Friday October 18 2013

1992: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson of the United States Basketball Team share a laugh during the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.[i]

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Driving around in a Mini Cooper with the convertible top down in light snowfall – Ana's in the passenger seat.

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Waking up at 11 a.m.

Honey Almond Granola Bar. Grapefruit. Orange Juice. Vitamin C (500 mg). I'm hoping the extra doses of Vitamin C will help with the healing process of my thumb, like rebuilding tissue walls and such.

All day shift at China Wok.

It's amazing how difficult basic tasks become when I have a non-working right thumb. I have to improvise almost everything: writing, folding bags, shifting the gear and turning the ignition using my index finger, phone handling with my left hand, etc.

Delivering an order on Five Points. A casual black dude walks out the front door to greet me. He lets me keep about 50 cents as a tip and tells me as I walk off, "Enjoy yourself man. Have fun today!"

In my head I respond sarcastically, "Right. Yeah, I will man. Thanks!"

Five Guy's French Fries with Ketchup. Honey Green Tea.

The day continues pathetically but with acceptance.

Oatmeal Cookies.

Dinner deliveries pick up dramatically.

Ana comes by and accompanies me in the car. She wraps up in the turtle towel as it's become a little chilly tonight. I put the iPod on shuffle and reminisce on the good, the bad, and the ugly. Even though it hasn’t been but a few days I missed her presence. She tells me about how she went to the Norfolk Zoo today by herself drawing different animals, saving the red panda for last.

Off work and back home.

Hot and Sour Soup with Broccoli and Rice.

Breaking Bad.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Sleep 3:45 a.m.

[i] Jordan & Johnson (1992).

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