Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Plague Saga

I've been sick as a dog since the 12th. Kids, a small piece of advice; if you have a fever and don't feel well, do everyone a favor and call out of work. One of my co-workers decided it would be a tremendous idea to come in on Friday the 10th with a fever. I was coughing a bit that night, but brushed it off a little. Saturday I was feeling fine, and even managed to get in a good work out, until the evening hit, when I got really lethargic. I took some medicine before bed and was asleep by 10:30...and proceeded to be up every two hours with severe coughing. By morning, my throat was so sore and I was still coughing, so I called out of both jobs and stayed home to rest and continue to take medicine. I managed to catch the second episode of this season of 'Downton' (holy shit balls) and was in bed at a reasonable time, hoping I would be a bit better.

Monday was the same as Sunday, and so I called out again. I did manage to watch the entirety of season 1 of the UK version of 'Being Human'. It's pretty good, but something is keeping it from being superb. Every time Aidan Turner is on the screen, however, I am struck by just how sexy he is. Just, wow.

I went in on Tuesday the 14th, and had a good shift, though I was still sick, obviously. The following morning, I was up at 5 AM with pinkeye. Thankfully, it was an off day so I could get a doctor's appointment, but I had to call out the next day since pinkeye is hella contagious.

I worked Friday and Saturday, though I was supposed to have Saturday off, but what can ya do? By Friday night, I was beginning to get frustrated and irritated since it seemed like nothing I was doing or medicines I was taking was actually doing anything to help. By this point, I had gone through copious amounts of DayQuil, generic Robotussin, Mucinex, and that night I bought some Vicks Vapo Rub.

Saturday brought on something new; horrible sinus pressure. This lasted into today, when it got horrendously bad in the afternoon. I also had been dealing with jaw tenderness and it felt like my teeth were loose (they're not). I had had this before back in 2011 (also with pinkeye, interestingly enough), so at least it wasn't something out of the blue (still annoying, of course). I went to an urgent care clinic, since a lot of places were closed for the holiday, and got antibiotics (yaaaay mooore antibiotics :/) and nasal spray. I hope to god these things help because I am so sick of being sick. I've been to the gym exactly once since I got sick, on Saturday the 11th, and John and I have had no time for sexy times.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Who is your favorite singer?

Rufus Wainwright

Ask me things. And even stuff.

Who's the most famous person you've met?

Bands: Muse, Lostprophets, SR-71, Beecake
Actors: Peter Mayhew, Michael Biehn, J. La Rose, Chris Sarandon, Tom Savini, Dee Wallace, Terrance Zdunich, Alexa Vega, Billy Boyd, Sam Huntington
Directors: Darren Lynn Bousman
Politicians: Jon Huntsman, Newt Gingrich (ugh to both of them)

Ask me things. And even stuff.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Worst Day Ever.

Thursday and Friday were pretty good days, despite being work days. I had a sex dream on Friday night with Daryl Dixon from 'The Walking Dead' that kept me jazzed all day.

Today...today was one of the worst days of my life. I got into a pretty major car accident.

I woke up at 10:45 and after rolling $5.50 in coins and helping Dad with the gutters, I went down into Laconia to deposit said coins, and I got $60 out of my savings account and got the $13 I had changed into $1's for the Light Rail/bus fares.

After the bank, I went to the Dollar Store and got some stuff we needed before being forced away quickly because of a needed bathroom detour. While I was in Walgreen's, I was looking at the travel section for some stuff for my trip before I decided I could probably get things for cheaper at Wal-Mart.

In hindsight, I should have bought the things I wanted there.

Not even a minute after I left Walgreen's, I was driving when a motorcyclist {who looked like she didn't have total control over her bike to begin with} crossed into my lane in front of me from the left. I wasn't able to stop in time and hit her full on.

I don't remember the airbags going out but they did and I heard myself screaming as I went off the road, stopping against the side of a building {thankfully I didn't do any damage to the building, in addition to everything else}. My glasses flew off during this, and the first thing I thought was, 'Fuck, they're broken, goddamn it'. Amazingly, they were not when I found them on the floor not even a second later.

