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[Nov. 11th, 2004|11:24 am]
Whole lotta labia.
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The long and short of things:

Yeah, nothing yet on the car. He's working from the outside in and eliminating all the cheap fixes first. I love him for that. I'm terrified that I'm going to need new fuel injectors and that's going to be 'spensive. :( We'll see. He's got an hour before I call him again to see how things stand.

I went and actually met the man yesterday and he took me out back and lifted the hood and talked to me about the car and pointed at stuff and really walked me through the debugging process and was just as nice as he could be. Talked to me about money and pricing and such. I offered him cookies and beer but he said they'd be happy just to know what was wrong with the car. Yeah, me too.

But I'll take cookies and beer too.

The knee. Well. There's good news and bad news. I have a mild version of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Which is to say that my kneecap rubs funny on my cartilidge during weight bearing exercises and my knee hurts. It gets worse with overuse and overloading of the joint. No one knows what really causes it and all of the treatment basically involves prolonging the amount of time you can go without it hurting. The good news is that I'm not actively ruining my knee every time I start running.

In the words of my friend Mike, "Melissa, you're only hurting yourself."

My doctor says to me "So.. you say this gets worse with exercise?"

"Yeah, mostly running."



"Normally we treat this with exercise."

So we talked about contributing factors (like my incredibly bad over-pronating and my really loose joints. shut up.) and how to work with them. He's got me signed up with a physical therapist to talk about stretching and how to tape my knee. I'm going to try over the counter braces and orthodics and if those don't work we'll talk about custom ones.

Not as bad as it could have been. No surgery, no "you're killing your knee!", none of that. Just "Wow, and you're already doing weight lifting, huh?" He did say that prolonged obesity could have exacerbated it. Yeah? Really? Duh.


On the job front: I seem to have lost the old copy of my resume. It's just.. um.. not there. Dammit. Cait! Shawn! Mika! Anyone have copies of my old resume?! I may email Mark later. I don't want to have to do this from scratch. It would suck.

What I need, of course, is a solid hour when nothing else is happening so I can work on this. And what are the chances of that?!

That's the way the world is working lately. My office is irritating me to the point where I want to stab them all. Especially the chatty one. Man, he talks just so there'll be noise. I hate that.

I'd do everyon's quizzes from last night but my offie censor won't let me see them. WOE!

Tonight I'm off for a book signing by Chris Baty. Oh Chris. You're so dreamy. I had contemplated taking my book for him to sign. I might still. Caitlin, how was his trip in?

I'm many many thousands of words behind on my nano thing, so I'm going to go feed my meter, drain the lizard, and get to work on that. What are they going to do? Fire me?

From: magickalmolly
2004-11-11 08:43 am (UTC)

Thought you could use that.

and peek in my LJ when you get a sec, love... ♥
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-11-11 09:28 am (UTC)
Oh I needed that. I did, I did. :)
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2004-11-11 09:04 am (UTC)
Take your book. Take it. Love you.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-11-11 09:28 am (UTC)
'M gonna. Cuz you said so.

Chelle. The mechanic loves me.
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[User Picture]From: slightlytricky
2004-11-11 10:57 am (UTC)
I would suggest you offer him sexual favors in trade, but it sounds like cookies might be the safer route.

omg mellies. good things are going to happen for you. i know it. i believe it.
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2004-11-11 09:50 am (UTC)
My Nano count stands at 15, and I have no desire to write any more of it, really. Too much going on. Whyfor did they have to pick November for this!? Why not March when there are no big family holidays...ok, maybe there's Easter in March, but only some years.

ah, fuggedaboutit.

Glad the car costs are still low, hope they stay that way. How cool that he actually walked you through and showed you things.

Glad your knee is just hurty and not hurty AND deteriorating. Hope the orthotics work wonders for you.

Can you tell I've been writing today? I have no good words to use, just short choppy phrases. bleah!

*loves you with the heat of a thousand suns*
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-11-11 11:58 am (UTC)
Ronnie, I'm printing out my novel to have Chris sign. I'm a big dork. :)
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2004-11-11 11:22 am (UTC)
I told Chris that people might bring their books for him to sign and he was all flattered. "I'll sign anything," he said, and I almost said "you don't want to be saying that."
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2004-11-11 11:23 am (UTC)
Tell me again what the specifics are for tonight? I think I might go home early and then come to the signing from home instead of from the office..
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[User Picture]From: wilfulcait
2004-11-11 11:28 am (UTC)
7 pm, at the B&N on 12th Street.
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From: listersgirl
2004-11-11 02:54 pm (UTC)
I feel your knee pain!

Quite literally, in fact, since I have the exact same problem, although it's apparently on the opposite side of the knee than most people get it.

I'm sure everyone is different, but I've been able to manage mine through a bunch of physio sessions, lots of stretching to balance my body out, and weight training to make the muscles around it stronger. And now it mostly only hurts if I don't do anything for a while and then jump back in with both feet, like what happened at dance class on Tuesday, which is why I was hobbling around like an old woman yesterday.

Apparently it's really common in women because our hips are generally so much wider than our knees. And here I always thought my wideass child-bearin' hips were a good thing. :)
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From: berreh
2004-11-11 02:55 pm (UTC)
Bring back Batyvibes for all of us.

*misses you ever so*
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2004-11-11 06:13 pm (UTC)
I might have it. I'll have to ask the chick sitting in for me to look for it at work. If you don't hear from me by like 3pm tomorrow, send me an e-mail to remind me? I'm a massive slacker.

But hey, I'm actually blonde now.
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