Life returns to a semblance of normality.
-and- How I got Achilles Tendonitis
I have begun to adapt to my new home in the friend zone
. I was a lot less depressed
today, and felt more like my usual old self.
The depression only sets in when I chat
with Allie. When I see her in person
, I don't tend to feel bad, but for some reason, whenever I talk with her online
, it only brings me pain
I think I managed to make a new friend
today. I was juggling
the soccer ball
with a guy I didn't know in PE
, a few days ago. He isn't in my class
, so I didn't see him every day.
One day at lunch
though, I saw him writing
something. I assumed that he was using the opportunity to finish some homework
assignment due later that day, and asked him about it.
It turns out that John writes fantasy
. He is working on his first book
I get excited about this, because I am a fantasy enthusiast. I have tried to pen
some of my ideas before, but I have some difficulties
narrating a story, that I might node
Today we played some more soccer, and then we talked for a while about Forgotten Realms
before I went home.
When I got home, I sat down to work on my MUD
. But before I started to code
, I realized I still hadn't solved that little inheritance
problem my objects
kept having. I asked some of my coder friends
, but the ones that weren't busy at the time didn't have a clue. It wasn't solved in any of my books, either.
Just as I was leaving to go to Borders
with my dad, Tina came running down the street
. Apparently, AT&T
messed up again, because she couldn't call my house
, "That number has been disconnected
I apologized that I couldn't stay, then left with my dad. I looked through the fantasy section quickly, but saw nothing that caught my eye. I then proceeded to the computer
section, and skimmed through all the C++
books until I found my answer
, explained in a margin
in three lines of code.
Afterwards, I went to Tae Kwan Do
. The session progressed regularly, until I was supposed to bludgeon
a pad with a jump roundhouse kick
. As I was pivoting my ankle
, a shooting pain
went up through my Achilles Tendon
I informed my instructor
that something was wrong
, and that I would need to sit out for a bit. He immediately got concerned when I described the problem
, and instructed me to see a doctor
immediately. I was more than slightly freaked out.
I went home, and told my mom about the problem. She also had an "oh no" expression
when I showed her which tendon hurt
, but didn't seem as worried as the instructor had. She told me to ice
it and go to bed
, and see how it felt in the morning
I don't have this damaging condition
I don't want to stop walking