Saturday, October 29, 2011

ouch.



Yesterday I was at Soph's house and we were looking at pictures of us when we were 18. 'Awwww! We were so young!", "oh I loved those earrings", "I can't believe you used to go to that skanky-assed nightclub". Fun fun, smile smile.

 And then as I was sitting down on the sofa (one of those low-slung ones, for students) after looking at the album... crunch. "OUCH. FUCK." 

My back. Buggered. By sitting on a sofa. I had to lie on the floor. I hurt my back sitting on a sofa and had to lie on the floor. I got home and had to lie on the floor some more. With a hot water bottle. 

Never mind the freckles and the sparkly jewellery layered upon sparkly jewellery and those eyes that didn't need bag cream under them*, putting your back out while sitting down on the sofa will truly make you feel like an old git. 


* I thought that maybe I still didn't need eye bag cream and that maybe I was just being silly using it until the day Nye, watching me put on my make up, said 'wow. That stuff really works.' Cheers love.

(anyone who tells me that I'm 26 and that I don't know what 'old' is will get poked in the eye with a sharp stick. I know that my back hurts and that it did not hurt when I was 18 and that's good enough for me.) 



19 comments:

  1. Ohhh I know what you mean. It is hard to accept that we are aging every second huh. In my case, mostly it is how my metabolism has changed, and oh the dreaded white hairs (not many, I think 6 ) that I do not how to deal with. I am ashamed of even recognizing this to the internet. And yeah, only last year I started , reluctantly, after a life of HATING the greasy feel on my already oily skin, that creams actually work. But you know, we're young at heart, it is about keeping a sense of wonder, of play, of never stop dreaming, exploring...

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  2. You're 26, you're not old. And before you get out your poking stick, I will draw your attention to Case Study 1: your previous post, in which you vividly describe the havoc that two enormous (adorable) babbies wreaked on your body.
    Case Study 2: I am nearly 25. I am also not old. I have no back pain, or babies.

    In conclusion: It's definitely the babies. You are not old, you have babies, and twice the normal amount. Also, you and babies are both beautiful, broken backs and eyebags notwithstanding, so back in your cranky box, you.

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  3. Achem. I'm 30.

    Also seeing as you're a mamma of two babies, and independent business woman, and your job involves being stagnant at a computer most of the time and yet is punctuated by days of extreme physical activity if all you've got is a few bags under your eyes and a poor sofa posture induced back ache I'd say you're doing pretty well.

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  4. well you certainly don't look even 26, so there's that. bad back and all, you're still a hottie :)

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  5. Whether you're old or not I need to know what eye cream you use.

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  6. Oh and that was obviously meant to be written with a "please."

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  7. Wait til you're 28 and you start getting arthritic pain in your little toe. Enjoy the ride downhill, I'll see you at the bottom ;)

    .....but don't worry, you've still got the physique (visually) of a 26 year old. Cut off shorts don't lie! x

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  8. nothing that a good swim won't fix! i had this when i was 23! you should take up swimming to keep your muscles and joints 'oiled'

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  9. *Really* wasn't trying to be mean, just trying to demonstrate that you have two wonderful reasons for having a painful back and neither of them are that you are old...

    Probably should have included something like I really hope you feel better, because I do!

    (Note to self: be clearer)

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  10. Oh no! I hurt my back last summer putting in my contacts (wtf???), so I can sympathise.

    (I'm totally an old woman. I can hardly stand staying awake past 11 these days, without getting grumpy and yawning a lot.)

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  11. I'd just like to point out you were the one who said (on the 70's porno love sofa) that "its all downhill from age 19, thats when your body stops growing and starts to decay". So really you knew it was coming quite a while ago...but I guess back then you probably hadn't counted on being a portable house for two people for almost a year :-) xx

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  12. Chin up. At 31 I can tell you it only gets worse.

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  13. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha2/11/11 2:46 pm

    Wait a minute. How can you poke me with a stick? I'm in my fifties and swore to poke anyone in their twenties or thirties with a stick if they say they're old!

    Which of us has stick-poking rights?

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  14. It gets worse :( But you care less :))

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  15. as always, you're funny, lady.

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  16. you know what's kind of worse than feeling old? LOOKING old. just wait for that one... it's a total mindfuck. currently, i suffer from both conditions. if it wasn't for multiple doses of ibuprofen and iphone apps that allow you to use pretty filters for your photos, i'd be screwed.

    p.s. you can alway count on me to turn a shitty situation into an even shittier one. ;)

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play nice.