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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

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shadowfireflame
Aug. 9th, 2016 03:00 pm (UTC)
Oh no, I'm so sorry about your toe and that you can't even get proper pain meds. :( The throbbing must be terrible. Lots of hugs to you.
marta_bee
Aug. 10th, 2016 02:51 pm (UTC)
It's getting... marginally better. Lots of icing and resting, and the swelling's at least gone down. But yes, it's not all that fun! Thanks for the sympathy.
shirebound
Aug. 9th, 2016 03:04 pm (UTC)
I have a private bath and half the kitchen + a backyard with a garden.

That's a wonderful new setup for you. But ouchie!! about your poor toe!

I thought I was the only person who didn't connect with the ST reboot. It just does nothing for me.
marta_bee
Aug. 11th, 2016 02:41 pm (UTC)

I'm glad it's not just me! It's a perfectly good summer movie, but it just doesn't feel like Trek to me. Actually has me thinking about fan fiction and whether reboots should be trying to act like fanfic of the original or what exactly. May be worth talking more on that one of these days, if I can find the time...

lindahoyland
Aug. 10th, 2016 02:44 am (UTC)
Hope you will be happy in your new home.

I'm so sorry about your fracture. Your work should give you time off to see a doctor, that's a disgrace.

I can't get into the new Trek either. I loved old Trek.
marta_bee
Aug. 11th, 2016 02:53 pm (UTC)

I'm sure if I'd have told my boss I needed to go to the doctor because I'd hurt my foot, he'd not have said no. But the response would have been I could work whenever I want as long as it all gets done. The problem is "it all" is just too much to get done and there's no one to cover even the emergency things. If I take a half-day off I'm facing two twelve-hour days to make up for it, and at least two blow ups because things didn't happen quickly enough. Which is very unreasonable, but also part of a much bigger problem.


It's better if not good. I'll get there. 😉

engarian
Aug. 11th, 2016 02:02 am (UTC)
I hope your new place will be more comfortable for you. I know it's been a struggle at your current place. So sorry to hear about your toe, the pain for that type of break is a struggle because it's hard to avoid moving your feet and/or putting weight on them.

- Erulisse (one L)
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