May 20, 2004


I've figured out the absolute worst part about not having a husband around. I can handle the empty house, the loneliness, and the lack of hugs, but there is something I absolutely need him for: a back rub. My back has been hurting so bad for the past two days that I can barely breathe. I have no idea of the cause -- I imagine a combination of sitting at the computer and marathon knitting hasn't helped -- and I certainly can't find a solution. I am miserable, and all I want is a back rub to make the pain go away. I can't even put Flex-All on because 1) my husband took it all to Iraq and 2) I couldn't reach my back anyway. I don't think I'll be doing much blogging in the next few days, what with my back and the fact that I have to read and grade 25 final essays by Monday.

In the meantime, enjoy this via Den Beste. I love #7.


My new best friend is a charming fellow who goes by the name of Ben Gay.

Posted by Sarah at May 20, 2004 07:34 AM

Surely the gym has a whirlpool and sauna. Go hit the treadmill for a few minutes then relax.

Posted by: Mike at May 20, 2004 02:42 PM

Ben Gay is a "fellow"? How dare you impose your sexist Waste-rn assumptions on Genderless Cream-Non-Americans. :)

Don't force yourself to blog if it literally hurts. I can wait.

Posted by: Amritas at May 20, 2004 06:55 PM

And, your husband need not feel jealous or worried, since Ben is Gay!

Posted by: annika at May 20, 2004 08:17 PM

annika, that's what Ben *says*. Who knows what he does? Or maybe it's just his surname. I don't trust Cream Non-Americans. Saying that is a hate crime. Must delete it before the PC police catch me ...

Posted by: Amritas at May 20, 2004 10:20 PM

Treat yourself to a massage. It will more than be worth the money not only for your back but they work wonders for stress and such as well.

Posted by: Beth at May 21, 2004 01:04 AM

After listening to a friend describe what shiatsu (指壓 'finger-pressure') did for him, I'm inclined to agree with Beth. But I wonder how hard it is to find a massage therapist on base, or even off base. And do watch out:

Posted by: Amritas at May 21, 2004 06:59 PM

Not sure what your PX stock looks like, but I highly recommend one of these:

The 10-motor / 4 massage model lives in the chair in front of my computer.

Posted by: homebru at May 23, 2004 02:41 AM