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I am going stir crazy.  It’s not my fault.

I did have 20-30 minutes of distraction thanks to DPUD.  Fun with Zombies.  The game is highly addictive but too short in my opinion.

But there are the problems that you can’t get around during your enforced healing period, such as…

Limited by a 4lb lifting limit.

  • One must wait until the family swigs from the jug until a half gallon
  • One becomes dependent upon one’s children
  • Cats are too heavy to pick up and pet
  • Step out of line just one time and try to pick up a cat (or swat one with a t-shirt as it sprays the children’s bedroom door) and you will pay for it, oh Lord, how you will pay
  • Woodworking is out because wood is too heavy and besides, you are…


  • Telling time is difficult – even with a digital clock
  • Things you don’t realize you said before are repeated
  • Energy level is low
  • Things you don’t realize you said before are repeated
  • Accidentally stabbing yourself with a fork or impalement on a toothbrush are real concerns
  • Timing things like blogging around painkiller-induced-naps is a hasslllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
  • Assuming you have more energy than a lizard on a warm rock, you must still face the fact that your…

Creative impulse is blunted.

  • You try writing a story or doing art with a chemical lobotomy
  • Even with the desire and the idea the desire dries up rapidly and with even a tiny setback.  What?  I have to save my work again?
  • When things like “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog” seem worthy of being considered classical literature, you have no chance of coming up with anything original
  • Ideas that don’t stink like rotting fish are elusive and you can’t prime the pump because you…

Cannot go anywhere.

  • Driving under the influence of narcotics is dangrous because you kepe making misteaks
  • People aren’t available to be your chauffeur because there aren’t any Occupy idiots with loads of free time on their hands and have a valid license and are not as drugged up as yourself – or worse.  All the people that could drive me (read:  have a vehicle or that I trust with my vehicle) have jobs
  • As a poor substitute for getting out, you channel surf for ideas, which is  a dead end because…

Daytime TV sucks ass.  Night-time, too.

  • Yes, the re-runs of Scooby Doo, The Best of the Partridge Family, $100,000 Pyramid, and Cagney and Lacey suck ass
  • Ditto for Home Shopping Network, the Green Channel, and the Weather Channel Propaganda Roundup
  • And you swear, if you have to hear Judge Judy look at a plaintiff witih jaundiced eyes one more time you’ll set fire to your TV.

Is anyone else familiar with the notion that maybe, just maybe, surgery and narcotics flip your circadian rhythm around so night is day and day is night?  Well, it’s what I’ve experienced.  I fall asleep at 7am and wake up around 1pm only to want to sleep from 4-5pm for a few more hours.  It might not be obvious but this serves to cut you off from the world even more.


I did find a Blender render I did a few years back.  Had fun with it.  Hell, I’ll post it for grins. I think clicking on it makes it bigger.  Give it a shot.


During one of the intense states of boredom I’ve experienced, I was looking at mind-mapping again.  Go check out iThoughts or SimpleMind.  It’s pretty cool to do what you do on a pad of paper anyway – and – you can rearrange it easily, add notes, add hyperlinks, etc.

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