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This damn day. The oncall. The depression. I have to admit that, while I’m competent during oncall, it really damages my sanity and health if I don’t spend the next day resting.

Work: Night oncall. Things happened because of other teams. What are ya gonna do except help them to keep customers from getting adversely impacted? Even at 6am after a night of insomnia (I don’t take any of my calming or sleeping pills while I’m oncall; it’s like getting drunk, a bad bad horrible idea).

I ended up taking a half-day, because I’m coming down with something that starts in your chest and does something, although I’m already feeling a little bit better (maybe the chicken soup did something?).

Nightmares: Weird dreams. But I’ll remember not to ever eat Doritos ever again (needing to go DF due to intolerance is depressing in a lotta ways). Instead, I will probably make Durritas from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook, which are lower in fat anyways.

Food: I cooked up a bunch of rice noodles for later use in various dishes, like this impromptu soup. You can actually do this without much trouble, as shown in Quick & Easy Thai:

  1. Bring water to boil in a large pot. I suggest 8 cups.
  2. Dump package of rice noodles into the pot at the same time that you remove it from heat.
  3. Let sit 10 minutes. (If you’re going to use the noodles in a stir-fry, you only need 5 minutes.)
  4. Save a bunch for later use, eat some now (about 1/4) tossed with any kind of sauce you like.

Books: Finished off Lust Lizard, and started on Beginning Operations, the first omnibus of Sector General novels.

Link of the Day: Bad Movie Beatdown of The Happening is awesome. I also recommend Cleolinda’s Movies in 15 Minutes breakdown of same.