Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Yellow

Not much in the way of knitting progress to report...I've been visited by one of the worst episodes of sciatica I've ever had, and sitting and knitting seems only to aggravate it. I'll have more to talk about as this recedes in the next week or so. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this video of Greg Page, the Yellow Wiggle who was forced to leave the group after suffering from Orthostatic Intolerance (his heart works less well when he stands) for some time. Greg has always been my favorite, and this song seemed to fit him and this video so well. The video's creator had intended it as a "get well" video, but after Greg left, it turned into a "goodbye" tribute. I would venture to guess that this comes across as a really dorky thing to those who don't know or don't care about the Wiggles, but having spent literally years with my kids being a fan of them, well, it's really sad to me.


7 comments:

costumechick said...

oh no! Feel better soon!

KnelleyBelley said...

So sorry to hear that your back is not behaving. I come from a family full of bad-backers and I've become one myself. It's no fun. I always use heat on mine if it's really bad - a heating pad if I'm home or one of those open-the-package-and-they-get-hot packs if I'm going out. In the summer? Not such an enticing thought. Hope you feel better soon! Your knitting must miss you.

KnelleyBelley said...

I'm back - couldn't resist writing one more time because the "word verification" word I'll have to type in to post this comment is: gxoozsh. That's the best one I've seen. I always try to sound them out and this is a good one. Sounds like something my Polish grandmother would have said - or cooked.

Jen said...

Hey Kelly,

Sorry to hear about your back. I hope you feel better!

Having a niece who is 4 and a nephew who is 5 I am VERY familar with the Wiggles. Greg was always my favorite one too. I thought he was kinda cute.

Kelly said...

Hey everyone! Thanks for the get-well wishes! I'm mostly vertical these days, so that's a good sign (whew, I'm glad acambras hasn't posted here yet or she'd make a very lewd comment right here!). If I watch it tonight, I should be in good shape for SnB!

Erin said...

Hi Kelly, I hope your back is behaving itself -- aches and pains are no fun. Glad to hear you're vertical now.
Isn't the Yellow wiggle supposed to be the cute one? My little cousins are big fans, too, and I think he's the one their mom likes. What a sad and strange thing to suffer from.

Sarah said...

Nice tribute to Greg Kelly. We took Abe to see The Wiggles live and it just wasn't the same without Greg! Though Sam is a decent replacement. I will have to show Abe your post- he will love it!