Suspended By Sickness

Horror reviews, writing, and basically anything more than lying in bed have taken a bit of a backseat as I've been battling a wicked upper respiratory infection since the tail end of Columbus Weekend, which was spent in update New York in the middle of nowhere.  I was on my second week of a serious health/diet change, and not wanting to lose the rhythm of the work I had been doing on my bike, I decided to try running.  The problem with this was two-fold:


  1. I hadn't run seriously (except to chase my son) for at least a decade.
  2. The mornings I attempted this wheezing, pathetic flailing of arms and legs, it was 45 degrees.  The temperature was 40 degrees higher by lunch.


So for the grand total of about 4 miles of jogging, I got stuck with a nebulizer treatments 3 times a day, antibiotics for the infection in my chest and sinuses, and a 3 day does of steroids that causes my hands to shake and my body to spontaneously burst out in furnace sweats throughout the day.  Which is STILL better than feeling like I did before the meds.

So activity's been at a minimum - but I have written up about half of my second review for THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, and have watched my next two films as well, so hopefully by this weekend we'll be somewhat back on track.  In the meantime I'll be enjoying the massive amounts of obscure death metal made possible by the lovely folks at Spotify (seriously, how else can I listen to Pathology, Absu, and Futur Skullz?) and working through the chaos that is IOS 5 on my iPhone and iPad.

How are you passing your time?