Painful spine came from here
Lately, I’ve been getting zapped.
Not this kind of “Zapped!” No, I’m talking about the sensation I get from my beloved portable TENS unit. Yes! Thanks to chronic back pain, I get my own little magic zapping machine. All I have to do is stick the pads to the ouchy parts, crank up the electricity, and ZAP! Pain messages are stopped dead in their tracks. ZAP! Pain-killing endorphins are released. ZAP! I pop a few Vicodin anyway, just to be safe.
I was a little nervous at first, when it came to trying out my TENS unit. What if I electrocuted myself? The damn thing just showed up one day in the mail; how do I know it’s safe?
Luckily, I was able to test the unit.
Pru didn’t seem to experience any adverse effects. She frequently howls like that. And her fur was probably standing up because she was cold. Also, aren’t cats supposed to twitch and run around in circles for hours?
And she ALWAYS sits in the wastebasket. It’s not like she’s hiding from me or anything.
Hey, guess what else? I got an award! My position on awards has been kind of wishy-washy. I accept them gladly, but then I don’t follow the rules. Because I’m a rebel. A lazy rebel. I have an awards page, but I decided I’d publicly acknowledge this one AND pass it on to some deserving bloggers.
PLEASE JOIN ME IN CONGRATULATING:
absepa from Nerd in the Corner. She just celebrated her blog’s 1st birthday yesterday, so go on over for some stale cake and funny stories. I want absepa to have this award because I know, like all good bloggers, she gets discouraged from time to time, but she keeps plugging away and writing high-quality, entertaining posts. Here’s to many more bloggie birthdays!
Kathryn from From the Inside . . . Out. Kathryn wins because she sends me all her Thai porn (to be explained later, much to your disgust). Now that may make her sound kind of slutty, but she’s totally NOT. She’s a nice girl who writes a damn fine blog AND is a writer by profession. Go on and visit her. Just bring your own wine (and porn).
Tracy from I Hate My Messageboard. Tracy wins solely on the basis of this eggroll recipe, which can be found in her hilarious Museum of Snack Foods, WHERE, incidentally, she totally scooped me on the whole chicken in a can phenomenon.
Mason from MasonMania. Mason is a sock puppet. A talking sock puppet. It’s a thin line between stupid and funny, but Mason walks it with just the right sense of silliness and killer timing. His vlogs are short, too, so no excuses.
Puglette from Puglette Ponders. I just love Puglette. She is one of those rare sweet people who is naturally and sincerely nice. I mean it! She is a sweetheart, and her blog has cupcakes on it and is all about her two adorable pugs, Ollie and Charlie. I’m hoping this award will distract her while I go kidnap Ollie.
And with this, I hereby officially retire from accepting awards. Show your love in other ways. Such as? Well, I do like money, Vicodin, and sushi. I might also need a new cat.
Oh, Prudence . . .