Ageless Spine

My back gave me quite a lot of problems this winter. Starting in December, my lower back complained every day. When chiropractor visits, stretches, and ibuprofen didn’t make my back happy it stopped complaining and took it up a level. It beat the crap out of me when it spasmed/seized up one morning.

Putting on socks, undies, pants took a half hour and hurt like hell. I finally broke down and went to my doctor, who is an osteopath. His first adjustment didn’t work, but the muscle relaxant took the edge off. My second adjustment was magical. I didn’t hurt when I left his office. Sure, the pain returned but at a very low level. It’s now gone. Yay, Dr. Croft!

With back issues fresh in my mind, I ordered Ageless Spine, Lasting Health by Kathleen Porter. The idea that how we carry ourselves and our misuse of our body posture causes problems appeals to me. I’ve been prone to joint and muscles issues all my life. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a way to prevent this?

I’ve only started the book, but I’m liking it so far. I’ve also read 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back by Esther Gokhale. Her book got me rethinking how I position myself for sleeping, how I walk, sit, and bend. Yet, it is so hard to change, or at least be consistent with the changes in using my body. We’ll see if Kathleen Porter’s book helps me continue on this good posture path.


Lost – Another Great Episode

I watched the latest episode of Lost, “Ab Aeterno,” tonight. Thank heavens for the ability to watch TV series online. Lost is one show that I can’t wait until the DVDs come out. No, I must watch each episode of season 6 within one day. And this week’s show? Wow.

Nestor Carbonell’s acting gave Richard Alpert such depth. It shocks me how much my view of the character changed due to his portrayal of Richard’s fear, despair, and confusion. Carbonell also made Richard’s love for his dead wife incredibly moving. Yes, those were tears streaming down my face. What a great job from Carbonell and the writers.

This last season of Lost is half way through. I’m loving it so far, and expect that I will love it to the grand finale.

It’s Complicated review

Some comedies exceed expectations. I had hopes for this one. The movie only met my expectations, which wasn’t bad, but it didn’t thrill me. Here’s the review.

Did You Hear About the Morgans? review

You know I’m way behind posting my reviews when the DVD has already hit the stores by the time I get around to posting them. At least I’m not insisting that you see this stinker of a movie in the theaters. I’m definitely not insisting that you rent the movie. In fact, save your money. Re-reading my review did make me laugh. Did You Hear About the Morgans? opened the same weekend as Avatar. It’s an easy guess on which one I liked better.

Anyway, here’s the review for Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Comic Books – March 22

My comic book experience for last week was slight. I didn’t buy much. I branched out to a new mini-series of a comic, as it had a crossover with Supergirl, and the same happened with another Red Robin.

Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton #1 – This three-part series starts off with lots of action. Brainiac is invading New Krypton and nothing seems to stop his mechanical army, even Superman. Coming at this series without a lot of backstory in my brain, I just had to assume what was going on with New Krypton. I’m clueless how General Zod is in charge (last I saw him he was played by Terence Stamp in 1980s Superman II) nor how Supergirl’s mother is part of the government. Luckily, I didn’t need to know too much to enjoy the comic book.

Supergirl #51 – This continues the Last Stand of New Krypton story. Another entertaining, action-filled story. Of course, I’ll now have to buy the next Superman comic so I can finish up this story.

Red Robin #10 – This issue carries on the story from Batgirl #8, which carried on from Red Robin #9. Man, they’ve figured out how to make me spend money on comics not normally on my buy list. At least the Red Robin artist kept things more realistic than the one who inked Batgirl #8. That issue’s art didn’t live up to the previous seven issues.

Spider-Woman #7 – I picked this one up today. I liked #6, so hope this continues that “I likee” feeling.

The Bounty Hunter Kind of Sucked

I saw The Bounty Hunter. Poor Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler. Their careers have led to the inability to be in good movies anymore.

Invictus review

I thought Invictus a good movie, not a great one, but good overall. Here’s my review.