January 16th, 2003

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Falling apart....

Gah.

I seem to have done something not-nice to my knee a couple of weekends ago when ummm... yeah. I'd hurt it before (not doing that though), and this isn't all that bad, but I'm very aware that since moving I've really started to slack off in the fitness department (who am I kidding, I continued a previously established habit of slack-ness) and I think that might be making it feel worse. I have a larger range of motion than I have after previous injuries, but it seems to hurt more and it's generally feeling less cooperative than it has at other times.

As I was getting out of the shower just now, I stepped on some bit of building debris (I will be overjoyed when my house is under less construction, or better yet when entire rooms are fully habitable) and in the ensuing hopping and cursing I managed to aggravate my knee (as well as myself). I guess I'm going to have to figure out what I'm going to do about fitness. I've always been able to work my way through stuff like this, but right now I'm not sure where I'm going to find time to do everything I need to do. This evening, I got home, checked email, and then before going downstairs to do dinner, I sat down on the big comfy blue chair that Ruben gave me and found myself waking up about 2.5 hours later. I didn't even plan to doze off at that point. I think I've discovered a whole new level of hell (the one where you are hose and tired and you can't blow things off because most of them are things that you want to do, there are just too many of them)....

Bleh. I need more hours in the day.

"If you can't get everything done working 24 hours a day, work nights"

All right, time for bed.
  • Current Music
    U2 - Mysterious Ways
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I'm hardcore [*]...

... geek that is.

What made my day today?

Well, I finally found myself a good comic book store. As in one with lots of books that I want to read, with regular hours and random stuff like toys and gaming stuff. What made this discovery even cooler is that they were selling an old Millennium Falcon that just happened to match the one I already have with the exception of having almost all the parts that mine had lost. So I'm going to cannibalize one of them in order to make a nearly 100% complete Falcon. You have no idea how much this makes me happy :-p

I also found a snazzy light for the bathroom (which will be installed next time I have a chance and plenty of daylight to work in.

I got to be managerial at work today and I was able to make out workers do productive stuff and not destroy anything during the day. It's nice to feel like you're accomplishing something. I did have to make 4 separate trips to Home Depot though. Ask me how much I wish people could remember to ask for everything they need at once. I still feel a bit weird having to tell people that are older than me what to do, but I'm pretty good at getting over that ;).

The house still looks like a disaster area, but I did make some progress on the front yard (not enough to merit pictures though).

That's all for now. I'm going to go to the gym now and I hope to not destroy my knee in the process. I did some stretches earlier and tried out some kicks (from the good ol' martial arts days) and that actually did seem to help it so I'm hoping this is just a case of "use it or lose it" We shall see though.





[*] - I refuse to type in hax0r or whatever the fuck that is on general principles [**]

[**] - yes I do have some and they are very general :-p
  • Current Music
    Aerosmith - Back In The Saddle