December 31, 2009

Sorry I Blew Off Blogging
— Ace

It was no big deal, but I was/am sort of sick. Not seriously sick, just have this weariness and achiness and nappiness for three days now. Minor stuff in nose or throat. It's more like this illness that just demands I lay in bed and nap.

It's not really an excuse, because, at the end of the day, I could have fired out just headlines and some snark. So, I guess the real reason is: I didn't feel like it. Was a bit unwell (not really unwell, just enough to notice) and decided that I should indulge myself like a big, pants-wetting baby all worried about terrorism and stuff.

Plus... whoa, that Christmas holiday this year? Four days off? In a row? I guess I sorta got used to that, too.

Anyway, I'm still under the weather but will try to remember a bit more that I am fortunate enough to have a job, and that I shouldn't just take off whenever I feel like it.

On the other hand, holiday's coming up again, so...

Open Blog.

But will be blogging and stuff on the lighter weekend-type schedule, at least until Monday.


Posted by: Ace at 11:16 AM | Comments (66)
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1
Woulndn't be a complete week without an apology from Ace.

Posted by: Posted by at December 31, 2009 11:18 AM (z37MR)

2 Don't worry about it.  I still hit your tip jar.  You make more sense when you're under the weather than Andi Sullivan and Chuckles Johnson combined.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 31, 2009 11:18 AM (tJ4Ym)

3
...or a dissertation on what is and what is not funny.

Posted by: Posted by at December 31, 2009 11:18 AM (z37MR)

4 You're cool, Ace, but we CAN live a few days without you, providin' your moron co-bloggers are posting at a fairly constant pace.  Enjoy the time off.  Guilt FREE.  Waddaya, a Catholic or Jew?

Posted by: Typical Liberal at December 31, 2009 11:20 AM (B5cM9)

5 Must have met a nice hobo and turned out tasting bad, get well soon Ace you're ok with me.

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 11:21 AM (nmfvn)

6

More Ace = less Drew calling us bigots for not getting on board with 'teh gay' marriage.

Posted by: Jim in San Diego at December 31, 2009 11:21 AM (F09Uo)

7 Gosh Ace, I hope you are feeling better!  You don't have any enlarged lymph nodes do you?  With all the fatigue and aches, I hope you don't have mono.  You haven't been running yourself down chasing frisky hobos, have you?  Take care!

Posted by: runningrn at December 31, 2009 11:22 AM (CfmlF)

8 Ace my husband has had the exact same thing, been going on 3 weeks now.  He is finally starting to feel better. Doc put him on Cipro.  Said if wasn't better by next week he was going to x-ray his chest, suspects walking pneumonia.  He's had it before.  Hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: jewells at December 31, 2009 11:23 AM (lv7H+)

9

Hey in the "real world" you'd get sick days. No questions asked--no explanation necessary. Take the time off. a) you deserve it and b) sounds like you need it.

Just don't watch porn this time. Despite what the morons will  tell you, it won't put you on the path to happier health. You need rest and fluids, more fluids and more rest. That's the prescrption, fill it, and abide by it. Feel better soon....

Posted by: laceyunderalls at December 31, 2009 11:24 AM (hyiMm)

10 Ace, don't fret.  We'll all still be here when you are over your malaise.

And, hey, kids, check out this cool article I just round on Drudge.  Dem recruits running for the exits.  Tee hee.

Posted by: Peaches at December 31, 2009 11:24 AM (9Wv2j)

11 >>It's more like this illness that just demands I lay in bed and nap.<<

Yeah, I used to have that.  Me and Johnny Walker.

Posted by: SlaveDog at December 31, 2009 11:25 AM (W+E+o)

12 And by "round" I mean "found."  D'oh.

Posted by: Peaches at December 31, 2009 11:25 AM (9Wv2j)

13 I've got the same cough wheeze sneeze sniffle ick crap thing going on so I understand the compulsion to just lie there. 

