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Hovering Apple and Health

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I felt weird, acting like my life was normal yesterday and today. I kept up with the project, bantered with my niece, had tapas with friends.

I broke away from my family around the third hour of surgery to find some quiet. The sun was shining hot on the skylight in the Evanston atrium and the water feature was rapping into my head.

Even that seems inconsiderate.

I walked outside and up and down the parking garage to breathe. I was worried but not scared of the possibility that my father wouldn't survive. Part of my personality is devoted to worrying about the outliers, the coulda-beens in any day so I'm vaguely mentally prepared for my father's death. Yes, that was on the back burner but it didn't really see that much fuel.

So I wandered and considered. I had asked my Dad if he'd written his will and signed any documents for power of attorney. He hadn't and I admit to being a little annoyed. (This will be a project I get to bug him about for the next few weeks. I mean, I even have these things sorted in my various insurance statements and I"m 27.) However, as I'm the only blood relative in the state, that all falls to me. As for the rest, I don't really care. No one is going to fight for any of his Stuff.

Well, that's not true. I'm going to fight for the porn because I know where he hides and I don't really think my family needs to know about that.

Regardless. He is doing so well that the doctors are surprised. He'll probably be discharged on Saturday. He's already out of the ICU a day earlier than "scheduled."

Because my father is a fucking medical tank.


I took another shot that I'm not considering "official" for the 365, though I prefer the mood there for this post. But, really, even with the grain from using ISO 6400, it's a really neat shot.

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moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: February 25th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)

2 Things

1) My grandparents asked me once what, of their estate, I would be interested in inheriting. I told them I didn't really want to think about it and that I didn't want to start calling dibs on their stuff while they were alive, because that's sort of morbid. They decided, then and there, that I would inherit my grandfather's porn collection. They have a whole room devoted to guns and porn. I'm frightened.

2) I really like the shirt you're wearing in that picture. I know that's not the artistic sort of comment you're looking for, but that shirt is rad.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 25th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: 2 Things

1) That's pretty damn awesome. If I were to have a collection of guns and porn, I'd totally display them together. With a bunch of tapped kegs. And strippers. And a Bucket of Truth.

2) It's my favorite sweater. I found it hidden in the corner of JC Penny's for like $10. I wear it a little too much; it may be smelly. :)
america220 From: america220 Date: February 25th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
i like the focus on the apple, and your shirt in the background (which is cool, I agree with the comment above me) helps the contrast, making the apple stand out. nicely done.

I hope everything about the will and your dad works out smoothly. Was his condition a chronic thing?

Hope you keep looking forward. =]
abmann From: abmann Date: February 25th, 2010 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Bokeh is the best for focus. Which is contradictory. :)

Nothing chronic. He had brain surgery on Tuesday. Otherwise, he's really darn healthy. The lack of will and such is kind of bad in the event of disaster. Brain surgery has a ton of risk.

Thank you, I shall and am. Next up: Work Deadlines on 3/11.
And the peasants rejoice....
shortcakeness From: shortcakeness Date: February 25th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
You smelled just fine earlier:) Glad I got a hug in.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 25th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Good! I guess I can wear this sweater again tomorrow.
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abmann From: abmann Date: February 25th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I understand. I do look like David Bowie's balls.
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abmann From: abmann Date: February 25th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does it really matter which?
abmann From: abmann Date: February 25th, 2010 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I am delicious sin.

Yeah, it is seemingly that way. I'm MORE THAN HAPPY to be so pleasantly stupefied.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: February 25th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Very glad your dad is ok!
abmann From: abmann Date: February 25th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ditto that, yo.
From: ex_hellocth126 Date: February 25th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Dig the apple and glad your dad is recovering so well!
abmann From: abmann Date: February 25th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nooo.. you're supposed to eat apples...
Medical. Tank.
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