Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Foxy Boxing Day!

America's Roast Beef, Yes Sir! Not a Boxing Day tradition, but wouldn't it be grand if it was...?

The poppers, I'll pass on.

Keep on keepin on~

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Frickin Holidaze =)

Merry Everything!~

Tis that giving-to-people time again, and I no send card. Make pixel
pictures instead. Now, done. Not so much complete, but done. You go
look now.
You push keys of arrows and bar of space. Get your
present. Some bells, no whistles, some infringe of rights of copy.
Maybe fun. Maybe funny?

Happy solstice season greeting to you!

Wham Wham Wozzle!

Keep on beepin on~

Sunday, December 23, 2007

a last-minute gift?

Frickin frackin sazzafrazzin... Why do I do this Holidaze thing to myself every year?

Cuz you're an idiot?

Oh yeah!

You two...~

Well, if it doesn't get done, the Mass Lottery has got a fine suggestion...

Keep on keepin on~

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I really love this game. I'm not really even good at it. I'm just happy that it IS.

Check it out =)

(Be sure to click the CONTROLS button to learn your special, nay, *miraculous!* combos, like "Fishes and Loaves," "Dove of Neutrality," and "Rain of Frogs."

Holy crack.

I think the name, intentionally or not, references a line from THE SIMPSONS. I suppose in the end, anything you could possible say will have been a line from THE SIMPSONS, eh? I can't quite place it, tho. Was it the PAPER MOON scam parody? I want to say that Bart cries, "Bible Fight!" and he and Homer start hurling bibles at one another... Can anyone help me out here?

Keep on keepin on~

Monday, December 10, 2007

it's beginning to look...

Holiday lights along my commute, before and after.

It's not *exactly* funny, but it's inexactly funny, donchathink?

Does anyone remember the DAILY SHOW segment, "Poll Smoker?" =)

And, an odd conjunction of tree and lamp that made me pause. Just cuz.

I love lamp.

Keep on keepin on~

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

previously, on Broken Arm...

So, I went back to the ortho doc's office on Wed before Thanksgiving. I got x-rays of my arm taken, and then sat down with the P.A. to get the low-down. The first thing she says to me after looking over the x-rays...

So, Brian, have you... sustained a fall recently?

Umm. No.

Oh! That's good!

And then she moved on. I was knocked a bit off balance by the question, and everything that it implied about my x-rays and arm, and I just filed it away and let her continue. She explained that she would prescribe occupational therapy for me, and set up a follow-up appointment for January sometime, to see how it works out. I recovered enough of my head by that time to ask her the important question...

Can I go back to playing volleyball?

She asked me again about how/when my arm still hurts, thought about it, then added an order to my occupational therapy scrip to make or fit me for a protective splint that I can wear when playing volleyball. At the time, I thought that was a Good Thing, but now, a week and change later, I'm thinking that I will wait until that January doctor's visit before I step back on the court to play, protective splint or no. I mean, you know the way I play.

Me being me, I took a couple of digital snaps of the x-rays on the monitor while I was waiting for the P.A. I don't have the experience and know-how, medically, to know what I was looking at when looking at the pictures, but I know I didn't like them. The new bone growth looked to be happening on the outside surface of the broken bone, and not filling up the gap, where the break occurred. I mean, I really thought, visibly, there's still space between the two pieces.

Anyhow, I shared my pictures of the pictures with a non-ortho doc acquaintance who explained that it could be that soft tissue is filling that gap, physically slowing down the healing of the bone. Stupid soft tissue. I never trusted it.

Occupational therapy will teach me some exercises that will help increase circulation to the injured area, which should stimulate the healing. If, however, the soft tissue persists in interfering, well, Other Stuff will hafta happen.

Let us not speak of Other Stuff now.

Bottom line. I won't be playing any volleyball until I get some kind of verdict from the doctor in January. Dagnabbit.

I hate that I hafta keep pushing off my return date, bleah. But it's been over four months and the injury still bothers me, and well, the you recall the doc's first question to me? Not exactly the most optimistic sign.


Back to the movies for me.

Keep on keepin on~