I am a large, semi-muscular man. I can take it. Don't hide behind Mal 'cause you know he'll shoot it down for you. Tell me.

Wash ,'War Stories'


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.


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.


Toddson - Mar 10, 2021 2:20:47 pm PST #7561 of 7604
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

This seemed like the place to mention this, but a customer in a Target - in Florida, I think - was arrested for having sex (or attempting to) with two large stuffed toys. One unicorn and one the snowman from Frozen. ick


smonster - Mar 10, 2021 9:51:47 pm PST #7562 of 7604
All that and Lynda Carter too. - WindSparrow

Sequentially or simultaneously? Inquiring minds want to know.


Toddson - Mar 11, 2021 8:47:58 am PST #7563 of 7604
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

Sequentially. Also from Florida - guess he was hoping for Spring Break.


amyparker - Mar 11, 2021 2:26:00 pm PST #7564 of 7604
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

Follow-up foot doctor visit!

Dr. P. wheeled himself in on a knee scooter, with his left foot in a boot. This is an interesting way to start the visit. He'd borked something running and decided to take the relative downtime to finally get it sorted, but as the aide who did the initial intake was also wearing a boot . . . .

I'm healing up well; I can call back in another three weeks for a physical therapy referral if I'm not happy with my progress, so it's "Do I want to spend the money on deep tissue foot massage?" Probably not, but it's good to have the option.

(If I won the lottery, I'd blow it on books, a Pilates Reformer and a weekly massage from my friend Calli.)


meara - Mar 16, 2021 8:24:13 am PDT #7565 of 7604

He’s not just the doctor he’s a member too?


JenP - Mar 16, 2021 12:00:52 pm PDT #7566 of 7604

Ha, ha, ha! Fortunately, I had just swallowed my coffee.


Laura - Apr 10, 2021 1:59:39 pm PDT #7567 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

In parenting sucks and why do we ever do this news, my boys continue to disappoint. I continue to be upbeat and motherly to them, but basically they suck. #1 son goes for weeks without contact, which either means he is depressed or is hiding something, or both. I continue to send little lighthearted links and/or family updates and ignore his lack of response. His GF responds, so that is something. #2 son is all about his life and complains non-stop when i talk to him. I did go to lunch with him a couple weeks ago or so ago when I messaged him and asked. I arranged at that time for us to go up and have dinner with him and the fam at their favorite Italian joint. But he never came here for the couple months he was working just a couple miles away and drove past daily. My NY sister is coming here at the end of the month for my FL sister's birthday. I asked him if he could go over for the birthday, anytime that weekend, because my sister will likely never be able to come to our coast again, and she hasn't seen the baby. Not likely to happen. It's just too hard for him. He has plans Saturday, and it is too hard to come on Sunday when she has to get ready for work on Monday.

So best if I ignore him for a while so I don't tell him how I feel. I'll hear from him because he wants me to do his taxes. Right now I don't think I have time. I don't talk about it much because it doesn't change and remains depressing.


brenda m - Apr 10, 2021 6:12:29 pm PDT #7568 of 7604
If you're going through hell/keep on going/don't slow down/keep your fear from showing/you might be gone/'fore the devil even knows you're there

Ugh, I’m so sorry Laura. I was hoping things had turned around some. I know jo painful and frustrating this is for you.