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La Muse Verte
Author: TriSec    Date: 05/02/2021 19:33:37

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Back to the office tomorrow. I have been musing this Sunday, as I often do. Although being Head Conductor had some deskwork involved, my primary focus there was still driving and managing my staff.

It's been since January of 2017 that I last worked at a proper desk. I poked around a bit downstairs to see if I could find any of my old boxes of "office stuff" to set up a new desk, but there's very little that I'd want to re-establish. (And actually very little space to do so.)

I'm thinking my kettle, a coffee cup, maybe a water bottle, and perhaps a small memento or two from any of my past working lives that I still recall without angst.

But it's the things I'm looking forward to that I have been thinking about.

First and foremost - EATING FUCKING LUNCH. 'tis true, driving takes a toll on human society norms. I got to have lunch when I was split shift, but for much of the last four years I have subsisted on a "trail mix and beef jerky" diet.

I can get up and walk around more often than not now. Driving limits your opportunities to move about on a long run.

I'm back within bicycle distance, and the new job is within walking distance of no less than three subway stations and commuter rail, so the mileage racked up on my car will start to decrease over time. I'm still buying that motorcycle - so there will be a whole lot less driving this summer.

Have I mentioned lunch?

But the point of today's title is this one. I've had absinthe, so that's not what I'm thinking about.

I no longer work under Federal Department of Transportation rules. I didn't need a pre-employment drug screening, and there won't be any "randoms" anytime in my future.

Did you know that I've had tarsalgia, a lingering side-effect from my chemotherapy, for the past 7 or 8 years now? I've accepted it as the "new normal", but very quickly researching it this weekend, I have discovered that everybody's new friend CBD oil might have a positive effect on my diagnosis.

Long ago, I was eligible for medical marijuana while I was actually having chemo. In those days, you needed a prescription and a supplier, and it was all tough to coordinate.

I started driving just as the legal recreational marijuana movement was taking off, and I lamented for a while that I'd never have the opportunity to try, since the Feds were still being Neanderthal about the whole thing.

Now? Well...I will probably try some of that oil on my foot to see if it does anything. And while I'm unlikely to actually SMOKE any...I can foresee an edible or two in my future.


 

10 comments (Latest Comment: 05/03/2021 22:19:53 by TriSec)
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Comment by Raine on 05/03/2021 12:38:49
This Blog is the Monday Blog. It's too refreshing to be missed.

Good Morning!

Comment by Scoopster on 05/03/2021 12:51:26
Mornin' all!

Tri, I've been hitting Nova Farms in Attleboro every couple weeks, but I imagine there's a shop closer to you. It's way more expensive than buying some bud from an 'old friend', but the vape juice they have is top notch.

Comment by wickedpam on 05/03/2021 13:40:47
Morning

Comment by livingonli on 05/03/2021 14:24:05
Good morning. Got some more new clothes mostly sweat pants and t-shirts so that I don't have to be in pajama pants and gowns.

Comment by BobR on 05/03/2021 15:19:38
I should probably pursue the CBD route for my joint pain (no pun intended), rather than using artificial chemicals from Big Pharma

Comment by BobR on 05/03/2021 15:20:44
Quote by livingonli:
Good morning. Got some more new clothes mostly sweat pants and t-shirts so that I don't have to be in pajama pants and gowns.

That's great - are they still dragging their feet (or - more accurately - your foot) on getting your prosthetic redone?

Comment by livingonli on 05/03/2021 15:32:34
Quote by BobR:
Quote by livingonli:
Good morning. Got some more new clothes mostly sweat pants and t-shirts so that I don't have to be in pajama pants and gowns.

That's great - are they still dragging their feet (or - more accurately - your foot) on getting your prosthetic redone?

It's getting adjusted. It seems like getting it just right takes a lot of work. Because of where I was amputated, the skin at that point in the leg/foot is very thin and sensitive. It would have been easier if I either only lost the toes or they had to amputate further up the leg which would have been easier to fit in a prosthetic.

Comment by TriSec on 05/03/2021 15:51:50
Hi all. Checking in briefly, all is well!

Comment by Scoopster on 05/03/2021 16:39:03
Well it looks like McConnell gave his answer - he and his party aren't interested in bipartisanship at all, as expected. I'm sure they'll take credit for it after it's passed tho.

Comment by TriSec on 05/03/2021 22:19:53
I feel like my blood pressure dropped 20 points today.