Didn’t have to go very far to be an improvement, eh? 1 week ago
I used this word to describe myself in an online profile. One person said “I’m scared of you.”
i·con·o·clast /aɪˈkɒnəˌklæst/ Show Spelled[ahy-kon-uh-klast]
1. a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, etc., as being based on error or superstition.
2. a breaker or destroyer of images, especially those set up for religious veneration.
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin īconoclastēs < Medieval Greek eikonoklástēs, equivalent to Greek eikono- icono- +
klastēs breaker, equivalent to klas (variant stem of klân to break) + -tēs agent noun suffix
2. nonconformist, rebel, dissenter, radical. 9 months ago
“n. b.” – nota bene or “note well” – seems to have disappeared from general usage also. But I think it might still be used in scholarly works. 9 months ago
Check out Blue Man Group’s new single “Shake Your Euphemism.”
http://www.blueman.com/#experience/ 9 months ago
I was going to ask you for one today anyway.
Hugs to all the kitties, especially Shedubi. 9 months ago
Meetup offers many activities, but somehow none seemed like a good fit for me. I talked my BFF into having a BBQ, and after we’ll pack up his family and cruise around town looking for fireworks. 10 months ago
The person who introduced me to 43T, someone I introduced to 43T, and another who, as it turned out, ran in the same social circle as me.
There was another who was the bf of one of my subscribers, but I don’t think he was on 43T. 10 months ago
I had sushi 2 nights ago. First was called “Flower Power,” a California roll topped with maguro (tuna), hamachi (yellow tail tuna) and salmon, then sliced and shaped like a flower.
My second roll was a “Spider Roll,” soft shelled crab that is deep fat fried and stuffed into a roll.
These are by far my favorites. 10 months ago
So many of us in California are having mortgage problems.
I’m actually underwater by $100+k, and my lender refinanced me, dropping 2%. Your situation is actually better than mine, so I’m thinking you have a very good shot at a re-fi.
It’s really sad to think that (other) people, who are behind in payments, are actually getting better deals than people like you and I who are current on payments even though it’s really difficult.
Good luck in refinancing. 10 months ago
Wish I had one with my cuppa joe right now! 10 months ago
The surgical consult did not go as well as hoped. The surgeon said I was not a candidate for the surgery that will allow me to continue playing hockey. He said the standard hip replacement was my only surgical option, and was circumspect about whether I could continue playing hockey after the standard procedure.
However, a cortizone shot to the hip has removed almost all the pain, and restored much of the range of motion. These shots can be repeated every few months until they are no longer effective.
So for now I’m deferring the surgical question until next spring. (The optimal time for me to have surgery and rehab would be in summer, and the hospital currently has a two month waiting list for surgeries.)
I’ve played once and reffed several times since the shots to the hip and rotator cuff. I was surprised to notice how my skating, positioning, and mechanics had changed due to the pain, and glad to jump back into things like before. (Which is not to say I’m any better now, but I am quite a bit more energetic and enthusiastic, lol.) 11 months ago
I’ve been having thrice-weekly (but usually less) treatments for a skin condition for the past two years. This condition is chronic, but can go into remission, and has finally done so. YAY! Today was my LAST treatment for the foreseeable future. Previous remissions have been up to two years.
Surgical consult for the hip did not go as well as I hoped. I am not a candidate for the surgery I wanted. The surgeon and I agreed, however, that since the cortizone was helping me, I could defer the surgery. I’m going to re-visit the question next spring.
Thanks to the cortizone, my rotator cuff range of motion is restored almost to normal. Now to work on strength…. 11 months ago
One day, you’ll wake up, and it will be easier. :) 11 months ago
On my trip to Greece, I was able to go to the Acropolis where the Parthenon is. I took a tour bus to the site, but was dismayed to discover that tourist access was only by foot. Meaning we all had to hike up the hill.
I do not enjoy hiking in any way, shape or form, so this was a bit daunting for me. Oh, yes, this was in July, with heat over 100 F + humidity.
But I knew it might be my only chance to go, so I did the hike, which was somewhat difficult for me. There were a few people who elected to stay in the bus, due to health concerns.
Once at the top, the view of the city was breathtaking! It was easy to see how this location was chosen as the city center back in 432 BC. 11 months ago
They gave me a trip to Europe for a graduation gift. I did the archeological tour of Greece, since I minored in Classical Studies.
So many beautiful and memorable experiences there!
