October 18th, 2004

choo choo (mail)

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For those that keep up with these things: the doctor tells me that my bones look just fine, except that the wrist is still a bit demineralized. So I'm taking calcium tablets and making sure to put pressure on it, which is about all that's left to do there. Not done with physical therapy for the non-bony bits, but the bones are just about done.

On an unrelated note, I took astralagos' advice to look up Hilaire Belloc, a poet, since I'm a fan of Chesterton. While I find Belloc's stuff mixed in quality with more travel-guide-to-England than I tend to go for (so yeah, he's a *lot* like Chesterton), he does have the occasional utopian dream:

The Marmozet

The species Man and Marmozet
Are intimately linked;
The Marmozet survives as yet,
But Men are all extinct.
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Today I was contacted by a cute girl I inadvertently offended through poor phrasing. I didn't know that at the time, I just knew I'd offended her and she wanted to talk to me... I'm just glad it didn't turn out to be a more serious offense.

In the hour-and-some between finding out she was offended and getting to find out what offended her, I had kind of a flashback... Back to a couple of years I spent walking on eggshells around girlfriends who were, for a variety of reasons, surprisingly easy to offend. I can now say with authority: I *so* totally don't miss that bit. My life is now much, much better that way.