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Diary
By toxicfur (Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 03:31:59 PM EST) (all tags)
Also, not safe while eating.

I should be writing a serious diary. I should be writing about my mom's trip to Boston, and how I want to cry when I think about what she's going through, and when I think about the time we spent together, but I just can't. I have notes, so I won't forget. But I can't write that yet.

So now, for something completely different: a picture of my ass. After softball. iGrrrl infidel: I am not xenobombulating.

Also: bonus "thank you, BlueOregon infidel."



I started playing for my church team in the Boston Metro Church League a couple of years ago. The first year, I broke my wrist. The second year, I got a few scrapes, but nothing serious. This year, I have oozed pints of lymphatic fluid from my wounds. The first I got sliding into second base on astroturf, and then I scraped the same place again, sliding into third a week later. I stood stoically on third base, blood running down my leg and staining my sock. A young woman in the stands handed me a handful of antiseptic pads (she was a camp counselor or something) and told me how awesome I was. It's now a lovely scar on my shin:


On Saturday, I needed to slide into second to break up a potential double play. By, you know, taking out the short stop at the ankles. I really didn't want to slide on my newly healed scar, so I slid a bit higher. This is what happened:


There were no cute girls telling me how awesome I was after that slide - just people cringing and saying "ew" as the blood and fluid soaked through my shorts and onto the ice pack of frozen peas the team nurse handed me. These pictures were taken tonight; the game was on Saturday. It still hurts like a motherfucker, especially when I go from a standing to a sitting position or vice versa. The dog keeps trying to lick it clean ("Mom has a flavor!"), and the only comfortable clothes I have are not fit for an office job (ana's old Salvation Army jeans; my pajamas; my yoga pants). So today I worked from home. Tomorrow, I have a meeting, and I'll wear the baggiest almost-academic casual pants I have.

And sometime this week, I'll be purchasing some actual baseball pants. There's a double-header on Saturday, and I know that I'll end up sliding, yet again.



Today on irc, BlueOregon informed me of a wonderful thing called a "DOS emulator." Yes, I'd heard of these magical inventions, but I didn't know they could be used by ordinary mortals such as myself. But today, I downloaded DOSBox onto my iBook G4, and I played Master of Magic (also downloaded, since I lost the floppies or CD-Rom or whatever it was when my ex and I split up in 1999). Hooray for BlueOregon, and nostalgia is exactly what it used to be. I haven't quite figured out how to get the sound to work for Master of Magic, but as I recall, I wasn't all that impressed with the sounds when I played it on my old 386.

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fucking. by clock (4.00 / 3) #1 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 03:44:51 PM EST
ouch.


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

More dialog... by ana (4.00 / 4) #2 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 03:46:38 PM EST
"Do you remember what I told you?"

"What did you tell me?"

"No sliding."

"Did you tell me that?"

"You never listen."

Power up your flaming yo-yos already! --StackyMcRacky

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now that? by clock (4.00 / 2) #3 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 03:49:58 PM EST
that's funny...  we have that a lot:

me: do you need help getting up?

S: no.

me:  just wait for me to get up and...

S: SCREAMINGAGONYPAINBURNINGMAKEITSTOP

me:  sigh...


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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Ouch sums it up, yeah. by toxicfur (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 03:54:51 PM EST
One day I'll learn.

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Oh, wait. This is me. No I won't.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco

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yuo = insane by Kellnerin (4.00 / 2) #5 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 04:14:25 PM EST
I can't believe you were even mobile on Sunday.

So, did you get the shortstop?

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"If a tree is impetuous in the woods, does it make a sound?" -- aethucyn

I was out... by toxicfur (4.00 / 2) #7 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 04:16:50 PM EST
but there was no possibility of a double play, which almost made it worthwhile.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
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+1, Wound Diary by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 5) #6 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 04:15:30 PM EST

Man, it's been a while since we've had many of those! MORE WOUND DIARIES, PEOPLE! MORE WOUND DIARIES!


