27 Mar 2004 dyork   » (Master)

Sickness - 10 days and counting - I haven't written here much lately in large part because today is now the tenth day that I have been struck down with the nastiest cold/flu/virus that I have ever suffered. For the first time in my life, I have now been out of the office for seven days! Coughing extensively, headache, fever, fatigue, unable to talk, unable to sleep. Adding to all the fun has been an eye infection that has turned one eye quite red. It has been quite horrid.

Of course, being stuck inside the 4 walls of our house, I passed the germs along to Lori and Chloe, both of whom have caught the bug to different ideas. Thankfully, Chloe hasn't been too badly affected, but Lori has, like me, been pretty much wiped out. I just want it to end!

Babylon 5 DVDs - As part of being wiped out, I spent a good bit of time lying on the couch and watching the Babylon 5 DVDs. Finished watching Season 3 and then watched all of Season 4. What a tremendous season #4 was! So much power. So much emotion. Television has simply not been the same since B5 left the air.

Babylon 5 Gag Reels - Finally decided to do a web search to find out how to access the season 4 gag reel and season 3 gag reel. Pretty fun stuff... albeit rather short. They do make you work for it to get to it, though!

West Wing DVDs - With Lori getting sick, and with us having cancelled cable, and with both of us only wanting to lie on the couch and try to breathe, we wound up renting out DVDs of season one of The West Wing. Since we have been long-time fans of the show, it was great to see the first season as: 1) we didn't see much of it before; and 2) the characters have changed and grown so much since this first season. It was a reminder again of how great this show is!

CISSP - Funny how the little things affect you. As part of receiving the CISSP credential, I had a note that I could receive a free lapel pin from the ISC2's online store. I did so, and a couple of days later, an envelope arrived with the lapel pin. Silly on one level, but it was something that I enjoyed receiving.

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