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    Accident

    So, two weeks ago a fat **** jumps out into the bike lane and as I swerve to avoid hitting him my wheel catches on something and sends me and my bike flying. My bike landed ontop of me, which is kind of good because she is unscathed, but I fractured my pelvis in two places and have been in a wheelchair for two weeks and just found out yesterday I'll probably be in it for another four! Four weeks of no walking (and more importantly, to me, NO riding)= me going out of my mind!

    SOOOOOO...

    I would like people to post things/stories that will make me feel better about my injury (please avoid the obvious "you're lucky you're alive" line, I know I am and thank god for percocet because living would SUCK right now without it) OR names of books I should read or movies I should watch. My family was so totally appalled by the fact that I was living dvdless that they pitched in a bought me a dvd player AND in my boredom I have researched/learnedabout/set up a NetFlix account!

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    I ruptured my Achilles Tendon in Feburary (playing basketball). I didn't ride again until June. And even then, it was painful as f*ck. I still have a limp.

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    i lost a big toe nail bartending once. it's a long story, but u don't know how much toenails mean to u, until u lose the one on ur big toe

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    movies:
    band of brothers series
    the seven samurai
    blazing saddles
    the office series
    the life aquatic/bottlerocket/rushmore/the royal tennenbaums
    full metal jacket (parts of this were taken from "Dispatches" below)

    books:
    the Things They Carried (O'Brien)
    Notes from the Underground (Dostoevsky)
    Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Murakami)
    Ham on Rye (Bukowski)
    My Antonia (Cather)
    Dispatches (Herr)
    You Shall Know our Velocity (Eggers)
    The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
    Beowulf (Heaney translation)
    The Old Man and the Sea (Hemingway)
    Grapes of Wrath/Cannery Row (Steinbeck)
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

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    Have you read: The Only Meaning of the Oil-Wet Water ?

    Oh yeah 165, I like beertrackGo, reading it every couple weeks isa nice break; one of the few intelligently written things I experience due to being buried in textbooks.

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    I just realized that I didn't offer much help in my first post.

    Roll playing video games always kill several hours at a time. I don't know what's hot right now.

    Just don't over-do it. (I once tried to cast a "stop" spell on my alarm clock one morning. Don't ask).

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    are you Jackie? either way i wish you a speedy recovery.

    as far as stories, i am typing this right now while having my left leg bent continuously for 6 hours a day by a 40 lb machine as a result of a bike accident 3 months ago (completely destroyed my knee -- tore three ligaments to various degrees, damaged the meniscus, bruised bones, just got surgery last week).



    books:

    the Master and Margarita by Bulgakov
    The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
    Absurdistan & the Russian Debutantes Handbook by Gary Shteyngart
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
    A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
    All about Love bell hooks
    Walden by Henry David Thoreau
    Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    Bomb the Suburbs by William Upski Wimsatt

    movies:

    Snatch
    The Maltese Falcon
    Sin City
    The Believer
    The yes men
    The Forth World War (if you enjoy documentaries and resistance movements)
    American Beer (if you enjoy documentaries and microbrews)
    Election
    Layer Cake (if you enjoy crime movies)
    The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
    Everything Is Illuminated
    The Edukators
    Good Bye, Lenin!
    Shaun of the Dead

    and

    The Bicycle Thief
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    On the upside, pelvic fractures often heal with no residual impairment. A friend of mine got squished when a horse fell on her and she's fine (and there is some research that supports my previous statement more than anecdote ). Video gaming is a good escape for me. I'm a little behind and kind of partisan to make recommendations, but God of War and VirtuaFighter Evo have eaten up a fair bit of my life. Okay, now I'm depressed....
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    can you still whack off with a pelvic fracture?

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    I badly need carpal tunnel surgery. I'm putting it off because it'll mean 4-6 months with no riding. How am I possibly supposed to voluntarily not ride for that long?
    If it's worth the going it's worth the ride.

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    i got nuthin...


    heal fast.

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    165: you into philosphy? I enjoy Dostoevsky.. have you ever read I and Thou by Buber? Good stuff..

