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Welcome to the jungle baby, you gonna diiiiie!

If some old dude had met me at the Minnesota state line and said that, I would have laughed and kept right on my merry way to Minneapolis. Now, on the other hand, if he had said "Welcome to the jungle baby, you're gonna get sick, stay sick AND freeze your ass off" then maybe I would have listened.  It wouldn't have stopped me, but at least I'd listen.

Some of you tried to warn me. Good people, smarter than me, told me it gets cold here. "No, I mean really cold" they said.

Pshaw... I lived in Virginia. I know what cold is like. I've seen negative temps. Fahrenheit even.

They laughed at me. I laughed back.

I'm not laughing anymore. It's F'ing cold here. As I write this, it's 8 degrees warmer at McMurdo Station in ANTARCTICA than it is here.  I am officially freezing my ass off.

The thermostat inside my house says 76. It's lying, it has to be lying. I'm wearing THREE shirts and I have a blanket over me. I'm still cold. I think the last time I went outside, something in me froze. I haven't been right since.

They say "if you survive your first winter, you'll be fine."  Not "AFTER" you survive, but "IF" you survive. Only time will tell, but right now I'm not in a betting mood. I'm shivering so much that if it weren't for spell-check, you wouldn't be able to read any of this.

To top it all off, I'm sick. I feel like hell, my eyes feel like they're going to burst out of my skull, my throat is completely raw from coughing nonstop, my entire body aches and my diabetes meds aren't working worth a damn. My sugars are all over the place, up and down in big numbers. I'm taking (at last count) 13 pills a day AND a shot of insulin. I'm so dehydrated that I can't even produce enough blood to test my sugars on the first try.  Most nights I have to stick myself 4 or 5 times (and waste several test strips) before I can get a reading. Don't get me started on how frustrating THAT is.

Oh and did I mention I'm FREEZING my ass off? Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 11:56 PM General Interest | Back to top


Comments on this post: Welcome to Minnesota baby, you gonna freeeeeeze!

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Well, i WAS going to be all witty and funny and mention about how if you think that's cold you need to come up to Winnipeg where we best you guys from -5 to -15 degrees C regularly...but dude, you need to go see a doctor. It's one thing to have a cold, but one that's messing with your blood sugar levels because of dehydration? :(

Are you eating alot of soup and juice? (yeah, sounds like mom...but easiest way to get fluids into your system and "eat" at the same time)

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Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Feb 07, 2008 7:22 AM

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To be fair, it is Summer right now in Antartica. :)
Left by Frank on Feb 07, 2008 10:34 AM

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I try not to let the facts get in the way of a good story.
Left by Blogus Maximus on Feb 07, 2008 11:28 AM

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Suck it up princess. You are describing a typical day up here in Canada. haha, just kidding, get well soon.
Left by Created by: X on Feb 08, 2008 4:05 PM

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I'll speak slowly so that you'll listen....
Gooooo toooo the doctor!
Don't make me call Mel!

Should I be concerned that you haven't posted since Friday?
Left by Lori on Feb 12, 2008 11:53 AM

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