Mein Führer! I can walk!!!! (Lunch with a fairy Godmother)
The Ex Files
First of all, you get a gold star if you can name the movie I stole my headline from. (Dr. Strangelove)
After roughly 2 weeks of limping with a knee brace, 4 weeks of being glued to a wheelchair and 2 weeks of hobbling on crutches I'm finally walking again. The first steps were a doozy. I couldn't believe how weak my right leg felt. I thought it was going to snap in two. But every day it's gotten better. I'm still a little stiff and walking with a bit of limp. And my ass feels huge after being in the chair for so long, but I'm back walking the neighborhood, avoiding fire hydrants at all costs.
I had lunch with a fairy godmother today. I'm serious.
I recently got on a website called LinkedIn.com. It's a networking site. You put up your credentials and people you know and who've worked with you write reviews. Subsequently, a lot of people who I've lost touch with have gotten back in touch. One was a woman who I knew casually but always admired. One of those people who's universally liked. Turns out she's got animation contacts, and what do you know? I've got an animation idea I've been developing. We met for lunch today and I showed her the concept. She liked it alot and is going to try and help me pitch it. That was godsend number one.
Godsend number two happened when we talked about our day jobs and I explained I'm freelancing for a large behemoth corporation. My friend asked what I'm doing about health insurance. I explained I was paying huge amounts of money for COBRA insurance from my last job. And when I say huge amounts I mean $572 a month. Like a friggin car payment. And she said,"Oh my God, I can get you on a great plan, I'll send you the forms, you'll fax them to my friend who will sign you in, and you'll get great coverage for much less than you're paying now."