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08 January 2005 @ 11:16 am
plague day!  
I get a call from my supervisor this morning, all "where ARE you!??" I am all: *blink blink* "Huh?"

There was a whole lot of miscommunication about shift-switching that made my supervisor think that I knew to come in to work for someone else... while I didn't even know this other person's schedule. Oops.

So, I get up and get ready to go to work, full of general unwarranted indignance at the universe. Except ICE IS FALLING FROM THE SKY in large quantities, and a good old-fashioned nor'easter blizzard is just starting, and our road isn't plowed and I don't have four-wheel-drive, etc, raa.

My mother is all "Bring your pajamas in case you have to sleep at the shop!"

Me: dramatic scene of "RETAIL IS NOT WORTH THIS!!" (I specify, because I just spent last night watching the OMG AWESOME Atlantis marathon, and they didn't stop working just because of some inclement weather)

I make plans to post a "If you never hear from me again, I died valiantly on the road and/or am sleeping at Kripalu FOREVER" note to livejournal to share my righteous indignance with everyone. Then my dad comes upstairs and says there's no way in hell he's going to try and make it to the post office, and when my dad refuses to drive somewhere for new NetFlix, you KNOW the weather is bad. And then he tells me all sorts of stuff about how I am doing VEHICULAR SUICIDE, etc.

So I call Sara to tell her about the ICE FALLING FROM THE SKY, and she is all "I AM SO SCREWED! I AM ALL BY MYSELF IN THE SHOP!" since a bunch of people called in sick, too. Meep for Sara. And then she goes "... actually, YOU shouldn't come in to work, because this is highly contagious and you could die with your immune system of uselessness because you have been JAFFA'd." (last part added in homage to mystic_isles000)

Me: "Meep?" (I checked the weather.com FLU WARNING site, too, and there's a big evil red spot of doom in my region. I will now hide in my room and LIVE IN FEAR, because, omg, I am not going to get an eval virus that will make me have mono again for months and months, NO.)

Apparently, as rpgmaniac666 said and my mother just corroborated, they issued a building-wide EPIDEMIC WARNING that anyone falling sick with this thing has to report it to the security office immediately. All these people in my mom's office got hospitalized for ridiculously high fevers and dehydration, etc., blah, ew. It may be the same plague that amilyn's friends and relations have been keeling over from, or at least an East Coast strain of it... not sure.

So I am on a Snow Plague Day from work.

-- Little Red, who is sure this is more amusing and terrifying eeeeeeeek to her than it is to any of you.

p.s. Atlantis marathon o.m.f.g. so good.

p.p.s. And therefore it is a BIG DILEMMA whether to watch more 'lantis (I really want to see "Suspicion" again now that I am SUCH A TEYLA FANGIRL tm) or to watch new Sex and the City that was acquired from NetFlix before the storm.

p.s.s. I am now all afeared every time I eat something and feel sick. When did I become such a hypochondriac? I always feel sick after eating food. *smacks brain* Clearly, I need new Atlantis fic to distract me.
 
 
feel: anxiousanxious
hear: ICE FALLING FROM THE SKY
 
 
 
a universal sigh: SGA - Sheppard - stargate_santanaushika on January 8th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
Hee. That is amusing to me. *pats* At least you don't have to go into work after all!

Yay Atlantis! I vote for the watching of Atlantis. But I'm biased.
Little Red: sga - alcohol porn - nostalgiamylittleredgirl on January 8th, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
So far, I have watched NOTHING, because the TV has been commandeered. But this has given me a chance to catch up on my rather ridiculous amount of comment-to-this! windows open on my computer. Eep!

However, I like the idea of switching back and forth and letting it jumble in my head. Sex and the Floating Ancient City!! *scroll down for episode summary*
NEXT TIME I'M IN CHURCH, PLEASE NO PHOTOS: don't mess with a wraithdaygloparker on January 8th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
I vote for Sex and the City, 'cause Teyla ain't got nothin' on Carrie Bradshaw.
Little Red: sga - alcohol porn - nostalgiamylittleredgirl on January 8th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC)
Except that trishkit and I recently decided that the Athosians 1) don't have weird puritan inhibitions about sex and 2) aren't even into any sort of binding monogamy, like marriage. So they do wild sex all the time with random folk just for fun, and that's mostly separate from emotional attachment.

Yet another reason why she will blow Ford's mind. When he grows up and deserves it more. :)
Melyanna: penguinmelyanna on January 8th, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
You know, I've had close exposure to the flu more times than I can remember and never actually had it. Does that mean I'm too evil to get the flu?
Little Red: sg - osiris knowing evil - littlekfrumylittleredgirl on January 8th, 2005 05:07 pm (UTC)
Mebbe this is like that bad movie Unbreakable and OMG YOU HAVE COSMICALLY STOLEN MY IMMUNE SYSTEM!!!

Or you're just too evil.
(no subject) - melyanna on January 8th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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tarkheena lizzeeen: lantis - gate crack - shroom_iconsliminalliz on January 8th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
*laughs and cheers for Plague Day*
*sends our Killing Dogs after eval diseases, ofmg*


The marathon ROCKED despite the fact that I couldn't see it and I fell asleep during it...errr...

WATCH MORE 'LANTIS!!! ...AND SEX AND THE CITY! :is torn as well:
Little Red: sga - gimme hope lizzie - nostalgiamylittleredgirl on January 8th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
GERM KILLING ATTACK DOGS!! I need those. Yay!

