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Draplin Design Co., North America
April 04, 2005
Under The Weather: A Battle
Posted at 11:27 PM

After doing errans today around town, I dropped Ryno off on upper Hawthorne and made my way home to work the rest of the day. Now, the whole weekend I had some sort of headache deal going on, where, whenever I looked up (keeping my head stationary and still, only moving my eyes), or up and over to the right or left, I had this weird, dull ache that seemed to be right behind my eyeballs. Kind of scary. Head cold? Sinus trouble? Onset of blindness?

Then today, I�m just feeling groggy and unmotivated. I had a ton of stuff to tear into, but just couldn�t get going. Now, this is where things get interesting. Suddenly, my head takes on this odd, cloudy feeling�like everything is sort of slow and dreamy around me. My balance felt a little skewed too, as I made my way up the stairs to go try and �sleep it off.�

Well, I laid there for a good hour, feeling completely outta my head. Then I grabbed my little digi-thermometer and �checked the oil� underneath my tongue:

102.5 degrees!

My head ached, my neck was on fire, my shoulders ached, I was cold and hot at the same time�

Where the fuck had this come from? I was out of it. Detached. Down for the count. Little bit scared too.

Luckily, Ryno nursed me back to health with some sort of cold/sinus/flu pills from the supermarket. I never take the stuff, preferring to just let the ol� DDC constitution battle the issue on it�s own. These things worked. The fever �broke� a couple hours later, I did a little sweating (�that �cold sweat� stuff�) and now feel a little worn out and loopy, but, sorta back to normal.

It�s just amazing what yer body will go through, here and there. Amazing, and scary. Any insight on what this might have been is appreciated. Did I have some sort of fever? I really don�t know.

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Tomorrow, I’m gonna get back into it and get some work done. Knock on wood, knock on wood.

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Oh yeah. In other news, my parents got an iSight today. More of this sort of trouble to follow, we’d bet. (That’s my dad “showing a little crack” to express the love he feels for me.)

There Are 10 Comments

WHOA! I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing that. Just for the record I define that as A LOT of crack not a little.

Posted by: josh on 04/05/05 at 9:02 AM

Bought time you got a hair cut. I’ve been sick with a fever too, but I figured it was from making out with all those random 19 year olds.

Posted by: Kurt Halsey on 04/05/05 at 10:06 AM

I am sincerely apologizing to the small world of viewers for the iSight scenery; all the while wondering why I was holding his shirt up…..so, I admit that I was an accessory to this crime.

Sorry guys, I wish I had a shot of the things Aaron was showing us……

But then too much of a good thing, etc. We’ll try to curb these shocking displays.

Posted by: momma d. on 04/05/05 at 11:03 AM

Awful! I will never be able to shut my eyes again! What a sight! :(

Oh yeah, Hey Ahnee….thanks for the 30th birthday wishes!

Posted by: Sarah on 04/05/05 at 2:55 PM

HELP ME JEBUS….HELP ME…(In the words of Homer J Simpson!) Thanks for that scene that will take years to erase with lots of help!
Crazy Unka Kev!

Posted by: unka kev on 04/05/05 at 3:50 PM

like father like son

Posted by: styk on 04/05/05 at 3:55 PM

Whoa! You’re lucky that iSight wasn’t panned a little lower. It looks like Jim has a death grip on those cheeks, perhaps showing a little more than “crack”.

Posted by: Eric Campbell on 04/05/05 at 6:26 PM

You might have had food poisoning, but I’ve never heard of equilibrium loss from it.
Maybe it was just some kind of 24hour flu.

Posted by: Burning Flag on 04/05/05 at 8:54 PM


I was struck with the same illness a week ago and it knocked me flat out for 5 days. Foggy head, tingly all over, hot, cold, fever, dillusions.. I had this for 2 days and then was hit with the gut aches. Not pretty. I hope you get out of the woods with this soon.

If nothing else, it’s your body’s way of saying Slow Down!

Take some ibuprofen, drink lotsa water and sleep as much as possible. It’s got to work it’s way through your system.

Feel better, aaron- rg

Posted by: Rebecca on 04/06/05 at 9:55 AM

Hope it’s not a case of H5N1. Have you been wrestling any Cambodian chickens recently? Get well soon.

Posted by: bensch on 04/06/05 at 11:39 AM