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Oh well, it's kinda a bad pain day, but this cracks me up [Jun. 11th, 2008|07:34 am]
Lanette
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I have this massager for when my leg and back muscles decide to stop working. It packs serious power. It turns out my best friend dove has it too. People always give us crap about it and say stuff like, "Yeah, for your BACK snicker snicker. Like the liquid boyfriend in the shower?"

If you'd ever used this thing you'd find out really quick that trying to use it for elicit purposes would be like a punch to the c**t. Seriously. It's packing a kick. I got the giggles picturing people trying. They should include a disclaimer. I'm pretty sure people have been injured. I know maybe it shouldn't make me laugh, but it's making my morning thinking about how you'd explain that injury.

Today at the doctor I'm getting the "Swedish Mouse" test. It's this new medical device that does something to measure your spine that has nothing to do with rodents, but I hope they give me cheese after the test if I'm a good mousey. I've been assured it is nothing like the medieval torture of the "nerve test" that the neurologist gave me where they stick pins into my muscles, shocked the crap out of me, and then yelled at me for not holding still while they shocked me. I turned to them and said, "We've just sucked out 2 years of your life. How do you feel?" Ok, maybe I didn't. I'll let ya know how it goes.

In other news, I'm a chicken now in the daily build scrum. Yes, the big one where we fightcooperatively decide based on logic about which components and product versions go into the 12 huge builds and what we are going to do if we had the epic failure yesterday. I'm ramping up to become a pig when my boss goes on vacation. For now I can't talk in them. I must learn, young jedi master. Therefore I am late because I have a meeting to chicken in. I shall click-it, and hopefully get no ticket. I wonder how unprofessional it is to attend the meeting via bluetooth headset in my car. If I knew how to work mute on my phone, I'd try it.
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2008-06-11 02:36 pm (UTC)
I looked at that massager too, but since the pain is in my mid- and lower back, I decided the pillow would be easier for me to operate by myself.

Do you have Brookstone or other shops with massage chairs? They're so nice to "test out." Also, I've seen some malls that have $1 per minute massage chairs in the... hallway? What is that part of the mall called?

Oh and yes, you do NOT want to use that massager for "personal purposes." Owwww.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-11 04:55 pm (UTC)
Mine is mid/low as well, but the massager handheld is good for the leg and hip when it freezes up because you can kind of rest it on there better than the pillow. I have the pillow in use right now in my work chair. It's hilarious when I log into meetings from my vibing chair.
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[User Picture]From: the_new_perfect
2008-06-11 02:48 pm (UTC)
The heated ones aren't good for your parts, either. Yikes.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-11 04:54 pm (UTC)
Well, I think it depends just HOW hot. I think frozen wouldn't be too great either.
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[User Picture]From: the_new_perfect
2008-06-11 06:47 pm (UTC)
It'd be like putting your tongue on the ice skate blade.
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[User Picture]From: ironman1231
2008-06-11 03:45 pm (UTC)
I will not let your Princess Bride reference go unheralded. Huzzah!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-11 04:54 pm (UTC)
Yay! I love that movie. It's pretty geeky of me, but I refer to it often.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2008-06-11 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, love the Princess Bride. What does it mean to be the chicken?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-11 04:53 pm (UTC)
Being the chicken in scrum is based on the story of the chicke n and the pig who go to open a diner. Pig asks the chicken, "What should we call it?" Chicken says, "Bacon and Eggs!" The pig says, "On second thought, let's not. You're only invested and I'm fully committed!" So, if you are a chicken in the scrum it means your butt isn't on the line yet, so you have no say until it is.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-06-12 12:34 am (UTC)
I'm late in reading this. Did you get cheese?

:)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-06-12 12:34 am (UTC)
Not yet, but I intend to! :)
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