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I've been pretty rotten at this whole updating thing for quite awhile now.

I'm still alive, I promise!

People are asking how I'm feeling - I felt almost as if my coworkers treated me like a mini celebrity, as no one seems to have KNOWN someone personally who had H1N1. I'm recuperating after six days of fevers and chills and LOTS of runny nostril-having. I haven't had a fever in a bit more than a day or so, but my throat is still killing me. I also have sinus pressure from HELL, but the doc said he thought I also had a sinus infection on top of the flu. I have some antibiotics that I need to get around to filling.

I had a creepy experience with a WWII vet yesterday. He came into my pen aisle (where I am currently slaving to reset 40 feet of pegged ink pens - that's 40 feet long, six feet tall, thankyouverymuch.) seeking a refill for his Navy pens. He told me a touching story about how he was on a ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean when it was bombed by the Japanese. He told me about how the other men and he spent over 72 hours straight bailing water out with buckets, and how they didn't know if they would survive or not as all of their electrical equipment was damaged in the bombings and they were sitting dead in the water, unable to even call for help as their ship filled with water. He told me that he was going to a school for a Veteran's Day celebration sorta thing and how he was going to tell some of his stories to the children.

I couldn't find a refill for his pen. He did the whole adorable but harmless ancient guy flirting with a young girl sorta thing, shook my hand and said his name was Frank. He then pulled me into a hug, which was still fine. He then kissed my cheek, which was sorta okay, but kinda pushing it. I stepped away, which is when he grabbed me into another hug, told me to plant him a good one, and GNAWED ON MY FREAKING EAR. I had to very physically push him away at this point and told him "I can help you find an ink refill, but anything else is not in my job description."

SRSLY.

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elkabong
Nov. 4th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
He was obviously, most definitely, a zombie. You're lucky you got away with your braaaaaains.
aubkabob
Jun. 24th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
HA! I had totally forgotten about Frank the Zombie.
jecook
Nov. 4th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
... sounds like the standard Dirty Ol' Man gag if you ask me, although the ear nibbling was a bit uncalled for.

Glad to hear the Hamthrax has not kilt you.
ex_lines
Nov. 4th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
too bad the community hobopa is basically defunct or it would be a good story for there.

fun, fun
view_from_here
Nov. 4th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Hahahah I mentioned that I knew someone online with a confirmed case the other day. You are a celebrity!

Also, uhhhh not okay..
je_reviens
Nov. 4th, 2009 08:45 am (UTC)
ew! Frank you were cool but now you are gross! Begone!
a_muse_d
Nov. 4th, 2009 10:18 am (UTC)
did you tell him you have H1N1 and now he's probably going to die from it?
aubkabob
Jun. 24th, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
I come from the future to tell you that your icon is made of pure Grade A ROCK.
drocera
Nov. 4th, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! Ear gnawing from a WWII vet - an experience very few of us can claim to have had! Relish it, my dear. Tell it to your grandchildren.
sweet_tiff4prez
Nov. 4th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
I hope you get better soon! hope your throat feels better.

that old man gnawing at your ear. wow...geez
tefen
Nov. 4th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
That's funny, I don't think I know anyone who hasn't had it! I'm fairly certain I had it over a week ago. Kirby's got it, Nolan, my siblings, mother in law. Lots of people at work. Basically, if you've got the sick right now you've probably got it.
faetal
Nov. 4th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
we all had it and gave it to people. of course we arent "confirmed" or whatever, but we definitely had a real long pretty crappy flu.
icebox
Nov. 4th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
We aren't "confirmed" either.
My doctor and Nolan's doctor both said they were pretty certain we've got it, but both of our clinics said they aren't bothering to test anyone unless they're admitted to the hospital because it takes 5 days to get the results back and by that time you're generally either on the road to recovery or already on the prescription meds.
tefen
Nov. 4th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Consider yourself swine flued. There's no other flu in circulation here yet.
imnotbob
Nov. 4th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Well, you know what they say about sailors.
aubkabob
Jun. 24th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
They have wet feet?
imnotbob
Jun. 25th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
I dont remember any more, but I do love these late responces ;)
aubkabob
Jun. 25th, 2011 05:12 am (UTC)
Hee hee. I'm getting close to finally getting rid of all the old emails, though. I'm certain that a lot of the people that originally responded to these are no longer on LJ.
bigstusexy
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Creepy war vet is creepy!

Glad to hear that you feel well enough to be back at work but it also scares me too. Fell good, take care of yourself and stay away from creepy old farts if at all possible.

Stu-
zon14
Nov. 5th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Wait. I never even knew you caught it in the first place. And is that what I had about three weeks ago? Hmmm. Well it's gone now, so whatever.
colonelpanic
Nov. 5th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
gah! too bad you couldn't find his refill where the sun don't shine, woulda been sweet, but cruel, but then sweet again.
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