Hope you sent your Mama flowers today! Or a "cookie bouquet," or a singing telegram, if such a thing still exists, if it ever did.
jcruelty air is grounded. My back is starting to pulsate again. I've been taking a lot of ibuprofen. Doc also prescribed Cyclobenzaprine, the generic version of Flexeril. It's a "skeletal muscle relaxant." I find that phrase tremendously evocative.
As any reasonable person would do when confronted with a new drug, I headed over to Erowid to see what the dilly. Not much to see. Flexeril's not scheduled, and (perhaps not unrelatedly) nobody's even bothered to write a trip report. Having taken it last night, I can see why-- your entire report would be "Back hurts, took pills, really tired, went to sleep."
Given Flexeril's knock out punch, I'm relying mostly on OTC painkillers. Speaking of which, I just realized today that I've been confusing Motrin and Midol. Motrin is all-purpose ibuprofen, whereas Midol was marketed towards women experiencing menstrual cramps & headaches. But I'm guessing the active ingredient's the same for both. In the light of this, I'm adding Midol to my canonical list of "stuff for women that it's ok for a guy to use." This list has fluctuated over the years. Here is an excerpt, subject to change:
LADIES STUFF THAT IT'S OK FOR A GUY TO USE
1. Lara Bars. The energy bar for women. Completely edible by men! I've verified this personally. "Cherry Pie" is my favorite.
2. Disposable pink "leg razors." I ran out of my razors the other day and used Liska's (with a new blade of course.) Don't be fooled by pinkness. It worked just fine.
3. Midol, provided it's really just painkiller & not painkiller + estrogen
LADIES STUFF THAT IT IS STILL UNACCEPTABLE FOR A GUY TO USE
1. That deodorant that's strong enough for a man but "ph balanced" for a woman.
2. Any kind of "loofah"
Belle & Sebastian - Nice Day For A Sulk [download]
Jeepster Recordings, 2000