Sick Week

Just because I am ill, didn’t mean that the comic didn’t get updated. So here are Matthew McAndrews’ comics for this week:
 
 

Matthew McAndrews’ Modem Problems # 316 – T 1.0 – January 8th, 2007

Matthew McAndrews’ Modem Problems # 317 – Need To Know – January 11th, 2007

Well, as mentioned above and in the subject line, I’m sick this week. It’s worse than a cold usually is for me, but not as bad as a flu, so I don’t know what the hell it is. It’s just bad and no fun. I’ve been working from home since Wednesday. Hopefully it will turn a corner soon. If it’s like other things I have experienced, I will exit it with a nasty cough and a raspy throat, but other than that I will be fine. Whatever it is, it’s got about a 24-48 hour incubation time, as I -think- I caught it from Mhari who got it from the Further Confusion meeting. Her immune system isn’t its best, and I am in close exposure to her so can pick things up from her that I wouldn’t catch otherwise. But I seem to be about 24 hours behind her, as she, too, is ill this week.

Being ill has put a crimp in our style. But we still got some MMO’ing in. After all, it doesn’t that that much to sit with a PS/2 controller in your hands. Though our computer-based MMOing was less.

In EQOA we found a new hunting spot in this little valley to the south and a touch west of where we were hunting the mammoths. This area, when not over-hunted and over-campped by level 60’s that just want to pound on light blues and blues all day (as that’s what they would be to them, as to us they range up into the hard-to-kill red). It’s a good area and we are progressing through level 48.

In EQ2 there was a BIG event on Monday as K and I hit level 70! It was cool to watch. At the same time Filthi got to level 47. Thursday I was feeling too crappy to do much of anything on EQ2. But I distract myself from how miserable I felt by doing harvesting of presents in the winter event area and finally got enough stuff of the right sort to make eggnog, a dress, a fireplace and a snowwoman for my home.

Over in WoW things are all getting into place for next week’s release of Burning Crusade. Sunday I did my usual time in the game. Mostly playing my Nightelf Hunter as I didn’t see Eric Z get on as Mellwind at all. I did a bit more plaing on WoW here and there while I have been sick. It’s another thing that works well to distract one from how bad you are feeling.

As to Second Life… what’s that? I was barely there. I’ve only had my fox on-line sitting on the wall in Chaos Theory Gaming and absorbing L$. It’s not much, but it is an income in game.

As usual, City of Heroes has been where the real action is. Commander Kitty made it to level 43! Tuesday night there was Broulin, Commander Kitty, Mistress Mist (or is it Myst), FallingDark (I think I MUST be spelling that name wrong… it doesn’t look right. My my illness-fogged brain can’t unscramble it), Demon Voltage and Mechanation gathered to further the ways of villainy. At one point we went again a boss that was a Arch Villian!!!! It was awesome. Amoung other things, all four of the masterminds present were Mercenary Masterminds. So there were web grenades, grenades, tear gas and the like. And Demon Voltage just tearing into the foe. It was glorious, truely glorious. On Wed our Hero gathering was a little abriviated, Both because I had started to feel ill earlier that day, and also because it was my birthday and Mhari and I had gone out with our friend Arpiean (from EQOA) to Claim Jumper…. I had to take half my meal home in a doggie bag, but it was a good lunch for the next day.

All in all, despite being ill, it hasn’t been that bad of a week. I’ve been REALLY busy with work. Thank heavens they have and allow one to work from home. All that I do other than some of the face-to-face meetings is completely doable from home. And it’s been a BUSY one. Natually, I can’t go into any detail as I don’t really believe in talking much about my work in my journals. But we’re doing a major internal development deployment of one of the main project I am working on. And I am one of the important cogs in the process. I have been able to do all that I need to do and not contaminate my workplace with whatever bug I’ve got.

And tomorrow will be the FINAL Further Confusion 2007 staff meeting before the actual convention. I sure hope I am done being contagious. It is a meeting that is manditory. Maybe Mhari and I will attend for the smallest part we can get away with. I also have my bi-weekly role-playing session tomorrow. I will likely be skipping that. I still have a LOT to do before the con and being ill hasn’t helpped that. But I have gotten a LOT done while working from home and ill.

Here’s my current checklist:
Complete Furry Market Place Vendor and Vendor Assistant Tag masters
Printout Dealer Agent Tags
Printout Vendor and Vendor Assistant Tags
Laminate DATs, VTs and VATs
Finish writing Dealer and Vendor Information sheets for Packets
Finish writing up info on FC2008 Dealers Table sales for packets
Finish dealers room and FMP map flyer for membership packets
Print master of above out
Have 2500 copies of the above made
Finalize contents of dealers/vendors packets
Print masters and go make enough copies for all the dealers and vendors
Make labels for dealer/vendor packets
Assemble dealer/vendor packets
And anything else I’ve forgotten to list

All in all, as far as being ready for the convention goes, I am in way better shape than last year. Every year I get a little better at it. I’ve got a little less to do at this point in the game than I have before. All-in-all, not bad.

Thanks for reading, I’m going to go focus on getting well, now.

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