Friday, September 17, 2010

Pain and Projects....

I will first apologize for taking forever to make another post. This is due to pain and projects. First the pain. The insurance still hasn't approved or denied my surgery. This complicates thing, esp since management at my work only understands 'productivity' issues. As it turns out there is a line between people they like and therefore understand, and those whom they don't. I wont elaborate on that, however you get the idea. My knee has been swollen since my injury, and to complicate it a lack of use has invited my other good friend gout over. The pain is horrible. So pain meds, and rest have been my best friend.
During my moments of clarity I have been working hard on the project I asked for volunteers for earlier in my blog. As things are progressing, I will keep you posted. I am very fortunate to know so many talented individuals. This has the potential to be a real game changer when it comes to starting something big.
Anyhow I a sure hope you are doing better than I. I would not curse this condition on my worst enemy. :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Sum of all my parts...

Nothing like going to the doctors office and waiting an hour to see the doctor. Well I went to go see the orthopedic specialist and as it turns out I need surgery. Yup, I managed to tear my minisus in two spots, and the doc says it is possible that I may have to endure micro fracturing. (the drilling of small holes in a bone to create a more natural cartilage replacement. If this is the case then I will be down for up to six weeks. That is before I start physical therapy. The Doc wants to do the surgery as soon as possible, it all comes down to when the insurance will approve it. One nurse remarked that it could take up to a month before that happens. (oh joy)

On a much brighter note, now that I am on stronger meds I have kinda returned to work. Kinda is because even though I am physically there, I am not mentally all there. I also found out that my first doctor jipped me, he kept sending paperwork to my work that says 'Full Duty', ya let me climb ladders or move boxes in this condition. We will see what happens from here.

On a much much brighter note, I have been able to successfully begun gathering a group of highly trained specialists. I will have the privileged of working these highly skilled individuals on the big blog project. As soon as things are up and running I will announce to everyone what the sites name is and what it will be about. I am very excited because I have landed some of the best talent out there.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


I realized early on in life that the human imagination and general creativity are limitless. Actually I should say they are limited by the individual. When I was young I would speculate on the places I would go and the things I could become. As I got older those became limited, I would tell myself that I wasn't shorting myself, but making my imagination more realistic. I had fallen victim to the all powerful reality. In this moment I had forgotten what imagination and creativity were for. Sure they seemed like goal and aspirations, but those are different things altogether. I have been given a second chance to revitalize my imagination and creativity. I happen to be very fortunate, first I have a very creative wife who can imagine things into reality, just check her etsy shop. ( Second, I have children who tell me ideas and points of view, often expressing their young developing imagination. Third, I have friends who never cease to amaze me, wither its the amazing travels they go on, the interesting people they meet, or adventures their everyday lives have to offer.
I am going to be honest, I always thought of myself as a creative person, but now I have been given a glimpse. This new perspective is promising, esp since I am slated to start new stories, and books.

On a different topic altogether, I had a dream that really began to show my age. The dream was that I was in China, and was one of several chaperons escorting this large group of sixteen and seventeen years olds, and they were in China to compete in a video game competition. I was there only to watch. Ya that pretty much was a killer, since I am a very video game person.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mixed can of nuts....

So several things happened today. My brother came out to help me watch the kids, esp since I am down with injury (tomorrow I find out more on the details). While he was out here, I was able to hang out (in my legal drug induced state). My wife was able to take my youngest son to the hospital to get looked over. I have decided that there needs to be a video instruction when you walk into a hospital, it should say something like this, "Whatever happens please do not panic, we are highly trained specialists who may not fully understand the art of tactful conversation, also if we do not jump up and down screaming or rushing you to some awkward emergency area of the hospital, you will probably be just fine." There of course should be much more covered, but that should be the beginning. I would go as far as to say that Patrick Stewart should do the voice for the video. My son is due back Friday in the hospital for follow ups and more tests. I would as always recommend avoiding the hospital whenever convenient, please note for gushing blood and other life threatening conditions, please see hospital.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Definatly Blog Worthy

So today I woke up, pretty much just like I always have. Today was different, today two events took place that I thought were impossible or nearly impossible. Nope, didn't win the lottery, or any lump sum of money. However the day started when I got a call from the doctors office to schedule my MRI, given their recent history, I did not think this event was ever going to happen. Then the second surprise happened I got a friend request on facebook (of course I have friends on facebook, and yes I have received requests before, but this was different). This was from my long lost childhood best friend Jeff.
It has been 13 1/2 years since we had seen each other, and even longer since we had really hung out together. When I tell people that I was a fish growing up in Phoenix, it was mostly Jeffs house that I was swimming at. We had shot bb guns together, killed countless army guys, melted priceless star wars toys (they weren't that priceless at the time), we had played archon (a commador 64 game), we played chess with a giant chess set, and endless rubber band wars (with the really thick heavy duty ones).
So here is to the medical community finally doing their jobs, and long lost friends!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bold new project needs volunteers....

So I have had several opportunities to think about writing more and on a more challenging level. I had toyed with the idea of creating a new blog that would be a constantly streaming story anyone could read. It would be updated about once a week, though I like the thought of trying to tackle it on an every few days level. This is based on the short mini books authors used to put out in between each novel. One of my best friends was toying with the idea of doing kinda the same thing. However dare to be bold, and strike out in the face of overwhelming odds.
'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead'
I thought of a 'brilliant' idea as Dr. Who would put it. What if I had a collaborative of writers who wrote on the same story but took turns every few days. Thus each writer would only write once a week or so. No worries, I am gearing up to take on a challenge like this on my own, but it is so much more fun with friends.
I know I am trying to commit to this even on strong medications, and in a constant level of pain in my leg. I think these tangents can only add to the interesting topic.
So come on lets have some fun, contact me here or via other communications and let me know. :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Stores, edits and greatful for friends....

I had given a copy of what I have written so far on my newest fantasy story to one of my best friends. Yesterday she offered me a printed and hand edited copy of it. All I can say is that I look forward to the opportunities to see what others think critically of my work. I often encourage people whom I offer rough drafts of my work to be hard on the work. This gives me a real prospective as opposed to a slight look. Within just minutes of begin handed the edited copy, I read it two and then three times. I would often nod my head and occasionally throw up an eyebrow. All are signs that I felt that the edit was a good one, once again one of my favorite best friend editors came through. This was gold. If you are working on a story or a project, I encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and not wait until you think it is 'perfect'. Those moments can be disappointing, as opposed to working with people and refining it to perfection.
In return one of my best friends offered to let me look at their story. I poured over it and read it in quick fashion. Though I have only read it once, and haven't made any corrections. It was brilliant. I am all to excited to see this work make it to book form.
In general I need to throw out an all encompassing 'Thank You' to my friends. This is because having time to think alot in my current injured state, I have been able to reflect on all the best times of my life, and they are all shared with friends. I especially need to thank those friends who are willing to put up with me dispite my great flaws. Most of all I need to thank my best-st friend of all, my wife.