Wednesday, September 05, 2012

21st century awesomeness

So I bought an iPad today, as a more portable (and cooler) alternative to replacing my agonal laptop. I had some unexpected back pay come through from New State Hospital, and it seemed like a good investment. I also totally reworked my cell plan, so I feel productive and justified in spending much of the rest of the day playing with my new toy....

I've also been keeping my knee elevated. Did I mention I fucked up my right knee? I fell off a motorcycle ten or so days ago....okay. Fine. I tripped over a motorcycle. I sold the Harley in anticipation of buying my friend's bike. Fortunately, he let me borrow it for a day and discover that it's just enough too tall for me that I can't quite keep it upright when it's not moving and the ground isn't flat. So I came to a stop, it tipped, I set it down, and then I tripped over it, is essentially what happened. And, hoping to avoid the traffic in the next lane (turns out there wasn't any, but I didn't know that), I landed squarely on my knees. Which means I had to torque the right one to get it into place. And I think I tore something. So I have an appointment with the sports med guy on Tuesday to figure out what comes next.

Meanwhile, I found myself bikeless. I did a little poking around and ended up buying a less powerful but lovely (and cheaper) Honda Shadow. She's different from Stella, but delightful. I'm thinking of naming her Athena.

There's a lot of newness going around. I'm still working part time, but my position is evolving. I start another new temp job next week, for a month, and then I will be opening my own private practice in addition to the part time job. That's the plan for now, at least. But you know how things go when I plan them....

Also, we're getting a new friend tomorrow night. Her name is going to be Olivia. She's coming over on a trial basis, but we're hoping she and Lucky Lou get to be besties. She's maybe four months old, and wandered up to my friend's house all starving and pathetic. Her older cat housemate isn't tolerating her, but about two days before I heard about her I had a conversation with Jenny about how maybe what Lou needed was a submissive female kitten as a playmate. And then, poof, my friend told me she had to find a new home for Rosy.

How could I resist that? Really though.

Except her recently given name pairs HORRIBLY with my last name. Horribly. Worse than Lucky. Hence - Olivia.

There's a lot of changes going on around here.

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