The epilogue to the last post

My legs ached for about four days after the fire alarm at the hotel, which didn’t surprise me at all because my body’s not real hot on workouts without stretches, especially adrenaline-fueled workouts.

But when I realized that my muscles were all feeling pretty good and my hip joint was actually getting worse, I thought maybe I might have to see a doctor. And when I realized that I couldn’t comfortably put my own socks on in the morning and I needed Nighthawk’s help, he decided I did in fact need a doctor.

So I’m seeing an orthopedist now, who believes I screwed up my back and it’s in turn screwing with the nerves that run into my hip. He sent me to an excellent physical therapist who agrees, and says my sacroiliac joint has gone all wonky (though obviously not in those words. And I tell you that just because sacroiliac is such a fun word to say (or type).

But sitting at a desk (especially when I get paid to do so all day every day) is no picnic, and it’s forced me to ration comic and posting time. I need the strength to spend at work. Fortunately, the internet is still overflowing with idiocy, so we will still have some kind of update whenever I can sit at the computer. Like tonight.

Only now I’m all achy again, so goodnight.


As long as i’m posting like a madwoman today, here’s a link to a fun set of comments on Websnark. What made it especially fun was siwangmu’s poetry.

See, we were having a discussion on words and fun words to say and of course I mentioned my favorite words are moose, bucket, thusly, and weasel. Somehow we got on a discussion of poetry which resulted in a sestina of weird words for 32_footsteps by siwangmu, as well as a limerick for me:

There once was a moose from Nantucket
who wanted to live in a bucket
but he soon realized
it was more weasel-sized
and, thusly defeated, said “F*** it.”

i don’t think one could write a better poem for my favorite words :)