Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Still Life with Angry Toe

Ugh. I had to have minor toe surgery today. My podiatrist, Johnny Rotten, told me I really, really would want to take a Tylenol before the anesthetic wore off. Man, he was right. While he tortured my poor toe (and I pretended to read my copy of the Washington Post so I didn't have to see what he was doing), we talked about the rather unfortunate demise of the wife of a local syndicated radio host here in DC. She was out at the beach on Sunday, and she was hit head-on by a young man in an SUV who swerved to miss a 10-car pile-up, crossed the median and turned her Lexus sedan into twisted wreckage.

This lead to a conversation about car accidents in general (and I told him about all the people I'd seen ejected from cars back in Russia - no seat belts + erratic driving = bodies on road more often that you'd like to imagine. Damn, I saw a lot of dead people in Russia. A lot.) This then lead to a conversation about being held at gunpoint, which is another super-fun memory of Russia.

Weird conversations for foot surgery.

Foot (with monkey bones), bandaged toe, and messy computer area.

No treadmill for a week. No exercise bike for three days. Man, I really, really wish I'd taken the damn Tylenol when he told me to... cuz this sucker is throbbing. Dang it.

Back to the sofa. I can still catch the last 20 minutes of an old Charmed episode on TNT, land o' reruns. Oh, and Javier - if it's the one where you put facial hair on Shannen Doherty and turned her into a man - you're paying for my therapy.


Anonymous said...

Hope the toe has stopped hurting and that you can return to your regular life soon.

Merujo said...

Thanks, Carol! Ingrown dang nail - and it's likely the result of me treadmilling too aggressively. Damned if you do, damned if you don't...

Analyst-ka - you should visit the blog of Javier Grillo-Marxuach. He's the guy who wrote that episode of Charmed back in the dark ages. He's now a producer/writer on "Lost", which is a great show. If it isn't on in the UK yet, it will be.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't it sound rather like a line from Edgar Allan Poe?

"Beware The Toe"

Weirdly yours,