Posted by: alexthechick at December 31, 2009 11:25 AM (6Hbvd)

14 I'm pissed at the Dems in congress pissing on this country. Time to work hard and kick them all out.

Posted by: dvdivx at December 31, 2009 11:27 AM (vJLJ0)

15 I've always wondered at the origins of the phrase "under the weather".  Where did it come from?  Who first said it? 

And when does one's condition stop being "under the weather" and start being "sick" or "ill"? 

Today is my curious day.

Posted by: Intrepid at December 31, 2009 11:27 AM (92zkk)

16 Does swine flu still exist?

Posted by: pajama momma at December 31, 2009 11:27 AM (275r1)

17

"It's more like this illness that just demands I lay in bed and nap."

lie

Unless you left out what you were going to lay in the bed.

Posted by: dicentra at December 31, 2009 11:27 AM (8JOPC)

18 You're in Hawaii playing golf, right? Seems that's where everyone is this week.

Posted by: t-bird at December 31, 2009 11:28 AM (GFhBu)

19 Baby aspirin and 1000 hits of vitamin C daily and I feel like a 20yr old, and I'm 62, read it, learn it, live it, Ace!

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 11:30 AM (nmfvn)

20 To be under the weather is to be unwell. This comes again from a maritime source. In the old days, when a sailor was unwell, he was sent down below to help his recovery, under the deck and away from the weather.

Posted by: jewells at December 31, 2009 11:30 AM (lv7H+)

21 Ace, when you don't post we think you're out doing crazy shit, so it's like win win for you.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at December 31, 2009 11:30 AM (muUqs)

22 21 Dr. Spank,

He's doing crazy shit WHEN he posts!

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 11:32 AM (nmfvn)

23 I'm not sick.  Not under the weather.  But 2009 sucked donkey balls and 2010 probably won't be any better, and so I've stocked up on cheap beer and easy-peasy yummy junk food and plan to lay about in my jammies until Monday. 

Posted by: Peaches at December 31, 2009 11:34 AM (9Wv2j)

24

Sorry I Blew Off Blogging

Stick your sorries in a sack, mister.

Posted by: Susan Ross at December 31, 2009 11:34 AM (Vl5GH)

25 What is "1,000 hits of Vitamin C"? 'Nam Grunt?  1000 mg?  I hear mega dosing vitamin C is good for receding gums (which I have)

Posted by: GregInSeattle at December 31, 2009 11:35 AM (B5cM9)

26 23,

Oh My!

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 11:35 AM (nmfvn)

27 'Nam, you're not sittin' down there in Texas judging my lifestyle, are ya?  ':-)

Posted by: Peaches at December 31, 2009 11:36 AM (9Wv2j)

28 25,

Yes Greg mg's been doing them for years now, hardly ever get sick, knock on wood.

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 11:37 AM (nmfvn)

29 27 Peaches,

No ma'am I don't judge, just call 'em like I see them darlin'!

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 11:38 AM (nmfvn)

30 Ace, from someone who had a serious illness, OBEY your body. If you are not feeling well and want to rest and sleep do so. You will get well faster :-)

Posted by: karenm at December 31, 2009 11:38 AM (n5ruu)

31 So, I guess the real reason is: I didn't feel like it. No worries. I mail it in all the time.

Posted by: B. Obama at December 31, 2009 11:39 AM (4iIhs)

32

No worries. I mail it in all the time.
Posted by: B. Obama at December 31, 2009 04:39 PM (4iIhs)

...That's why he didn't want them to take away his Blackberry...

Posted by: CanaDave at December 31, 2009 11:40 AM (QVJiJ)

33 Well, I also take the baby aspirin and the 1000 mg C and a buncha other vitamins and stuff.  And I'm oddly healthy for a self-indulgent fruit-&-vegetable-hatin' beer-drinker.  Of course, the way things are going in this country, an early death is not completely unattractive.

