Thursday, November 16, 2006

Denis Leary was right again, as usual



On Tuesday I had alluded that I wasn't feeling very good. That was sort of an understatement. For the past week and a half I've been sort of "Holy shit I haven't been this fucking sick in fifteen fucking years please shoot me and put me out of my misery" sick. I'm not going to go into the details of my symptoms, but if any of you have ever read Stephen King's "The Stand" will identify with how I felt. I had been trying to persevere with it and just keep on soldiering on but last night when I got to the yard office I couldn't go on anymore. The other night one switchman called out, and the last two nights my engineer was out with what we're now calling the "Clewiston Cruds". I got the yardmaster to mark me off for the night and proceeded to the local Wal Mart to get the Elixer of the Gods... Nyquil.

Capitol "N", little "y" Big fucking "Q"...

The "Q" had been calling me to succumb to the Green Death flavor...

I got back home and was already opening the bottle before my front door was closed. Down a HUGE shot of it and Bang! Right into the Nyquil coma.

Bliss for eight hours of un-interrupted sleep.

I'm still not feeling 100% but that NyQuil Coma was just what I needed. That and a solid night's sleep. Hopefully I'll be feeling better in a few days... I hope so. I really hate feeling like this. The crop isn't even half over yet and I've got a lot more work to do.

Is it April yet?

Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden

18 comments:

Mushy said...

I have taken so much Nyquil that I've gone immune to it. Used to I could take a doze and sleep all night - now I have to have more every 3 hours. However, I still take it 'cause nothing else works as well. The Dayquil works pretty good too...I've made it through lots of days when I worked with it.

I read The Stand, one of my favorites, so I understand your condition completely. Get well soon.

AlaskaJen said...

You didn't take a thermos did you? ;o) I'm glad you're feeling better!

mist1 said...

The Green Death flavor? That's funny.

I prefer liquor when I'm sick. I also drink liquor as a preventitive measure.

Cheryl said...

Yay! NyQuil. Yay! Booze!

Red said...

Yeah.. I love the NyQuil coma..

Hope you're better soon!

Leazwell said...

I can't take the Q anymore. Used to love it but now it makes me "wired". Can't sleep.

I read The Stand years ago, wasn't the guy suffering from radiation poisoning? Man, you've been feeling poorly!

hotliltrainfreak said...

Hi! I've been lurking your blog for a while now and finally decided to say hello. I'm so sorry you feel like pooh! I wish I was there to make you feel better. Get you up and going again so you can put your engine into my roundhouse! ;)

Becky said...

I'm a wimp... I have to get the red stuff instead. I can't handle that green flavor, whatever it is. Nuclear runoff or something.

Glad you got some rest... hope you recover soon!

Reba said...

I always have nyquil and dayquil in my medicine cabinet. I hate the taste though, so I have it in the forms of tablets. I think it works just as well. The only downfall is that the pills are huge.

Hope you feel better soon.

AlaskaJen said...

To Train Freak - Interesting approach, with signals like that you must be the most visited roundhouse in the yard! ;)

Outdoorsy Girl said...

NyQuil is a miracle worker. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

tsduff said...

I remember the flu/plague epidemic in The Stand. Wow, lo siento Tom :-( No flu shot this year? Me neither.

Lisa said...

So glad NyQuil works for you. It gives me a hangover. And I shudder just LOOKING at the bottle. Cause gawd that stuff takes disgusting!

Hope you feel better soon!

ECBlade said...

mmmmm....NyQuil-iscious!

Fathairybastard said...

Love that stuff. Do ya use the little mesurin' cup, or do ya just chug it? Gotta chug it man.

Kev said...

NyQuil helps you catch Z's the same way sitting on the tracks helps you catch a train.

And speaking of catching a train, nice one, AK Jen!

The RHS said...

damn, and I was whining about being sick for a week!

you have any shorter books that explain how you feel?

honkeie2 said...

i took Nyquil once....and only once...that was the worst trip I have ever been one....I actually forgot where i was