, woke up at 10:30. I think I won; certainly feeling better now.

But it brought home the fact that I need to get down to business on creating a Sick Box: Sort of a jump kit for whenever I start feeling like ass. And I could use some suggestions for components. Right now, I'm thinking:

  • nettles
  • Throat Coat tea
  • echinacea - I'm thinking tinctures, this time around, for quick absorption.
  • instant miso soup packets—hopefully I've got the stuff for the real deal when I go down, but if not, better to have an imperfect-but-decent electrolyte source.
  • lemon-ginger teabags—again, usually I have the real stuff, but.
  • zinc lozenges
  • some ibuprofen, my anti-inflammitory of choice.
  • some psuedoephedrine—I prefer not to use it, but if something really gnarly comes through, I still want to be able to breathe.
  • an expectorant, except I don't know much about these. I'm leaning towards osha root syrup, since that worked before, but does anyone know anything better?
  • Chris, what was that stuff you told us about? The chinese concoction with forsythia in it, that you're supposed to hit early and hard?
  • maybe a bottle of Gatorade for rehydration, if I find myself down with something really bad.
  • a bottle or two of Reed's.
  • my B Complex vitamins, though those are usually out on the counter anyhow.

So guys, what am I forgetting?

EDIT:

  • Jica adds: Saline nasal spray.
  • Jica adds: mint tea for stomach complaints.
  • Jica adds: Valerian for if you can't sleep. (Not so much a problem for me, but good general advice.)
  • Jica adds: Vitamin C, and lots of it.

EDIT: Looking through my bookmarks, I found a kit somebody made for Pandemic Influenza, (linked from Making Light, where Jim MacDonald had some choice additions of his own) which, while more hardcore than what I'm working on right now, has any number of decent additions to a general sickpack:

  • cough suppressant (how did I forget THIS?)
  • Benadryl
  • some extra boxes of tissues
  • some extra rolls of toilet paper (Damned if I'm going to get up out of my fever-stupor to go to fucking Target.)
  • barf bucket

Though of course you should read the whole thing.

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roadrunnertwice: Vesta Tilley, Victorian drag king (Reversal!)
So that was supposed to be about a 45 minute run, but I seem to have radically miscalculated where, exactly, I was, so I ended up getting dumped out on Ruddell; took me an extra 15 minutes to get home. Was definitely eating fat for the last bit there. That's okay, since I wasn't using it for anything important, but I also got some blisters-in-training on my footsies, which sucked.

I learned how to make full backups of Sedumphotos.net, and it only hurts a little bit. One of these days I need to actually learn how the hell MySQL works, but in the meantime, I can use PHPMyAdmin to get a working database dump. Also, it turns out that, as I suspected, Rsync is indeed the perfect weapon to use on that 500 meg data folder with all the original photos in it. Rsync, man. Does a body good.
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I really tweaked my neck something good. Chiropractor time... once the weekdays come back. Arrrgh.

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