Wednesday, October 31, 2007

stack of CDs

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Ok, I promise my incisions do not really look as bad as the picture. The redness is apparently caused by the super sticky adhesive on the bandages I've been using - which seems to bond to my skin and irritate it.

Monday, October 29, 2007

sunset over the houston airport

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

care for a swim?

This guy was demanding to be fed some yummy hot dogs and marshmallows. (And I hate to say it, but gators are actually quite yummy themselves!)

Friday, October 26, 2007

friends in new orleans

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

lunch at the charlotte airport

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

this is not a wig

When taking a picture leaning over the camera, my hair appears to be transported to 1987. Scary, isn't it?

Monday, October 22, 2007

eclipsed by a streetlight

Lucky random shot out the car window while driving back from a pointless doctor's appointment in Baltimore. But - my stitches are out!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

bedroom light

Saturday, October 20, 2007

the frozen series

I finally got some of my own photography framed and up on the wall. Also - I learned how to do the framing myself - why haven't I ever tried this before? No more pre-assembled store bought frames for me! (Though, I'm not sure about keeping the ice photos on the wall, considering how much I hate cold weather!)

Friday, October 19, 2007

oxycodone, aka percocet

Thursday, October 18, 2007

incision #2

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

water glass

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

sometimes I get a little sad that Kermit isn't real

Larry bought me the DVD boxed set of "The Muppet Show" Season One to watch during my recovery. It's awesome. Yes, I am 28 and I find the antics of Kermit, Piggy, Animal, and the Swedish Chef absolutely hysterical. (And I love it when Kermit makes the face shown above!) It's the perfect thing to watch when you aren't feeling well. And as you can see below, I've been a Kermit fan from a very early age:

Monday, October 15, 2007

IVs suck

This was the worst part of the surgery.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

house call

Ooh, look who came to check on me...why it's Dr. Shepherd! I feel better already!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

the carnage

I had hip surgery. They put my leg in traction to pull my femur away from my pelvis. They put a camera into my hip joint! I had a labral debridement and partial synovectomy. They did this all through two tiny incisions - one stitch in each - modern medicine is amazing!

Friday, October 12, 2007

patched up

These big bandages make it look like I'm stowing a couple of Twinkies in my shorts! And the betadine makes it look like I actually have a tan.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

post-op: home from the hospital

I feel much better than I look. That's probably due to my friends morphine and percocet.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

the mark of a klutz

Alas, this has nothing to do with my surgery. This is where I backed my ass into the corner of a table. A very sharp corner.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

rotten luck, rotten berries

My day started with a three car pile-up. (Not my fault.) My surgery is in two days. I went home looking forward to treating myself to the summer's last delicious red strawberries that I had bought just yesterday. WTF?

Monday, October 8, 2007


Larry also brought this crab toy back for me from Washington.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

heart of stone

Larry found this stone on the beach in Washington and brought it back for me. All I had to welcome him back was the promise of a surprise in the future (making him wait to find out!). I certainly hope he isn't saying that I have a "heart of stone" because I think he has a heart of gold. (Awww.)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

look what I found while cleaning out my bedroom

There are no children in my house and yet I find this guy lurking behind my bedroom mirror. Why do I have a rubber fish? They were used to serve shots of alcohol at a restaurant in the Caribbean.
Apparently, this carnivorous fish has been surviving on a diet of dust bunnies.

Friday, October 5, 2007

monster shadows

Extra credit to anyone who can identify all of these creatures.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

stained glass

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

alien shadow

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

got a light?

Monday, October 1, 2007

femme fatale