Deeker's Message of the Week
January 2, 2005
How My 2005 Started
Yes, folks, once again I am late with the update today. Sorry about that. I hope you will understand my reason for being late this time after you read about what I have have to deal with for the past couple days:
On the night of New Year's Eve I ended up having to go to bed early because I had an upset stomach. I began to feel the symptoms at around 3:00 in the afternoon when a friend and I went out for Mexican food. I don't know if it was the food itself that I was eating that brought on this feeling or not, but since my stomach turned sour just as I began eating and I had immediately lost my appetite, it may have been caused by something else from earlier on. I hope this experience won't ruin Mexican food for me since I enjoy it otherwise.
As much as I wanted to stay up and watch the ball drop on TV, at 11:40 I decided that there was no way I could keep myself going. I had already lain down for about a couple hours earlier and figured some rest beforehand would help me to make it to midnight. At precisely 12:00 midnight I couldn't hold down the churning contents of my stomach any longer and I ended up going into the bathroom and vomiting into the toilet (toilets are good for something, after all!). Pardon the crudeness of my description, but as it was loud and messy, I was wondering if the neighbors might have heard me. Being New Year's Eve, and being that I am a teetotaler, the last thing I would want them to get the impression of is that my vomiting was a result of copious and carefree drinking. Certainly I had lots of company in this department that night, though I was probably amongst the few people on that night whose sickness was NOT induced by alcohol. In spite of being tired and needing rest, I slept very little. Since diarrhea was one of my symptoms it made me extra glad to be wearing diapers.
I felt better the day after, and today I feel a little better yet, but I am still feeling weak, tired and sluggish. In spite of all this, I say the show must go on!
Once again, I am getting too many emails from people who are questioning the veracity of the Diaper Sighting Reports. While most have been at least mildly polite, one individual chose to be an asshole about it.
In spite of the much deserved dressing-down I gave Mr. Childs, I do have to acknowledge that perhaps I have been too liberal about accepting sightings and giving people the benefit of the doubt, even if I personally believe it is suspect.
Since I enjoy getting emails like this about as much as I would enjoy having a root canal performed on my mouth without anesthesia, I have decided that the time has come to clamp down and tighten the reins. While I don't have any specific criteria to use, I am going to be more critical.
As an example to show that I am cracking down on allegedly false sightings, just this past week I received four separate sighting reports that I am ruling as suspect and therefore NOT posting for the following reasons: