Thursday, July 02, 2009

Just Humor Me

So today promises to be interesting. Right now I'm about to go take a shower so that in a half an hour I can leave to go to my first acupuncture appointment. Here is how I justify the whole thing. Regular doctors haven't been able to do much. I don't mind having needles stuck in me and I like the guys voice. A couple years ago my mother went to him for one session because she wanted to stop smoking. She didn't stick with it because she felt it wasn't the best time for her to stop smoking. I have no idea why that was. But anyway, she made me go with her to her one acupuncture to keep smoking session and I thought it looked fun. Yes, you heard me. It looked fun. Also, Gwyneth Paltrow does it and, as you may recall from last summer's drastic haircut, I will do anything that Gwyneth Paltrow does, within reason. I even like the name Apple. So I called the guy yesterday and made the appointment and he explained that he could hear the pain in my voice. I almost burst into tears. He probably says that to everyone. I bet it's his acupuncturist pick-up line. But still, it worked on me. He could hear the pain in my voice. Clearly the chi flow is dammed up somewhere in my body (knowing me it's in my colon) and needs to be fixed. I figure, if it's stupid or it doesn't work at least I'll have something to write about, right?

Anyway, while I'm at the acupuncturist feeling all Gwynethy, please, please, go to Just Humor Me and read the entire page. I went to just read one post and ended up cracking up and scrolling ever downward, laughing more and more and more. I almost peed on myself when I read the post about the different colored ribbons for different causes. Someone needs to publish that post. Not far behind was the post about fortune cookie fortunes that aren't fortunes. I haven't laughed that hard in forever. And she lives in South Florida!! I had no idea. I have to meet this woman. We need to have lunch, for real.


Maria said...

Can't wait to hear how it went!

Lush said...

I adore acupuncture. And totally, totally get the whole 'feeling Gwyneth-y' thing. It's kind of my new thing...I call it 'listening to the inner Gwyneth'. It sounds retarded, but I've found that she'll rarely steer you in the wrong direction, hah.

Greg S said...

Some may dismiss it as hocus-pocus, but my wife had great success with a back/shoulder pain after acupuncture. She had done medication, cortisone shots, deep massage, and physical therapy over the course of 8 or 10 months - then she tried acupuncture and the pain was gone after 6 sessions.
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hey, whatever works. I have a friend with a host of chronic illnesses, who traveled to multiple specialists, and at least one big-name clinic, to only have them shrug their shoulders and cash her checks. But she's found a ton of relief from a kick-ass chiropractor.

gigiofca said...

I'm not sure what type of pain you have, but acupuncture is for real. I have been amazed at the relief I've gotten from it.
Good luck!

Ordinary Housewife said...

Ms. Lawns, you are too kind. If it means anything, I send links to your blog to people all the time. I think we live near one another, but then again I thought you were from my hometown after hearing about the freaker's ball that is "Millpond." I've probably seen you in Ross... I'm the one who smells the clothes before I buy them.

kerry said...

Thanks for the link to JustHumorMe. I'm giggling, too! I hope the acupuncture helps you.

JoeinVegas said...

Sorry for the pain, hope the pins work

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