Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Garden Shears ...

I'm glad the night has finally come and I can call it a day right after I post this, urmmm, maybe short little post ... hehehe ... and seriously folks, this might just turn out to be another short post. I'm having quite a bit of these 'short' postings lately. Gotta stop making a habit out of it ... hehehe ...

I've had a pretty decent Monday, what a surprise really. At least I won't be bitching about how horrible a Monday I've had like I normally do. Instead today I'm going to griping about how tired I am from actually doing nothing all day! Like I said I've had a pretty decent day. Work wise I practically had nothing much to do all day which was a blessing in disguise really.

The thing is I'm actually still suffering in pain from the weekends antics where I 'intelligently' used a pair of garden shears to cut the grass in my back yard. Yes, yes, I know a pair of shears isn't really the tool you'd normally use to mow the yard (and you can stop laughing already!) but being the genius that I am and seeing as how size of my back yard is just slightly larger than the average postage stamp, I thought I'd save me some money and do it myself.

Boy, how I regret that decision so badly right now. I've never really used a pair of shears in my entire existence and I went into it a little bit too gungho and by the time I was halfway through, I was practically rolling on the floor gasping for breath (there went the macho image that I was trying to maintain with wifey!). It was worse than running a half marathon and I should know cos I've run a few before. Next time, I'll just pay someone to mow the backyard for me.

Well, true to form, a couple of hours later my arms, back and every other part of my body (and a few parts I never knew could ache) started to ache as if someone had bashed me with a baseball bat or something. I was walking around and groaning all day feeling like an 80 year old. And sitting around in the office all day doing nothing made the aches even worse. In fact I've been feeling rather, well rather is too mild a word, I've been feeling extremely lethargic all day.

My energy level, if you could see it would probably be in the low reds. Just trying to walk was a huge chore in itself. I don't think I've ever been this sapped of energy in my life. And as the day progressed my energy levels started going down even lower.


For those of you who have played the game called 'The Sims' this would be like the energy level meter on the game interface where it would show green when your Sim was full of energy and red when it was low. Times like this is when I wished I had some energy pills to boost me up a little.

And the moment I reached home, I practically crawled into my house and up the stairs in the room and plonked myself in bed, which was about all I could do. At least after dinner I started to feel so much more revitalized. Must be that great chicken kurma wifey made for dinner :D

I'm seriously just glad the day is finally coming to an end. At least I can get some rest after this. I know I should have just gone straight to bed like what wifey just did but I couldn't resist the lure of my blog ... LOL!
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40 comments:

  1. Haha, I have done it before too but our lawn is quite big. The trouble with using shears is, after a few snips, the shears don't cut well anymore. I can't understand why. It happens on a brand new pair of shears too. It's backbreaking work!

    Anyway, we have someone help us cut the grass but sometimes he doesn't come round fast enough and it irks me to see the tall weeds gobbling up my plants.

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  2. I actually like to mow the lawn. I know I am disturbed.

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  3. My lawn really needs mowed! Wanna come over and do it for me? I'll let you use the lawn mower. ;o)

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  4. LOL...yes, get somebody to do it next time..hahahahah I dun think I've gone through that before but I won't want to XD

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  5. Physical labour. *cringe*

    Enough said.

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  6. Haha!! hope you can find the 'energy pill'..I'm sure it will boost your energy..

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  7. BT - Okay, I didn't know that. I thought my shears just wasn't sharp enough cos after a few snips, I was practically using it to pull the grass off! LOL!

    And backbreaking doesn't even begin to describe it la. I'm just going to leave stuff like this to the professionals the next time. Panting on the floor in agony is so not good for my macho image ... LOL!

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  8. Meleah - (*Blank look on face with mouth open*)

    You do? You need some serious help girl! LOL!

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  9. Tammy - Sure, why not, as long as that mower is electric powered and there's a keg of beer waiting for me at the end of the day ... LOL!

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  10. Maslight - LOL! You're right, do even bother to attempt to do it. I"m just going to leave it to someone more professional to handle it the next time. I'm still suffering in pain from all that work!

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  11. Haizum - LOL! Yeah, 'nuff said :D

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  12. Kadus Mama - LOL! I'm sure it will, if I could only find one. Maybe a huge tankard of beer just might do the trick otherwise ... hahaha ...