Marathon soooooo coooooool... omfg. There is *so* much stuff in the early eps that I wasn't paying attention to at the time. Or, like, didn't even care about, like how poor Teyla is totally an afterthought in both the script and the direction in the first half of the season. *IS SUCH A FANGIRL EEEK*

TORN!! My mommy will watch Sex and the City with me, so I think I will be watching that sometime soon. (yes, she is why I put "please don't read this if you are my parents... and if you do... don't tell me..." warnings on my smutty fanfics) And I'm still riding the high from the marathon...

OMG. SO MANY UNFINISHED FICS. *FEARS*
you're thinking of mr wizard: cunningcleverocity on January 8th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
boo for weather & plague, but yay for staying home!
Get two TVs right next to each other and watch both at once. Then write some cracked-out crossover fic.

Hahahahahaha!

I mean, watch Atlantis!
Little Red: sga - alcohol porn - nostalgiamylittleredgirl on January 8th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Sex and the <s>Floating</s> <s>Ancient</s> City!!1!
... in which Elizabeth is meant to go out on a date with Rodney, but gets stuck in a transporter with her commitmentphobic "we're ON HOLD" ex-boyfriend John and ends up doing sex with him -- but oh no, did he accidentally leave his radio on? Elsewhere on Atlantis, Ford thinks he's having the best sex of his life with his mystery woman from last week, but does she really exist or is she merely a product of alien mind control? A visiting alien dignitary seems to be chasing after Teyla, but they don't speak the same language -- how will she know if sleeping with him on the first date is a huge cultural taboo or not?
Re: Sex and the Floating Ancient City!!1! - cleverocity on January 8th, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
heeeee. - mylittleredgirl on January 8th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
רותם שחר (Ro)roothekittykat on January 8th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC)
at least you didn't have to go to work!

yes! that marathon was great! i only got to see the ending of rising and then 38min but i'm gonna watch all the eps from the begining this weekend! wheee! and my plan: write fic for each ep! :D

that big evil red spot of doom sounds like scary stuff!

hehee, you know, we go driving in hurricanes looking for gas to power our generators...you'd think we'd learn something after the first time we ran out of gas...obviously not!;)
Little Red: sga - s/w do sex - unrehearsed_mylittleredgirl on January 8th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
I watched it until the end and then passed out dead from tired. But so much squeeeeeee.

and my plan: write fic for each ep! :D

WOW!! I am so sucky at writing episode-related fics. I waaaaaant to. I have been playing with an episode-by-episode AU starting in "Underground" and just haven't been able to make myself wriiiite it. Arg. I think it's that I can't quite figure out how to involve dialogue and scenes from the episodes without it seeming redundant. There are a few authors who do this really well... I should study them :)

hehee, you know, we go driving in hurricanes looking for gas to power our generators...you'd think we'd learn something after the first time we ran out of gas...obviously not!;)

Well, now it's like a sport ;)

I am so afraid of things like hurricanes because we just don't get them here. Would have NO clue what to do. Here we get blizzards and ice storms a lot, and so I kind of know the routine (and yet, of course, still feel VALIANT for surviving).
entertaining in a disturbing waylyssie on January 8th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
I vote for 'Lantis. 'cause I loathe S&tC.

Little Red: sg - anise - amandamylittleredgirl on January 9th, 2005 12:09 am (UTC)
I never watched it before, despite everyone who I knew in college going "OMG! IT IS A SIN THAT YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS SHOW!!!"

It is entertaining me. I mean, the humor of the entire series seems based on mortification, but I am entertained. *shrugs* :)
MegTDJ: Michael Gretzky - dierne (base)meg_tdj on January 8th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
Awww, it's too bad you don't live around here. I just heard on the radio today that the health people are doing a happy dance that there really haven't been any flu outbreaks around here (yet) this season.

But that probably wasn't encouraging...

(((((huggles)))))
Little Red: b5 - all alone in the night - thatfangirmylittleredgirl on January 9th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC)
*sigh*

My mom has a cold, and so I am hiding in my room, and yes, very ashamed of that. I would go, like, work out and build body strength, but that would require going into the evil work building of germz and contagion. OH NO!

*FEARS TEH EVIL MONO*
Melody: SheppardWeMakeSexByNostalgia_ljpellmelody on January 9th, 2005 02:54 am (UTC)
they issued a building-wide EPIDEMIC WARNING that anyone falling sick with this thing has to report it to the security office immediately. All these people in my mom's office got hospitalized for ridiculously high fevers and dehydration, etc., blah, ew.

WHA? Holy poop on a stick!! Man, I wouldn't leave the fricking HOUSE!

Hey, wait a minute. That means you're at home with nothing to do. Write me some prOn!!!
Little Red: sg - anise - amandamylittleredgirl on January 9th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
Man, I wouldn't leave the fricking HOUSE!

This is why I spent today locked up in my bedroom :) Even the REST OF THE HOUSE is not safe!! (My dad as a music school in the basement... lots and lots of school-age children with evil germz...)

That means you're at home with nothing to do. Write me some prOn!!!

Your totally selfless sympathy for my situation is touching. Really, it is. :-P

*love*

I tried to write stuff today and totally failed! I think I called my muse an evil wench once too often... :-/
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Little Red: b5 - corps is mother - thatfangirlmylittleredgirl on January 10th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
EEEEEK! I'm not sure that Newark is inside the RED SPOT OF DOOM or not, so let us hope that you will be safe.

*remains under self-imposed quarrantine in bedroom*

*worries for own sanity*