    I feel down a flight of brick steps when I was 2 years old and I have a scar on my forehead that has never gone away and never will. *cry*

    Anyway, here are some books and movies:

    Books:
    Any book by Tom Robbins, especially good ones are Jitterbug perfume, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates and Still Life with Woodpecker
    God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater by Vonnegut (or any other Vonnegut, that one is just one of my personal favs)
    The Castle by Kafka
    Brave New World by Huxley
    Lost Languages: The Enigma of the World's Undeciphered Scripts by Andrew Robinson (really awesome.. might be pretty time consuming (a good thing) if you don't know much about linguistics.)

    Movies:

    Carnal Knowledge
    Wet Hot American Summer
    Shaolin Soccer
    Beverly Hills Cop
    Breaking Away, Quicksilver or Triplets of Bellville if you haven't seen'em...
    The Baxter
    The Big Lebowski
    Irreversable
    Tout Va Bien
    Singing in the Rain
    Pump Up the Volume
    Happy Endings
    Pink Flamingos
    Swing Girls
    Unforgiven or any of the many Eastwood movies, Two Mules for Sister Sarah is also good.
    Sex and Lucia
    And don't forget to watch Waynes World 1 and 2 until you know every word.


    Um, I also recomment getting sucked into Lost. Season 1 and 2 are out on DVD and season 3 starts the 4th of October. I hate my friend for leaving that **** at my house.. hahaha!

    Ps. get better or some **** like that..
    "People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest." - Hermann Hesse

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    Learn to knit or whittle. Time-consuming hobbies that require endless patience are a great way to come out of these things. Best of luck in your recovery.
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    you forgot breakin' 2: electric boogaloo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iridetitus
    you forgot breakin' 2: electric boogaloo.
    totally in my netflix que already. i need to add thrashin' to that as well. skateboard joust what?
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    OMG Breakin' and Breakin' 2... Both are amazing.
    "People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest." - Hermann Hesse

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    Damn, that sucks, heal up fast. Here is an obnoxiously long list:

    Books:
    White Teeth, by Zadie Smith
    I 2nd the Dave Eggers and Dostoevsky, also Tom Robbins and Vonnegut are easy, entertaining reads
    I also 2nd Gogol, Rushdie, hooks, Kundera and Swift
    Any collection of short stories by Chekhov and/or Kafka
    The Key and Diary of an Old Man by Junichiro Tanizaki
    The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
    Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston
    If on a Winter's Night, a Traveler by Italo Calvino
    Pride and Prejudice (or pretty much everything by her) by Jane Austen
    East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    And if you have patience and lots of time, Proust is totally worth the effort (I'd start with the 2nd volume though)

    Okay, that should keep you busy for the next year...

    I'm not as up on my movies as I am on my books, but if you haven't yet seen it, you should watch The Triplets of Bellville.
    Me and You and Everyone We Know
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Also, Wallace and Grommit is hillarious and wonderful and will make you feel good about life.
    Amazon Women on the Moon (thanks for the reccomendation Chris, it rocked!)
    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
    The Corporation
    Also, rent every single one of Eddie Izzard's stand up comedy DVDs, cause that guy is the best
    You're not punk, and I'm telling everyone.

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    when i was out of the game for a week after my only major accident, i spent all of my time zonked out on pain meds, playing grand theft auto.

    watching dvd box sets of tv shows can kill an afternoon or two, or three, or many more depending on the show... just get that 14-disk monty python's flying circus boxed set and you'll be good to go.

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    Warriors
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    I haven't watched TV since I was on someone else's couch in Santa Cruz for two weeks in february, but all I watched was his Nip/Tuck netflix stuff.... holy crap that was the best show I've ever seen in my life...so good!

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    Nip Tuck is amazing. I basically love any show short of Soap Operas that are just too dramatic for their own good.
    "People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest." - Hermann Hesse

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    If only I had a TV, I guess... and some time and interest. I lie, I have interest. If that show's still going on, I would probably go see it somewhere.

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    Then again, I think Bring It On is an awesome movie, too. I never watch TV or see movies or know what's going on in that whole world, so anything I watch appears fascinating. Oh well, at least I'm always satisfied that way. I haven't been in a movie theatre since BATMAN RETURNS.

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    I haven't had cable in four years, I never know what anybody around the office is talking about. Especially when they ask me if I've seen that commercial where ________.
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    get drunk, ride a scooter, don't steal your girlfriends bike back, get laid anyway, post about it on the internets.

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    Mmm, Nip/Tuck is awesome. So is the L word...

    I've heard good things about Six Feet Under as well.
    You're not punk, and I'm telling everyone.

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