Frankly, I'm tired of blogs and bloggers. Particularly this blog. Not that you couldn't tell by my lack of posting of significant or even original material this week. I did warn you. I'm kind of tired of politics, too. Believe it or not, I didn't watch any of the Democratic nomination hoopla yesterday. Partly because I'm not excited about our nominee--yes, I'm the demographic that should be--and partly because I had a rough go at physical therapy, leaving me fairly immobile and incredibly grumpy. Once I got home yesterday afternoon I did very little aside from watching tv downloads on my laptop and listening to my new Gavin Rossdale CD.
You might have noticed some changes to the sidebar. I added, in place of the previous section 'Books I Am Reading,' my summer reading list. I've made some progress, despite the huge list. And I haven't decided if I'll read Goethe in the original German or if I'll stick to the English translation. That particular work is pretty far down on the list, though. Check out the new addition to the sidebar on the 2008 campaign, complete with candidates' sites. Also on the sidebar, you'll notice I removed my Hillary Clinton head shot and quotation. I suppose that isn't worth much now, but I'll miss the idea of Hillary Clinton and that'll have to do. I tried to update my profile, but I wasn't quite sure what to say there. I seem to be "floating" at ISU right now and until I get accepted into graduate school somewhere, I will continue to float through this part of my life without a cohesive plan.
I want to be excited about the state convention next week. I can't seem to get excited about it, though. I'd be thrilled with the idea of going to Boise for five days if it meant I would just magically wake up there one morning, without having to sit in a car. As I mentioned previously, I am having back problems. I should say problem, singular. An L5/S1 disc problem. Numb foot, tingling leg, incredibly sore hamstring, tailbone pain, and now lower back pain. I didn't have lower back pain until yesterday even though I haven't been able to feel all of my left foot since Easter. No cohesive plan for fixing the problem either. Physical therapy twice a week, steroids, pain pills, ice therapy, and bizarre stretches that make me feel like a human pretzel. Oodles of fun.
It doesn't look like I'll be able to do much research while I'm in Boise, either. Too much sitting. I wonder how the state historical society would feel if I dragged my massaging lumbar chair attachment into the archive. Better yet my ice pack and slippers...
Anyway, like I said Monday, don't expect much out of me for awhile. I don't have much to say and what I do have to say isn't very nice right now. Blame the steroids. It'll pass, eventually.