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July 27th, 2006

Hip Op minus four days

(by the way, I'm not counting today, or the day of my op, but by my calculations I have four full days left in which to prepare...)

Was called this morning at just after 8 am by someone at my surgeon's office asking me to go in for an x-ray. Apparently I missed this handy little step during the initial process. Well, I didn't, actually, but the diagnostic x-ray I had at the hospital is digital, and apparently he needs a film one to use when working. So off I went this afternoon to do that. The technician was most solicitous and asked me if my hip hurt at all (well, duh).

Meanwhile I'm still trying to finish tidying and clearing my house, largely so that there will be a room to put someone if I need to have someone stay with me later. I'm staying with kp for a while after I get out of hospital, but mkb might stay over a night or two when I first come home alone.

My Birks came in, so I went downtown and bought them, and I'll have them to wear when I get out of hospital. It will be so much easier to have shoes that I won't have to do up, but they insist on you having shoes with backs and tops in the hospital. Rats. I also purchased an adapter for my ipod, then realized afterwards that there probably won't be anywhere that I'll be allowed to plug it in in the hospital, or will be able to reach, anyway, but it will come in handy I'm sure, so no worries.

memeage: more questions of a personal sort

from ladyofastolat

1. Elaborate on your default icon
It's a computer scribble I did in "Paint," meant to be a bearded collie. It turned out looking kind of rakish and cheerful and rather like how I like to think of myself.

2. What's your current relationship status?
Rakish and cheerful and single.

3. Ever have a near-death experience?
No.

4. Name an obvious quality you have.
Hmmm. Beyond being obviously not 20 years old. I have crooked front teeth because my parents didn't believe in (and probably couldn't afford, to be honest) braces.

5. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now?
Chris de Burgh's "Don't Pay the Ferryman"; I listened to it again for the first time a few days ago and it's kind of stuck.

6. Name a celebrity you would marry
Richard Gere

7. Who will cut and paste this first?
Not sure - gillo might if she's back from France. Or oursin?

8. Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity?
Believe it or not, yes!! A student of mine from Japan, bless her heart, told me that she thought I looked like Tilda Swinton (this was fairly soon after Orlando, before she was as well known as she is now). I don't, but I was very chuffed.

9. Do you wear a watch? What kind?
Yes, and I have a stainless steel ESQ watch.

10. Do you have anything pierced?
Yes, one hole in each of two ears and two in one.

11. Do you have any tattoos?
No.

12. Do you like pain?
No! What a silly question.

13. Do you like to shop?
Yes, I confess I do. Even food shopping.

14. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
The parkade.

15. What was the last thing you paid for with your credit card?
A book order from the Folio Society.

16. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
A wrong number.

17. What is on your desktop background?
A misty mountain (not THE misty mountain, though)

18. What is the background on your cell phone?
a dial tone......

19. Do you like redheads?
um... does it make a difference?

20. Do you know any twins?
My dad was a twin, so yes. And there were twins at my elementary school.

21. Do you have any weird relatives?
Yes.

22. What was the last movie you watched?
Woody Allen's "Match Point" - it was quite good. Surprisingly moralistic but ultimately rather empty.

23. What was the last book you read?
The last book I finished was Mercedes Lackey's "The Wizard of London"; I'm currently reading Naomi Novak's "Black Powder War" - It's summertime!!

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