Thursday, May 17, 2007

Food Porn

Here's what my buddy at work Robert had for lunch today. Looks pretty good, no? He eats like this daily, but he stays under 200 pounds.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Saga Continues

I'm on the road to recovery, and here's a picture of the robocop boot I'm supposed to wear for the next 6 weeks. I've already attempted a bathroom break, and everything went swimmingly, thank goodness.

In other news, Jonesy's brother just moved down to Florida, and packed his Xbox 360, so Jonesy has officially been introduced to the next generation of gaming. Hooray!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother Earth is Not an Ashtray

Whenever someone strongly supports recycling - and is a cigarrette smoker - I wonder if they think about the estimated two billion cigarette butts that are tossed on the ground every day. Do they know that the filters are non-biodegradable? A good read for the fight against this often overlooked form of littering.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

My Bone Contusion (Bruise) FAQ

So, the verdict is in...I just got a call from the doctor with the results of my MRI I did this morning.  Turns out I have 2 bad bone bruises (or stress responses) in the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones of my foot.  It doesn't sound serious, but he said a lot of bone bruises ultimately lead to stress fractures, so luckily mine did not get to that point.
Just a bone bruise?  That's it??!?  Yes, a bone bruise, just like famous NFL players Shaun Alexander of the Seattle Seahawks (which led to a broken foot since he overused it) and Anquan Boldin of the Arizona Cardinals.  Both of them missed a few games because of their bone bruises.
What is a bone bruise? Bone bruises are also known as periosteal bruises. The most painful bruises, they can sometimes take months to heal. What happens in a bone bruise is a compressive force pushes the in on itself. When this happens the outer layer of the bone, which is fibrous, breaks down. This leads to leaking of fluid.
How did it happen?  I'm not positive, but I believe it was from a time in October when I was running (almost sprinting) with my Pug Dempsey for about a half mile while wearing flip flops.  I don't normally do that, but it just so happened that the next morning I could hardly walk, so that's a pretty good indication to me.
How long will it take to heal?  The doc says I will need to be in a walking cast / boot for about 6 weeks.  I'll be getting fitted for it tomorrow hopefully, and then be pain-free in a month and a half after wearing it.  It should smell awesome during this Florida heat!
You're so hot, are you married?  Yes, happily.
Any other questions?  Feel free to email me!  Thank you for your concern!
Found a good article on bone bruises as well: