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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2011
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    @oddbill, wait for the legions of comments offering to take you home.
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      CommentAuthorcosta_k
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2011
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    pic
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    @dorkmuffin @oddbill There's a serious temptation there. To get into the line at the very least.
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      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    Here I am after playing my first local show with Minibosses.

    03-06-11 3:35 am

    Not my most artistic self-portrait.

    @Oda - What everyone (especially Bankara) said.
    @Zo - The one on page two with the laptop is definitely one of my favorites of yours. Very cool idea and well-executed.
    @Paul - That's awesome! Congrats! I hope all of your future shows do even better!
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      CommentAuthorMetronome
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    I shaved the beard I had since the last time I posted a picture here. But I still have my hat.
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      CommentAuthorremotepush
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    SP_A0430
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011 edited
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    @Metronome: Nice hat!

    hat

    other hat
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      CommentAuthoralexwilson
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    Post Surgery (ulnar nerve entrapment). The painkillers made the self-timer on the camera more difficult than it needed to be.
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    Holy crap what caused the ulnar nerve entrapment? I hope you get better soon!
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      CommentAuthorZoetica
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    A speedy recovery! Also, the arm bandages? Pretty badass.
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      CommentAuthoralexwilson
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    I've been sleeping with my arms bent all my life, which puts strain on the nerve at the funny bone (the ulnar nerve at the elbow _is_ the funny bone). About eight months ago I started doing a wider variety of upper body workouts beyond just pullups and pushups and started including arm curls, etc, which seems to be the straw that broke the camel's ulnar nerve.

    My only major symptom was tingling and numbness mostly concentrated in my pinky and ring fingers (it's also called cubital tunnel syndrome; the more popular RSI carpal tunnel affects the other three fingers), at first by clear aggravators (pushups, the vibrations of running, lifting glasses of water to my mouth) and later by no immediate cause.

    I didn't stop exercising or start sleeping with my arms straight fast enough and without surgery I would eventually cause irreparable damage and lose the use of both hands. I was lucky though: they only had to decompress and not physically move the nerves. Though it would be cool to share a plot point with Whedon's Serenity in case a fight ever came to that (it won't), it would've been a much longer recovery.

    The hardest part is neither my brain nor my body functions well with physical inactivity and for the last six months I've become someone who moves less and less. Ironically, I upped my exercise regimen to _prevent_ running injuries. And that's what gave me a condition usually associated with teenage girls who talk on their cell phones too much.
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      CommentAuthoralexwilson
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    Well, of course I had claws installed as long as they were opening me up, Zoetica.
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    Goodness Alexwilson, I hope you have a speedy recovery.
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    I've had my own set of problems with the ulnar nerve so I've learned to sleep with my arms straight (most of the time). But you clearly had it worse.
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      CommentAuthorZoetica
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    030611

    Beet juice.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    neither my brain nor my body functions well with physical inactivity

    Biking, especially on an exercise bike, and to some extent on a road bike (especially one with fat, lower-pressure 'mountain bike' tires) is I'm pretty sure a relatively "low-impact" exercise. You can use an exercise bike, at least, sitting upright with your arms free; or lean forward, but mostly use your back to hold you up, instead of putting all your weight on your arms/hands. An hour of it can can be boring: but people listen to music, watch TV, or read a book while they're doing it. I bought a new bike 10 days ago (a real one), and have been practicing for a new 18km-each-way commute. :)
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      CommentAuthorDextra
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    I cut my hair. My friends threatened me with bodily harm until I proved I didn't hack it ALL off.

    Haircut
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    @Dextra - Ah, it must be the season. I'm getting my hair cut in a few days. It'll be just a bit longer than yours after having about 20cm off.
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      CommentAuthoralexwilson
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    @Fan That's good advice. Thanks. Yeah, if I would have known at any point that this was something that would last longer than (another) month, then I would have made a purchase like that. I did a trial membership at a fitness club, but the half hour driving time each day I felt was better spent extending a walk or hike.

    Thanks for the well wishes, all. I should add that the surgery and photo were a few weeks ago. I like to think I know better than to get on fora while on painkillers. No reason at this point to think that it won't be all fine.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2011
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    Took my friend's Jag out for a spin.