Friday, May 19, 2006

Who needs knees?

So I tore my ACL a few months back, and my day of surgical reckoning has come and gone. This entire experience has been quite educational. I now know that jello and backless gowns are not just hospital urban legends. Morphene, while interesting, really should be avoided whenever possible. Leg braces are evil. So are crutches. And stairs. And when my foot swells up, it definitely resembles a walrus flipper.

Needless to say, I've found myself with some spare time recently. This is how I've been trying to fill it:

Number of Movies Watched: 30 something

Books Read: Mio, My Son, A Man For All Seasons, Walk Two Moons, Pathki Nana, Kim, Mere Christianity, and part of Jesus the Christ

Consecutive Days Without A Shower: 6

Hours Spent With Leg Attached to Ironing Board (CPM Machine): 18

So I'm in the market for new forms of entertainment. Any recommendations for books and/or movies would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


kel said...

I heard a rumor that your gimpy self has been tromping around in the woods alone. Star! You're absolutely insane!

Kim said...

How long are you out for? Next time I am home, I can bring you my favorite movie of all time (other than Christmas Vacation of course)...Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, a nice Indian movie that is a good three hours of sheer entertainment.

Bryant said...

My ironing board is a CPM machine? And why were you tied to it?

Leen said...

I think you should watch XXX. Even if you've already seen it, it's definitely worth a second, third, or twenty-fifth viewing. Vin Diesel is so hott right now!

Sir James Affleck said...

Sorry to hear about your ACL experience, both my sisters have torn theirs. I got shot up with about 50 mgs of the stuff, and I agree, it's fun, but it's also creepy how you can really feel nothing at all.

Megan and Kenny said...

I would recommend that you continue to read the Wheel of Time series. I just finished the most recent book and I really liked it. Kenny would like me to tell you that the guy they got to finish the book was his freshman English professor at BYU.