I’m walking around with a crutch assist, no brace, on occasion (can’t do the brace-assist, no crutch yet). Yesterday I was able to sit in a chair for about an hour before it became too uncomfortable. I can bend my leg 110 degrees for 20 minutes and lift it straight off the ground while lying on my back without the help of a brace. The percocets are down to two a day. I hope to kick them completely by Thursday, mainly because I have to drive myself to physical therapy (in Bethesda!) on Thursday. Because now I’m on my own…
My sister left yesterday at around two. Made me some mac and cheese and heated up some of my mom’s rice and told me to keep my phone on me at all times in case I fall down the stairs. Ro’s in class every day this month until 5PM and it’s just me, my laptop, my X-Box, my Kindle, my BluRay player, my cable box, and my dogs. Honestly…could be a lot worse.
I finished Gone Girl yesterday. Bleary eyed at 2AM, turned off my Kindle after a marathon 200+ page reading session and said, “Well…that was certainly a book.” It was a completely serviceable mystery-ish, drama-ish novel filled with mostly unlikeable characters and executed in an easy-to-read, borderline lazy style. It was designed to be a page turner and it did its job well, as there was no need to really reflect or think about anything you just read, you can just shut your brain off and flip the pages. I will forget the entire plot in a year and I certainly will not see the movie, which is guaranteed to be terrible.
I realized that this was one of three fiction books I’ve read all year. 1Q84 (which I started in 2011), 11/22/63 and now Gone Girl. Everything else has been non-fiction. And with a new thing I have cooking I’m almost guaranteed to be finishing out the YEAR with nothing but non-fiction. I kind of want to use this time to squeeze in another couple of fiction books but I just don’t know what I want to read. Like, at all. I am so out of touch with modern fiction. Not sure how I got here.
I also watched The U and Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks. If you haven’t caught on yet, I’m burning through ESPN’s 30 for 30 series. Got the BluRay gift set on Groupon for $39. Such a great deal I sent one to my dad, as well. We’ve been tearing through the set. In fact, as I type this I have Guru of Go on in the background.
Played some Lego Harry Potter. Made some graphic novel-related phone calls, one that I’m particularly excited about. And did about four hours of day job-style work.
I decided I’m going to enroll myself in the Cherry Blossom 10-miler next April. Seems like a good goal, you know? Something to motivate me to stay in shape. Because as much I love spending 18 hours a day working, reading, watching TV, and playing video games….this is not the life I want to live for more than a couple of weeks.
But I’ll be home for at least another week for sure.
I definitely need a new book to read…