I think we need an open thread, if for no other reason than I have run out of subject matter that works well with a title from the Smiths.
Spent three hours driving today, and because of the shoulder injury a couple years a go, I mainly drive with my left arm because my right one starts to ache or go numb, and apparently drove in such a way today that I somehow pulled a muscle in my neck/back. How do you pull a muscle in your neck/back while driving, you young whippersnappers might ask? Easy. Turn 41. It’s funny- I used to be able to drive from home in the northern panhandle of WV to Atlanta with only one stop in Charlotte for gas and a potty break. Now, if I drive for two hours, my legs are so stiff I almost fall out of the car when I get to my destination. And by funny, I mean REALLY FUCKING DEPRESSING.
Also, because I am a world-class hypochondriac and my father just had a heart attack, any shoulder, chest, stomache or neck pain and I am all “OMG AM I HAVING A HEART ATTACK.” I’ll never figure out why I can handle physical pain like broken bones with no problem, and even refuse painkillers and stop taking them weeks before the doctors tell me, but the idea of a disease or something else and I am getting the vapors like it is no one’s bidness. I’m such a hot mess.
So what are you all up to tonight? I think I might play a little SWTOR myself.
*** Update ***
Just got a phone call from a very drunken buddy from undergrad. He and a bunch of mutual friends are at the Rusted Root concert in Morgantown, a band that was pretty big in 95 and 96 when we met (not sure if they were big nationally, but they were locally- so was a band called Rasta Rafiki). Long story short, they had a song called Send Me on My Way, and one night we were in a bar, and I looked over at my girlfriend (I was plastered) and said – “I have no idea what this song is about- why are they singing about ‘Simian the Whale?‘” She just burst out laughing and it has been a running joke ever since. From that point on, any time the song played everyone would sing Simian the Whale. At any rate, they just called and held the phone up so I could hear Simian again.
In my defense, listen for yourself:
And why does that video with them prancing around want me to break things and play Pantera?