October 8th, 2003

Kero Power Tie

Mmm, Recuperation...

Another day home today; my back is greatly improved, although it still siezes up at semi-random intervals. I'll probably be back at work tomorrow.

So I hear that Arnie won ... I wish him luck. :) From what I know of CA politics, they're not going to like what he has to say out there. Actually, I'd welcome Arnie here ... VA has entirely too many people along the lines of Oliver North in power.

Of course, the apparatchik aren't going to just roll over and accept it ... expect demands for recounts, more smears, and another recall attempt. Ah well, all part of the game. I've sorta lost my ability to be outraged by such stuff.

Some of it is because I've developed an appreciation recently for just how good the U.S. still has it. I was thinking about how it's been almost exactly a year since the sniper attacks here in D.C., and how upset everyone here was by it all. You couldn't put gas in your car or even just head in to work without keeping an eye out for cover to dive to. It was mighty scary.

But there are places all over the world where that's what they live with every day from the moment of their birth. Some of them are crimeridden neighborhoods in the U.S., which is just plain nuts -- but I'm thinking of places in Africa, the middle east, and so forth. Two guys with a high powered rifle and a modified car drove us all into a tizzy -- those same two guys in Israel wouldn't even raise an eyebrow. That means, it's amazingly peaceful here. To that extent, we're very lucky ... and even when there's kibitzing here, it generally doesn't involve machine guns or bombs at Pizza Hut.

So hey, I can take it. :)

-The Gneech
  • Current Mood
Drezzer cool

Big Hair and Dark Suits

I just happened upon a music video of Pete Shelley, followed up by the Psychedelic Furs. Now all I need is to see the Pet Shop Boys and a quick dose of A-Ha, and I'll feel like an angsty, artsy teenager again! Woohoo!

Oh, wait, is that a good thing?

-The Gneech
  • Current Music
    Thompson Twins -- "Hold Me Now" (in my head)
Kero asleep

Give Me Immortality, Or Give Me Death

By the end of the day (and my third chiropractor appt in as many days), my back seems to be mostly recovered -- except for when it isn't. Which is to say, 99% of the time it's just like new, and that last 1% of the time, it's still quite painful.

That's definitely improvement, and unless something very unexpected happens in the night, I'll definitely be going in to work in the morning.

I'd just like to say thanks again for all the well-wishes and sympathetic notes. :)

I had planned to start up the Kung Fu again some time this month, but I'm officially under orders not to do anything other than back stretches for the time being (which means no Bowflex, as well). Le sigh. Maybe I'll recover enough to get back into some kind of routine in the next couple of weeks.

I didn't get ahead in my cartooning exactly, although I did get Friday's strip done yesterday. So that counts for something, right? :) Next item on the Too Much To Do List is scripts anyway, so I can try to work some of those out in the next couple of days, and start drawing on the weekend.

Anyway, that's it for me tonight. G'nite, everybody, and have a tomorrow that startles you with just how good it really is!

-The Gneech
  • Current Music
    "Billville, The Town That Nature Forgot to Hate" (internal)