I know. I know. I missed another WUMF Deadline.
Truth is, I had the plague at my house since last week. So, everything today revolves around that issue.
The Pens finally lost, ending their streak at 15. Now, if you are scratching your nugget, trying to figure out how that info equates to me being sick, realize that I was unable to eat anything for three days, and I did my own laundry last night to spare my wife the ick factor. I’ll let your mind wander on that one for a bit.
Yeah, I went there.
OK, so the Pens lost. The world has not come to a screeching halt, people. We are still in it to win it. The Pens losing signifies one thing. They are human. They have rough outings. They have three people out with injuries. Now, at least two radio stations summed up the reasons the Pens lost included the lack of Paul Martin. That makes some of my friends twitch a little, but when you figure that LeTang is also one of the injured, you have to realize that without LeTang, all you have is Martin… and without Martin you have even less and that is saying a lot.
The Pens will be fine and this will give them some perspective towards that goal of hoisting and toasting Lord Stanley. The pressure is now off of them for the rest of the season to be perfect. They just need to be great as we know they can be. They can play smart hockey and not balls deep, blazing, hockey as if the fate of the world rests on a one timer from Sidney Crosby.
The addition of Jarome Iginla was pretty sweet. There is a level of gravitas this team now has with these editions. I think the only Captains were missing are America and Morgan. Shero probably has that on his list of things to do before the deadline. Which is now at least 2 hours old. But if anyone can make a trade beyond it, it’s Ray Shero. I think he managed to trade a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball parts for some plutonium for his time machine.
Once again, it shouldn’t be hard to make the connection between them and what I was doing all weekend. They lost their home opener. Let’s start the 21st season off right and not have any expectations. Mr. Shero, meet Mr. Nutting. Mr. Nutting, meet Mr. Shero. Now, the two of you stay locked in this room until Nutting understands how to put together a team, not a business model.
So, yeah, I had it. I don’t know what it was, but it was bad. Sunday morning I woke up a little fuzzy. By the middle of the day, I made the decision to not eat anything. I wasn’t vomiting, but I was in the bathroom every 20 minutes. At its worst, my fever was 101.3. I managed to drink some water and eat Italian Ices. That sucked huge time because Easter dinner is one of my favorite holiday meals next to New Year’s. We have ham, kielbasa, sirecz (Hunky Easter Cheese), corn casserole, and sweet potato casserole.
I called off Monday and finally had some toast in the afternoon. That was the turning point, I thought. I was fine, with no incidences all day. Even went out to dinner with my family and had a steak sandwich and fries.
That was my biggest mistake. I was up at 4AM, then at 4:30. Then at 4:55 and 5:55AM. I opted to work from home and after a magnificent feast of toast, water, and another year old Italian Ice, I was fine again. For dinner, I took it easy, having some chicken noodle soup, pineapple, watermelon, and Jello.
Today, I’m back to full strength. And the only silver lining was that I lost 6 lbs. during the week. That brings my total from December 20th to today to 34 lbs. lost. I haven’t done any exercise yet. LOL. I know it’s coming, though.
I’ve been posting videos, weekly, to TheAngryCast and viewership is anemic. I admit, I was hoping there would be a jump after I expanded to SimCity Playthroughs and The Design It series. But, it’s still only a month in and I need to refine my processes. I will say that I had to make another expenditure. I managed to chew through 560gb of hard drive space in a month, so I bought a 1 Tb drive off Amazon for $80. Now, I can move all my raw footage to date to the drive and keep the laptop hard drive for stuff I’m currently working on. I better hurry because Dead Island Riptide is coming. The connection… walking dead is what I was this weekend.
Like a Boss
So, here I was stuck in my house eating toast and year old Italian Ices, drinking water and avoiding dairy and people all be mixing it up and getting arrested while standing in line for free cakes in Market Square. And, from what I heard, police were called to stop fights in line. What the hell?
Seriously, some drunk guy stole a case of cakes from the Cake Boss giveaway while people from North Carolina drove up here and stood in line since 7AM to get one.
Again, people, I ATE TOAST AND DRANK WATER FOR THREE DAYS. And when I didn’t, I paid for it dearly.
How friggin’ good are these cakes? Oh yeah, they’re free.
I don’t watch the show and quite frankly, I wouldn’t stand in line for a free pizza let alone a cake. I’d rather stand in line and pay for something from The Oakmont Bakery or Moio’s.
And how bad does that make Pittsburgh look? We get all these awards for livable city and tech jobs and sports and we can’t handle free cake lines? Portland is telling us to suck it.