Posted by: Peaches at December 31, 2009 11:41 AM (9Wv2j)

34 Who is "Off Blogging"?

Posted by: j at December 31, 2009 11:41 AM (e9JZd)

35 Poor baby.  Thought maybe you had something to do with the mysterious abandoned van in NYC yesterday.  The rumor was it was full of dead hobos. 

Rest up this weekend, and go easy on the Val-U-Rite.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 11:41 AM (UOM48)

36
If Ace had said "Sorry I blew-up blogging", he would have had Matthew Yglesias coming to his defense, calling us pussies

Posted by: Dr. Spank at December 31, 2009 11:42 AM (muUqs)

37 33 Peaches,

Don't ever say that to me again I've grown to like you too much.

Posted by: 'Nam Grunt at December 31, 2009 11:45 AM (nmfvn)

38 Jane how are you doing?  How is your son?

Posted by: jewells at December 31, 2009 11:45 AM (lv7H+)

39 #34, LOL- I just got that.

Posted by: jewells at December 31, 2009 11:46 AM (lv7H+)

40 @20

Thanks for the explanation, Jewells.  It's nice to know where phases come from.  Something I can bore/amaze my relatives with at the next family gathering.

Posted by: Intrepid at December 31, 2009 11:48 AM (92zkk)

41 37  right back at ya, 'Nam

Posted by: Peaches at December 31, 2009 11:50 AM (9Wv2j)

42 Aceala......try Sinus Buster, Capsaicin, all natural.........tons of Vitamin C, some Quercitin and you should be right as rain.

You and Rush are needed...Beck, Palin and the two of you are it.....DeMint and Bachmann in D.C. and you guys we are good to go.......

Posted by: non_dhimmie at December 31, 2009 11:52 AM (zACGu)

43
Jewells, I'm doing fine and the boy is doing really well, or at least he sounds like it from his letters (except for a nasty incident with some razor wire last week).

He graduates in two weeks!  I ran into a friend in Fresh Market today who said, "Wow!  He's getting out so soon!"  Ummmm....no.

Thanks for asking and have a great New Year.


Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 11:53 AM (UOM48)

44 You're welcome intrepid. 

Posted by: jewells at December 31, 2009 11:53 AM (lv7H+)

45

Suck it up, you nappy-headed ho...bo...

And yes, swine flu does still exist.  I'm in day 7 of this mo-fo, and it ain't fun.  The last time I had something like this I got pneumonia, but after I broke the fever last night (sweat so bad that the bed turned into a swamp, soaked completely...the wife thought I pissed myself...again...).

Happy Freakin' New Year

 

Posted by: Uncle Jefe at December 31, 2009 11:54 AM (CMPXK)

46

My daughters friend who is in Iraq is coming home for 2 weeks in January.  He's lost 20 pounds!  He's so excited and we can't wait to see him.  Geez, if you knew this kids story you woudn't believe it.

And you're very welcome Jane, I hope your New Year is fantastic.

Posted by: jewells at December 31, 2009 11:55 AM (lv7H+)

47
Jewells, that's great about your daughter's friend.  My son says he's lost 27 pounds.  I wonder if we'll even recognize him.  I hope I don't puss out and cry, but I probably will.

Posted by: Jane D'oh! at December 31, 2009 11:57 AM (UOM48)

48 >>Thanks for the explanation, Jewells.  It's nice to know where phases come from.  Something I can bore/amaze my relatives with at the next family gathering.<<

Under the weather.
Three sheets to the wind.
Three square a day.
The whole nine yards.
Cut and run.
Hand over fist.
The bitter end.

All nautical references.

Posted by: SlaveDog at December 31, 2009 11:59 AM (W+E+o)

49 You probably will Jane.  Us moms can't help ourselves.  Our kids are our life, ya know?  And dads too of course.

Posted by: jewells at December 31, 2009 12:00 PM (lv7H+)

50 Damn, and I was really enjoying all those watermelon jokes...

Posted by: TexasJew at December 31, 2009 12:00 PM (3Uz3f)

51 Well I have a burning question.  What do the numbers and letters mean after your name and the time thingy after you post?

