I was watching TV in the DARK and I noticed a big black dot moving around on the rug. I turned on the light and saw this thing! It's huge! What the hell is it? It's like 1½ to 2 inches long (roughly the size it appears on your screen)!
OK, I'm not from NYC and I've never seen your cockroaches... so maybe some of you see this sort of thing all the time but I don't. Is that what this is? A cockroach? It didn't scatter when I turned the light on. In fact it seemed very friendly. :) It's still an unwanted guest though. Ugh, just the thought of stuff like that crawling around my apartment while I'm sleeping... Ahh! Somewhere I heard a statistic about how many spiders the average person eats in their sleep per year. *shudder* Out of sight, out of mind I guess.
On another note, my right foot still hurts from walking around the city on Sunday. :( I think I injured the arch. I read up about the foot on WebMD.com and it confirmed what I suspected from the nature of the pain and when it occurs. There are a lot of tendons and muscles and stuff that stretch from the heel of your foot to the ball of your foot forming the arch... this acts as sort of a shock absorber while you walk. Well, I walked it to death on Sunday and it broke down. So now, if I place equal weight on the heel and ball of my foot, which puts stress on the arch, it hurts. If I put all my weight on my heel (bad, I know) or all on the ball of my foot (like a low tippy-toe) then it doesn't hurt. So, lately I've been walking around without putting my right heel on the ground. Well, now the calf muscle is being used excessively with every step and now THAT'S starting to hurt. :) I shouldn't be walking on this foot at all for a while. WebMD didn't say, but I seem to recall hearing that tendons take a long time to heal. Hmm. Well if I just take it easy for a while I should be ok. Short walks to the car aren't a problem because I can tippy-toe that, so I can still go to work, where I just sit down all day anyway. :) But no walks around the mall or trips to Six Flags for a while.