Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hello Dingalings,

Please check out my new blog:
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Sunday, July 3, 2011

I fell :(

Hello Sprinkles,

I've got some New Knee News:

I fell down pretty bad the other day. I slipped on a puddle and piledrived my knee into some concrete. I couldn't do physical therapy, so I went to ortho and took some xrays. Thankfully I have no fractures and the screws are still in place, but my soft tissues hate me right now.  Grrr. It hurts really bad. Hopefully my bruises will clear up and that'll be the end of it, but my doctor is worried about some meniscus damage. 

I guess it's my clumsiness that got me into surgery to begin with, so I can't be too surprised that my clumsiness is ruining my recovery.

And the cherry on top? My scar is starting to keloid. I'll take pics of the angry red scar and post it later.

Hope you guys have been faring well! Have any fourth of July plans?


Friday, June 24, 2011

Funny Story. Seriously.

Dear Cabbages (and Kings),

Today's your lucky day! Boy, do I have a funny story for you.

During physical therapy, my therapist noticed that I double wrapped my ice pack with a pillowcase. He told me that I should make the layer thinner so my joint would benefit from the cold. "Well," I said, "If I don't double wrap it I'll get red and break out in hives."

Then he said something that sounded like a joke: Are you allergic to ice? 

Pffffft - that's so dumb. Who would honestly be allergic to ice? 
He continued: Have you had any cold weather injuries?
(The eff is a cold weather injury?) I sat and thought about it. I've spent the majority of my life in either tropical climates or semi-arid desert. No frostbite or anything.

OH WAIT A MINUTE. There was that one time I got hypothermia.
No, for reals. I was playing lacrosse in the sleet and freezing rain while wearing short shorts and a t-shirt. Don't roll your eyes, folks, I live in southern California and it was a surprise storm, okay?? After my dad picked me up from practice, I spent half an hour in the warm car, then went home and took my temperature. It was a cool 90.8 degrees Fahrenheit. As in, I should have been comatose, or something. Whatever - I took a hot shower and that solved the problem. My mom yelled at me a bit for not going to the E.R., but I'm here, right? I probably survived because my normal temperature hovers around 96 degrees anyway.

So it was that fateful day that my body decided it didn't like cold stuff. Now, any prolonged exposure to cold/ice/etc will make me turn red and break out in scaly hives. I AM ALLERGIC TO ICE.

What. The. Actual. F#@%?!?!?

Are you guys allergic to anything? I don't want to be alone here.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Goals

Dear Doorknobs,

I've decided to make some goals for myself this summer, outside of my knee progress. Here's what I have so far:

1. Start reading the "One Piece" manga and catch up
2. Maintain my blog and expand each week
3. Organize all my filing paperwork
4. Clean out my stuff in the garage
5. Finish Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood, and Fable III
6. Account for my spending between my bills and banking
7. Buy three quality suits and an office appropriate wardrobe
8. Get a good suitcase
9. Organize my stuff for my move to San Francisco
10. Put my photos into their album/scrapbooks 

Sigh. It just looks like a lot of organizing/cleaning -___-
Maybe I should make myself do the hard stuff before the fun stuff.

What do you think? Can I do it? :)


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summertime :)

Helloooo Tiddlywinks!

It's officially summer today. I guess that's why it's 7pm and the sun's still shining brightly.

It was a beautiful day that I spent gleefully indoors playing Assassin's Creed. Yep, sounds about right. I also went to the dentist and my pearly whites are now pretty pearly and very white.

How did you usher in the new season?


Sunday, June 19, 2011

I cheated :(

Hello Muffins,

This week has been really busy! I don't know if I've mentioned this, but the "normal" 12 people in my house has been extended to 17 as my uncle and his family came down for the week. We've been going around town, going to the beach, etc. etc. So I suppose that's my excuse for the sparse updates. And speaking of updates - sorry about the last picture. I tried updating from my phone and I guess I only got it half right.

New Knee News:
I've been cheating. I confess. I've been walking around on it without my crutches for short distances: going to the bathroom, throwing away trash, and shooting baskets at the gym. I'm not supposed to be full weight bearing for another three weeks or so! Anyway, it always felt alright as long as I had the Happy Meds, but my knee kind of hates me now. I think I'll be taking it easy for a while.

Hope you all enjoyed your fathers day! Did you do anything special?


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Who digs chicks with scars??

Hello Plums,

Today's picture update comes from a beachside cottage. I'm staying here for a couple days :)

Notice that my new scar is actually longer than my old one. Not exactly what the doctor promised, but I guess it doesn't matter with scars as long as mine.


Hopefully I can keep it looking this nice, but last time my scar started splitting for no reason.

You like? Hahaha. Barf.