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Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 12:01 pm by flerly.

Fire breaks out at Dunwoody apartment complex… and I sleep through it. I blame Prilosec.

I broke down and bought a 14-day dose so I could try to stop eating antacid’s like candy, and as of day two, the heartburn wasn’t bothering me, but the weakness and dizziness (and less public forum mentionable symptoms) sure were. Of course, with my lingering sinus/cold whatever crap, I thought great… I’m just getting sick again. I did have a whole day of feeling better, it’s about time to get sick again… but no, I’m convinced it’s just med side effects.

Like.. last night, I felt fine.. watching TV, goofing with the cat– I walk upstairs and when I hit the top it’s like my head doesn’t quit going up. I had to lay down before I fell down, and when the dizziness passed, my arms and legs felt like they’d been chained down. I tried to get up and function through the weird feeling of weakness… went up and down the stairs a few times for water and materials for the failed Kitty Collar 2000TM experiment, but it was a struggle.

Oh well. Watching the news to catch up on the fire details. Guess I’m just glad it wasn’t closer to us, as I’d have had a hell of a time dragging back up to get out for a fire. And now I’m realizing how depressing the local news can be… after our lead-story fire, there was another fire report, this time for the Three-Dollar Cafe on Roswell, then a report about phony policemen in the area… apparently phony policemen with phony uniforms and cars with blue lights. The reporter’s only advice? If you see bluelights behind you, signal the officer that you see them, then proceed slowly to a public place to stop, such as a store or gas station. Joy.

Ugh… I wondered where Marc has been for a couple days… he says:

[11:39] Marc: i’ve been ill the past two days due to food poisoning. Both my wife and I ate some undercooked chicken on Monday night… horrible.
[11:39] Kim J: eeeewwwwww… i wondered
[11:39] Kim J: when you’re not even online, you’re usually out cold
[11:41] Marc: that was pretty much the case, I think the bathroom linoleum has an indention of my body on it from the past two days.
[11:43] Kim J: poor thing. glad you feel better.
[11:43] Marc: i’m about 90% now. On the bright side I dropped 7 lbs.

He wants to know if the unit that burned was the one they used to live in, but I don’t think so. I guess I might take a walk around later and see. I don’t think I’ve been to check the mail in the last two days anyway…

Well, I think I need some fuel and then I have the huge pile to tackle and multiple conference calls to look forward to today.

Addendum: tells the fire story first hand … http://bradthemad.ath.cx/journal/archives/000093.html



  1. tiger66466 has made a Comment

    Wasn’t there fires at an apartment complex near you over the weekend? I remember going somewhere and hearing about it and was concerned it was yours until I heard it was something other than The Gardens.

    Time to invest in smoke dectors and fire extinguishers, huh?

    February 12, 2004 @ 4:18 am

  2. flerly has made a Comment

    The news said there was nobody home at all in the 8-unit building that was on fire, thus nobody was hurt.. but I guess nobody was home to even whip out a fire extinguisher and put out whatever started it.

    We’ve got an extinguisher, sure, but as I discovered on the multiple times I’ve set our stove on fire or even on the glorious day of noxious-plastic-smoke from the microwave, we don’t have a smoke detector in the kitchen area at all. The only one I know of off the top of my head is at the top of the stairs by the bedrooms, and it didn’t even beep when I filled our kitchen with smoke that day. If it takes more smoke than THAT to set it off, we sure as heck couldn’t even get out by the time it went off.

    February 12, 2004 @ 4:22 am

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