Blue light flashes, quick and hot, a sheet of power across the distant, quickening sky. Heat lightning, Summer lightning, sheet lightning. Far way, over there, someone else's storm, p'raps. Its light is dull, feeble, and yet it lights up all of the above in an instant.
My back went out on Thursday. It flashed across my spine like heat lightning, dull and insistent and I knew right away, I was frelled.
I've been out since. Scrounging the medicine cabinets for pain killers. Nothing has helped. P'raps I need fresh ones.
I went to the Chiropractor on Thursday and he wasn't there. He had a substitute. Dr. Substitute has some room to improve. I felt worse after seeing him. My regular doc will be back on Monday and I'll be sitting at his front door.
They say the center of your power is the center of your body, the abdomen. I say, it's my ass.
What went out is my sacroiliac. This is a joint where the sacrum and ilium meet. This is located at the point where my spine and pelvis meet, somewhere in my ass. Something twisted out of whack and needs to be put back in. But the pain bleeds out my chakra, my chi, my energy like an open wound. I can't do anything. I can barely write this post.
In the meanwhile, here's something a little fun, if not stoopid.
Your result for How good of a Calvinball player are you?...
Your Grade= A+ Good knowledge and excellent strategy!
Amazing. You are part of the 4.3% of the population that landed in this category.* You know the game and its history well, and you did amazingly well when it came to playing Calvinball strategically.
This suggests that you probably have a natural talent in Calvinball. You have learned that the trick to doing well in Calvinball is not brute strength, but quick wit. With your natural ability you could go far.
You are definitely already talented enough to beat Calvin. A match versus the quick-witted tiger would be close. I'm going to give you the edge, but his superior knowledge of the game might propel him to victory.
* This is a made up number.