Okay, a not so quick recap of my topsy turvy life...not an excuse by any means, but just to let ya'll know why I have been incognito as of late. Of course ya'll know that the first quarter of the year is pure de heck for me. As if that wasn't enough, I got the bright idea to install new POS software for both of our stores in mid March. What was I thinking?!?!?! This has resulted in many many weeks of 60+ hours, because I have to do so much stuff after the stores are closed. Not to mention that the folks in our Lufkin store are technically challenged(and I am being really nice here). Everyday they spend about two minutes screwing up stuff that it takes me two HOURS to fix. Then our headquarters store was broken into, and the jerk trashed my office, so I spent days sorting through mountains of paper in an attempt to restore semi-order. I mean, my office may be a pig sty, but I know EXACTLY where everything is, until some crackhead comes in and turns everything upside down. And....to top it off, the idjit only made away with $15.37 in change, a flashlight and a beer. Hello?!?!? Did you flunk robber school or what?
Okay, so I am pretty stressed out by now, and I haven't been to the casinos since February, so when I get the invitation to a VIP party on May 08 I am on it like white on rice. Yeah buddy, I need to go make a contribution to the Lousiana economy. OMG, the dinner was shrimp and crab and more shrimp and crab, and oh yeah, some shrimp and crab. See, I am like Forrest Gump here, I like shrimp everyway there is, so I am in HEAVEN! I promptly made an utter pig of myself, never thinking of the consequences. Ya see, I am prone to gout, and as much as I love it, seafood is a big NO-NO. So Wednesday night around 2:00 AM I must have turned a certain way in the bed and let me tell ya, I probably jumped about two feet off of the mattress. Yep, I have incurred a major gout attack from my shrimpfest. The pain was so bad that I actually left work at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. For a major workaholic to leave early ya know it's gotta be bad. I have always dealt with a gout attack by natural means(cherries and pineapple) but this time it's not working so well. The catch-22 is that the doc can't start any prescription meds until the acute attack is past. So...to make a long story short, I can hardly stand to sit at my desk or work on the computer because I am having to keep my foot elevated above my head, and I am seriously thinking I need to invest in a Rascal or Humarround.