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Addiction LXXIX

Old 09-27-20, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I was going to ride this afternoon but while pulling a stake out of the ground something went wrong in my lower back. Hopefully it's just a day or two type thing.
Welcome to the Lifetime of Discomfort club. Poor bastid.

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Old 09-27-20, 04:37 PM
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The bony spine itself is rarely if ever implicated in such events. It’s more that muscle cramps and strains in the area seem to run a particularly prolonged and painful course because of the complex and extreme demands of walking around on one’s hind legs.
I’m not entirely sure what you said, but in my wife’s case, all of her specialists say there is nothing wrong with her spine beyond normal wear and tear for a 69 year old woman and that her pain is all muscular and there is nothing that can be done beyond core strengthening, blah, blah, blah. One would think that after two years since her accident and fractures, the muscles and connective tissues would be fine. It’s a conundrum.
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The bony spine itself is rarely if ever implicated in such events. It’s more that muscle cramps and strains in the area seem to run a particularly prolonged and painful course because of the complex and extreme demands of walking around on one’s hind legs.
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Some French Shower put these in front of mrs datlas’ car tire in the driveway today. I have zero idea who or why. We called the police just so they know, they said no other reports of this as of yet. It is a bit disconcerting.


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Please tell me you were having acrobatic sex.
Oh how I wish.
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Yeah, but you were raised in a barn.
It happened at the Trapp Family Lodge, actually. And again a couple years later moving a TV for a friend's parents.
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Some French Shower put these in front of mrs datlas’ car tire in the driveway today. I have zero idea who or why. We called the police just so they know, they said no other reports of this as of yet. It is a bit disconcerting.
Does one of your family members have a disgruntled employee/lover/nanny etc.? Daughter No. 2 make have the plot for a real-life Lifetime Movie Network movie in the works.
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Whaaaat? JFC on a crutch!
ikr?

Only thing I can think of is daughter 2 had us put up a yard sign for her preferred candidate in the upcoming election. But several neighbors have the same signs up. It’s a really quiet neighborhood so I am stumped.
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ikr?

Only thing I can think of is daughter 2 had us put up a yard sign for her preferred candidate in the upcoming election. But several neighbors have the same signs up. It’s a really quiet neighborhood so I am stumped.
That'd make me set up a home-hosted exterior camera.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Does one of your family members have a disgruntled employee/lover/nanny etc.? Daughter No. 2 make have the plot for a real-life Lifetime Movie Network movie in the works.
We are a pretty boring family. Only idea is political sign mentioned above.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I’m not entirely sure what you said, but in my wife’s case, all of her specialists say there is nothing wrong with her spine beyond normal wear and tear for a 69 year old woman and that her pain is all muscular and there is nothing that can be done beyond core strengthening, blah, blah, blah. One would think that after two years since her accident and fractures, the muscles and connective tissues would be fine. It’s a conundrum. ;foo:
That’s what I was saying. Spine problems cause nerve problems, not muscle problems, although people can certainly have both. I have two prosthetic discs and a fusion in my neck and all my lumbar discs are bad. People look at my imaging and figure I’m in a wheelchair. I have residual spinal cord damage from the neck thing and atrophy in my left quad from my L3 disc, but I rarely have back strains because core, core, core.

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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
We are a pretty boring family. Only idea is political sign mentioned above.
There's often an unsuspecting family member. Watch a few Lifetime movies for more info. Better brush up on your self-defense skills for the inevitable gun/knife-wielding attacker.
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Regarding the chain pin push and other stupid tricks, I was organizing some power cords today in my workroom and after removing all of the cords from a power strip and replacing them in an orderly manner, nothing worked. It's a really old power strip so I figured that it finally quit especially since the light in the switch wouldn't light up. Thing is toast.

I get another strip and start plugging them in to it and I have 5 plugs for 4 devices. The fifth plug was for the power strip. I had plugged itself into itself.
I've never done that.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
There's often an unsuspecting family member. Watch a few Lifetime movies for more info. Better brush up on your self-defense skills for the inevitable gun/knife-wielding attacker.
Run a background on the butler.
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The Iggles are embarrassing.
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We have it, along with the Chargers/Panthers.
they showed us the last 3 minutes of Dallas @ Seattle after the Cards game ended.

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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Run a background on the butler.
Oh! It could be a disgruntled patient/family member, too. I watched a movie about a brother of someone who died at a fertility clinic. He murdered two people with a giant syringe in his quest for revenge.

Lots of possibilities . . .
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I threw out my back for the first time when I was maybe 13.
Hopefully it was a fluke. As I've aged many of my old injuries have continued to aggravate me. They come and go but lately the left shoulder has been pretty sucky. And the back has been hurting in a new, different way.
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They never gave me anything other than a little skin anesthetic with those, but they did position the fluoro monitor so that I could see what was hurting like blazes.

So sorry and I hope it gets better soon. When I had that problem, I described it as feeling like my leg was having a ******g baby.
The anesthesia is my option. I’m a wimp. 18 months ago I had a lumbar puncture without it. Not pleasant. Give me drugs.
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How long have you been a serious mechanic?
What are the qualifications?
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The Iggles are embarrassing.
Cheer up. We're now arguably the worst in the league.
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What are the qualifications?
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Do people here who have tried both have a strong preference between Sidi and Lake? I have Lake now, cheap ones, and they're somewhat ratted after a few years. I'd like to get another pair but need wide, which mostly drops it to those two. I think Sidi is "better" but the best Mega shoe they have is the Ergo 5, which uses their "Techo Dials" and a forefoot velcro (which drives me nuts) while Lake has dual Boa. And the Lake is cheaper. Are the Sidis better overall, with their replacement parts and all, or is that mostly a non-factor?
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The bracket is set. Lots of quality baseball upcoming.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
they showed us the last 3 minutes of Dallas @ Seattle after the Cards game ended.

I watched a little bit of the NHRA this morning before I had to go out. They're replaying it tonight so I might switch between that, Miami/Boston NBA, and Green Bay/Nawlins.
I heard Coca Cola is pulling their sponsorship from the NHRA but there were Mello Yello banners up at the venue. NHRA is suing Coca Cola and it would be a shame if the series went away.
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That sounds like a cashier to me?
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