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down with the sickness
freaking beaker out
I woke up yesterday morning with a scratchy throat.  I figured I might just be dehydrated so I drank a lot of water all morning but by 1p it was obvious.  I was getting sick.  There is something truly awful about sitting in place and being able to feel yourself slowly getting sicker.  This morning I feel like someone has stuffed my head with cotton balls, though my throat is a little better.  I'm going to take it easy today, no yoga for me, and hopefully nip this thing in the bud.  I'm still annoyed to be sick on my day off though.

Tech rehearsals went fine, we got through the entire show and had a runthru.  I reached a point on Sunday afternoon where I had a giddy laughing fit.  The light designer looked at me and asked what was up.  I told him there were two options, me giddy in that knife's-point-away-from-total-psychotic-break kind of way, or me exceedingly cranky and frustrated.  There was no longer any in between.  He just nodded and turned away.  It was an interesting day, it's not as though any of the frustrations were particularly new, but my coping ability is way down.  I need to re-figure how to answer the same question 12 times in a day, if not cheerfully, at least without wanting to spork people's eyeballs out at #3.

The shrug is currently 3' long, so I'm making good progress.  I will definitely have the sleeve part done and seamed, the collar might be a little touch or go but I think I can do it.  Turns out knitting in tech when you're the SM is a bit harder than I thought, but it's been a great calming activity on breaks.

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my coping ability is way down

Our datacenter was down for the weekend because of nearby construction. It took us 10 hours to get it back online, what with various complications, and I had a 102-degree fever. At one point somebody panicked and did something incredibly stupid, causing the email server to start permanently rejecting all incoming messages. The only thing that saved him from physical injury was the fact that I couldn't move. I just stopped the bleeding and then sat there with a thousand-yard stare and itchy strangling fingers.

Hope you get better quickly. I don't have any pointers, aside from "tylenol is your friend". :/

Aww, hope you feel better soon.

I recomend gargleling with hot salt water. It helped me ward off the almost cold I bumped into at the end of the holidays.

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