1. Well, to say #gradfest2014 has not gone as planned would be quite the understatement. The festivities haven’t wrapped up yet, so I’ll hold off on a full recap of the extravaganza until next week. After my sister’s graduation on Saturday, the whole family went out to dinner, and I felt a strange twinge in my stomach as soon as I ate the pre-meal bread but didn’t think anything of it and continued indulging on all sorts of delicious food. I was really tired when we finally got home Saturday night, so I went to bed and woke up around 6 a.m. Sunday with a substantially-more-than-slightly unhappy tummy. Nausea is more or less my modus operandi, but this was way different than usual. I thought maybe I could breathe through it, but as the morning wore on it became clear that this was not my run-of-the-mill stomach distress. Sure enough, a few hours later I got sick, and though I initially thought it might be food poisoning, based on the fact that no one else in the family had anything, it looks like it was probably some version of the stomach flu. Blech. So instead of a wonderful Sunday dinner of ham and scalloped potatoes, I attempted to choke down some ice.
Living the dream.
Blah. It was MISERABLE. I could muster up energy to play a couple rounds of 2048 on my phone before feeling too sick to do anything but lay still, which was also uncomfortable since I was running a 101.3 degree fever and my skin was super sensitive and it hurt to touch anything. All things considered, the timing was really great, since I was home and had people to take care of me (nothing makes the stomach flu more lousy than having no one to take care of you, in my experience), and I didn’t have to worry about missing work at all, what with Memorial Day and all that. I also had my Bestest Fwend to keep me company.
And now I’m clear from the stomach flu for another 26 months. (I have, oddly enough, regularly gotten the stomach flu once every 26 months since January 2010. My mom thinks I’m ridiculous for assuming this is a guaranteed thing, but personally I appreciate the predictability and plan to spend all of July 2016 at my parents house to ensure I have my mommy and daddy to take care of me :P)
2. So, uh, Ryan Cabrera is following me on Twitter?
I’m not entirely sure when I became cool enough to have minor celebrities follow me on Twitter, but since this is the most legit I’ve felt, well, ever, I’m not complaining. I’m usually excited enough to have a company favorite a tweet I send to them, so as far as I’m concerned, this is a Big Deal. Does this mean I’m a cool blogger now?
3. Yesterday, I participated in the annual cousin mini golf outing. This has been a tradition in my family for well over a decade, and though it’s tricky to get us all together these days now that we’re not, you know, between the ages of 8 and 15, it’s still a fun time.
I am proud to report that I achieved TWO holes-in-one during the tournament. Unfortunately, those did not at all make up for my, ahem, several holes-in-six, so I still came in second-to-last, per usual.
Most importantly, I felt well enough to finally eat some ice cream.
It’s good to have an appetite again 🙂
How was your Memorial Day?
Do you have any fun traditions with your family? Tradition could probably be our family name — mini golf is the mere tip of the iceberg.