Ok, soooooo... 2 fire alarms in 3 days. Are you KIDDING me? Sunday was in the late afternoon- someone (surprise surprise) burned something in their kitchen. Fans, people! Open a window! I cannot explain to you how many fire alarms we've had due to people who burn stuff in their kitchen (and none of them was me!). Sheesh... Last night was around 10:30- they were smoking. I think the genius had must have had about 27 people all smoking at once in his apartment. Both brain surgeons (no offense to brain surgeons) immediately identified themselves to the fire dept. upon arrival.
Not only is it the usual hassle, it's loud & screechy (no sleeping through this- it'd wake the dead and I seriously am afraid Chloe's ears will bleed one of these times) and the cat goes absolutely bonkers and hides, usually under a bed. It's such a joy to literally have to drag a cat that's scared witless out from under a bed... I'm so afraid I'm going to hurt her! Then she clings to me shaking and no joke, dives into her case (which she normally shuns like it'll kill her). Then I grab my purse, keys, & the cat in her case and we traipse downstairs and sit outside for about 15 minutes, during which time she sits and shakes and shakes and shakes and never tries to escape (shows how scared she really is!). Once we're allowed back in, I usually wait until most other people & their pets are in so Chloe doesn't freak out further.
But seriously, how hard is it to OPEN A WINDOW? I joked w/ the LAFD that they must be getting tired of coming to my complex. He said they know it's someone cooking (well except for the smokers). I think I'm going to give the LAFD cookies next time. There *are* some hotties (ok so there is something of an upside).
He was probably trying to keep up with his Uncle Wayne, who went to get stitches and a sling from a bicycle accident about the same time. Unlucky week in our family.
Now Wayne came home from his visit to the Emergency Department with stitches and a "subtle" break. He wasn't sure what a subtle break was except it meant 7-10 days in a sling and not a cast.
Ouchie!! Hope all the broken bones heal quickly... Here's an ugly-sounding injury for you: a guy at work was trying to fix up a flagstone path and was trying to move one of the stones. He said he wasn't tugging all that hard, but then he heard a sound "like mashing your fist into a bowl of potato chips" and turns out the tendon connecting the bicep to the forearm tore right off and the muscle went into his upper arm like a windowshade.
I know a couple fat old men like me who have torn their Achilles tendons but this is the first I've heard of a bicep tear doing yardwork.
I hate when that happens...
http://www.crazietalk.net/ourhouse/v....php?f=3&t=165 about my ankle getting hit by a batted ball. Here is what I said last August in EJ's "bleeding injury" threadThe short end bicep injury they don't fix. The long end they surgically repair. It heals (well, it recovers and you compensate, but it never reattaches itself) in 3 to 4 weeks and I was playing again. I rarely notice any affect, although I was very careful when lifting things with my right arm - I didn't carry a milk jug for quite a while, but now it's fine.I can't remember my last externally bleeding injury, but back in April when I tore the short head bicep tendon in my right arm playing softball, http://www.jacobrozbruchmd.com/nycor...eon/biceps.htm my right bicep turned red and purple two days later, from top to bottom and side to side, for about 3 weeks. Then it all disappeared very quickly. My doctor told me the injury had a 4 week recovery time, but I was playing again in only 3 weeks, and have had no lingering affects. Then a shortstop hit me in the right butt cheek as I was going back to first base after he caught a line drive. That too, left a mark, but I only showed it to my wife.
DiK, now you know someone who has had it!
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oh my, what do I want to say about that one? So many ways we could go....
don't get banned.... walk away... just walk away...
that was close...
Time to up the weight to an honest 16 oz.... Just leave those 40 oz. alone!!