Forced Convalescence

Remnants of Flu

I have to say I feel horrible.  Saturday morning my wife was diagnosed with the flu, and at some point after that I started getting symptoms myself.  As a result I started my own dose of Tamiflu as well to try and keep things from developing into the full blown flu.  I think more or less I am keeping from falling deep into the recesses of fludom.  I am not running a fever, but I generally don’t run a fever ever.    I do however have full body aches and lots of coughing.  My wife has been trying to get me to sleep as much as I can, but that ends up causing more issues like not being able to sleep at night.

I did however take some Nyquil and it allowed me to sleep some, and I managed to stay in bed until after 9 am this morning.  Which is why you are getting my traditional post considerably later than normal.  At this point I am not really sure what I am going to talk about this morning since in my convalescence I really have not done anything terribly exciting.  I am expecting to be back at work tomorrow, since I doubt if I am contagious since it doesn’t seem like I have developed the full blown thing…  just some kind of touch of it.  I guess I am just left with the whole feeling miserable thing.

Forced Convalescence

chromecast_1_solo-100047456-large One of the cool doodads that I picked up over the break is a Google Chromecast.  Previously we had been a Roku household and both the living room and the bedroom televisions had the original Roku model hooked to them.  While there was nothing wrong with these models, and we had gotten more than our fair share of use from them… over time they began to feel a little clunky.  When Chromecast added support for Plex I started seriously plotting the move to the nifty $35 Google Dongle.  After about a week of using the one in the livingroom, I popped back out to  best buy and picked up a second dongle for the bedroom TV.  Luckily at that point I seemed to catch a sale on them and snagged the second for only $29.

What is cool about it is that streaming to the Chromecast seems to work equally well from my Toshiba Android tablet and my wife’s iPad 2.  So she has been using it to stream exercise videos in the bedroom, and in my forced state of convalescence I have been using it to stream Lost Girl over Netflix.  I have to say that show is far better than I ever expected it to be.  Lost Girl was always a show I caught a few minutes of before watching Being Human.  After spending some time with it over the last couple days I have to say I am enjoying it quite a bit.  The characters are really engaging and I love Kenzi to pieces.

Disciple of Discipline

Wow-64 2014-01-13 11-15-07-82 The other thing I have been doing during my upright periods, is working on leveling my priest.  So far I have taken my shortcut through cataclysm.  Essentially I start in hyjal and do the first few quest chains in deepholme until I ding 83.  At that point I switch to Uldum and quest along until I hit 84… immediately switching to Twilight Highlands which usually dings 85 before I have gotten very far into it.  Sure it is pure hell on quest completion, but usually my goal is to get the hell out of Cataclysm as quickly as possible.  Burning Crusade used to be the content I avoided like the plague, but quite honestly I find it more enjoyable than I do the Cata content.  Ultimately my goal is to get to Pandaria as fast as I can, because other than a few bum quest chains I greatly prefer that content.

Additionally I am still working on the Netherwing faction on Belgrave.  Right now I am roughly halfway to revered so it feels like I am actually making progress.  Yesterday I stumbled my way through all of the flight quests out there, which are admittedly ridiculously easy now since it seems near impossible for one of the NPCs to actually knock you off your mount these days.  I figure at this point I have a few more weeks of daily quests and then I will be the proud owner of a new batch of netherwing mounts.  Right now I would trade all the progress in for just feeling better.  On that note I think I am going to cut this off and go be comatose a bit longer.

6 thoughts on “Forced Convalescence

  1. So it sounds like the Chromecast thing is pretty much worth it? I’ve been tempted to pick it up for my tv since the Xbox pretty much sits there and hey, Netflix on my tv.

    • It is really nice, and with the added benefit of being able to put anything in a chrome tab on your tv as well. So it automagically works with a bunch of stuff that doesn’t support chromecasting as well.

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