Sorry to hear that Greece is having so many problems now. I’ve heard tourism isn’t doing well, and the economic woes touch all areas of Greek life. 11 months ago
Phase 1: Got cortizone shot for rotator cuff pain last week. Results not as wonderful (meaning back to normal) as I’d hope. Still, there is a significant reduction in discomfort. Was told there had been a reduction in range of motion since last visit. Not a surprise, since, out of frustration, I had stopped doing the exercises. Was also told there were 2 small tears in the rotator cuff which may need surgery to repair. Have I mentioned I hate the word surgery?
Phase 2: Finally asked for, and was approved, for cortizone shot in the hip for arthritis pain. This was done yesterday. The whole procedure was much more elaborate than the shot in the arm, and required x-rays and an iodine dye.
The first thing that happened was the doctor asked me if I’d scheduled surgery. This was very distressing for me, but it did not come out of the blue. (In fact, I have a surgical consult this week, but the appointment was made more to appease my mother than any need percieved on my part.)
Anyway, many injections later (have I mentioned I hate needles?) I was on my way.
This morning the cat was bugging me for breakfast, so I went downstairs to feed him. I realized that I had walked downstairs without even thinking about my hip. Hooray! NO PAIN!
Phase 3: Tomorrow is the surgical consult. I have a thousand questions… 11 months ago
Wasn’t the love seat supposed to be in the “No Cats Zone”? (NCZ or NKZ) Ahhh but I guess Mama Kitty gets a little slack.
Sounds like all is good, except for the scratching upholstery part. You can get sticky tape, or wide double-sided tape and put it on the places they like most. It does discourage scratching, but it looks almost as bad as torn/scratched upholstery.
Less conspicuous would be cat repellant spray. Check with your pet supply store for details on both this and the above products. 11 months ago
are already checking out the furniture. Do they approve? 11 months ago
Have been slacking on my healthy choices. I haven’t been doing my physical therapy, and transport & work problems have prevented me from attending my thrice-weekly treatments.
Hope to have turned the corner now. New treatment options are looking much better for me, and I may or may not have a surgery to correct a nagging hip problem.
Baby steps. 11 months ago
Is a comic opera about (what else), lover, tricks, and mistaken identity.
The second act takes place at a masquerade ball, and often “guest stars” (sometimes operatic performers, sometimes not) perform at the ball, so every production is unique.
Check it out!
an odd encounter with 43. And a hockey one at that! 11 months ago
for the laugh of the day. Wish I had a cheer left to give!
Smiles! 11 months ago
In the past year, I’ve lost almost 5 months of ice time due to injuries and caring for an ill cat.
It started last summer when I had a minor surgery and during rehab I discovered that my nagging hip problem was actually pretty serious. I was advised to quit hockey forever.
Undaunted, I returned to the ice and sustained an injury (torn rotator cuff) that sidelined me for another 7 weeks.
Now it’s almost 5 months later and the shoulder isn’t fully healed and my hip is making me miserable every time I skate.
I have a consult with the surgeon next week. This might be the end of nearly 30 years of playing hockey, and I’m having difficulty coming to grips with it.
I guess I’m putting off dealing with it until after the consult.
sigh… 11 months ago
Happy Friday the 13th!
tris·kai·dek·a·pho·bi·a /ˌtrɪskaɪˌdɛkəˈfoʊbiə, ˌtrɪskə-/ Show Spelled[tris-kahy-dek-uh-foh-bee-uh, tris-kuh-]
noun: fear or a phobia concerning the number 13.
1910–15; < Greek triskaídeka thirteen + -phobia
tris·kai·dek·a·pho·bic, adjective 13 months ago
I know someone who is related to author, and he gave me some interesting back stories about the making of the book.
The family had been taken advantage of by the medical community and was initially wary of talking to a writer. I’m glad the book was finally made. 14 months ago
and also Sudoku.
I’m playing a new game called Wordoku, which has 9 letters instead of numbers. One of the rows or columns will end up being an actual word or phrase. 14 months ago
You guys all inspire me. I’m so sluggish in the morning that it’s all I can do to grab a granola bar and/or piece of fruit while I’m running out the door.
On weekends, I do like to have a veggie omelet with cheese when I can get to a restaurant. Sometimes I’ll make pancakes at home.
And of course, copious amounts of coffee. 14 months ago
What do you usually eat for breakfast? If time is not a factor, would you eat something different? 14 months ago
1. (Food) Chile verde, my favorite, at the cafeteria. I saved half of it for tomorrow’s lunch.
4. (Moods and Emotions) and 5. (Intellectual Pursuits) Going to a cribbage meetup in a few. Disappointingly, several people dropped at the last minute, but I’m hoping to have fun playing anyway.
6. (Sleep) 5.5 hours
Go me. 14 months ago