In the darkness the trees are full of starlight (henwy) wrote,
In the darkness the trees are full of starlight

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Welp, the start of Dexcon could have been worse. As the time was approaching that I really had to leave in order to get there on time, the pain wouldn't go away. I kept popping pills and even went on to swilling what was left of the vodka but still had issues on my way there. I think that's the main difference between my life now and my life back around 6-7 months ago. Back then, I knew the pills would work. There was no real uncertainty in it and the only decision I had to make was whether or not I wanted to take one or if I thought I could muddle through and endure without it. Nowadays, there are times like last night where no matter what I do, I just can't get a handle on things. I ended up popping 4 codeine and downing a quarter of the bottle of vodka as a chaser and still felt terrible. I took all of this on an empty stomach and was anticipating more of a kick than I got. I managed to limp my way to the hotel and things weren't going horribly until after I had eaten and the opening ceremonies were close to ending. All of a sudden it was like I was hit by a drug-induced freight train. I was heavy headed, nauseous, and have never felt so 'stoned' in my life. I ended up on my knees, sprawled across a chair in the corner for the next 45 minutes. I can only assume that all the drugs had a real delayed response and chose to all kick in at once. My main goal was just to not fall asleep and also try to not redecorate the floor. Eventually, I staggered my way over to a game of Alhambra and perhaps it was the mental activity that helped to sort me out. By the end of the game, I was feeling better and while still a bit heavy headed, wasn't apt to fall over anymore. I decided to stay on for a quick game of Gloom and then made my way home, getting back a little after 1am.

I had planned to head back today at 2pm, but ran into the same problems with the drugs again. They just didn't seem to be doing anything and I was pretty incapacitated. Since there was no dire need to get to the con, I decided to just wait it out this time rather than running the risk of the drug induced coma I was fiddling around with last night. It's only now that I'm starting to feel somewhat like a functioning human being and I've already missed all the afternoon slots. The next games won't begin until 8pm and so I'm twittering my thumbs until then.

To entertain myself, I decided to make a new icon that I thought would be funny. I figured that if nothing else, it would drive hippies insane, and that's always a bonus no matter how you slice it.

I'm really sort of proud of the effort since it's likely the only icon I've ever made that another person might want to use as well. I wonder if I should find some political communities and offer it up to the participants?
Tags: board/card gaming, chronic pain, double exposure, drugs, lj-related, politics, userpics

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