A couple of weeks ago I got to go to Portland to meet one of my Mad Internet Crushes, Havi Brooks, in person, by attending a Rally (Rally!) at her studio.
Her studio is named The Playground, and is completely pirate-themed. And there was lots of cool stuff to buy in the Toy Shop. This will be important in just a minute.
So yesterday I had an appointment with my acupuncturist, and after 6 appointments or so, I realized that there were some things I could do to help make myself a little bit more comfortable while I was there. Specifically, I could bring some pillows with me for extra support. Because normally when I’m at appointments like these (massage, physical therapy, etc.) and they’re working on my arms, my arms hang over the edge of the table, straight as a board, and just as rigid. And the therapists are always like, “Hey, you can just relax.” And I’m all, “DUDE-THIS IS ME RELAXED.”
So yesterday I brought one of those neck pillows, plus a pouffey pillow on which I could rest my arm.
And when the assistant was raising up the table to the correct height, she glanced down and got a good look at my pillows.
And then she did a giant double take. But I could tell that she wanted to be polite, so she didn’t say anything.
So to help her out I said, “Yes, those are Pirate Monkeys.”
“Hm,” she replied, in that overly-bright way that health care professionals use when they don’t want to upset a potentially crazy patient, while her eyes darted back and forth, surreptitiously searching for the nearest exit.
God, I love being me.
Michelle Russell says
Picture! Picture! We need a picture of the awesome Pirate Monkey Pillow!!!
Cranky Fibro Girl says
You are the second person to request that, so I think I’ll have to get on that!
Oh, those pillows are made out of pure win! Good on ya for stunning your acupunctural assistant.
Stunning someone while resting comfortably must be at least as cool as making money while sleeping. 😀
Lynne Morrell says
I will be the third person…Picture! picture! We need to see this 😉