May 21st, 2004


Well whaddya know?

I did hurt myself tonight. Yes, y'all told me so, but it wasn't what you think. My chest is pretty much better, getting out and doing some physical activity helped that. In my last at-bat tonight I swung, and connected. I started running towards first and felt something weird... something in my leg. Something hitting my leg. The bat... hitting the back of my right calf. I took another step on my left, continuing to accelerate, and landed on my right again, and felt something akin to a cramp there. Ow. I kept going, though, hobbling to first. Luckily it was a good hit. I got a pinch runner and spent the bottom of the last inning as catcher (I think I like catcher in this league.)

I'm batting 1.000 this season, though. 2 walks last week, 3 more walks, and 2 hits tonight. Both singles, I think. Good night for softball, perfect weather.

I then hit the karaoke place, where a certain girl was present again... And I got her number. :) So it's been a great night. She knows I'm out of town the next two weeks so it'll be ok. But we did Time Warp again and ended up apologizing to each other afterwards for messing up... But her next song was "Desperado", and that was just incredible.

Tomorrow, I pack. Things to remember, LA, Mach, Iron Jaw, camera ... I'm sure there are more things to remember. I'll get it figured out.
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oh yeah, there was singing, too.

Did "The Question," by The Moody Blues, which I never quite understood the words to before seeing them up on the screen... and then "Freedom '90," George Michael (still gotta learn that better! and figure out how to sing without taking breaths :)... and then Time Warp as the duet :)

It was a good night. When I woke up this morning though, my leg was worse... Called my parents, got an ice pack brought over, and crutches (which I'm finding useful only as a "catch me if I start to fall" kind of thing) and Advil (I had *no* aspirin, acetometaphin, or ibuprofen in the house... how's that happen?) Two ibu's later and I'm feeling a bit better. I drove myself to work, no problems working the pedals.

I definitely need to see Shrek 2. Who wants to go Sunday?

leg update

Well, ice and elevation and rest and... compression, that's what the C was. right. That seems to have done a bunch of good. Though I took a break from the "rest" part of that to go get dinner from the cafeteria. I think basically I was just suffering from "it got unstretched while I slept" and stretching it and using it and being good to it throughout the day is making it better. Walking to the cafeteria actually seemed reasonably sane. Taking the elevator instead of stairs would have been saner, but it really seems like I'm gonna be ok.

Car is also broken. Driver side door lock won't let the key in the slot. Weird. I'll look at it when I get back; I've got the manual on order from Amazon.

(edit for commentary... i really can't keep my posts down to a single topic, can I?)