Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sick Boy and Playstation Home

The past couple days I really haven't been feeling well. It started at work and I was pretty sure it was just my allergies. Though i was a bit confused my allergies would act up in September considering I'm only allergic to pollen.

My temperature today was 102...

I worked a 9 hour shift yesterday at work and as the hours slowly went by I was starting to realize this wasn't allergies at all. I remember getting home last night, being extremely tired and collapsing on my sofa trying to watch some TV. Next thing I know I'm in my bed and it's 3 hours later! I don't even remember waking up, let alone standing up and walking across the room avoiding the many obstacles strewn about my floor and passing out on my bed. Apparently my body just wanted a quick power nap because when I awoke it was around 11:00pm and I wasn't tired anymore. But boy oh boy did I feel like crap.

So I ended up spending the rest of the night kinda sitting around doing nothing. I didn't feel like playing video games, I didn't want to sit at my computer, and I didn't really feel like watching any anime. Later on I did mess around with Playstation Home with my buddy in Pittsburgh. It was pretty interesting and it definitely has some potential. You basically create an avatar and walk around a virtual world. You can talk to people, play games, go bowling, shop at the mall, and all sorts of stuff. There is an actual movie theater where your avatar character can sit in and watch movies. My friend and I tried watching some Gunslinger Girl but my internets were running a bit slow last night and it had to keep buffering. Your avatar also has it's own apartment or "personal space" as it's called. I had my character travel to "The Mall" and pick up a picture frame. When I got back to my place I hung up the frame and then used the Playstation internet browser to download a Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya picture which I then uploaded into the picture frame! Now it looks like I have a Haruhi poster hung up in my apartment. Pretty slick if I do say so myself.

So that was a nice little distraction last night. Sadly I felt so crappy that I couldn't even get back to sleep until around 5am this morning. I woke up later around Noon and my throat was dying. It hurts to swallow and I can't stop sneezing. I decided to take my temperature (something I haven't done in ages) and it turns out my temp was 102. I don't have any medicine and since my car doesn't work I don't have the energy to walk all the way to the grocery store to get some. Blah!

I shall spend the rest of my day resting. I have work all day tomorrow with no way of getting off so I'm gonna have to suck it up and deal with it. What an awesome Labor Day Weekend...

3 comments:

phossil said...

Hope you get well soon.

Alyson said...

I hate being sick. When I feel it come on, I pump myself full of as much Orange Juice as I can handle and get tons of sleep. But, if you're already sick (and it appears you are) then I don't think you should be afraid to medicate yourself.

When I'm that sick, taking NyQuil or something can make all the difference in the world. If only to help you sleep better. It makes me super sleepy though. I can sleep for 14 hours when I take that stuff. Knocks me out. The box says you're supposed to take 2, but I wonder if the dosage would be less - considering I'm a Taru...

Anyhow, my "sick at home" entertainment kit usually consists of; NyQuil, remote, Disney movies, orange juice & referring to Maile as "Nurse Maile" and making her sit next to me while I complain about being sick.

I'm sure Nurse Kenobi wouldn't mind!

Seantaku said...

@phossil thanks man! I'm trying but working all day today didn't help the situation unfortunately.

@Alyson Yeah there's not a single medicine that I'm aware of that is capable of knocking me out. Sad but true. My "sick at home" entertainment kit consists of anime and video games. Basically it's the same as every other day. :-)