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  13. Oh dear. I don't think you'll be doing that again in a hurry, will you?

    Hope the energy levels come back.

    Can just say what a big tounge that man has!

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  14. So, that postage stamp patch wasn't as tiny as you thought it'd be. But, no shame...I've done it as well, and I can safely say my back's never been the same since! LOL!

    I do hope you're not going to use the shears to trim your mango tree...

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  15. Nick, next time please get someone to help you or pay them to do for you. Save you the pain. :p Have a good rest tonight.

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  16. Hahaha poor Nick! Wanna know how to get rid of the pain? Well, mow the lawn a few more times using the shearer should do it! Yup, this is not a typo. Killing pain with pain, that is what my mom always say! *EVIL GRIN*
    :P

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  17. Nick, you have got to stop torturing yourself like this he he! Take it easy. :)

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  18. Nick, pay someone to get the work done! It'll be better for you... I believe! ;o)

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  19. Isn't sleep just the best thing ever?? I love dropping into bed and crashing when I'm exhausted. Get some rest!

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  20. I could imagine you must be dead tired..hehe..REST MORE!

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  21. The World According To Me - You got that right. The next time I consider doing something as silly as that would be when hell freezes over ... LOL!

    The good news is I'm back to full energy levels again :D

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  22. Perry - No it wasn't. I should have measure the darn thing first! LOL!

    I'm going to melt that shears down and make it a paperweight or something ...

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  23. Rose - That is really good advise Rose and I'm going to take it ... LOL!

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  24. Jen - What? Go and use that shears some more? I'd probably end up being a cripple la ... LOL!

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  25. Marzie - Can't help it la Marzie, it's the lack of intelligence la. It makes me do stupid things ... LOL!

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  26. Cidao - More good advise which I am going to follow ... hehehe ...

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  27. Corrina - I'd like to kiss the person who invented sleep ... LOL!

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  28. Monica - That's an understatement. I felt like dying la ... LOL!

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  29. Good thing we have the gardener for things like that! hehehe!! I can imagine you as a sim. I used to let my sim use up all his energy until he'd end up falling asleep while talking to his girlfriend! LOL!

    and how come sitting in the office all day made the aches worse?? so kesiann..

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  30. Must be a heck of a hardwork mowing the yard with a pair of shears, hahaa! Better pay someone to do it next time.

    You should have gone home to rest instead of sitting and doing nothing in the office. Anyway, hope the pain has gone by now.

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  31. Nick, your diet completely kena buang down the drain issit? Hahaha Welcome to the club! :P

    Go get yourself uruted lah. It always helps me when I tersprain something.

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  32. Adoi nick, I think one ppp you get is enough to 'kau tim'(settle) that. Those foreigner only charge about RM15 - 20, I think you still get to keep some money, right or not?

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  33. Sometimes the $ have to be spend.
    Or else you will spend more at the doctor's place! :)

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  34. Syura - LOL! I really wasn't very good at that game but wifey loved the game and actually had a couple of great sim families :D

    Sitting and doing nothing sometimes is really worse off for you cos your body jadi kaku and when you try to move, macam nak mati la ... LOL!

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  35. Marlene - It was, even though the backyard was soooo small, it felt like I was mowing a football field! LOL! I've learned my lesson though, I'm paying people the next time

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  36. Rozella - The diet is still on but you know la the occasional temptations are still there :D

    Sounds like a good idea, now if only I can get wifey to agree to that ... LOL!

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  37. Molly - You're right, I am going to get someone in future to do this for me. I've definitely learned my lesson about mowing the lawn with garden shears!

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  38. Lianny - Good advise :D I most definitely hate visiting the doctor!

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  39. hahaha.. poor you! If you were around my neighbourhood, you can borrow our gardener to cut your grass. haha!

    Anyways, I used to be addicted to The Sims and Sims 2 that I felt like I really had those green bar gauges above my head or something! LOL! I know how that feels!

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  40. Shemah - That's mighty kind of you ... LOL!

    Yeah, the Sims was a pretty great game and I always envision those green gauges with mine being always in the reds! LOL!

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