Monday, April 28, 2014

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge - X #atozchallenge

I'm doing my happy dance. We are in the last three days of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. I've really enjoyed it again this year and made some new online chums. What could be better than that? Well, a million dollars. But other than that....

Here is today's randomness:

Xylotherapy - use of certain kinds of wood in the cure of disease; certain kinds of wood applied to the skin to regain sensibililty to otherwise insensitive (non-feeling) skin. I bet if someone hit you with a 2 x 4 you would feel it. Okay, that's just my crazy, evil twin escaping today. I'll behave now.

Xiphoid Process - This is the lowest and smallest division of the human sternum. Xiphoeides is a Greek word that means sword-shaped. When they were teaching CPR in high school, I remember them saying you feel for the xiphoid process, so you know where to place your hands. Not sure if that is true anymore. On a side note, the xiphoid process is cartilaginous when we are younger and then ossifies (turns into bone or bony tissue) as we get older. My xiphoid process actually pops out on occasion when I am exercising. It's very painful. I was told we don't actually need it. One specialist said some people have them removed for cosmetic reasons.

Xena: Warrior Princess - Did you know they published a bunch of Xena: Warrior Princess books based upon the show from the 1990s? I can't believe I didn't know, because I was a fan of the show. This A to Z Challenge helps keep me posted on all kinds of pop culture stuff.


  1. Very interesting word choices for the letter X. I think it was a struggle for all of us but yours seems effortless. Especially like the first word. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from the A to Z challenge.

  2. OK - I am not sure I'd go have wood put on me for a cure. 2 x 4 notwithstanding ;)