I got sick. I called off work on Sunday intentionally, because I went to Ted’s kick ass party on Saturday night after work, and I knew I wouldn’t want to get up in the morning. Turns out it would be for more than one reason. I was hungover in the morning (or late afternoon I should say) when I got up, but later in the day my throat started to burn and I felt some chest congestion. This turned into a headache, and when we went to the bar for Megan’s 21st (as promised), it just got worse. I didn’t drink much, but I also though that I was just experiencing a pretty bad hangover, so I figured some hair o’ the dog would help. It did a little, but not enough. I felt pretty bad when I got home, and decided that I would go to the doctor on Monday, but that would mean I would have to call of again. I thought it wouldn’t matter though, because in going to the doctor I would be able to get a note, and that should excuse the absence. So this is what I did.
Unfortunately, I got up early on Monday and called the Doctor’s office, and they told me they would be unable to see me. So I called up Urgent Care to make an appointment, but they said they only take walk-ins. So I headed over there, and after a good long wait (they also had to call my Dr. to get a referral for my insurance) I was seen, just to be told that there was pretty much nothing they could do for me. I figured as much, but I was worried that what I had could be worse than it was, so in a way it was a relief. I got my doctor’s note and headed home, where some Day-quil awaited me.
Today I went back to work, and though I expected something bad to happen like a write up, nothing did. But, we were pretty short handed, so maybe they didn’t have time to get to it. I’m not sure. Regardless, I felt like shit and had a shitty schedule, so the day dragged on. I made one for sure decision today. I’m getting tired of working at the casino, and I have already applied for a few jobs. I’m not going to jinx myself though, so I’m not going to talk about them. All I know is that it will be nice to see where these applications go. The jobs I’ve applied for all pay more, and it would be nice to make more money.
I’ve also been toying with the idea of going back to school. But not a regular college… that was for the birds. I’m thinking of going to I.T.T.; anyone have any experience with a school like this? Would it be worth it? I’m not sure, and I really don’t want more debt from student loans, but I need to start working to make something of myself before it’s too late. I’m already 25. 35 will be here before I know it, and I don’t want to be making the measly $14/hr. I’m making now for the rest of my life. $20/hr. sounds good, but I’m sure I could make more if I went back to school. I hate school though, and it’s against everything I’ve stood for, but again, the money may make the difference.
In other news, today Pennywise released their new album, entitled “Reason To Believe”. It’s pretty good, and best of all you can get it for free. If you have a myspace, you need to go to Pennywise’s profile, find “textango” in their friends list, and add them as a friend. They will send you a message containing the download link, and you’ll get it for free. That’s how I did it. I don’t feel bad about it either, since Pennywise endorsed the whole thing, but also because I’ve bought all of their other albums, so they’ve gotten enough of my money.
Last but not least, I played quite a bit of Hellgate London over the past couple days. Being sick tends to give you more free time. My Engineer is now level 11, and has upgraded a lot of his gear. The game is getting really fun at this point. My drone is now equipped with a gun of his own, and my other bots are upgraded and doing their thing. I can’t wait to see what this toon can do when he’s a lot higher level. Here’s a couple screens taken yesterday, one of him blasting shit, and the other of some of his new gear. That’s about all for me for today. Pasta.