I can't ride for two weeks (well, maybe not quite that long) because of surgery #2 out of 3 last Thursday. The journey thus far to fix a silly little artery near one of my kidneys, that happened to grow over rather than under, has mainly been keeping kidney happy and preventing swelling/holding extra fluid. … Continue reading Two down, one to go, and other paradigm shifts
"Just waiting on the other shoe to drop" refers to anticipating a typically unpleasant event. It comes from the crowded living quarters on the east coast when, at night, an upstairs neighbor would be retiring for the night and drop a shoe on the thinly-insulated floor serving as a ceiling to the person below, probably … Continue reading Dropped shoes
I've never gotten to participate in the storied torture/tradition of No Stirrup November in my years of riding, so if being excited about it after my first lesson makes me crazy, I'll gladly hold that title. After fretting over the microsleep at the show on Sunday, I had a great ride on Wednesday with M … Continue reading No stirrups, no fears
Seeing as I now write for The Mighty and The Odyssey in addition to this quiet corner of mine, I'll probably be cross-sharing more. Hopefully it's not seen as laziness; if I write something, I now have three disjointed arenas I'm considering, and I'd like to try and have all my original work at a … Continue reading When Post-Grad Isn’t What You Pictured
I was here. Probably sweating, possibly tipsy, and definitely screaming with everyone else each time we (frequently) screwed up a play, handed our opponent a gentle first down, or left every door in the house open for the other team to rush 70 yd to a touchdown right in front of the student section (how's … Continue reading Three years ago today..