This is going to be another one of those posts where my mother and my aunt call me the next day to make sure I haven’t died since the last time I wrote anything. It happens about once a week, maybe. I don’t know what the hell the deal is, whether it’s the change in the weather or maybe I tweaked something while unloading the sofa truck this morning (I can recall one particular insanely heavy power sofa where I felt like I was hitting my knees pretty hard on way down the ramp) or what, but every attempt to stand up from a seated position today resulted in crippling fucking pain in my right hip and right leg. Like, sitting for a minute meant two minutes of standing before I was able to walk. Godfuckingawful. The weird thing is that so long as I’m still there’s no pain at all; I kind of want to take a thousand pain pills before I go to bed tonight but right now as I’m sitting on the couch typing this I’m fine. I’m going to have to bite my tongue to keep from screaming when I stand up in a bit, mind you, but right now I’m fine.
It would probably help if I wasn’t as heavy as I am. Then again, my knees have been screwed up my entire life– comparing my footprints to other people’s in the snow has always been funny, because mine are the ones at a much wider angle than anyone else’s– and sooner or later the fact is the fuckers are getting replaced. I just wish that was a surgery that could be done electively rather than in fifteen years when my patellas have ground to dust and my joints are in splinters.
But, hey. Something to look forward to.
I talked about this briefly last night, but at this point there’s no longer any doubt: I think I’m over The Walking Dead as a franchise. We’ve pretty much entirely bailed on Fear the Walking Dead, having not watched a single episode of the second season, and I watched the Season 7 of the main show premiere last night, and I think it probably should have kicked my ass. That show’s sent my heartrate through the roof on any number of occasions and not a single thing that happened in that episode did anything for me at all. The comic book hasn’t been interesting in months either. I’ll definitely finish out the current storyline just in case it gets better but I may have to be done after that.
I may write a longer post about this tomorrow or during my weekend sometime, but: I liked the Fox remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show quite a bit. I kind of feel like making that a longer post, though, so more on it later.