Tuesday, April 04, 2006

What a Day! The Ups and Downs of My Life


A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
~Mahatma Gandhi

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
~Jimi Hendri

Mis manos
abren las cortinas de tu ser
te visten con otra desnudez
descubren los cuerpos de tu cuerpo
Mis manos
inventan otro cuerpo a tu cuerpo

~Octavio Paz

After much prompting from friends and family, and pain so intense it cut through my stubbornness I saw the doctor yesterday about my back. (See yesterday's post for illustrations) I even left work early to make my appointment, the day was looking up already. Out of work early and most likely to be prescribed some kind of pain medication a little stronger than the 5 Advil I take. There is rarely any street parking on Columbia Pike so I did as I have always done and parked in the run-down shopping-mini-strip-mall-center that is up half a block. It didn't take long at the doc's to figure out I was in need of help and the best course of action would be steroids and Vicodin(yummy). As I limp/hobble to my car I call my pops to left him know what's going on:

Me: Hey pop!
Pop: Hey son, what did the doctor say?
Me: He's putting me on steroids and also gave me a presciption for HOLY SHIT! MY CAR IS GONE!!!
Pop: Are you sure?
Me: Ya can't really miss a big black truck that was parked all alone, F&*(K! I'm callin the Police!
Pop: Call me back(click I hang up)

Ok so I overeacted and called 911 to report a stolen car. But apparently the tow truck driver who missed his calling in life as an advanced eagle-eyed recon specialist watched me "leave the premises" and towed my car to Ballston. OY VEY!!!! JD picked me up thank god and took me to my car, ($ 90 and it was in the impound lot a total of 10 minutes!) I drop off my scrips and meet him back at my place. It is decided we order Outback, my treat for his birthday. Perfect! I can go back to the pharmacy and pick up my drugs at the drive thru on the way to curbside take away. As a creative writer I know that hyperbole and exaggeration are tools at my disposal, but none is needed here the literal 25 minute wait at the drive thru window is enough. From there on out the day got much better; we settled in and ate our steaks as we watched Flip This House. Quite possibly Ginger's finest episodes, absolutely booberific, titacular, and dare I say juggolicous. Too top it all off The Florida Gators came through wining the NCAA National Championship, and making me a perfect 4 for 4 in all my pools. Yes ladies and gents I won every bracket I entered! I am amazing! Those are the ups and downs of a day in the life, thankfully the ups were some quality ups and a little more plentiful than the downs.


At 12:21 PM, Blogger Spider Girl said...

$90 is the best.
My car got towed in Baltimore in the middle of a job interview, I had left my cellphone IN THE CAR, and the bill was closer to $200.


how about, breastilicious? mammorytastic?

At 12:34 PM, Blogger sammygeerock said...

OMG! I was strugglin' to come up with better mama-rific adjectives, thanks for the help. Those will def be used in the future. Sorry bout the tow, 200 is ssssteep.


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