There was a lot of dust/powder in the air from the airbags, but I thought it might be smoke because I thought I could smell it, so I wanted to get out as soon as possible. The guy who was with the lady I hit came over, and told me to call 911. I think he asked if I was alright, but I honestly can't remember. I was trying to get out, but the door wouldn't open so I asked if he could open it for me. He did and I tried to call 911 while he attended to his girlfriend, who was lying prostrate on the ground behind my car. I was a wreck at this point and when I saw at least two other people with their phones out, I called my parents and let them know what happened.

A lady came over to me, who had seen what happened, and asked if I was alright. Aside from my chin feeling like it was burning and my nose feeling the same way, I was fine. Thank god I always wear my seat belt when I drive. She must have been a nurse or something because she was giving me a quick check over before the police and the ambulance got there. I asked her if the lady I had hit was okay, and she said she had a broken leg. The lady gave her statement and gave me a hug before she left

The police officer I talked with and who took my statement was really nice, thankfully. Most of the rest of what happened is kind of a blur, but I gave my statement and told them what happened, and did the same thing again when my parents got there. I kept being asked if I wanted to be checked out by the EMTs and before my parents and I left, I said alright. I was asked if anything hurt and I said no and that since I looked fine, and didn't have a concussion, they said I should go to the hospital if I felt like I needed to later on.

When we got home, I called AllState and filed my claim, and then Mom, Dad and I drove down to the airport to get my rental car {since all the Enterprises around us were closed by this point}. The insurance company is paying up to $30 a day for my rental, and since it's $22, that's good. I had to pay an extra $25 a day because I'm under 25, though, which blows. I need to call them and see if I can get that waived because it's bullshit.

I was able to talk to Bekah this evening after I got home from the airport and had a shower, and while I was on the phone with her, a bar of soap fell and hit the side of the tub, which made me jump about a mile. So, that's fun. I talked with John for a bit after I got off the phone with her. I posted about my day on Facebook after texting a bunch of people, and his brother commented on my post. Apparently when John got up, Dave said, "You might wanna call Megan." He asked why and Dave said, "I'll let her tell you what happened."

He said he feels like a bad boyfriend for not being able to comfort me properly right now, and said this on Facebook: "Very glad there were no serious injuries, as for the car, it's just a vehicle. It can be replaced, you, not so easily. I'll definitely have to spoil you rotten a bit when you get here to make up for such a dismal day." He also asked if I wanted some comfort food and I said I wouldn't say no to Milky Way Caramel, Reese's Cups, Peanut M&M's or Chinese food.

In short, though, my car is totaled, and I will need a new one ASAP. I'm thinking about leasing a car instead of buying one, at least right now, because of my "up in the air" residence situation once I move away from New Hampshire. I'll have to weigh the pros and cons and see how much money I get from the insurance company.

I work tomorrow, and I really don't want to, but I can't just sit around and wallow in what happened. I hope I'm put in a slow store tomorrow and I would not say no to being able to go home early.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

There will never be a dawn that breaks the spell surrounding us

Work on Sunday and Monday were pretty much the same. The only thing of not e was the fact that I stayed for almost the entirety of my shifts on both days. Hours picking up? I hope so!

Sunday I had an episode. And by that I mean I cried because I didn't know there was going to be a 'Walking Dead' marathon until the new episode aired at nine. I ended up missing episode 7, for the second time, and was so upset and frustrated that I wouldn't be able to watch it or the newer ones until DVD, ensuring I was behind everyone once again.

Thankfully, I was saved by Kara, who found me a site to download episode 7 on, so I was able to watch that and then watch the newest one at 11.

During work on Monday, I got some super cute texts from John:

":* My Valentine"

"You deserve to be covered with kisses :* :* :*"


I should say that the first of those texts was completely out of the blue. They made me blush like mad.

He calls me his "kitten" :3

I haven't done much this Valentine's Day, though I did hit the gym and watch one of my Netflix films; 'Ravenous'. I...I don't...I don't even. I didn't like it, that's all I can say.

I just made chicken and pasta for dinner and oh my God it's delicious. I'm not even bragging, I did a fucking phenomenal job.

Work again tomorrow, 12-8 this time.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The city breathing, the people turning

Didn't do all that much today. I did, however, make it to the gym for about 40 minutes, so that wasn't too bad. I got $50 from Poppy and Nona for Valentine's Day, something I'll be using for my upcoming vacation.

