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March 13th, 2007


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12:20 am - Free Will and Wanton Glitter
1. I ran eight miles on a treadmill yesterday, while wearing my sling. It turns out that as long as I keep my arm supported, it's pretty fine, but if I let it jangle about too much, I get the occasional owie. But I don't think a dislocated shoulder should keep me from running a marathon. I'm either very committed or stupidly stubborn.

2. On that note, I am a mere ELEVEN DOLLARS away from the fundraising requirement. If you get me there, I will answer five questions, interview-style. Now, according to this post, the contest is almost over. According to my records, there is a three-way tie between incidentist, rowanceleste, and maxymama, if I include only those people who I can identify as readers of my LJ. I have not decided whether I want to break the tie or be creative for all three of you. Normally, I would go with the latter, but in my current condition, I don't look forward to doing three big recaps plus an honorary recap for Rob's generous donation. Also, I owe daynr and jenelope limericks. All in good time. All in good time.

3. Meanwhile, as I said earlier, I'd like to go for an even $3,000, and I think I can do it with your help. I'm training in a sling, you guys. I haven't yet thought of a proper reward for the highest donor between the official goal and my new personal goal, but I'll think of something, or you'll think of something. I'll make a post at some point.

4. The earliest orthopedist appointment I could get was next Wednesday. Even the nurse who scheduled it used the S-word. *freaks*

5. My car is in the shop. Think happy thoughts. Incidentally, the mechanic had also dislocated his shoulder multiple times, and even after several surgical interventions, it continues to pop out, but he just pops it back in.

6. In all the Shoulderpalooza, I missed Buffy Appreciation Day. Reading some of the posts reminded me how much I fucking love that show. It changed the way I watched television, and, thus, it changed my life. Trivia: my first episode was "Witch," and until my birthday a few years ago, I had never seen "The Puppet Show."

7. It was fucking hot out, so I figured I should eat ice cream tonight. But then I thought, is The Black Donnellys worthy of ice cream status? And then I thought, duh, in honor of JOEY ICE CREAM. ...And that was your peek into my brain for today.

8. I...don't want to link it, but I also don't want to not acknowledge it. If you know about it, you know about it. I don't really know what to say. (ETA: Per idreamofpeace's wishes, I am linking to it. I knew her most recently as glitterlust, but others had a much richer history.)

9. eirefaerie and I are going to talk to Paul Haggis and get him to do an episode in which the whole show is recast and we find out how full of shit Joey Ice Cream really is, because Tommy is short and brutish, Jimmy's a redhead, Kevin's a woman, and Jenny's Chinese. And not that hot, but she paid attention to Tommy, and that's what counted.

10. Laughter. It's what's for distraction.
Current Mood: shockedshocked
Current Music: Snow Patrol - Spitting Games (2001 Country Version)

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From:abbylee
Date:March 13th, 2007 08:43 am (UTC)
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I vote stubbornly stupid. Then again, I'd do the same thing for a hockey game. You might want to tape it to your body instead of relying on the sling, but the orthoped will certainly be better for that kind of advice than I am :D

It changed the way I watched television, and, thus, it changed my life

Me too. I think it was the first show that I watched, and taped, and watched and watched. Which led me to the internet, which led me to forums, to friends, and to more tv shows. Buffy was definitely my first fandom, and it's always got that good spot in my heart.
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From:toughcookie42
Date:March 13th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)
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I don't know about it.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 13th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
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There's a link now.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 13th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
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Dude, I already had an OCD moment when someone donated $18.20. I asked a friend to toss in an extra eighty cents to keep me from going nuts.
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From:ethanvahlere
Date:March 13th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
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When was "Buffy appreciation day"? It's funny, I did a long post about the show in another forum. I think my first show was "Never Kill a Boy on the First Date," which is ironic, as it's my least favorite ep from that season. The show changed the way I watched TV as well.

Hope your shoulder gets better soon. And I am so sorry for your loss.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 13th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Saturday was the tenth anniversary of the premiere.
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From:harper47
Date:March 13th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
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I'm kind of standing in awe (well sitting if we need to be technical) at the idea of you running a marathon with a separated shoulder. Yikes! There will be bumping and well, you know, it's going to be a little painful. I admire your dedication but . . .

As for the "s" word - doctors always love it. It's kind of a natural inclination. But usually, when it comes to shoulders, it is helpful. At least in the cases and med recs I see.

I have no idea what 8 is but I immediately started looking around places you post to see if I could figure it out. Which of course I can't. How mysterious of you. Hee!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 13th, 2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
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I'm kind of standing in awe (well sitting if we need to be technical) at the idea of you running a marathon with a separated shoulder.
Eh, it's really not that bad. I mean, the shoulder's back in, after all.
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From:daynr
Date:March 13th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
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You are both very committed or stupidly stubborn. There is no other for a novice runner to get through a marathon, unless there are multiple hot chicks involved. But that's one thing that makes marathon running so great!

If you still need the $11 let me know, but I'd much rather someone who have interesting questions do it. You wouldn't like mine.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 13th, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I know I wouldn't.

;-}
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From:loopychew
Date:March 13th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
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$11 or not, is there any way to donate with PayPal? I don't have a credit card...
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 13th, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
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Well, you can PayPal me at poltrcow at umich dot edu, and I can then donate for you.
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From:idreamofpeace
Date:March 13th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
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Would you link to it? I want to acknowledge her, I want everyone to know how important she was, what a difference she made. I don't want to hide it - she was a beautiful person.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 13th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
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I didn't feel like it was my place since I didn't know her well, but I'll link since you want me to.
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From:gymble
Date:March 13th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
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I vote for stupidly stubborn.

I finally donated! Thus breaking your even $3000. Sorry. But I donated! That counts for something, doesn't it?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 13th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Heh, people seem to be confused. The req is $1,800. I have a ways to go before hitting the even $3,000. But thank you for the donation!
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From:maka2000
Date:March 13th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
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I'm so, so sorry about your friend.

I donated finally. You know, I have a friend who ran a full marathon just a few short weeks after having colon cancer surgery, so I bet you can do it with your arm! Go you. You still have lots of time to heal till the big day I guess too huh?

I didn't know there was such a thing as Buffy Appreciation Day. When was it?!




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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 13th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
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You know, I have a friend who ran a full marathon just a few short weeks after having colon cancer surgery, so I bet you can do it with your arm!
Damn, seriously? That's hardcore!

I didn't know there was such a thing as Buffy Appreciation Day. When was it?!
Saturday was the tenth anniversary of the premiere.

Thanks for the donation!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 13th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm not really drugged up at all. I don't like taking the Vicodin because it makes me sleepy. Also, I'm really not in that much pain, constantly at least.

Glad you liked the podcast!
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From:glasseseater
Date:March 13th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
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if I had a dislocated shoulder, i would be eating icecream all the damn time for no reason. also when you said the s-word my mind went to swearing, and I couldn't figure out why the nurse was swearing at you for like fifteen minutes until I went OH THAT S WORD and that does not bode well for the paper I have to write today.
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From:soleta_nf
Date:March 14th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
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Ha! I thought he meant 'shit' until I read this comment.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 13th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
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Whatever you want to give is fine. The money goes to the AIDS Foundation, not me, after all.
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From:bspalek
Date:March 13th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
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Go you! You are insane, but dedicated. I still want to donate. I just keep forgetting to do so when I actually have money. I just emailed myself to remember to do so on thursday when I get paid though. So hopefully I remember to check my email. Heh.

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