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The stubbed toe blues
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aardy
I stubbed a toe pretty badly last Saturday. That's not particularly news for me, because thanks to my poor depth/spatial perception, I stub toes or misjudge doorways and run a shoulder into a wall a lot. But this one basically involved accidentally kicking a corner in the wall at near full walking force, and a week later one of the three toes I hit still hurts. (Yes, I iced it that night and the next morning, and applied some heat a few days later.)

It's not broken, as far as I can tell (after lots of experimentation with poking & moving to see what makes it hurt); but it was pretty badly bruised, and while it's slowly but surely healing, what's left of the bruise still extends both across the end knuckle and in a line directly under the nail cuticle. As long as I stay off of it and periodically pop some ibuprofen, it's only a cross between a dull ache and a very strong itch. But when I walk and bend the toe upward at the back of my stride, it definitely reminds me exactly how unhappy it still is.

And this morning LE decided I needed to take her on a mile-long stroller ride, preceded by a session of running up and down the hall while demanding, "Daddy run!"

-sigh-

On the plus side, "To the Shock of Miss Louise" (from the Lost Boys soundtrack) just came up on random shuffle as I started typing this, and the twisted calliope music brought a smile to my face.



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Quotes for the week of September 20-26
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aardy
Some classics this time around. The second-to-last one, in particular, could easily be applied by several people on my friends list.


"I didn't spend all those years playing Dungeons & Dragons and not learn a little something about courage."
      --X-Files, "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' "

"I have been chosen!"
      --Toy Story

"I saw a werewolf drinking a piña colada at Trader Vic's /
And his hair was perfect."
      --Warren Zevon, "Werewolves of London"

"I want to be a clone"
      --Steve Taylor, from the song of the same title

"I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. My life is my own."
      -- No. 6, The Prisoner

"I'd like to leave you with something positive, but I can't think of anything positive to say. Would you take two negatives?"
      --Woody Allen, in a standup routine

"Immortality is what I'm buyin' /
But I'd rather be immortal /
By not dyin' "
      --Steve Taylor, "Am I In Synch" (after Woody Allen)

"I had one of those days where I wish I had chosen an easier career like brain surgery or less nerve wracking like bomb disposal."
      --Bill Neal, a librarian at the University of South Carolina & Midlands Technical College, in a message on the Autocat mailing list, March 7, 1997

"It's a Marvel-comic-book, Saturday-matinee fairy tale, boy"
      --Steve Taylor, "Hero"



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