Friday, June 1, 2007
Oh My Aching Back- or-Can't Leave 'Em Alone for a Minute!
Good News/Bad News...
Bad news is that while doing absolutely nothing the other day I managed to throw my back out of kilter. This happens every year or so under the most seemingly innocent of circumstances. I wasn't trying to lift 300 pounds or do at home what the contortionist said not to try at home or anything like that....I was only looking, that's right LOOKING, at my socks.
OK by this time I know the drill. I'm in for a very unpleasant four days and then things will be back to more or less normal. During this time I find it therapeutic to be....well...not to be actually. Since walking, talking, thinking...any verb ending in "ing" hurts, I try to do as little as possible.This means that I do what I can job wise and don't keep up with social events at all. All my energy is involved in resisting pain.
Good news is that this could have happened last week while we were on our road trip. That would have been a real bummer! That it did not, is very good news.
Bad news is that my self imposed isolation meant that the rest of the "Circle" was left unattended. What's so bad about that you say? Well, geometrically speaking when you remove part of the arc that the circle is made up of, it is no longer a circle and begins to wobble like a TOP. Wobble can be a bad thing. The diagram on the left explains in scientific detail the effect of wobble on a TOP.
Good news is I figure The Bride will step in and take up the slack to make sure the TOP doesn't get out of control. Hey, we've been married almost 30 years, I know she can do this.
Bad new is I didn't realize there was an "angular momentum" part of her personality that had profound effects on the gravitational torque of her psyche.
Good new is that the circle normally attends several concerts a year. We always seem to have a great time at these concerts. In the last year or so we've seen Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill, Natalie Cole and a number of other artists. We had not as yet firmed up which concerts we would attend this summer other than Bob Dylan in July. I'm thinking maybe we can fill out the summer with exciting stuff like...
Bad news is that today the rest of the circle, with major input by The Bride, decided on which final concert we should attend this summer. Because of my self imposed isolation I was not able to exert my influence on the choice! And to TOP that their choice was......
Good news is I would have chosen the exact same thing but I'm not going to tell them that! I'm thinkin' maybe a new hat and a new jacket....maybe I'll even start a beard? Deep down inside of me there is this wobbly thing....I could be like...
What do you think?
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