Monday, April 21, 2008

Look on my works, ye mighty

Some of you may have noticed and complained about a lack of cat porn lately. Well, I haven't had a camera, so that's my excuse.

However, I just made the greatest discovery ever at Walgreens. For ten dollars you can get this:
That's right. It's a POS, but for $10 dollars you can get a reusable digital camera. IIt runs on a AAA battery and can take 243 pictures on its 16mb card. 60 if you use "high" res.

Now, no cats today (except for a cameo) but there is excitement. I have made passing reference to my health problems. I screwed up my back and have been in pain for a year and a half after a sky diving accident. Here is a picture of all of my empty bottles of narcotics and other pain killers:

I've taken over 1000 pills of vicodin, oxycodone and valium.

Recently, however, I've been feeling a lot better. Acupuncture and methadone are to thanks (I won't get into it, but methadone is actually the safest and most effective pain killer for severe pain as far as I'm concerned). How good am I feeling, you may ask? well, in the past month I have gone from being unable to purchase my own milk because it's too heavy, to taking on projects like this:


Guess where I got the rocks for that path through the middle. I sifted them out of the 30 cubic feet of soil I dug up, of course (our soil is very rocky. We're over a culverted creek so I think it's mostly crappy landfill). I have strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, hot and regular peppers, corn, carrots, spinach, green beans and a water melon plant (hopefully). I'm especially proud of the fence, which is staying up until the plants can withstand Ness and Samus's digging. After that, free fertilizer!!!

Yes, in March I couldn't tie my own shoes. In April I'm moving earth.


Tomorrow I'm meeting with my research adviser about returning to school.

Life is good again. :)!


Looking at this post, I'm actually tearing up. I'm so fucking happy. Holy shit it's been a rough 18 months.


Clever Pseudonym said...

Good news, even if I am in massive pain after just reading the words "sky diving accident."

M. Bouffant said...

That must be what Her Nibs meant when she referred to "wrong hobby choices." One might think that a sky diving accident would be an either/or proposition: Alive or dead, no middling injuries.

Think the weather up there has anything to do w/ it? Has it been considerably warmer from Mar. to Apr.? Perhaps just the opportunity to spew bile @ the Megatron has helped.

spencer said...

Is that a fucking New Jersey Devils hat in that picture?

NutellaonToast said...

no, it's not the weather as I was hurt 18 months and in many climates.
It's definitely the acupuncture and the methadone.

Yes, spencer, two of them in fact both emblazoned with celebrations of victories of the Stanley Cup.

spencer said...

Eh, well, even so, congratulations on your health improvement. That's excellent news.

M. Bouffant said...

Alright, another vote for methadone!