Wednesday, January 10

This post is about me

After my surgery, I saw it as my goal to sit on my butt for days on end. Luckily, this was also doctor-recommended, so I could easily justify such a decision. The one unfortunate piece is that sitting on my ass actually hurts after a while. The few times I looked in the mirror, I could see the deep lines imprinted in my skin as a result of simply not moving for hours. And my heels ended up hurting because I was sitting with my feet up for hours on end. My heels! Who would have thought? Ah, I learn new things every day.

Today I haven't taken any percocet at all, and it's a nice change of pace to feel alert for the first time in days. I hung on for a few hours this morning to my 'I'm recovering' card, until I got a call from The Ex asking if I can hang out when he's back in town this weekend. That's when I remembered the perks of being recovered. (Of course, I was also aware of them when I wasn't able to walk or shower with ease, but this was another reminder.) So I stopped asking for favors and walked around a little more. Now I feel like my goal is to prove to my parents that I'm healthy enough to leave for two days. Unfortunately, I can't do that and insist that they bring me juice. Too bad.

When I started taking less painkillers, I started reading more. There was a stack of books on the table next to my recovery chair (aka my ass buddy) that I intend to read before I go back to school. I finished reading Catch-22 finally, and with a twinge of guilt I selected a 'fun' book, called Stupid and Contagious. I read it in two days. Though I was taking less painkillers than before, I was still taking enough to alter my state of mind.. that's my excuse at least. Because I really liked the book, the style of writing and all that... and now I kind of want to be one of the characters.

Shut up, I know.

The thing is, we already have so much in common that it's almost like she is me. (Though I am better, of course) For example: I would definitely buy three donuts at once, no question about it. Or was it four... well, I would eat four too (my max is 8, I think). I have also looked up diseases and thought that I had them, only to find out that I was wrong (apparently I'm not bipolar? whatever..). Most importantly, I am a horrible waitress. Just awful. I could be a fabulous waitress if I only had two tables; give me three and I will freak out.

However, she also got the guy in the end, and she got a dog. So far, it's not a perfect match. *sigh* Unfortunately, I am not the main character of Stupid and Contagious. Consolation prize: I am the main character in my blog!

13 comments:

Wanderlusting said...

Not just in your blog but in your life too...woot, what ever will you do next?

crystall said...

It is always good to catch up on reading. I have a love/hate relationship with the euphoria that tends to happen when reading a book like you mentioned. Love it because it feels so good to submerge yourself; hate it because reality always sets in soon after.

The Ambiguous Blob said...

I can stay up all night reading trashy romance novels (or blogs, for that matter), but give me something I'll actually learn from and I fall asleep within 2 chapters.

Wombat & Aspen said...

Fewer painkillers.

-Wombat

Quixote said...

Oh thank you for letting me know the end of the book, which I had recently started reading.... anyways, feel better

NotCarrie said...

You know what would make your heels feel better? A hot date.


haha, ok...that was cheesy, I know. But really, check out our auction and tell all your single friends! It's for charity and it's SO MUCH FUN!

Sean said...

interesting. i just bought that book last week with a couple others.

Life of the Party said...

"(apparently I'm not bipolar? whatever..)"

That's ridiculous. You so are bipolar. Who said otherwise?

a giRL liKe mE said...

Just discovered the new link. Will be adding it to my list! Thanks :)

Eileen Dover said...

Good. Cause I (heart) your blog.

And want you to write more.

monicker said...

Catch-22 is one of my favorite books; I've read it about 10 times.

That is very strange about the heels.

The Accidental Bitch said...

wanderlusting - Not there too?! I need time to recover from my excitement!

crystall - Good way to put it. I'm getting tired of fiction already.

the ambiguous blob - Funny how that works, isn't it? I'm trying to train myself to think of nonfiction books as page-turners. It's going well, since I haven't tested it so far.

Wombat - The painkillers make me seem more sane because I talk less when I'm on them. But... yes.

quixote - If you've been reading it, you know it's worth it anyway. It's fun to read because of the style, not the plot.

not carrie - There's only one guy in New York! :(

sean - It's a good one. Or.. at least I wasn't disappointed.

life of the party - Shut up, Aspergers.

a girl like me - Thanks! :)

eileen dover - aww... I love compliments. :)

monicker - Catch-22 was a great book. And yeah, who would've known (heels)?

Sean said...

i just finished it. i can't remember the last time i laughed that hard or often while reading a book. i got pissed whenever i had to put it down for some interuption. good stuff.