The San Francisco book I linked to on the first ended up going for $34.00. I think that shopgoodwill.com does such a good job maximizing the amount of money it gets for other people's castoffs. Seriously.
The Simpsons episode from last night, "Today I Am a Clown," is one of their funniest in quite a long time. I have already watched it twice and I know I still haven't caught all of the jokes. This really gives me hope that Fonzie is backing the bike off of the ramp.
And, after years of struggle and awkwardness, I have been declared normal. Yes, folks, late last week my Tivo auto-recorded "Wheel of Fortune" as a show that it thought I might like to see. I didn't watch it, of course. But I was certainly flattered by the sentiment.
I have found it helpful to do the stretching exercises my physical therapist recommends. Do some core strengthening exercises, such as the ones highlighted at The Mayo Clinic. By keeping your core strong, your back won't put itself in a position to cause that sciatica pain you are having.