July 30th, 2004

wrestler

on things I really need to stop doing...

dislocating my shoulder...

ow.... Damn, I wish I was smart.

Actually, it wasn't nearly as bad this time as it was when I did it before. And at least I did it on a move that I had never tried before this time, instead of something I had been doing for over a decade. Oddly, another flippy move, this time the moonsault. A wise martial arts sensei once told me (actually, it was ludimagist, and I think he's told me on multiple occasions) some sage advice about flippy fighting moves. When fighting if at any time your head is closer to the ground than your feet, something has gone horribly wrong. Damn, I wish I was smart.

Anyway, I don't think the injury is that bad. Last time, I had a really bad strain after it was replaced and was having problems moving it for a while afterwards (and in fact, still have slightly reduced motion in it). Its definitely sore today, but movement-wise it doesn't see any worse that it did beforehand. Definitely sore though. The smart thing to do would be to take it easy for a few days. On the other hand, I'm supposed to go white water rafting tomorrow. Damn, I wish I was smart.

On a good note, there are only 2 more days until my health insurance kicks in again. Coincidentally, its the same time I enter Carousel. And of course with my luck, I'll never get hurt again...
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Vagabond Plate

on the continuing saga of auto repairs...

So, the Vagabond has been in the shop again. This time what I thought was a bad starter is actually a bad fuel pump. And of course, in order to fix that, that involves ripping out the whole fuel module and replacing it, because Chevy likes to do things like that. On a good note, this will have the side effect of fixing my gas gauge which has been broken as long as I've had the truck. On a bad note, this isn't one of the things that my warranty seems to randomly cover, so I'm out another $800. So if anyone is wondering what to get me for my bday, hey, cash is always good...

Kill me.
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