Quote of the Day: “I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.”
- Samuel Goldwyn
OK, we’ll count this as only half a sick day. I actually got up, showered, got dressed, and headed to work this morning.
Well, it IS Wednesday so of course, hello Starbuckiest day of the week.
But even with a triple shot venti white chocolate mocha, I couldn’t quite get rid of this Typhoid Mary misery.
I got into work and everyone who saw me mentioned how I pretty much looked like hammered dogshit. I thanked them for such honest assessment and went about putting in two straight hours of uninterrupted work. I got through the 50 emails that amassed from working ONE day (let me repeat that: 50 emails after missing ONE day). Come on, people.
After returning voicemail, reading 50 emails, answering many of them, and sending out a few of my own, all I had to do was read and sign a half dozen folders before succumbing what I knew to be inevitable. I really needed to go home not only because I was failing fast but I was likely exposing the others to the crud I was hosting.
I called my boss, told him what was happening, and told him I would be departing soon, although I didn’t mean it in a final way despite how I felt.
On the way out, I remembered that I have to be back at work for a 0700 Battalion formation so I should go get a haircut. I walked over and despite my overriding desire to go home and collapse, I found myself in a barber’s chair with white tissue around my neck which triggered my constant cough even more. Just a banner day.
I got home, fell into bed, and visited daytime sleepyland for a couple of hours before waking and feeling like I had been put through a meat grinder.
My lovely daughter was home, sick on the couch so I decided to go down and join her. While we were there, we might as well watch something so I grabbed one of my favorite movies that I know she had never seen: Lean On Me with Morgan Freeman.
It’s one of those movies I could (and have) watch over and over again. Morgan Freeman plays Principal Joe Clark who takes a ghetto high school and brings it back from the edge of destruction through sheer force of will and discipline. It’s a great flick I highly recommend.
After the movie was done, I did something I very rarely do: I sat through another movie. This time it was one of the dumbest friggin’ movies I’ve had the misfortune to be exposed to. It took two hours away from my life I’ll never get back. Don’t waste your time on Employee of the Month. It’s just painful. I know, big surprise from Jessica Simpson but really, it sucked donkey.
After that fiasco, I spent the rest of the afternoon asleep with the puppies again and I’m really worried about my marathon on Sunday. I’m missing out on last minute training and I still feel like hell. I don’t want to miss the marathon but DAMN!
Just about the only other interesting thing I came across today was a blog that provided a link to the Wilhelm Scream. If you don’t know about this, it’s a stock sound effect that Hollywood keeps reusing but the interesting thing about it is that it has been used from old westerns to Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Also Howard the Duck but we won’t go there.
See ya tomorrow. I’m going to bed with the puppies again. (Still caught up he says with giddy laughter….)
Free Advice for Today: “No matter how angry you get with your wife, never sleep apart.”
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.