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
There is that double-header on Saturday. by toxicfur (4.00 / 2) #8 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 04:17:35 PM EST
I'll see what I can do.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
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Keep it real! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #10 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 04:20:51 PM EST

I get lots of injuries at work, but they're so routine these days that I never think to take pictures. Sometimes I don't even know I'm bleeding for a good while, and only discover it by seeing the trail I leave in the data center.

While I can't honestly say I'm a fan of being injured, I do like pushing my boundaries by looking at other people's wounds, numbing myself to the shock of it, so that will remain unphased by it. It's kind of like the same strategy I have with porn, now that I think about it. Kind of.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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would you like by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 3) #9 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 04:18:07 PM EST
clock to take some birthing pics?

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Do you have to ask? by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #11 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 04:22:49 PM EST

I just kind of assumed y'all'd[*] post them...

[*] - lemme know if that doesn't translate; it's a North Carolinianism, but it seems vaguely Southern, in general.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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i have no wound diaries by LilFlightTest (4.00 / 3) #12 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 05:20:41 PM EST
but i could post one hell of a scar diary.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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Road rash! by blixco (4.00 / 1) #13 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 06:00:45 PM EST
Jersey jerky!

Get some proper baseball pants, asap!
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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin

Or other protective gear by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #16 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 10:19:24 PM EST

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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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I think that gear would make me sweat a lot. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 02:17:00 AM EST
And not exactly be quick when chasing down pop flies. The only positive thing about that would be the intimidation factor. Which is a strong positive, after all.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
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Proper baseball pants - yes. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #18 Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 02:19:28 AM EST
This week. Before Saturday. This experience has reinforced the importance of proper gear when I bike, too. I mean, this is just from a dirt field - asphalt would simply suck.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
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The scars from asphalt are cool by blixco (4.00 / 1) #20 Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 03:19:29 AM EST
though.  You can grate things on them.
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"You bring the weasel, I'll bring the whiskey." - kellnerin
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agreemsg by aphrael (4.00 / 1) #14 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 09:31:36 PM EST
I should be writing about my mom's trip to Boston, and how I want to cry when I think about what she's going through, and when I think about the time we spent together, but I just can't.

hug

i never managed to write about my wedding, for similar reasons.

If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

Thanks. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #19 Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 02:22:11 AM EST
Eventually, I'll write, I think, but it's hard, as you know. Sometimes, maybe it's better not to write - I'm not sure. And hug to you.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
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Fucking hell. by vorheesleatherface (4.00 / 1) #15 Tue Aug 21, 2007 at 09:49:20 PM EST
Nice ass. Please to be taking better care of it in teh future. K thanks. Oh, and btw, you're a badass. I wanna see the scar when it is healed.


DOS Emulator by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #21 Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 04:53:10 AM EST
I think I still have an older version of SoftPC from around  1996.  Used it back  when I wanted to relearn DOS, but didn't have a PC. 




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So ana's nick-name by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #22 Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 05:16:02 AM EST
is edgar ? (at least, that looks like him in the side profile picture)..

But I have to ask, it's freaking church league. One does not 'take out' the short-stop in church league. Hell, most church leagues can't fathom a double-play. Should play in the A-league if you want that kinda action. (Yes, I'm a rec-leaguer who slums down in lower leagues for fun, but I don't go out and play balls to the wall when I'm a ringer)

Church league by toxicfur (4.00 / 1) #23 Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 05:29:56 AM EST
We're Anglo-Catholics - we take these things seriously. Actually it's a pretty competitive league, with some seriously good players (at least one who is a former AAA player and who regularly hits the ball out of the park). And, of course, a lot of mediocre players, too. I actually think that the variety of skill-level along with the fact that the really good players play all-out, adds to the number of injuries we see.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco
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This is Boston by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #24 Wed Aug 22, 2007 at 06:11:42 AM EST
Everything is on a different level here.
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