Sunday, October 28, 2007

Weekend Report

The Good- Attended a Halloween party at Maria's. A surprising percentage of people had no idea who I was supposed to be. C'mon, DCOE readers, isn't it obvious? Maria's sister Carmen was in town with her baby Jason, who is adorable and very good natured- the scary costumes didn't even make him cry.
My favorite costumes were Maria and Carmen's second outfits, masked and caped Mexican wrestlers.
The Bad: I was house-sitting for my parents so I spent most of the weekend camped out on the sofa in the suburbs and taking care of the elderly family dog.
The Ugly: OhmyGodyouguys.....I have a pinched nerve in my neck/shoulder and it hurts SO FUCKING BAD. The problem started earlier this week- I've been feeling pretty stressed lately (departmental seminar and thesis committee coming up), and I have the tendency to clench up and draw in my shoulders when I'm anxious. I was doing it in my sleep and all week, and my shoulders, neck, and collarbone have been sore. Last night, I fell asleep on the couch while watching the Sox and I must have exacerbated it, because it has been extremely painful all day. I sat out the second half of my soccer game, not because the soccer was making it worse (it didn't hurt any more than when I was standing still, so I figured that I might as well play), but because I was so distracted by the pain that I was playing like crap. I've been taking ibuprofen all day and it's feeling a little bit better. Does anyone have any advice? As far as I know, there's not much one can do and it should resolve on its own. I'm thinking about getting a massage or going to a physical therapist or something to see if they can loosen it up at all. I'm also considering popping a few of the family dog's prescription painkillers, but haven't stooped that low. Yet.
Anyways, fingers crossed for tonight, Sox fans!


Anonymous said...

It took me a while but Uma Thurman from pulp fiction?

Kim said...

Love it! I got it right away. What Uma character will you be next year?

eileen said...

Nice work, ladies.

Yes, this was the second time I've gone as an Uma Thurman character. Although when I went as Uma from Kill Bill, I slipped on some wet leaves at the end of the night and completely wiped out- managing to rip my costume and get blood on it. I could always recycle it and go as post-fight Uma.

carmen said...

it was good to see you!!

Mrs. V said...

I can't wait for you to dye your hair black or dark brown, that color looks absolutely fabulous on you. I thought you said you were going as Carmen...ha ha...really, you should try your hair dyed dark. It is very becoming!

eileen said...

thanks Mrs. V! I tried to dye my hair black a couple of years ago but my hairdresser refused...she thought i would look too goth and convinced me to go auburn instead. still might have to try black at some point, though :)