Wednesday, April 28, 2010

It's Spring Somewhere...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

And People In the US Can't Be Bothered...

"A long wait for nothing: A trail of rocks, bone, boots and boxes marks residents' place in line at a polling station in Juba, Sudan. The group waited in vain for hours for the station to open, but were unable to vote due to a missing electoral materials."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Today's Reality Check or How My Knee Doesn't Really Hurt THAT Bad

"As if a hole in the head weren't bad enough: A CAT scan shows a live 14.5-millimeter, high-explosive incendiary bullet lodged in the scalp of an Afghan National Army solder. In a harrowing procedure, doctors at Craig Joint Theater Hospital removed the round without exploding it at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The patient is reportedly improving."

Monday, April 12, 2010

Blew Out My Knee

Unhappy. Really unhappy.
After a long weekend at the market, I got home and took the dog to the dogpark. It was later and there were no other dogs there, so I was playing with Koko, chasing her - trying to get her to run around a bit. It had rained for about 3 minutes half an hour before and the grass was damp and slippery. I slipped. Found myself on the ground with a grass stain on my khakis, a bruise on my ass and my left leg sitting at an uncomfortable angle, in pain. After I got myself up and hobbled home (a few blocks), I elevated and iced. I probably tore my meniscus or maybe (hopefully) it's just a sprain. While sleeping was fitful and I woke up stiff and unable to straighten my leg, it's not swollen at all and I really don't think it's that bad. I've been icing all morning - frozen peas are great for this! - and gentle working my leg. My hobbling is much better right now! As I don't have insurance, I'm not rushing off to the doctor at this point, taking a bit of a wait-and-see attitude. I'm getting up and down the stairs ok (food, bed upstairs; computer, workbench downstairs), but I don't know if I'll be able to do the market and my bank account is beginning to scream in pain too...
Sorry Koko, dog walks are on hold for a while too.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Today's Laugh (?)

Dear Spring,

I'm ready for it to not be windy rainy and cold. Thank you.

Still wearing too many layers in Portland,