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Paperwork yips

June 14, 2018 - 12:22 -- Admin

If you've ever had a workplace injury there is a lot of paperwork. It's stressful paperwork and for me so much so I had to make thewife my appointed representative. I was filling out positive paperwork; there are no scary things here. But because I filled out forms I had the yips because it is reminding me of the horrifying paperwork mountain faced before.It is not logical; I should not have been anxious.

Shaved for tests

June 12, 2018 - 18:39 -- Admin

Sensors have to be stuck to me and though I am balding I have hair front and back from the neck down. That meant a shave back on the chest and the back of the head for electrodes to be fixed. It's not the first time I've shaved for medical purposes. Only this time it won't be a wasted fail.

Fuck gunmen

June 11, 2018 - 22:12 -- Admin

It's almost always men. They have toxic man sads and guns and compete to be the bestest at slaughter. The Valentine's Day school shooting survivors "Season of Love" at the Tonys is more powerful and more special than you; the survivors will always be more special than you. Because you decided to shoot a bunch of people.

Distracted by a sexy blob man

June 11, 2018 - 17:58 -- Admin

I have multi-focal lenses but they struggle to turn some things into what they should be at a distance and my vision is skewed.I nearly stacked the trike onto the road when I rode off the path because I was so distracted by the older man's face of two men walking because my brain registered his head as a faceless pink blob.I realised how close I came to stacking it when the three wheels connecting to ground went to two I had to throw my weight to counter the angle of the slope.

A gold bit from Oz politics

June 11, 2018 - 17:35 -- Admin

Hansard, Thursday, 2 February 1995, from the end of a response to a motion of censure by the Prime Minister the hon. Paul Keating.  ... When we hear from John Howard, the very much recycled Leader of the Opposition, it is a case of back to the future. Years ago I did a little ditty in here about a family walking through a museum. They are looking around and the kid says, `Mum, what's that?' She says, `Well, son, that is the Morphy Richards toaster. We used to have one.

Shit sleep

June 11, 2018 - 12:24 -- Admin

I was severely constipated and could not sleep after I woke at one thirty am until three or later. I redid my hot water bottle twice and munged more meds until sleep won over pain. Then "NIGHTMARES! NIGHTMARES! NIGHTMARES!" until waking. I was at least able to go after a false start. The after glow of pain is still firing through my system, from my abdomen and my head. No one in pain has good dreams unless their pain is so well managed that they punch through to the other side and bliss.

Chickens, magpies and parrots

June 10, 2018 - 16:25 -- Admin

In the one moment within a dozen feet of me I had three types of bird life around. Some of the chickens were trying broccoli bits, the magpies were chasing the parrots. The only ones who gave a shit about me as a being worth knowing were the chickens who did not like the broccoli bits and were pissed off.That's a lot of avians for one small Mikey; lucky I'm not Tippie Hedren.

PTSD and boisterous singing

June 10, 2018 - 14:35 -- Admin

It's a fact that if you're the cause of the noise that you're less likely to cook off your startle reflex, the onset of fight flight when a sudden loud noise happens. When I'm in a good mood I sometimes sing and sing loudly just because. It's normal. Many people do it. theboy's been learning to sing and play "Rocking Robin", a go to standard in primary school when teaching the basics of music.

Stinging may occur in deep cracks

June 10, 2018 - 14:20 -- Admin

I had abraided layers of skin across the middle of my sole with exposed new or gouged inner layers left open. To arrest my attempts at picking foot skin we put heel balm on.There's a line on the back of the tube about stinging---see header---but I didn't read it. So when it was applied it was spread richly over the entire craters of both feet. I thought the stinging would die down but it sped up.