August 26th, 2004


hip update

It's been almost a week since I used both crutches. I just use one on the left now, and I put less than 50 pounds of weight bearing on the crutch (I weigh about 200 pounds).

I finally have some money. :) I got my car fixed. I can drive. I can walk about a mile before needing a nice break. Did I say "break"? Heehee. I have a disabled parking placard.

I can ride roller coasters without pain. I can sleep on my side with a bit of moving around to get comfy! That's helping me sleep almost through the night. I can shower without using a chair in the shower!

I've been spending some time on ebay. The people at the nearby post office recognize me! I'm thinking of hitting some garage sales to try to find things I can resell for fun and profit.

weepingmoon is still a good cook and a big help.
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Elfen Lied warning

I started watching a new anime series, Elfen Lied. I heard it was pretty extreme with violence and stuff, and one group put out a small warning .avi file saying things like they weren't responsible for psychological damage.

The first four episodes weren't so bad. Sure, lots of bloody dismemberment using telekinesis... big deal.

Spoilers ahead!

Then one of the characters who is a runaway had a flashback in episode 5 about abuse from her new stepfather, and total disbelief and a big slap from her mother, which led to her running away. Now I feel the psychological damage. Ow. Be warned.


Bah. Now I really want to know what happens to this mix of characters. I want to see the runaway girl find a loving home worthy of her. And, of all characters, no bloody dismemberment for her! Please...