August 9th, 2016


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The big news is I'm moving, again. It feels like I do a lot of that, and the reasons behind the latest move are kind of hard to explain. The upshot is I've gotten increasingly boxed into my bedroom, which is bigger than a lot of studios but means I've been living off takeaway more than is healthy (physically or financially) because I don't really want to use the kitchen. Even using the bathroom feels like an imposition in a lot of ways. Quite possibly explains some of my long hours on-site, though there's also too much to get done in the work day and if I wasn't working on-site I'd be working from home. Etc.

The new place is a shared 2BR down in Mott Haven - the Bronx, but really gentrified Bronx, basically a part of Harlem culturally. I have a private bath and half the kitchen + a backyard with a garden. It's actually within walking distance of both work and Harlem proper, and the layout basically splits the place in half so I think it's as close to an efficiency as I can actually get. Which even on my salary would have been really tight.

I really hope this is a place I can feel like I'm home. THe current place just isn't.

The ... maybe not equally big news, but big nonetheless, is that my owie from this weekend is actually a fracture. I tripped over some homeless guy's duffel piled up against the side of a building in Manhattan, fell straight on my face, and turned my big toe inside my shoe badly enough I somehow fractured one of the bones. I was told which one but can't remember. Trouble is, I'm diabetic, so buddy-taping is dangerous, and it's not bad enough to justify any kind of casting or whatever. Meaning the only thing left is to just ice, rest, and push trough the pain. He wouldn't even prescribe proper pain meds because, you know, I have a job I can't take off time during the day so was stuck doing this at an after-hour emergency care center where there's not the trust and relationship you'd have with a normal GP and they probably see more dru-seeking behavior. Objectively it's not a particularly bad break. But it does hurt, badly.

Fannish, I've got nothing. Well, very little. Watched the latest Star Trek and I continue to not connect with the reboot. Just doesn't feel like Trek, I guess, though it's a good summer adventure. Thinking of the clinical aspects of the new Sherlock trailer quite a lot. More or may not have read smoking hot vampire!Sherlock PWP the other day and had it more on m mind than I should have. But mostly, it's a passing thought, and most passing thoughts are taken up with American politics which is, frankly, depressing and frightening at the moment. Am missing Tolkien stuff, but in a non-specific way rather than an actual drive to connect with the fandom somehow.

So that's me. Now I must sleep, and do it all over again in a few hours