Posted by Mark Dore in Thoughts about things
on Jun 30th, 2012 | 0 comments
Title courtesy of the vicodin I had an hour ago.
I’ve been quiet this month. Here’s why:
- I’ve had two surgeries in the past three weeks, one on each elbow. I had developed something called cubital tunnel syndrome a couple of years ago. Something to do with the gym. I got hurt and pushed through it like a total moron. Basically, the ulnar nerve on both sides became irritated and inflamed. I’m told they would never get better on their own, so I went ahead and had nerve translocation procedures on both. They moved the nerve to a different spot. The ulnar nerve is the “funny bone” nerve. So, now, my funny bone is at a different location than yours is. Weird. I’ve been loaded up on painkillers, loafing around the house playing video games, watching Netflix and writing for pretty much all of June.
- Why haven’t I been writing blog posts, you ask, if I’ve been writing so much? The answer is I’ve been pretty solely focused on one thing, and that’s a novel I started around June 10. I’ve never finished a novel, and that’s still true, but I’ve written 37,000 words in about two weeks on the thing. I’m going to start posting little excerpts, scenes, character sketches and other tidbits from it. It sucks right now because that’s what novels do in the early stages. I’m hoping to make it not suck some day. I’ve never written so much in such a short time span, so blog-post-time has been out-sourced.
- I got a freaking dog! I’ve never had a dog of my own. I do now. Her name is River (River Tam from Firefly, and if you don’t know what that means go go go get to Netflix watch that beast it’s a TV show and then they made a movie called Serenity seriously why are you still here stop reading and go watch) and she’s an eight month old Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd mix. She’s pretty. Both of my elbows really hurt and I’m comfortable in my chair, or else I’d oblige you with a picture. Go check my Facebook. I’m excited about having her as the lady of the house in College Station.
I go back to school on Monday, and summer classes start on Tuesday. I’m learning espanol, hombre. No reason I shouldn’t be on here semi-regularly, though.
Oh, I saw a movie, but I have other ish to do and I don’t feel like slopping together a full review. Plus, said movie was Ted, created by Seth Macfarlane (Family Guy) so I don’t feel like it’s really the type of movie to warrant a review in the traditional sense. It was hilarious, and also I’m probably a touch dumber than I was yesterday and Macfarlane is the root of the problem. I’ll say this: it is and always will be the greatest movie starring a CGI teddy bear of all time. Seriously, though, it’s funny. And also stupid. Go watch it, because it’s election season and things will all be much more bearable if the nation gets less smart. I recommend it. So did Roger Ebert, which is weird, and even he said it was weird. My mom and grandmother saw it with me, and they laughed. They probably wouldn’t admit it to all of you respectable sons of guns.
There’s almost no talk of butts in this post, but the title stands because it’s alliterative, and chicks dig alliteration.