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At Last! More Nonsense from Paul!

Dec. 3rd, 2014

09:03 am - I have successfully completed an actual task!

I just took out two garbage bags to the curb!

It doesn't sound like much, and yet I feel as if I completed a marathon. I've been struggling to do ordinary household tasks, ever since I pulled a back muscle, nearly two weeks ago. Up until now, my big achievements have included: 1) being able to sit in a chair for longer than five minutes; 2) being able to sleep longer than one hour; 3) brewing a cup of coffee (I've just finished my third cup of coffee since November 23rd.) Now I can add: 4) took out the garbage.

At this rate, I'll be back to my schemes for conquering the world, in no time.

(Special thanks, by the way, to the many family members who have been phoning me regularly in case I need anything, and world-famous character actor Conrad Brooks, who has been a veritable fountain of advice and well-wishes. And especially-special thanks to my Niece's husband, Roy Jaruk, who has provided transportation to the Emergency Room and other essential services, despite his own surgery last week!)

Current Location: home
Current Mood: determineddetermined
Current Music: Au Pairs - "Come Again"

Nov. 29th, 2014

05:47 pm - Back in Emergency room again

Not a lot of improvement since Wednesday, so I'm back for another round of questions and tests. My back hurts slightly less, which is to say I can sit up for a little more than an hour at a time, and I feel like I've been kicked in the crotch only once an hour, instead of three, the way I did earlier in the week.

More later.

Nov. 27th, 2014

11:46 am - grooooan

Despite my emergency room visit yesterday, I remain mostly disabled. As described I pulled a muscle in my back, and am recovering from the effect.

Luckily I am surrounded by well-wishers who have ensured my continued existence, and have seen to my survival. Special shout-outs to Zander Jaruk and to the inimitable Conrad Brooks, who have kept daily contact with me to be certain I am ok.

I will provide details later but in the present, a happy Thanksgiving day to all, from someone who is truly thankful.

Nov. 26th, 2014

09:27 am - Emergency room

Well, it looks like I was premature in saying I was improving. Spent the night feeling uncomfortable, so I asked my niece's husband to haul me off to the emergency room at Putnam Hospital.

I'm hoping they'll just pump me full of good pain killers and return me to the natural world.

My subject line yesterday was a reference to Baby Herman in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"...whenever I dropped anything, it became extremely difficult to retrieve (since my back would complain when I bent over)...so I often caught myself bellowing "My stogie! Waaaaah!" It was like living in a baby carriage.

I trust that will no longer be my impression.

Nov. 25th, 2014

01:58 pm - My stogie! Waaaaah!

Somehow I pulled a muscle in my back during the weekend, and this has created a number of challenges in my environment. The most troublesome being that I can't sit or stand longer than a couple of minutes at a time. Even being able to sit up would be a useful improvement. On the other hand, I was able to locate the Kindle and a workable power cord, so I can leave this good-natured update.

Not to worry; I am gradually getting better.

I hope your day is less challenging than mine.

Sep. 29th, 2014

01:03 pm - Duh.

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I don't normally cast insults at my ungulate cousins, however the deer we get around my office building do not represent the brightest bulbs in their species.

This one was standing so close, I coulda hit it with a tape dispenser (if I was the kind of person who threw tape dispensers at stupid deer.)

Current Location: office
Current Music: Buzzcocks - Thunder of Hearts

05:43 am - Thanks, Narratvie Clip Camera

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Hm. I spent a few hours in NYC on Saturday, and I used the opportunity to stroll around wearing the Narrative camera. To my annoyance, either the camera fails to handle motion well, or I have developed a hobbledehoy gate that defies modern technology. Blur blur blur. This shot came out OK; walking East on 42nd Street at about 1:30 pm, between 6th and 5th Avenues.

I don't recall if I had any impression of why there are so few people in the image...the sidewalks had been more crowded back near Times Square, and became more crowded as I approached Grand Central Station. I suppose the touristy-types were across the street frolicking in Bryant Park.


Later on, I find this shot amusing: It's 7:30 and I'm looking out the window at the movie theater, waiting for my sister Katy to join me for the 8:00 pm showing of "The Boxtrolls." I like how the Narractive camera has positioned itself directly under the "Best Buy" store sign across the parking lot. Subliminal advertising!

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Current Location: home

Sep. 28th, 2014

01:30 pm - Another unfamiliar bird

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I noticed this unusual bird in my backyard. Anyone know what kind it is? Mostly black and white, so perhaps it's a penguin. Or maybe this one is just into Beagle Boys cosplay.

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Hmm...Beagle Boys cosplay. Is that a thing?

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I hope the photos aren't too blurry. Perhaps I should have thought to zoom in a little more. Here's one of the uncropped images, for a perspective on what the camera was picking up.

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Current Location: home

Sep. 7th, 2014

06:53 pm - Buzzcocks NYC - Narrative Camera snaps

I also wore my Narrative camera, which randomly takes a snap every 30 seconds. Some shots came out fairly dramatic, if somewhat off-kilter:

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Steve Diggle, Danny Farrant, Pete Shelley

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Steve Diggle, (invisible) Danny Farrant, Pete Shelley, Chris Remington

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Danny Farrant, Pete Shelley, Chris Remington

06:30 pm - Buzzcocks NYC - Steve Diggle and Pete Shelley

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Thanks guys! You were great!

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