Monday, October 29, 2007

This n that

I got this shot last evening as we popped over to the botanical gardens to tour the "Magic of Lanterns" exhibit in the Chinese gardens. A friend of ours had suggested seeing the exhibit and since we're annual pass holders, it wouldn't cost us a cent. It took us about 20 minutes to walk around and ooh and aah at the glowing silk paper lanterns. And it was a mob scene since the event was coupled with the "Pumpkin Ball" event for the kids. What was astonishing was that it was $16 a person to get in, and it was packed. We'd have been very disappointed had we had to pay. (There's a sentence I'd dread having to teach the grammar of.)

In other boring news, I tweaked my back yesterday. While I was working out, it felt like one of the strings snapped on my nerve guitar. Now the only comfortable position is crooked. This is easy to do in bed, but walking around listing to the right is a bit odd. Sigh. I used to be so young, lithe and bendy like scarecrow, but the years seem to have morphed me into tin man. Anybody got an oilcan?

14 comments:

Ed said...

Ahhh the good old days of youth! I can faintly remember going to bed dog tired and waking up completely refreshed. Now I feel so stiff and sore I can hardly get out of bed. Youth is wasted on the young.

David said...

Yoga

Snooze said...

Drugs. I pop Advil like tictacs

Lacey said...

I got yer oilcan..right here...

Lemuel said...

Oh! Take care of that back, Torn! That sounds painfully familiar as the beginning of my end.

Cooper said...

What a great photo! Ibuprofen and a long soak in a hot bath would hopefully help restore you to lithe and bendy (love that description).

Doug said...

So many things we took for granted.

Love the effect in your photo. Good eye!

Chunks said...

Sixteen bucks?!!

You need a massage. Go get one. Ask for the hot stones. You won't regret it.

I'll take an oilcan for my knees too, thanks.

don said...

Yoga works for me. Well, when I do Yoga it works for me.

Totally unrelated to this topic but this poo story reminded me of you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aikg6OP3jwU

GayProf said...

Better the tin man than a flying monkey.

Dantallion said...

I'll forego the very obvious commentary about lubing you up...

oops. Oh well.

Steven said...

Hopefully you'll find yourself in an upright position soon! Thanks for sharing the pic.

Patricia said...

i say stuff a pillow up your back, put on an old tattered shirt, limp a little and you're ready for halloween!

and remember. it's frahnk*en*steen

i'm mixing movies but give me a break. i'm old.

dawn said...

This is exactly why I don't work out.

Way too dangerous...