Monday, March 21, 2011

Good Movies, Bad Movies, Way Too Many Movies.

6 weeks at home recovering from surgery on ones leg will lead to watching a lot of movies. In my case a disgusting amount of movies.

Here is a list of SOME (yes only some) of the movies I have watched over the last month. I linked all of them so if you don't know of the movie you can click on it and see what I'm talking about.

The Bridges of Madison County (A classic that I hadn't seen before. I fell in love with both Clint and Meryl in it!)
The Color Purple (I had never seen the entire movie before. It is absolutely amazing. One of my favorites by far).
Despicable Me (LOOOOVED IT!!!)
Ferris Buellers Day Off (Claaaaaaaasssic!)
Harry Potter 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 (I hadn't seen them before. They are alright. I talked with an english accent for hours after watching them...)
Human Trafficking - Parts 1 & 2 (this was a movie I caught on TV that was so intense and terrifying. It has Mira Sorvino in it and if you ever come across it I highly suggest watching it)
Love & Other Drugs (It had its moments but there was too much of Anne's boobs all up in your face)
My Nanny's Secret (It has Haylie Duff in it... nuff said)
The Town (I didn't think it was all that great... see What Doesn't Kill You below)
Unthinkable (disgusting...)
What Doesn't Kill You (this was a way better version of The Town if you ask me)

My top 5 must see movies from this list are:

Despicable Me The Minions are my favorite part!

Human Trafficking (especially for women)

I just did a quick calculation and thats over 70 hours of movies. I swear, once I break free (can walk again) I'm not going to watch movies for a LONG time.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Inside Scoop on Pirate Beards?

I had this conversation via BBM this morning with one of my BFF's and just had to share it:

Me - Random question - do people with long beards wash them with shampoo?

Her - Hmmmm...
I hope so.

Me - Hmmm I wonder.

Her - I love you. You just made my whole day.

Me - Next time I see someone with a long pirate beard I'm gonna ask them.

Her - Do it!!
I'm going to ask my dad later. He has lots of biker friends.

Me - Perfect! An inside scoop!

My question was answered this afternoon:

Her - Long beards need shampoo.

Me - How did you find out?

Her - My dad!

Me - Your dad is a brilliant man. Full of important knowledge.

Her - I know!!

Me - Now I know that if I ever decide to grow a full beard I will need to stock up on extra shampoo.

The more you know...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A dream is a wish your HEART makes??

For the past few weeks I have been having the strangest dreams. Before, I was able to blame them on the pain killers I was taking for my leg but I'm not on them anymore so now I have nothing to blame except my own crazy brain (or my heart according to Disney).

Crazy Dream #1 - Last week I had dinner with my housemates and the conversation led to talk about "end of the world" situations, religion and how society would deal if something huge ever happened. Later that night before bed I was watching a movie about human trafficking. Needless to say I had a very disturbing dream and although I can't remember many details now I felt very uneasy the entire next day.

Crazy Dream #2 - A few weeks ago I had a dream that I went to my Junior High School reunion (Junior???) and decided to walk back to my old house to remember the good old days or something stupid like that. Along the walk I saw my best friend in her car... in a lesbian make out session with her co-worker. Both of which are not gay and both live with their boyfriends and will probably be getting engaged by the end of this year. Strange.

Crazy Dream #3 - Friday night I had a dream that it was my wedding day. It was at a theatre or some place with balconies (you all know how dream details are a blur sometimes). Well, I was wearing a HIDEOUS poof-ball of a dress.

I didn't even want anyone to see me in it. For some reason I had to come out and stand at the alter before my groom (???) and everyone was giving me crazy looks because of my ugly dress. I was standing at the alter with out a veil on and was very upset about it. Apparently I left it up to one of my friends to find me a veil so when I was standing at the alter they finally brought it to me and it looked something like this. But poofier. Awesome.

Next thing I knew my groom, who is actually my ex boyfriend from 5 years ago who I most definitely would NOT be marrying in real life, burst into the room. He announced in front of everyone that he didn't want to marry me and then just walked out.

