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I Need Better Virus Protection

Posted in Alex, Nonsense, Tori with tags , on December 11, 2013 by Bob

This week, the voices have been one by one succumbing to the dreaded Norovirus.  For those of you without children, and those of you newly with children who have not yet experienced the wonderfulness of this particular ailment … it ain’t fun.

Basically, it is 1-2 days of sheer unpleasantness. If you are lucky, it only affects one hemisphere. If you are unlucky, it affects both. It is quite vicious as well. It dehydrates you pretty good. Problem is, you can’t keep anything down for the first half of it. I felt worse than I ever have from any food poisoning and almost as bad as when I had the flu a few years back.

If you are fortunate to have a little one with this … no, you just have to learn for yourself. I will say though be VERY mindful of dehydration. My niece had to go to the hospital when she had this some years ago.

That’s about all I wanted to say. I had to get this out there because I feel like crap after 2 days of a 2-3 day virus. No one is immune. Resistance is futile. And if 1 person in your house gets it … you all will.

Happy holidays!


On a side noteJust as a reminder, this is not “the flu” Flu is a respiratory ailment that has nothing to do with puking or the squirts. You won’t get over the flu in 2 -3 days. You will be hurtin’ for 2-3 weeks. Just sayin’. I used to make the same generalization all the time until I myself had the flu. Never made that mistake again.


Hanging In There

Posted in Food, Nonsense with tags , , , , , on October 23, 2011 by Bob

This weekend has been rough. Been fighting a fever that has been coming and going. I tried to get some stuff done around the house. I got a few things done, but then I got too worn down. Tori is still sick. It isn’t affecting her that much but, let’s just say it is affecting us when it is diaper time.

I am watching Iron Chef Halloween. The secret ingredient is Halloween candy. I find it amusing that they have to come up with generic names for everything. Peanut butter crunch candy covered in chocolate, sugar powder candy in a paper straw, etc. There were some real weird dishes. The strangest part of the night was the judges. Kathy Griffin, Donatella Arpaia and Kelly Rippa. Jackie and I (mostly Jackie) thinks Donatella lost a bet.

I’m freezing. I am going to bed.

I Am A Male …

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2011 by Bob

Which means that when Tori gave me her cold, I became a wuss. Everyone knows that men are useless when they are sick. I am no exception. Tori has had a fever for the last few days. She has been handling it like a champ. You really can’t tell she has one unless you feel her head or take her temp. Me, my temp hit fever status and my almost 5 month pregnant wife is more of a man than I am.

Tori even did the dishes for me. Ok, I am exaggerating a little bit. I AM a total worthless pile of sick when I am sick though. burning eyes, achy muscles and with the current cold and rainy weather … my knee is ready to be ripped from my leg. I am not asking for sympathy because I know how much of a wimp I am. I just hope that Jackie and Tori can put up with me the rest of the weekend.

An Interlude

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , on August 16, 2011 by Bob

Thanks to my face feeling like it is about to explode from sinuses, and my eyes burning, I almost decided not to blog. Insted, I thought I would also employ the fact that tonight I almost don’t even care … and I present you with the charming musical interlude. I hope you all enjoy. Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow.

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