I also got caught up on the most recent episode of 'Downton', and got John to agree to watch the first episode of it with me. With any luck, he will love it as much as I do and we can watch it together.

This evening, after making home made French fries to go with our dinner, I watched up to episode 3 of season 3 of 'Misfits', finally. I would finish season 3 but I have to work at 11 tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

And so it goes

Last night after my Skype date with John, I Skyped with Rebekah for a bit when she unexpectedly signed online. I also managed to finish The Girl Who Played With Fire and desperately need the last book in the trilogy.

I texted John a list of things I had written down, since he did ask, that could give him an idea of what to get me for Valentine's Day. I stressed that obviously I wasn't asking for every thing on the list, nor even the more expensive things {seasons 1 and 2 of 'Downton Abbey', would probably be considered "expensive"}, but it was just an idea. I also told him if he had no idea, he could always get me giftcards.

He is not so easy to shop for, sadly, and has no use for giftcards. I would continue getting him seasons of 'IT Crowd', but I kind of want to space them out. Maybe season 2 for his birthday in August? I told him if he made a wishlist on Amazon, he could link it to me and I could go from there. So far, the only thing he put on there was a video game. It's a start at least. And at $25, it's not even that bad.

I went to bed around 12:25 last night and slept in until a little after 10. I watched an episode of 'All in the Family' with Dad before he went to bed and then Skyped/chatted with Emmy and Ben.

I hit up the gym this afternoon...kinda had a subpar work out, too, and then got dinner at Subway. I watched the second episode of 'Boardwalk Empire'...and...despite really wanting to like it...the show is just leaving me cold. I'm not excited by it, I'm not like, "OH MY GOD MUST KEEP WATCHING!!!!" whenever an episode ends. It's...It's kind of boring, to be honest.

At least I didn't buy the series, and since I'll be returning the discs, I can start getting movies/'The Wire' again.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Reckless abandon, like no one's watching you

Me: "One of your presents came in today. The other one is shipping from the UK so I'll have to mail it to you later."
John: "That's more than fine. On that note, something serious. In a few days it'll be a holiday I've not had much use for. Thanks to you that's changed. However I don't know how best to go about doing things for it. That being said I'd like to try and have something else handy when I arrive this month, late as it'll be anyway. Will you be my Valentine? If yes, what may I get you?"


That happened last night during our nightly texting. He's so cute :)

I told him I wasn't sure what to get him and didn't know what he should get me- though I did think of a whole list of things later on- and that it didn't matter when we celebrated the holiday, as long as we were together.

After he went to bed, I started reading Death in Salem: The Private Lives Behind the 1692 Witch Hunt by Diane E. Foulds before I too went to bed around 12:30. I actually was awake around 8 something, but stayed in bed until 9:25.

Mom, Dad and I went to Metrocast before we went to lunch and got a new modem, which I hooked up in minutes. It is so nice to have internet again, especially since I can have my Skype dates again whenever I want.

BBQ place didn't happen, but we went to this place called Kapelli's. I got a sausage and meatball sub which I found good. Mom of course was her usual charming self and was sniping at me during much of the afternoon.

I finished the book I was reading and watched the first episode of 'Boardwalk Empire' with Mom before my shower. Since John's going to bed at 10 to work at 7 tomorrow morning, our Skype date should be happening any time now.

