January 21st, 2016



I suppose it should be obvious, but I shan't be at ConFusion near Detroit this weekend.

It's a real bummer. I mean, it seemed a good idea at the time. And early on, one of the PT people thought it wasn't out of the question to have ConFusion as a goal -- it's even the weekend after MLK Day and not the weekend of...

So I'll miss all the fun and panels and people.

And it's not as if I am not working. Last week I hopped 27 feet in the hallway with the walker. Today we did that again, except I made 53 feet.

But I've got to move on my crutches. And I see the surgeon on Wednesday, and we're still not healed enough to try a prosthetic. So, as I see it, I'm here at least into February...

We'll get there, of course. And ConFusion in 2017... And WorldCon 75 in Helsinki... Dammit!

Onward. Have fun at ConFusion, kids.

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Much like 2014's six weeks of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, there is no reason not to take advantage of this rest time to catch up or revisit things on TV. The following is not an exhaustive list by any means:

Mr. Robot (USA, Season 1 marathon)
Bourne (1 & 2)
Rocky I II III
Top Gun (30th anniversary?)
White House Down (Jamie Foxx)

Shanara Chronicles (MTV, 10pm Tuesday)
Colony (USA, 10pm Thursday)

The Expanse (saw rerun of Episode 1 on USA, we don't get SyFy here)
(Also missing Top Chef, because we don't get Bravo)

Probably seen more episodes of Big Bang Theory, new and old, than ever before.

Also since before hospital, have been enjoying @midnight (Comedy Central, M-Th 11:59:59pm)

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