Ice Ice Baby

September 10th, 2005

I don't have a really delicate way of putting this, but my butt is quite sore. Just wanted to mention that.

The injury occurred in the line of duty, as we were taping a "Wandering Josh" segment for the show this week. I was working out with members of "Team Thunder," the acrobatic young people who entertain the crowd during Golden State Warriors home games by jumping from trampolines and performing amazing and elaborate air-flips before stuffing the ball through the hoop. The idea of this segment was that they would teach me how to do at least a simple trampoline-to-hoop maneuver. This was in many ways -- painful ways -- not such a great idea, considering my middle-age-osity and astonishing lack of physical grace.

This "Wandering Josh" will run along with the Adonal Foyle in-studio interview (which was incredibly fun, by the way -- he's got to be one of the most charming people on the planet), and WJ producer Paul Sullivan did a wonderful job in shaping my misadventures into a cool piece. But oy, my poor coccyx! I'd be in even more discomfort right now, but fortunately another producer on the show, surfer extraordinaire Elizabeth Pepin (no relation to Jacques), prescribed a regimen of icing -- 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off -- which has worked wonders.

I've begged Paul and series producer Lori Halloran to make our next "Wandering Josh" segment something a bit less active. (One idea I'm pushing for is for me to do a stint in the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic. My wife -- along with much of our neighborhood -- thinks I suffer from sleep apnea.)

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  • 1. Julie  |  September 10th, 2005 at 11:48 pm

    Hey, you don’t need to go all the way to Stanford – there’s a Sleep Disorders Center at UCSF.

    Hope your, er, posterior feels better. :-)

  • 2. Admin Worm  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:14 pm

    I fractured my coccyx in sixth grade, and it’s never been the same. My sympathies.

    Dammit, I want to see your show.

    I myself suffer from sleep aCnea. I wake up with pimples.

    Thank you and good night.

  • 3. Natasha  |  September 12th, 2005 at 12:28 pm

    Hi Josh – Congrats again on your new show! We are looking forward to watching it tonight and every Monday night. I’ve been a fan ever since Love & Taxes in Berkeley (was that 2003?). Go and break a leg!

  • 4. Bayla  |  September 13th, 2005 at 9:14 am

    Hi Josh,
    I injured my coccyx twice in two bike mishaps. I suffered for months until someone told me that a chiropractor could help me. He went in to my anus and adjusted my coccyx…i.e. pulled it back into position. It was embarassing but oh so worth it!
    Good luck…

  • 5. Josh Kornbluth  |  September 13th, 2005 at 7:13 pm

    Bayla, are you absolutely sure that was a real chiropractor? … Natasha, thanks for following me from the Berkeley Rep to TV. … Admin Worm, I used your “acnea” joke several times today at KQED (giving you credit!). … And Julie, what you say rings true: back in the day, when I worked as a temp at UCSF, I recall developing many work-related sleep disorders. …

  • 6. Trampoline  |  July 2nd, 2008 at 6:22 am

    That injury hurts and I definitely feel for you! I do give you credit for attempting the acrobatics however.

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