Tuesday, November 07, 2006

indian sunburn

okay, for the context of this i need to confirm everyone knows what an indian sunburn is.

urban dictionary defines an indian sunburn as:

to take someone's arm and twist in different directions, until the arm is bright red

i have no idea why it's called an indian sunburn. what the hell does this have to do with indians? and are we talking first nations here, or people hailing from india? i mean, if we're going to be offensive we may as well know who we're maligning. there is probably some kind of politically correct version of this now, but i don't have access to the youth of today, so i don't know what they're calling it these days.

but i digress...

context done, story begins:

last night i was having a massage and my massage therapist said she needed to do some fascia work. apparently this does not mean she was going to put the front boards on our (non-existant) deck, but rather that she was going to work on the "band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body", in this case the stuff just under my skin. apparently it can layers can bind together and it can limit mobility.

as she worked and i tried not to scream (essentially i pay someone to torture me...) it occured to me that it was a bit like a great big indian sunburn on my back. so i said, laughing; "gee, it kind of feels like you're giving me an indian sunburn all over my back" then i laughed some more.

there was a pause.

she said "uh... well, i basically am..."

uh huh. i pay someone to do this.

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