thread I was reading a book earlier
And sneezed... And hurt my elbow.

Not by hitting it on something, it sort of strained it.


Getting old is no fun.
permalink I once knackered my ankle so badly I could hardly walk for a week
just by sitting down a bit funny. Considering the wonders of the human body, it's very easy to break it just by sitting down a bit funny.

Which sounds a bit like something Norman Clegg would have said.
permalink I put my back out like that once.
permalink Back in the days when I could still
have a bath* I'd enjoy said bath then spend the rest of the week with one lame foot. Took me ages to work out that the cause was the way I was resting my heels either side of the taps while stretched out.

(*this house has a bath but the boiler can't spit out enough hot water to fill it, so thank feck I have an awesome shower)
permalink And wouldn't you know I fucking
did this last night when I put my feet up. Awkward angle on the left side so now I'm in agony. Boll and indeed ocks.
permalink you could always light a fire
under the bath
permalink mm lovely lovely
melty melty.
permalink only in a plastic bath.. and then it gets splashy splashy
pretty quickly.

in my previous visit to a bath factory* they showed some photos of their polish team using one of their products as a BBQ, which seemed to work surprisingly well


*remember the fun reason's we'd leave the house 6 months ago.
permalink Plastic bath as a BBQ? Whatever next.
Unfortunately the splashy splashy fun would be in the kitchen but since I'm planning on putting a downstairs bathroom in anyway...

One of Mrs Witchy's more epic work trips was to a bog factory in The Valleys, she had to fly to Cardiff then get driven all the way to look at the fine porcelain and ultimately not buy any of it.
permalink it was a steel / enamel bath
and shower tray place...

and while i dont buy any myself, I do put them in standard spec books and they sell a metric shit-ton of them... though they had enough baths and showers in stock to entirely refit something about the size of edinburgh, and that was 3 weeks stock.
permalink have you considered
not using this bloke?
permalink we only work with the best,
so we have to.

permalink fully understand
that your hands are tied (probably in a shower hose, somehow)
permalink The body is feeling suspiciously OK
after running an 82 km week for the first time.

I'm sure something will go wrong in a comedy fashion though. And I am monitoring a whole bunch of niggles, and fighting them with a combination of yoga, soaking in the bath and compression stockings
permalink I'm trying the same... But just using beer and squirty cream
..
permalink Obviously I applied squirty cream
before putting on the compression tights
permalink I made the mistake of doing a coached session on a clay track
having never run on clay before

and have had to lay up for the best part of 3 weeks for my shins to recover
permalink A clay track?
You mean a normal red running track?

Surprised that would be worse than running on tarmac/concrete, should be bouncier. Presuming it was more the effort than the surface? I've only run on a track a couple of times, mostly cos our only proper track is miles away in an inconvenient place. When I do fast speedwork, I try and do it on a good grass surface. Which is difficult now it's winter and most playing fields are turning into bogs

permalink it's an old 1960s track
so I think maybe cinder rather than clay (I'd assumed the latter because it floods, but google tells me it's cinder), and not in a great state - uneven and with a loose surface

was already having a bit of shin problems, then a hard session on that tipped me over the edge, was genuinely worried I'd fractured sommat, but all seemingly good now

permalink Yeah, shin splints suck
permalink mrs meep has just bought a load of books on injury prevention
I shall estudiously read them all and ignore all the advice
permalink Good man!
That's generally the idea!
permalink compression sleeves
usually sort them out
permalink they help a bit
but I worry they just disguise the symptoms rather than treat the cause
permalink if i feel i'm getting them.. and it's usually bad/insufficient stretching
especially if i know i'm going up hills.. what i've found recently is that zero drop shoes have stopped me needing them altogether
your mileage may differ
permalink i walked the south downs way in 3 days to meet my bubble last week during the 32 degree heatwave
carried my food but thankfuck for the public taps!
saw 2 runners.. 30 odd other hikers & a shit tonne of cyclists who acted like they owned the place naturally

feet needed a good rubbing down with ghetto tiger balm
permalink Trying to work out how one makes ghetto tiger balm
Some Pritt Sticks and a bottle of Sriracha?
permalink nice recipe
i think the official one is vaseline mothballs and turmeric.. i just get the two pack from the one pound shop ;)
permalink Getting old is way better than the alternative.
How is your elbow now?
permalink All fine it seems
Maybe it just wanted to remind me it was there.
permalink First day at home alone.
I am not dealing with this so well.

Is there any possible excuse not to drink myself sick?
permalink Because it would reduce the amount of cake and ice cream you could eat?
....
permalink It seems that I was wrong about unemployment.
It is not as much fun as I had hoped.
permalink traditionally, this is done in the park with fellow job seekers
Have you been to the job centre to sign on? You should do that
permalink I cannot sign on,
I am not eligible for any help at all.

permalink Oh, a rejection email just arrived.
FUCKING FUCK!
permalink You'll get lots and it's ok.
I applied for loads of stuff before I ended up at Currys and even then it was months between applying and actually getting a response.

Are you staying in your field or looking at other stuff?
permalink Let's hope it's not come to him
staying in a field yet
permalink Badum!
Hello stranger... how are you?
permalink I am fine, thankee
Work seems to be picking up for the time being, so that's nice, and I've not gone bust in the meantime, so that's all good.

How are you?
permalink Exhausted
I've had 3 days' holiday in 6 months.

But basically alright.
permalink I specifically wanted to be a Funeral Director
I got a couple of roles back in February and turned them down, but did not get the local one.

Sadly the woman who hires locally hires for almost everyone locally, so her dislike of my haircut is probably a deal breaker for the career in general.

I shall look for some contracting / consulting gigs. I fancy qualifying in gender analysis so I can consult on inclusiveness governance. seem reasonable?
permalink I'd forget about Funeral Directing
I hear it's a dead end job
permalink I had a rejection email
at quarter to 7 on Sunday morning
permalink Hopefully
that sounds like the sort of place you do not want to work.
permalink that is very much the case
Although it took me about a day to find it funny
permalink great lyrics for a
blues song too
permalink People still do those?
Most jobs usually just ghost you
permalink got to be careful with Manley
if you're not very clear about it he'll just turn up on Monday
permalink The assumptive close
I calls it, see?
permalink Has someone not been paying their NI?
...
permalink We are the Knights who pay
NI
permalink No,
someone lets out part of their house.
permalink also, re your tweets this morning
if you're still a "non exec" does that mean you're still getting an income from them that way?
permalink No
it is just stock and expenses.

It suits me well, and will benefit me looking for other roles, but pays no bills.
permalink OK
...