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    Sunday, June 27, 2004

    Toe! D'oh!

    In my previous post, I mentioned we had an enjoyable stay at The Melrose Hotel in Manhattan. I would recommend it to anyone spending time in the East Side. The hotel is newly renovated, the staff friendly, and the rooms very clean with some well-beyond-the-average-hotel furnishings.

    One important detail though: The standard rooms are quite small. Not a lot of space to navigate and there couldn't have been more than 18 inches clearance between the end of the bed and a comfy, but heavy, wooden chair. It was only a matter of time before I smacked my foot on its unwieldy curved leg. I eventually smacked it, and smacked it good.

    We spent most of the day walking the city and I didn't think too much of my foot. Although, at times, I did detect an interesting twinge that could've been a signal for pain. Now home, I just hopped in the shower a few moments ago, and the fourth toe on my left foot is definitely broken.

    I've never broken a bone before in my life -- aside from a bad elbow sprain back in elementary school. I suppose there's not much you can do for a broken toe. Maybe ice it? Maybe splint it to an unbroken toe? Maybe scold it for being stubborn? If you have any advice to mend a poor guy's broken toe, let me know because that "interesting twinge" from earlier is beginning to evolve into a constant throbbing pain.