"TiVo service subscriber Megan and her husband say they've gotten in the unusual habit of giving verbal ratings to people or things by imitating the sounds of the Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down buttons on the TiVo remote--Thumbs Up being "ding-ding-ding" and Thumbs Down being "bong-bong-bong." For example, Megan might ask, "What did you think of that casserole?" And her husband might answer, "Well, truthfully, it was bong-bong! But those brownies...Ding-ding-ding!" (Nothing like being honest in a marriage, eh?) Similarly, another subscriber sent us this dictionary-perfect version of this TiVo service onomatopoeia:
bingv. to mark something as desirable or good, such as using the Thumbs Up button on a TiVo remote to signal that the current program is one you favor.
(Found in my latest Official TiVo Newsletter. If you don't have a TiVo, you can rate each show with either 3 thumbs up or 3 thumbs down. I love my TiVo, but these folks are freakin' nuts!)
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.