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Jul. 29th, 2010 | 06:57 pm
mood: hopefulclean bill of health
music: And $0 bill for services! I <3 health insurance.

It's not as good as Kerouac and Willie Nelson made it sound.


I've taken on a hitchhiker to pay all my tolls.


I'm in Ann Arbor for a few days, plowing through an enormous to-do list in preparation for returning in the fall. Good thing I decided to come, because I won't have anywhere near enough time to tackle all this junk when I land for the fall semester.

Yesterday I left DC around 10:15 a.m., partially to avoid morning Beltway traffic but mostly because I'm lazy, and was here by 7:00 p.m., a new record thanks to less construction than usual. I drove by my new house (don't have keys until Aug 20); we are going to be so close to the huge YMCA that I may as well just get a membership there. Then I ate kung pao chicken from my favorite greazy Chinese restaurant and caught up on email in the Union because my whole neighborhood didn't have power. Resigned to taking a flashlight with me to the bathroom, it had been restored by the time I got back.

This morning I showered in my (very gross) bathroom and went off to my doctor's appointment. I picked this guy completely out of the blue, but he's quite good. At least 25 minutes in the room with me is pretty impressive, and he laid out what his intended plan was very clearly, as well as his intended therapy for my hands as I type too much. Basically: Aleve to reduce inflammation, enforced time away from a keyboard and bloodwork to rule out other unlikely junk, and a return visit to ensure all is still well. I also need to be more ergonomic, but I knew that already.

After that I picked up super old graded work from the winter semester, got a Jimmy John's sandwich and started working on work work. Got a very good amount done, so now I think it's time for a haircut and some grocery shopping. Tomorrow I help out with a meeting for my department, and I'm going to attempt disassembling my bed and wardrobe for easier storage. Plus about 33 optional items that probably won't get done because I'm going to propose a Dominick's happy hour to everyone who attends the meeting. That's what you get for scheduling a meeting to end at 4:00 on Friday.

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Reprobate

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from: andrewshead
date: Jul. 30th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
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That picture is just adorable.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jul. 30th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
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I take a lot more photos of that stuffed bear than I'm willing to admit, heh.

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DaveSteve

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from: ashfault76
date: Jul. 30th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
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it's a cute bear - you should post more photos of him!

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Jul. 31st, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
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I will at some point, as well as the story behind him. Let me add that to the mental queue of a billion blog entries I need to write someday. :]

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