So: Finona won a couple of free hours of bowling at Lucky Strikes, and tonight was the night. As mentioned, I didn't want to risk bowling and bringing back the serious hurt, which has mostly cleared up to a dull ache. So instead, I sat on my fat ass and had a beer, a bleu cheeseburger and fries, which is the type of thing that's probably more responsible for my back in the long run than the couple of hours of heavy lifting that led to the current situation.
Still, the symptom is always easier to treat than the root cause, and, fuck it - it's the American Way! I feel like a patriot, now... although the beer was an import. The only import.
Tangentially, that's still one of Lucky Strikes' two weaknesses (the other being the non-period music, which was less obtrusive this time out, and the ladies enjoyed taking turns sitting on the subwoofer) - they have a pretty sad selection of beers. I'll attribute that to the fact that it's located in the Palisades Center. I'll bet that the one in Hollywood has a great selection on top... but Lousiville only has Schlitz. In 40 oz. cans.
And the 'New Technology' of the post title? Allow me to introduce the Manputer - our all-new (well, closeout, but you get the point) MacBook Pro 17" 2.33, etc., etc.
What can I say? My mind is truly blown.