Joints, Then and Now

Remember when the word “joint” made you think of wrapping papers, Ziploc bags of weeds, and cool looking bongs?  Now “joint” brings to mind other words, such as – pain, stiffness, arthritis and replacement.


We may not look our age, but our joints sure do.  Even if we can’t see them, we certainly do feel them.  What happened to sprinting up a flight of stairs two at a time?  Who even noticed there was a railing attached to the wall?  If anything, our active lifestyles may have caused our joints to become a pain in the ass (by the way, not online online a joint) even earlier than in our parents’ generation.  I can tell you this, my parents still have all their original parts, and their joints are over eighty years old.

I suppose the fitness craze didn’t help.  Running around health clubs in spandex may not have been the best thing for our joints.  The generation before us is happily sweating to the oldies with Richard Simmons, with the joints God gave them.

Yeah…yeah…aging sucks.  But can’t we at least still smell the aroma of the joints of yore as we limp along?  And come to think of it – the joints of the past may even help us with our painful joints of the present.  If only I could remember where and how to get the paraphernalia today.  Oh well…memory loss, that’s a topic for another day.

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About the author: Rhonda

Rhonda Pawlan has an M.S. in Counseling and is a Life Coach for individuals with ADHD. As a a freelance writer, she has been published both in print and online. Her gigs included: a humor column, an advice column, articles about women's issues, and strategies for people struggling with attention deficit disorder. Her insightful writing is often a combination of observational humor mixed with human pathos. Rhonda writes from life experience, and her heart.

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  1. Braydon says:

    My score was obtained with The New iPad on iOS5 (maybe 5.1??)It was a one biderr. There was quite a bit of stuff left and one piggy in the middle. I believe it stopped around 56k but I need to go check my original post to be sure. I shot the ice Bird, and it seemed like I used both an Ice and a Bomb at the same time, because everything exploded all over the 2 gravity fields. The pig was gone, and there was only a bit of stuff in the middle.Is my score the best 1 bird score? Somebody just got 147k with a 0 bird score, so I guess that is why you mentioned me. Hopefully I helped you out! :)nn1nn1

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