Updated 2012 Book List:
1. John Adams by David McCullough
2. A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin
3. A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
4. The Book of Common Dread by Brent Monahan
5. Schindler’s List by Thomas Kenneally
6. Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
7. Song of Susannah by Stephen King
8. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
9. The Stand by Stephen King
10. Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
11. Mythology: Epic Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
12. The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones
13. Plagues and Peoples by William H. McNeill
14. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
15. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
16. Emma by Jane Austen
17. The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty by G.J. Meyer
18. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci Vol. 3 by Diana Wynne Jones
19. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
20. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien {re-read}
21. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
22. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
23. Royal Affairs: A Lusty Romp Through the Extramarital Adventures That Rocked the British Monarchy by Leslie Carroll
24. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey
25. Elizabeth’s London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London by Liza Picard
26. Whores of the Devil by Erik Durschmied
27. Death in Salem: The Private Lives Behind the 1692 Witch Hunt by Diane E. Foulds
28. Pox Americana by Elizabeth A. Fenn
29. Don’t Know Much About the Civil War by Kenneth C. Davis
30. Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook by Anthony Bourdain
31. The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain
32. The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown by Lorri Glover
33. The Devil In the Shape of a Woman: Witchcraft in Colonial New England by Carol F. Karlsen
34. The King’s Speech by Mark Logue
35. 1776 by David McCullough
36. The Great Filth: The War Against Disease in Victorian England by Stephen Halliday
37. English History Made Brief, Irreverent and Pleasurable by Lacey Baldwin Smith
38. Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner
39. A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
40. The Peasant’s Revolt: England’s Failed Revolution of 1381 by Alastair Dunn
41. Witchfinders: A Seventeenth Century Tragedy by Malcolm Gaskill
42. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
43. Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
44. John Dies At the End by David Wong
45. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
46. London: A History by A.N. Wilson
47. The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
48. Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King
49. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
50. The American Revolution by Edward Countryman
51. The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
52. Shinsengumi: The Shogun’s Last Samurai Corps
53. Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine by Roy Porter
54. Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Alison Weir
55. The Medieval Underworld by Andrew McCall
56. Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly
57. Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
58. The Wealth of Wives: Women, Law & Economy in Late Medieval London by Barbara A. Hanawalt
59. Unsinkable by Daniel Butler
60. Great Tales From English History, Vol. 2 by Robert Lacey

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pale blue eyes, strawberry hair

The modem at home is still broken. A tech is supposed to come out on Wednesday around 1 to fix it. Since I have 3 days off in a row again, I'll get to be there to answer questions/help them should they need it. Which is definitely good because if it was my Dad or my Mom, they would have no idea what to do and would most likely call me anyway.

Work is still the same; slow and boring and dull. I worked yesterday and am on my lunch break of my 12-8:30 shift today.

No Skype date with John, since no internet, but we were able to have a very fruitful phone conversation last night. I also talked with Emmy some before I read more of The Girl Who Played With Fire and went to bed. I'm almost done with that book...and should be able to get The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest sometime soon in paperback.

I seem to have hurt my wrist by bending backwards on my bed, just to see if I still could. Ice and Advil will be used liberally once I get home. It figures; once I have finally almost gotten rid of my ringworm, I hope, something else happens.

I'm glad I'm off tomorrow. Dad's taking us to lunch at a BBQ place in Boscawen, and the rest of the afternoon will consist of gym {which will depend on my wrist}, reading and watching the two discs of 'Boardwalk Empire' I'm getting in today. I should also be getting in the first season of 'The IT Crowd' that I ordered for John's Christmas gift. I also ordered him, and me, a coaster that has 'Keep Calm and Put the Kettle On' on it.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Watching 'Titanic' right now...

…as an adult, I can more fully comprehend the tragedy of the whole thing. Especially so near to the 100th anniversary of the sinking.
It is amazing how big of a clusterfuck it became. The 20 lifeboats on the ship could hold 40 people {Lifeboats 1 and 2}, 65 people {Lifeboats 3-16} or 47 people {Collapsibles A-D}. And of the 2,203 people on board, that meant only about half the people on board would optimistically be saved had the lifeboats been filled to capacity, or about 1,178 people could’ve been saved.

As it was, 706 people were saved from the ship. Out of 2,203, that’s about a third {or maybe more, maybe less, Math isn’t my strong suit} that were saved. Mostly because the boats were inadequately filled. As we might remember from the movie, when Thomas Andrews is asking Second Officer Lightoller why the boats are being launched half full. Lightoller says that they were concerned about the weight and that “some of the boats may buckle”. Andrews says this is “rubbish. They were tested in Belfast with the weight of seventy men!” One boat, Lifeboat #1 was launched with only 12 people, and the first Lifeboat, #7, was launched with 28 people. An inordinate amount of first class passengers were rescued as the third class passengers had no idea how to get up to the boat decks because the hallways were confusing and not clearly marked. One of the third class stewards, John Hart, led people from third class up to the decks in two trips, but a lot of people were left behind even with his help.

Like I said, complete clusterfuck, but in a way, it was…I don’t want to say good, but the fact that it helped change a lot of ship and maritime regulations means that at least those people didn’t die completely in vain.