December 25th, 2003


Loot Tally, etc.

Thanks to everyone who sent me well wishes. Doing somewhat better since around 2PM this afternoon or so. Been taking Tussin DM cough suppressant and decongestant stuff, as well as ibuprofen, both every 4 hours. My aunt, uncle, cousin, etc all said that I had started looking better than when I had arrived, though I still look like shit... been drinking tons of water. This morning I could barely eat one waffle, one biscuit and a small glass of orange juice. Anyone who knows me, knows this is a tiny meal for me, particularly when I had puked up my dinner the night before and had nothing in me, but that was all I could eat. By the afternoon hours, I ate some meatballs, baby carrots, a few nacho chips and cheese, a pig in a blanket, and like I said, drank tons of water. Headache has been pretty much gone since this morning. Throat is still really sore, and I had to blow my nose ever 10 minutes. So hey, hopefully it's passing already.

Loot tally...

From my Grandma Kinnison:
  • A card with $10
From my Grandma Jeanie:
  • Trivial Pursuit 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Debt of Bones by Terry Goodkind
  • Spirited Away on DVD
From my parents:
  • APC 1000VA/600Watt UPS... mmm!
  • Paramount Instant English Toffee Cappuccino
  • Paramount Instant White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Chocolate Caramel Coffee
  • Some other Instant Vanilla Cappuccino
  • 24-piece box of Queen Anne's Milk Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • 10-piece box of Cella's Milk Chocolate Covered Cherries
From my sister:
  • Monty Python's Meaning of Life on DVD
  • A new tall mug.
From my brother:
  • Gameboy Advance SP
From my Aunt and Uncle:
  • Monty Python's Meaning of Life on DVD
From my Grandparents:
  • WireTech 4-shelf 18"x48"x74" shelving unit
  • $25 Gift Card to Best Buy
  • $25 Gift Card to Barnes & Noble
  • $15 Gift Card to AppleBee's
Not bad at all. My grandparents got Applebee's gift cards for all of us grandchildren, and Bennigan's gift cards for the parents. Had one duplicate, and I already opened the DVD from sis, so I'm just going to use her receipt to take back the DVD my Aunt and Uncle got, since sis bought the one I opened at the mall, and I'll be going to the mall anyway for Best Buy and Barnes & Noble. I also got a really nice card from lljk (Kate) from Ars Technica's #trivia on IRC. :)

My UPS should be charged now since I plugged it in this morning, but I need to reboot to hook it up. Just put my WireTech shelves together, and need to get them in place. And I already watched Meaning of Life once today. :P Maybe go shopping tomorrow with gift cards if I feel better.

Merry Christmas to everyone again. :)