The rake’s progress


Old age has apparently set in, as one full day of raking leaves seems to have been enough to cripple my body from the neck down. And blisters! Blisters on both hands. But the lawn, the sidewalks, the driveway… all gloriously clean!

Right about now I wish I had some of that noxious Chinese wonder ointment that inexplicably works miracles on muscle pain. Brute-force aromatherapy, if you will. In the meantime, no racquetball for me.

Have given some thought to the absurdity of attempting to write a novel when the number of books I’ve read since graduating from college amounts to only about one a year. Formulating goals… more soon!

  • yukino

    Be nice, boys.

  • Pain remedy cage match! Ready... Fight!

  • Yes, wormy, but y.'s back is an inflammatory condition as much as anything. Sod off.

    And alpha lipoic acid is perfect for muscular issues. I swear by it. Much more than your teratogenic nightmares you peddle for Lilly and Merck....

  • worm

    Glucosamine and chondroitin are more for arthritic pain rather than backaches, which tend to be muscular. I would recommend them for joint pain.

    As for the other anti-oxidant supplements, it beats me. Might do some good, might be placebo. Hard to find good data.

    Enough of nerdy physician-speak. Now I must make fun of you for your old age and general wussiness.

    Wuss. Wussy wussy wuss. Queen of all wusses. Why don't you grow a pair, and then maybe the big, bad rake won't hurt your itsy-bitsy widdle hands. Wuss.

  • Nina

    If you feel like taking a spin down to Uwajimaya in the middle of the day, let me know -- I'm running out of salada-flavored senbei.

  • Glucosamine and chondritin for the back; alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, and L-carnitine for general free radical unclogging which will help your back as well.

    Let me know if you need more pushes in your friendly nutritional supplementing direction.

  • It's all about the public library. It's so much easier just to pick up random stuff that looks interesting. Plus you don't really feel obligated to read anything since you didn't buy the books.

  • First time for me to visit your site. Great layout and posts both. I love your artwork from when you had writer's block. Leaves and leaving...

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