Friday, February 01, 2008

Very Funny, Universe.

Yes, yes, I'm sure the fact that my back is currently killing me is some sort of cosmic justice for my having badmouthed chiropractors earlier.

*sighs heavily*

*winces in pain*

(Don't worry, it's not actually that bad. It's just a pulled muscle. But it is annoying the hell out of me.)

11 comments:

  1. I tend to look at occurrences like that as being not so much cosmic justice as the universe having a perverse sense of humor. This sort of thing has happened to me more times than I care to mention. And yes, I'm being intentionally vague so as not to give the universe an excuse to come down on me for knowing you, Betty. :)

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  2. Of course, you'd really expect stuff like this to happen by sheer coincidence, just according to the law of large numbers. But the illusion that the universe is out to get us can be very strong, sometimes.

    Mind you, for all I know, it's now really going to be out to get me for saying so. You might want to lie low and pretend you don't know me for a while. ;)

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  3. You might be amused by this, written by the humorous writer Paul Jennings some fifty years ago:

    http://www.resistentialists.com/2006/01/25/report-on-resistentialism/

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  4. Wow, I had no idea Murphy's Law could be that pretentious. :)

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  5. It's a lovely piece of satire, and I suspect that if I knew more about philosophy (and existentialiam in particular) I'd find it even funnier.

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  6. Just how did you get this muscle pull?

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  7. I don't know. I think I slept on it wrong, because I was feeling twinges in it, and then I lifted a freaking 25 pound cat in a carrier with one hand, and wrenched it pretty good. And then my boss asked me to help move some furniture, and I was too macho to say no right away...

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  8. That's why I like you: you're not a "girly girl".

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  9. True, I may be many things, but a girly girl is emphatically not one of them. :)

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  10. Meanwhile, after my muscle pull, and my sliced fingertip, I now have a cold. It seems like one thing after another. I ought to reread A Series of Unfortunate Events to put things in perspective.

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  11. That sounds like it might be a good idea! Poor you...

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