Whoever had “torn lateral meniscus” in the knee-injury pool, please see the cashier to collect your winnings.
Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on May 27, 2008 at 5:14 pm
The word makes me think of junior high science class, learning to read a balance scale and the gradations on an Erlenmeyer flask — everyone! — at the bottom of the meniscus.
Hope the therapy is more enjoyable and more productive than 8th grade science was for me!
Dexter said on May 27, 2008 at 5:37 pm
…my daughter had that and a little arthroscopic surgery fixed her right up. Good luck, whether you “live with it” or get the ‘scope.
caliban said on May 27, 2008 at 6:48 pm
Stubby index finger. Jeez. You don’t remember Evil Roy Slade>? John Astin was one brilliant actor. Or Paths of Glory. Chickenhawl shit. Coul’d the country admit to lying its ass off? W.Not even funny. Kweet, he nailed those assholes. Con’t think so? Look at the ovcious criminals. Ollie North skates? Morons.
caliban said on May 27, 2008 at 7:05 pm
Me and my partner Steve can play better hoops than Obama. We’d kick they’te ass., I guess somebody at the NSA should start investigaring us.
The sesxism is so obviously real. The racism is so obviously manufctured.
Connie said on May 27, 2008 at 7:34 pm
That was my diagnosis too. The arthroscopic surgery made a big difference, especially re pain.
Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on May 27, 2008 at 9:21 pm
Re: my comment on the last thread — if you doubt the complexity and richness of what’s actually going on in evangelical circles concerning conservative/Republican matters, check out http://markbyron.typepad.com/main/2008/05/taboo-boos.html
— particularly the “any evangelical church” set, third group down.
This post is widely circulating among evangelical bloggers, which may be a slightly more progressive gang than the norm, but they’re also a bit more active in leadership roles, so it balances out.
. . . and roll on down to the comments, too. See my point?
Suzi said on May 27, 2008 at 9:51 pm
Jeff, thanks for the link and the last thread post about the big red gap in the middle — right where I live. It’s a complicated tapestry of beliefs — the persecuted Evangelicals, the anti-gay Catholics, the gay Christians, the anti-immigrant anti-Republican Baptists, mix in the Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Wiccans, Amish and Atheists — makes my head spin. The bat wing fringe clowns are mildly entertaining, but you are right, they don’t offer much insight into the real fabric of our society.
Nancy, sorry about your poor knee! Take it easy and be glad you’re not a racehorse– RIP Eight Belles, Ruffian & Barbaro.
I haven’t been keeping up — what’s become of Harl? What’s the take on the Obama “sweetie” cooment? Any scuttlebutt on the Lincoln Museum — a backroom handshake deal to make fast and loose with the best goodies of the collection?
caliban said on May 27, 2008 at 10:39 pm
We’ve all got messed up knees. Donkey wash. Things we used to do without thinking, like roaming the outfield, waiting until the bsll was almost on the ground before scooping it. Ice cream.
I know what Bob Marley said: My feet is my only carriage, and I’ve just got to push on through.
Hillary’s the Terry McCaulliffe evil empire Nd Gov. Dean did’t fry his own ss. Now he’s opted dacswly fo reverybody in FLA and Mic higan. This little slime is too close to Kenny-boy and reinsurance.
Progressives, you didn’t invent the idea or the movement. Some of us have been on the line, like in Chicago. Talk big talk, but the Obama campaign hs introdced race where it simply did not exist. And not by accident. It’s positivele hilarious thatwe’re supposed to think ill of Hillary becaue shemay have said this before. Where, exactly, ws the outrage the first time?
Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on May 27, 2008 at 11:05 pm
Caliban, one point of agreement we have — Obama should name Studs Terkel as his veep candidate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studs_Terkel
I gotcher gravitas right here. Same age as McCain’s mom, btw — 96.
The coolest thing, progressive or not, is that we have Obama running for president in the 200th year since the birth of Abraham Lincoln, from one Illinois senator to another. Studs, who wrote campaign sppeches for Honest Abe, would bring us full circle.
caliban said on May 28, 2008 at 12:10 am
I used to be a fan of Keith Olbermann’s show.He’s mace her out to be a psycopath, but guttdom Keith your obsession is tres bissare. Everything he says about Hillary is something demeanin g about her gender. Hia comments on Clinton are vituperative when there’s mp apparent reason. It’s pretty clear that in Keith’s mind she’s an ornery bitch that ought to lay back and enjoy. Hia commentary on Clinton has gottem to a point of ohsessive hatred where the FBI pughtto be following him. And for such a large guy, what a wimp.
I figure he’s never done anything like that, but he’d sure as shit accused somebody with no evidence. Here’s the deal. Hillary wants to be VP so she can sneak up and murder the Pres. Like she murdered Vince Foster. But this controbedjoyshit isn’t comomg from the freeper insane, it’s coming from those assholes that believe in Chairman Dean.
Hillary said something, and he said it clumsily. Her voters will vote fot me but I don’t know if mine will vote for her (and this was a serial comment that’s the injection of race into the campaign), and, if you have the brains to understand McCain is same old, Obama’s President. He’ddp qwll to listen to Mrs. Clinton on policy, because je’s clueless and she kmpws what she’s doind.
Kafkaz said on May 28, 2008 at 2:18 am
Ah, good–I’ll claim that pot, and put it toward a downpayment on what I’m going to owe my own orthopedic surgeon, darnit.
How in heck are you bike riding with that thing, though, Nancy? This weekend, I had a time of it just figuring out how to go up and down (down is worse) the stairs. I finally ended up backing down them with hands and feet, which was no doubt every bit as graceful and attractive a procedure as it sounds.
Harumph. I’m hoping the specialist is going to say this is minor and will heal on its own, although I can only sigh when the “rest, stay off of it, don’t climb stairs, don’t do yard work, don’t do this, don’t do that” talk starts. In what corner of the cosmos is it, exactly, that a mom can do *nothing* for more than, say, 5 minutes, tops?
john c said on May 28, 2008 at 6:53 am
Best line of this thread … Thank goodness you’re not a racehorse.
Sorry about the knee.
Mindy said on May 28, 2008 at 10:27 am
Kafkaz – I’ve been backing down the stairs for a while now as the knee requires, only I can remain upright. It’s still irritating to have to do that, though.
And Nance – I’ve been wondering how you’ve managed to do any biking at all with even a minor knee complaint. You’re tough. Just don’t make it worse.
nancy said on May 28, 2008 at 10:33 am
Mindy: GET A NEW KNEE. SOON>
I must not have the same sort of torn meniscus as the rest of you, as biking for me is entirely pain-free. It’s lateral flexion that’s a problem, anything that puts my foot and knee out of perfect alignment. Ice-skating, any sort of free-running sport or, as more often happens, stepping around an elderly, deaf, senile little dog whose food-begging is getting a little pronounced in his old age.
Ricardo said on May 29, 2008 at 1:09 pm
**waving arms** Me, me. Carrying my heavy Hammond organ up the stoop and suddenly I was laying in the grass. Heavy load and twisting your knee dosen’t mix. The pad finally repaired itself.
Right now my opposite knee feels like it always has a scrape when touched, but it is from the inside. Loose junk, I expect.
I also tore ligaments on both sides of my right ankle when landing on my foot sideways with all of my weight. That time I was on crutches for 6 weeks. It was then easy to re-injure a second time.
LAMary said on May 29, 2008 at 2:13 pm
I’ve done that ankle thing, Ricardo. It sucks. It never gets better completely.
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