10.22.2012

Diary of a Surgery Recoverer: Day 12

A weird thing happens when you are spending the majority of your day (and night, for that matter) laying in bed:  time passes really quickly!  It seems like it should be the opposite, doesn't it?!  Well, it's not.  I feel like I get up and take a shower, and then all of a sudden it's time for dinner.  I really don't like that!
But, overall, I'm feeling pretty good!  Over the weekend, I started to ambulate a little bit more (ambulate = a word that appears in my instructions for how to take care of myself after getting home.  As in, "ambulate as much as tolerated."  Except I didn't know what ambulate meant, so Scott explained it to me.  It means "move around!").  My body still feels sore after I've been up and around, but it also feels really good to move, so I'm going a little bit at a time, slowly and safely!

Anyway, for lack of anything more interesting going on, here's is what I've been up to:

 - I started a new book:  The Magicians.  My cousins sent it to me in a care package, and upon reading the back of it, I thought it sounded exactly like Harry Potter, so I started reading it right away so I could investigate.  Right now, it still does seem a lot like HP...in that the main character is a boy who is attending a magic school.  But, he's already older than Harry ever was (this school is a university), characters are saying bad words, and the back of the book promises "hedonism"...so I get the feeling we're going to veer away from HP territory pretttttty quickly.

- YouTube vortexes:  dangerous things.  In the past 24 hours, I've gotten sucked into two:
  • a Britney Spears one (I remain wholly convinced that if I could just talk to Britney for like an hour, I could straighten her out for good)
  • a Rent one (did you guys know that 2 years ago, they did Rent at the Hollywood Bowl, directed by Neil Patrick Harris, and starring Vanessa Hudgeons, Nicole Scherzinger, and Wayne Brady?  I didn't.  But now I have watched in its entirety by piecing together very clip of it I could find).
- Yesterday I walked around 2 square blocks - my current record!   The weather has been totally gorgeous (as observed out my window longingly), so today I'm hoping to take 2 walks and soak up some sun.  Get me some fresh air!

- In the past week, on two of the shows that I watch, someone has fallen over a balcony.  Is this a thing that commonly happens in real life?  Because it happens on TV all the time.  Another thing that happens on TV a lot:  people faking their deaths.  And when the big revelation comes that they are, in fact, alive and not dead, I've noticed that no one seems NEARLY shocked enough!  If that happened in real life, I feel like you would be psychologically scarred for life, right?

- I have completed 23 crossword puzzles, but only 4 of them have been with absolutely no help from Scott or the internet and no cheating.  Also, all of them were classified as "easy."  So I'm not really sure if that's a statistic I should be proud about or not...

- I am currently 462 blogs behind in my Google Reader.  I'm trying my best to get caught up, but if everyone could just not post for like a day or two and give me a chance, it would be much appreciated.  :)

12 comments:

  1. Now I'm in a vortex of hollywood bowl rent videos..

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    1. ha, yessssss! totally, unexpectedly good, right?!

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  2. Congrats on walking 2 blocks--small victories, right! Please give us a review on the Magicians when you complete it.

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  3. your new layout rocks my toes off.

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  4. I heard an awful story in the news last weekend:
    Some young people were assaulted at a party in their own apartment. Luckily, police was able to catch the bad guys afterwards.
    But on the next morning... they found a dead girl under the balcony. Seemed that she was so scarred that she tried to escape across the balcony (4th floor!!!). But she fell...
    I feel so sorry for her, it was such a cruel death!

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    1. So scary! Poor girl. Hope this happens way less in real life than it does on TV!

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  5. you're getting better each and every day! And your spirits are definitely up. Don't ask me how far behind I am on my Google Reader. It's sad!

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  6. Glad you are doing better! The Magicians is a *WONDERFUL* book, and you should definitely read The Magician King, the sequel.

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  7. I won't update my blog to help you out!!

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  8. 90120 huh? Lol! Also I have helps with the blog sit because I haven't had my computer for 4 weeks! Is there such thing as being blog deprived? I am soooo excited to get back in the groove of blogging again! Get reay because it'll be a long one :)

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  9. I totally got married and am just now catching up on your blog. 1) I'm glad you're starting to feel better. By now, you're likely kicking ass and taking names. 2) I'm guessing you watch 90210 and Revenge. #BalconyDeaths

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    1. HA! You guessed correctly. Too funny.

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