Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Surgery Pictures

As long as I've got some free time today, I decided to finally upload my pictures from surgery.  The first 4 are from my first surgery on 8/11 and the last 2 are from the second surgery on 11/3.  Luckily the doctor labeled them, otherwise I would have no idea what I am looking at.  My physical therapist described it as looking like a bunch of crab meat.  I don't know how doctors can know what they are doing looking at screens like these but I find it pretty interesting to see what they see through the arthroscope.

What's interesting about the below picture is the bottom left picture.  It seems there was a chunk of bone floating around inside my knee that the doctor couldn't figure out where it came from.  Not very reassuring, however it may come as no surprise to hear that my knee is operating a lot better without that in there anymore.

Snow Day

I got up this morning and headed out the door to catch the bus to work.  As luck would have it, the bus was running late which gave me time to call the office closure line and that's when I found out the office was closed.  I looked out the window before I left and the roads didn't look bad so it didn't occur to me that the office might be closed until I got down there and saw that there was almost zero traffic.  I decided to take this opportunity to snap a few photos.  It's a class 5 kill storm!

I was trying to frame the nearly full moon that was in the background but it didn't show up in any of the pictures so you'll just have to imagine it's there.  It was as clear as could be to the naked eye, I'm just not a good enough photographer to know how to capture it. 

I also decided to take the opportunity to search youtube for videos of people driving in the snow and found this gem:

And also this unrelated video which I had to watch:

Stay home and be safe and warm.  It's time for me to make some coffee to warm myself up, it hasn't broken the 20ยบ barrier at my place yet.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I rarely remember my dreams but I had a very vivid one the other night.  I dreamed that I went downtown and when I arrived I saw that there had been some terrible accident and the Space Needle was badly damaged.  Part of the base had been damaged and the entire building was slanted like the leaning tower of Pisa.  In addition a large section of the disc section at the top had broken off and said disc was also tilted at an alarming angle.  I never did quite figure out what caused it but somehow reached the conclusion that it was the result of an earthquake even though no other buildings were damaged.  What really bothered me though was that while I stood there staring at it in shock with my mouth agape, the rest of the people in the city seemed to have accepted that accidents happen and were going about their day more or less unaffected.  And after staring for a while, I accepted it myself and moved on and found myself in a part of town I was unfamiliar with that seemed to be filled with nothing but Mediterranean restaurants and I ate a gyro.  It was good.  I don't remember the rest of the dream or perhaps there was no more.  I don't know what it all means.

Good Day For Seattle Sports

Following a weekend which had the Seahawks spanking the Cardinals and the Cougs pulling off the surprise upset over Oregon State, today Felix Hernandez won the Cy Young award and the Huskies stomped UCLA in Jake Locker's final home game.  As if that weren't enough, despite predictions of traffic jams of biblical proportions because of the Husky game starting during rush hour, this was the smoothest, easiest commute I've had in a long time, and my bus crosses 520, right where the worst of the traffic would have been.  This has to have been the best week in Seattle sports in years.  I'm just surprised that former Mariner Cliff Lee wasn't in the running for the Cy Young.  He was on of the most dominant pitchers I've seen in years for most of the season.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

RIP Dave Niehaus

The Mariners were finally bad enough that they killed Dave Niehaus.  It's a sad day for the Northwest and a sad day for all of the sports world as class an act as Major League Baseball is no longer with us.  It breaks my heart that he didn't get to end after a good season.  Baseball will just not be the same without him. 

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


I got some delicious Cranberry Pomegranate Juice recently and was looking at the label today.  The #1 ingredient:  apple juice.  I was checking to make sure that it didn't have high fructose corn syrup (it doesn't) but didn't expect the apple juice.