Posted by: jewells at December 31, 2009 12:02 PM (lv7H+)

52 A sad and lonely Nigerian tries to get even for all the racism and bullying he put up with by killing a few hundred people, and it causes ace to lie in bed in fear for 4 days.

Man up, ace!

Posted by: Matthew Yglesias at December 31, 2009 12:11 PM (sYxEE)

53 That cool Obama ennui.

Posted by: Federale at December 31, 2009 12:22 PM (9gRn0)

54

OBEY your body. If you are not feeling well and want to rest and sleep do so.

Eight years later, I'm still tired. Now what?

Posted by: dicentra at December 31, 2009 12:26 PM (F/98t)

55 I wonder who she is?   Sounds like the fever of love " It's more like this illness that just demands I lay in bed and nap.".  Gosh, Ace, this is what the dems do, we know what's going on, lol.

Seriously though, if you are really sick here's hoping you feel better.  Your place isn't the same when you aren't posting like a mad man.


Posted by: curious at December 31, 2009 12:27 PM (p302b)

56 Been there, getting over that. It was my son's idea of a Christmas present, unfortunately no return policy. It can complete with a mucus fountain feature, which is nice.

Posted by: FPC at December 31, 2009 12:28 PM (qZb8X)

57 Oh, please... he's getting him some new years twat... can't lie to us buddy, we're your friends.


Posted by: Patrick In Detroit 'Burbs at December 31, 2009 12:29 PM (UODJq)

58 As an aside, it must be difficult to be a blogger on a blog that is read as much as this one.  To have to come up with something that you can write about or to have to write about something you really can't write about in a surrepticiouis way and hope the audience gets the nuance.  Reading on drudge that they are going to subpoena bloggers makes you wonder about that female NYT's reporter who went to jail rather than reveal her source.  Wonder if bloggers will enjoy the same situation.

Posted by: curious at December 31, 2009 12:32 PM (p302b)

59 Ace, maybe when you can't blog and the rest of the crew can't blog, maybe you should ask some of your regular posters to pitch in and write up a post or two.  Bet a lot of them would have an idea or two and it would give you a well deserved break.

Posted by: curious at December 31, 2009 12:40 PM (p302b)

60

Ace,

I am assuming you're a pretty young guy, 30 something.

YOU STILL SMOKING?

Give that shit up.

Exercise, keep it down to a half gallon a WEEK of valu rite and you'll live forever.

Smoking fucks EVERYTHING up as does booze.  When you quit booze it take 6 weeks to get back, quit smoking, a year.

Happy New Year you moron!

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 12:41 PM (2+9Yx)

61

51 Well I have a burning question.  What do the numbers and letters mean after your name and the time thingy after you post?

Jewell, that is your computers name or IP. It is coded, but you can watch and see who is posting with different names, which is really unique to the AoSHQ.

Happy New Year, may this worthless year be GONE!!

Posted by: Kemp at December 31, 2009 12:48 PM (2+9Yx)

62 59 Ace, maybe when you can't blog and the rest of the crew can't blog, maybe you should ask some of your regular posters to pitch in and write up a post or two.

I nominate laptop-battery

Posted by: kbdabear at December 31, 2009 01:02 PM (sYxEE)

63 Happy New Year, Kemp.

Posted by: curious at December 31, 2009 01:02 PM (p302b)

64 Happy New Year, kbdabear

Posted by: curious at December 31, 2009 01:21 PM (p302b)

65 Give up apologies for the New Year, ace; along with the poonboy/Frumsie garbage that makes the apologies necessary to those of us (*not* me) who don't roll their eyes and ignore you when you do it.  Oh and regarding your *normal* posts:  You've been on fire, Dood!!  Happy New Year.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 31, 2009 01:38 PM (VGeGl)

66 that is a good view, thanks for all!

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