Crazy Dream #4 - When I was at the hospital with my broken leg, they had to put me to sleep to set the bone before I had my surgery the next day. When they woke me up from that I was disoriented and turned to my parents and said "Noooo!!! Put me back to sleep. I was just dancing with Ryan Reynolds and Scarlet was no where around!" My parents were laughing at me but I was serious. Then I said "and Johnny Depp was waiting for me too... I need to go back!!!!".

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pro's and Con's

Here I am. Still jobless and still unable to walk.
Yet the whole situation has its pro's and con's. Lets break those down shall we?


Pro - I don't have to wake up before the roosters anymore and I get to sleep in all day if I want.

Con - As fun as that sounds, it gets boring as hell. I'm not the kind of person who sits around all day and does nothing. I went from working 2 jobs, working out 4 to 5 days a week and having a very active social life to NOTHING overnight.


Pro - I don't have to go to work and deal with all the crap I had to deal with before.

Con - The lack of money coming in.


Pro - I don't miss an episode of Oprah or Dr. Phil.

Con - I've noticed a lot of my sentences are now starting with "Well, Dr. Phil says..."


Con - The lack of socializing has put any dating life on hold for the time being.

Pro - I have no stress about dating. There's no "OMG! What if he doesn't like me?" or "What does he mean when he says this or that?" or "I hope he calls". I have none of that right now and its great! All my time is spent on ME!

Hmmm... maybe that also has something to do with the Dr. Phil-isms....?


Pro - I have all this time right now to really think about what I want to do with me career/job situation. I feel like this is the time to take chances and really go for what I want in life. It can't hurt right?

Con - I'm still not clear about what I actually want...


BIG PRO!! - 2 more weeks and I can start to try walking again (with the support of crutches still) and once I can walk and drive again I am going to focus more on my job hunt. I'm seeing the glass half full now and focusing on the fact that I'm THAT much closer to being back to a normal life instead of sulking and feeling sorry for myself.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Where, Oh Where has Michy-Mich been???

Couch bound.

Thats where I've been. And its been crappy.

(some of the pics below might be a little much... so be forewarned)

Just over 3 weeks ago I was walking to the train to go to a hockey game with Natalie when I slipped and fell on some ice. As I was falling I heard CRACK - CRACK!!! I knew right away I had broken my leg or ankle or something. I couldn't get up off the sidewalk.

A man that was walking behind us stopped to help and he called and ambulance for me. I was a spectacle for all the other people walking by while we waited for the ambulance because we were walking in a very busy area. Natalie was so sweet and helpful in keeping me calm and she even rubbed my bum to warm me up because I was freezing sitting on the ice and snow.

I was taken into the ER and after the most painful x-rays you could imagine and a ton of morphine I found out that I broke both bones in my lower leg (Tibula and Fibula). When I hurt myself I do it big. The doctor told me that I needed to have surgery as soon as possible and that they would be putting a metal rod and screws in my leg.

To say I was a wreck is an understatement.

I ended up having the surgery the next day. And went home from the hospital a few days later. My surgeon said I can't put any weight on my leg for at least 6 weeks, I will probably be using crutches for support for about 3 months and that it will take 5 to 6 months until I am fully healed. I'm almost 1 month in and I'm already losing my mind. I still cant walk but I am moving around easier.

Oh but thats not the only news... I also got "let go" from by job due to my injury. They said that it was an "undetermined amount of time until I would be returning" which is absolute B.S. because I told them 6 weeks from the very beginning. Whatever... it's being dealt with because that is illegal.

So thats what I have been up to! What about you?

I took a few pics along my process and since we bloggers love to share things with each other I thought I would post them too.

This was taken from my hospital bed before I had surgery. They set it in a temporary splint for over night.

I took this the day I left the hospital. Its my Frankenstein staples. Gross.
I don't have a cast because of the metal rod.

Finally at home... with a leg so swollen I got a nice lookin' cankle.
It might be hard to see but I had bruising all over my leg.
Staples out and now I just have the Frankenstein scars. (there are more by my ankle too).