...I thought I twisted my ankle jumping off the 2nd floor but may have gotten cut wrestling with that female zombie.
...I may be infected.
...I may be becoming one of them...brainless, souless. All sence of self and intelect destroyed.
I don't want to wind up that way.
I have to get ahold of myself. I need to think. I don't KNOW if I am infected. I could just be hurting from the fall.
I need to get home.
I need to find my wife.
I need to find my son.
I am NOT going to be taken out BY A F**KING WALKING MEATLOAF!!!!
Luckily, zombies don't know how to land!
I left her there with two broken legs and made my way up the back stairs to my car. As soon as I get on the road I will be out of range of the Wi Fi.
Poe, when you read this, know that I love you and I am headed home to try and find you..
So I went over to Fry's to check out the free soda I mentioned earlier. No free soda, no free anything except ZOMBIES!
I walked in the door and some dude I did not know tried to 'hug me'. I thought he was a drunk so I ducked and he went over. He is thrashing around on the floor and I look around for some assistance with the guy when I notice that all of the staff in the imedeate area are walking towards me. Now that really clued me that something was going on since Fry's employees seem to pride themselves on their inability to be helpful.
Then I noticed one was missing an arm.....No, it wasn't like "hmmm, an amputee? I wonder if he is a vet?" No it was more like "ewww, he is covered in BBQ sauce. Wait, that is blood!"
Then the EMT side of my brain started to take over with thoughts of "well, I had better stauch that bleeding and get someone to get EMS rolling"
About 2 seconds into that thought they all screamed and started running at me.
Now, when I say screamed, I mean they all made verbal sounds that that could only come from a human BUT SHOULD NOT!
At this point I ran. I made it back accross the street to my building only to notice a few more like them roaming the halls. I grabbed a couple of items off my desk and ducked into a service coridoor to stay out of sight.
I tried calling and texting Poe but she has not picked up. I tried calling Snoopy and Stride but no luck there either. I still have WiFi so Poe, if you get this CALL ME and let me know you are OK! I am going to try to get to the car and get on the road.
So, this morning I got into work early to try and get caught up on all the tasks I set aside so that I could work on a presentation for my VP. As I am driving up to my building I notice a bunch of what look like day laborers standing around in the Fry's parking lot across the street. Usually you see them over at the Home Depot or the Lowes down the street so it was kind of strange to see then standing out in front of an electronics store.
It occurred to me that, if they are hanging out there for work they weren’t Gardeners or Painters, they must be SysAdmins, WebDevs, Desk Top Support, Electrical Engineers and the like trying to find pick up jobs.
Wow, the recession really has hit the
Either that or Fry's is giving away free Mountain Dew again.
Hmmm, free soda...I'll have to check and see if that is the case.
Any set of rules/guidelines should be as succinct and unambiguous as possible which nessesitates them being broadly worded. It also means that there are clarifications for specific points (in case you didn't catch the obvious intent) I have included a few. Finally, like Asimov's Laws of Robotics, these rules are in an order for a good reason...
Rule #1: Be comfortable with yourself!
If you can't be comfortable with yourself then other probably can't be either.
Being comfortable includes being comfortable around people you don't know or by yourself. Don't always rely on the opinions of others. In the end, it is your opinion of yourself that matters.
Don't mistake Arrogance for Confidence. The Arrogant need other people to be wrong so that they can be right which builds in weakness. The Confident recognize that there are many viewpoints that can be right and refines their viewpoints by allowing them to be challenged.
Rule #2: Meet new people.
There are many people in the world who can be "right" for you. The more people you interact with the more likely you are to meet one of them.
Just because someone appears to be "right" doesn't mean that they are not already taken or will ever be emotionally available to you. Take heart, enjoy your time with them and LEARN what a "right" person looks like and looks for. The worst that can happen is you get a cool new friend and maybe learn something about yourself.
Sometimes meeting new people means expanding upon the relationships you already have. "Friend of a friend" is more likely to have common interests and come to you "pre vetted" by the people you already trust.
Make time for the people who make you feel good about yourself. Who knows, one of the cool friends you have may have been waiting for you to become "emotionally available" and you may not have noticed it. Either way, it helps with Rule #1.
Rule #3: Avoid worthless relationships!
Admit it, everyone has gotten into or stayed in a relationship that is just not fullfilling and never will be. Sex, routine, emotional security, what ever the reason in the end all you are doing is keeping yourself from growing as a person. Either work to improve the relationship you are in or get out! Grow or leave. Harsh, but this is the biggest trap most people fall in to: staying in a dead end relationship because they lack the confidence to either make it work or end it.
If you are not yet in a relationship, remember rule #1, enjoy being with yourself. You don't need to get hooked up just to validate your self image. Flirt, have fun, be daring, but don't date some one unless you see in them the qualities that make you say "wow, I'd be really happy to tell my friends I am dating this person"
There you have them. Feel free to take what you like and ignore the rest. Just a few bits of philosophy from my experience. I hope they work for you as well as they do for me (if not better!)
On an amusing note, his nicknames so far:
rodent (it has been pointed out by various friends that this is more of a denotation than an appellation...)
daddy's little gobbo
...oh yeah, I forgot:
baby bird (mostly got dropped once he was born)
little piglet (usualy pronounced pig-GA-let)
Poe and Corbin are both doing well, so well in fact that they are letting us all go today. We are waiting for a wheelchair to take us out and then we are on our way home. We should be back home by 2pm at the lattest.
Then the true test of un-assisted baby care begins....It's OK when the baby poops blue...right?
Poeso and Corbin continue to do well. Poe is recovering from her C section faster than the docs expected. Especially since this morning they informed her that she could/should have been on Vallium for pain management every 6 hours but was only offered it to her once on Monday morning. I may joke, but Poe is not frail. At this point, barring complications, we will be checking out tomorrow, Wed morning, before noon.
Corbin continues to do all of the things you think are so droll when other babies do them that are so amazing when your own child does them: squaks at odd hours for no reason, burps in chorous with his mom, entertains himself with handpuppet shows, looks arround with that befuddled look of "ummm, just where the heck am I?". I won't bore you with any more detail just that I continue to be amazed by this little life and the thought that he is my contribution to our family...I suspect the feelings are hormonially induced so you don't try to shake the child at 3 in the morning when you haven't slept in 3 days because he cries every 20 minutes. Luckily for him I seem to be a sucker for them.
Got to go watch my boy nurse, it is the COOLEST thing!!!!
PS: My first worthwhile post, Hoo-rah!