Now I Leave Home Without It

Boot 4 Sale
Originally uploaded by JaseMan.
That's right, sports fans, I am now back in the world of two shoes. I'd like to thank The Boot and Mark, my PT, for making this possible.


The Dust Bowl Music Fest is Just Around the Corner

Austin City Limits Festival is just around the corner and the schedule has been announced, which you means you'd better put some haul in your ass if you plan on getting tickets and accommodations for the weekend of September 15 - 17. Organizers have pledged that the dust bowl extravanganza of last year will not happen again. But then again, some people thought that the levees would keep floodwaters out of NOLA.

Many folks, including moi, have pontificated about strategies for the music festival. Four of five dentists surveyed hold the following tennants of Fest attendance to be self evident and will deem you a nincompoop if you don't listen.

Top Five Don't's* for ACL Fest 2006:
5. Don't forget the little things, like tying your house key to your shorts so you don't lose it running from the beer tent back to the stage, and bring your own koozie, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat & chair ($4 at Target).
4. Don't get offended if your friends want to listen something other than what you want to listen to. It ain't personal; it's a festival.
3. Don't eat all of the Kettle Corn if you ain't planning to buy the next bag.
2. Don't fire up your damn cigarette within a foot of another fester and consistently blow the smoke in their face because they will jump your shit...and I will help them.
1. Don't be too cool to bring the maximum allowance of bottled water per person into the Fest, and be sure you drink it. You don't want eat stroke, just ask BT.

*Anybody got any idea on the correct way to write don'ts?



"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before.

Better . . . stronger . . .faster."

- The Six Million Dollar Man

For those of you keeping score at home, I just completed my first visit to physical therapy at Sports Center. I am so stoked to be off of the couch and doing something productive. But, I have a long, tough row to hoe before I'm playing Ultimate again. Initial test results revealed that I have just less than 50% of the range of motion that I should have in my cankle.

The PT protocol is broken down into three phases. Phase 1 is focused on regaining full range of motion. Phase 2 is designed to rebuild strength and stability until I reach full, pain-free weight bearing capability. Phase 3 is aimed at getting me back on the field with full sprinting and cutting.

Mark, my PT, says that my goal of a 48" vertical might be a bit aggressive but that "better, stronger, faster" is a slam dunk.

Tech Support Helpful Hint of the Day

"I'm sorry, sir, but without a broadband Internet connection it will
be quite impossible to use your Internet phone."


Ankle Surgery Index

Das Boot
Originally uploaded by JaseMan.
For all you stats nerds and Harper's Index fans out there.

Number of surgeries: 2
Length (cm) of incision: 11
Staples: 16
Sutures: 6
Days since first surgery: 30
Days since last surgery: 17
Days in the hospital: 2
Days on crutches: 29
Trips to the doctor's office: 6
Movies watched from the couch: 17
Movies watched at the theater: 3
Complete seasons of TV shows watched: 3
Books read: 4
Cribbage games lost to TP: 7; games won: 3
Dollars won at Stew's poker game: 78
Poached eggs destroyed while crutch cooking: 3
Meals eaten out: 38
House plants before surgery: 3; after surgery: 6
Number of times my car has been in the shop since surgery: 3
Number of times I have driven my car since surgery: 0
Days (anticipated) after I can drive again that I will get rid of the bucket: 5