Posted on April 27 2016
I do. It’s true that I smell like oregano. And no this is not a "Green Eggs and Ham" rhyme. But it’s for good reason. I’m trying new things.
Since breaking my leg about three months ago, it has been a journey in dealing with new challenges, finding timely information, and venturing into new areas of expertise. Oregano Essential Oil is only one such tidbit of medical advice I’ve been given.
So, why a grown man would choose to smell like pizza? Granted I have a long-term partner that has probably seen me look worse and smell worse, so it doesn’t really matter. But why would I consciously elect to smell like an pungent herb? It’s simple – my massage therapist told me to do it.
Isaac at River Oaks Advanced Bodyworks has been helping me for about six months, minus the injury time, to relax, stretch very tight muscles and learn more about what my body tells me on a daily basis. This man is a god in the world of massage therapy and is not for the faint of heart client looking for an Ikea-inspired rubdown. So when my four breaks had healed enough to downgrade to an AirCast, I immediately scheduled him. It was in my first session back that he announced that he was going to use the magical culinary ingredient on my leg. He prefaced it with, “it’s going to really smell, and may burn a little, but it will sooth the pain. He had me at “I’m going to…” because at that point I’d been in constant chronic pain for two weeks.
Cut to three weeks later, I can honestly say that I’m a convert. It doesn’t end the pain. However, with a constant load of pain, one that has inspired many sleepless nights and points that would have pardoned a grown man crying, it has begun to help.
So if you see me and I stink of something akin to pepper, know that it’s okay to ask “Who OR what are you wearing?” I will gladly say the “O” to the “R” to the “egano”.
Now then to the wonderful new encounters of the week – I’ll keep it short.
This week was my sixth week of physical therapy at Action Physical Therapy Bellaire. They have a great crew of therapists but I’m partial to Deanna. She’s made a real difference in how my leg is healing.
Austin Fashion Week ended this past Saturday. As reported earlier, I had to drop out of the event but was happy to hear that it was a great time.
My Kaleidoscope Houston crew met at Tout Suite to plan events for the end of the year. If you haven’t had coffee and pastries there yet – do so soon. It’s got a very eclectic crowd and the Pain Au Chocolat is amazing. Also, if you have time tomorrow night, April 28th, stop by The Flat at 1701 Commonwealth St, Houston, TX 77006 to enjoy collaborative community, libations and wonderful music for “Tales of the Creative” mixer.
I showed garments at the premier of the Kaleidoscope Houston short film “The Making of Dreams” on Wednesday, April 20th, at Revolver Bourbon Social. Break Free Hip Hop School was also there to promote their fundraiser, Create Your Escape 2016: The World's First 24/7 Dance Cypher.
Finally, I met with HCC Consumer Arts and Sciences Center of Excellence to talk about all things educational and motivational as a professor at the school. I cannot believe I’m going on my fifth year of teaching at the school.