My streak of perfect attendance years will end at four - at some point yesterday (the point being where I ate fish tacos at Amigos - the same place that likes to try to kill me every once in a while) I contracted some manner of stomach flu or food poisoning. I will not go into gory details, but suffice it to say that last night starting at 2AM and ending at 12:30PM today I got an up close and personal view of the various sinks & toilets in my house - fifteen times! It got to the point that I would plan out which sink I would visit next. Gross.
Aside from the violent unpleasantness I encountered during those 10 hours, more irritating to me was that I had to miss a day of work. As chronicled before, perfect attendance has always meant something to me, as I never got anywhere near it in school. In between waiting for my completely empty stomach to again try to expel....whatever the hell it was trying to expel, I logged into work and printed a few sections, made a few edition plans and responded to a few e-mails. Still, even though I did some work I'm not getting out of having to take that sick day, which sucks.
There is one silver lining in this situation however; I lost 3 pounds today and am now at my ideal weight of 165 pounds! So all you have to do to lose weight is come down with a debilitating illness that keeps you from eating! After having one too many salads during my recent attempts to eat better, I'm not 100% sure I wouldn't have just done this earlier.
Yeah, actually I am 100% sure. God today sucked.