Thursday, January 26, 2006

Back Update

I went to see my back doctor yesterday for my follow-up to the lumbar discography procedure/CT that I had done earlier this month. Got some stronger pain meds that finally work. The downside is that it's not covered by insurance, I can't drive and still shouldn't do much while on them to spare my bad disc from any more damage. Nice huh? Also, I have about an 80% chance of success with a disc replacement, so we are now moving forward with finding a surgeon. Although I'm not looking forward to surgery, I need to get this done and I'm optimistic about the results. Stay tuned...

Maybe It's Time For A Change

I've decided to change my blog around a bit. I was bored with the old look and wanted something new and cute. I'm still a beginner at html so until I find a template that I absolutely LOVE and can work with, pardon the mess until the renovation is complete. Thanks! :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Love This, Love This, Love This!!!

I don't remember exactly how I discovered The Kumars at No. 42 on BBC America, but I love it! Where have I been? It is hilarious! The Kumars is a part scripted/part improvisational talk show in the UK which stars a fictional Indian family residing in Wembley, London. The central premise of the show is that Sanjeev (the son) wants a talk show of his own, so his parents Madhuri and Ashwin bulldozed over Madhuri's garden and built a talk show set in their backyard. Celebrity guests enter through the front door, meet the family, and then are interviewed on the set by Sanjeev while his parents and Sanjeev's grandmother Sushila (Ummi) serve Indian appetizers, sweets and tea, and then sit alongside them on a couch (a la Ed McMahon to Johnny Carson or Andy Richter to Conan O'Brien style) and chime in throughout the interview. Running jokes include Sanjeev's apparent social ineptitude, Ashwin's obsession with financial matters and tendency to tell stories with no apparent point, and that the guest's appearances are paid for in large jars of chutney made by Sanjeev's aunt and sold by Ashwin. Ummi has got some fire in her still and seems to hit on most of the male guests that appear on the show! Not only do we see their hilarious interaction with the guests, but we also see their family dynamics and even though they are an Indian family, I think all cultures can relate. Guests have included Boy George, Minnie Driver, Graham Norton, Jennifer Saunders, Richard E. Grant and Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen. I just cannot get enough of this program and now permanently resides on my Tivo list! Check it out!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Haouli Makahiki Hou!

Happy New Year! It's been awhile since I last posted anything. I'm still having back troubles and find it hard to sit and blog to my heart's delight. Since the lidocaine shots and epidurals haven't worked, I'm now on some pain meds and have a discogram appointment on Thursday. Needles still suck! :(

Anyway, hope you all are doing well! I hope that my next post will be a bit more exciting! ;) Merry Belated Christmas and Happy Belated Hanukkah and New Year!