Tuesday, May 20, 2008

another new word

This is a lorax. It is not to be confused with a soas, which is the thing in my leg that has been hurting me at random times for a few weeks now. Using the diagrams on the side of weight machines at the gym for guidance, I had self-diagnosed it as my hip abductor, but Veronica—a dancer and massage therapist—saw me last night after my hip hop class and said otherwise.

She poked my knee in the gentlest way, had me do a couple of stretches and said, “Yeah, that’s your soas. If it still hurts in a week, call me and I’ll come over and work on you.” Veronica is an old-lady dancer’s best friend. Now if I can just get her to teach me to shake my ass at warp speed like they do in hip hop videos, I’ll be all set.

8 comments:

Claire said...

That one's new to me. How do you pronounce it?

Laura and the family said...

That's what I need that too! :-)

By the way, I included your name on my recent post, "Art Assessment."

Cheryl said...

C: Veronica said it "sow-az," I think.

L: Thanks! Glad to see your boys are discovering their creative talents.

Tracy Lynn said...

And thus do we learn why they call it the Study Of Medicine instead of the Let's Just Pick It Up As We Go Along of Medicine.

Cheryl said...

I always learn the hard way.

thelastnoel said...

Cheryl, the hip-hopteress. Hmmm, has a nice ring to it. Or maybe we have to change your name to a more hip-hoppery sound, like: Cherry K. Oooooh, I like it.

Veronica said...

i'm glad i could help. still hurting? and it is pronounced "sow-az", just like you said, but it's spelled, psoas. i can't believe i still know that.

Cheryl said...

Noel: I like it too. It sounds like I'm some cheeky 19-year-old British rapper girl.

Veronica: You are psuper!