Giles: I jump out of the circle, jump back in, and, and, shake my gourd. Buffy: Hey, I think I know this ritual. The ancient shamans were next called upon to do the Hokey-Pokey and to turn themselves around.

'Dirty Girls'


Spike's Bitches 49: As usual, I'm here to help you, and I... are you naked under there?

Spike-centric discussion. Lusty, lewd (only occasionally crude), risqué (and frisqué), bawdy (Oh, lawdy!), flirty ('cuz we're purty), raunchy talk inside. Caveat lector.


Dana - Feb 20, 2021 7:19:36 am PST #7551 of 7604
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

Mine too. The big factor in mine is always wearing some kind of supportive shoe in the house. No barefoot.


lisah - Feb 21, 2021 2:37:09 pm PST #7552 of 7604
Punishingly Intricate

No barefoot ever!! (According to my podiatrist.)


JenP - Feb 21, 2021 8:44:13 pm PST #7553 of 7604

Yeah, I was directed to wear Berks or similar around the house and that all my shoes needed inserts at the very least. Cleared up my knee issues pretty quickly (my caps were sliding slightly outward, and it caused a lot of pain).


Laura - Feb 22, 2021 4:38:39 am PST #7554 of 7604
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Yeah, I don't have problems with my feet, but if I walk barefoot in the house my knees punish me. Also, in the future I will never have tile floors again. They are brutal compared to wood.


Toddson - Feb 23, 2021 5:55:25 am PST #7555 of 7604
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

I've found that, in addition to exercises, etc., massaging my feet helps - I use my thumbs to press on the bottom of my foot under the arch, rubbing along that muscle. It seems to help it loosen up a bit.


Laura - Feb 23, 2021 5:57:00 am PST #7556 of 7604
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Brendon is more brutal with his, actually pounding the heel, which he claims helps.


amyparker - Feb 23, 2021 9:57:01 am PST #7557 of 7604
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

I'm still sore, but turns out I am one of the people who can sleep through the night with the splint on, and I'm back to being able to put weight on it when I get out of bed in the morning.


Toddson - Feb 23, 2021 11:47:50 am PST #7558 of 7604
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

Since this IS Bitches, it seemed appropriate to repeat this news with comment I spotted:

Bridgerton heartthrob Rege-Jean Page has been case in the life-action DUNGEONS & DRAGONS movie alongside Chris Pine

I clearly will not be watching this film for the plot


Volans - Feb 23, 2021 4:09:14 pm PST #7559 of 7604
move out and draw fire

I had plantar fascitis in 2019 and this little nubbly ball was the best thing. I kept it in the freezer between uses. If you can borrow a Theragun from someone I bet that would help also.

I'm torn in three directions about the D&D movie: 1) nothing made under that label has ever been good, 2) the cast is pretty enough to watch it anyway, and 3) dammit I've had a script for a D&D movie in draft for years. I shall file it with my Wonder Woman script.


Fred Pete - Feb 24, 2021 5:29:45 pm PST #7560 of 7604
Ann, that's a ferret.

Because of my CIDP, I have 2 sets of braces. The ankle braces for daytime wear are NOT designed for walking without a shoe. As I learned in a painful way sometime around the third day of wear. Luckily, there’s a cat tree about 3 steps from the couch.

Then there are the night braces (technically, “resting braces”), which are more or less boots with straps across the front. The straps are supposed to be set as tight as I can stand. About once a week, a strap (usually one that goes across the top of the foot) becomes so painful in the middle of the night that I remove the brace.