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Jan. 6th, 2011

10:28 am - Brushie brushie brushie

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So it turns out the toothbrush-and-peroxide thing is more of a science experiment than an exercise in PAAAAIN. We have discovered that the most effective way is to apply the peroxide directly with the toothbrush, and then it foams while it's eating the plasma and whatnot that forms in the channels. Then a light brush over and out it all comes, leaving an open and healthy-looking cut behind. It's all a bit fascinating - since I can't see it, I'm glad pombagira is happy to give commentary.

On a pain scale, it's lower than the actual cutting and the only bit that caused involuntary twitching was the centre of my back where the sideways stretching has left the channels a bit wider. There was virtually no blood. Not quite as nice as this:



But perfectly tolerable. It also softened things up a bit so I could move freely for a while. This information provided because lots of people have cringed at the idea of the peroxide/toothbrush treatment, but it really isn't that bad. In the mornings I've been doing stretches in the shower and light rubbing with Dr Bronner's soap and a flannel. So far so good - I'm starting to see how it might look when done and I like what I'm seeing. Tonight I will attempt to mow the lawn. I'm confident that the trip to Hong Kong will be relatively comfortable. This is a relief as I wasn't sure.

Also, I have white(er) patches where the peroxide was. I HAZ A STRIPEY! Now all I need's a tail..

In other news, I haven't been paying attention to much news lately. I know a bunch of birds and fish have died and that folks are talking about it being everything from the looming apocalypse to government military poison accidents, to parasites, to who knows what. What else is happening in the world that I should know about?

And for those who probably haven't had Pike River news lately, it seems they've got the temperature inside the mine down to about 30 degrees, but that there are still dangerous levels of gas in there so nobody's gone in yet. No doubt when they finally do get to go in, it'll be national news again. I hope it's soon. I doubt they'll find bodies - somehow I doubt they'll even find much of any remains - but it will still provide some closure for those who lost loved ones, you know?

And - I have run out of wool and it appears my supplier is on holiday because normally they respond to my order within hours but this time they haven't. How dare they take time off when there's art to be created? *MEEP* Does this mean I'll actually have to study?

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From:rivet
Date:January 5th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
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I'm really glad to hear that it's not the daily torture I was imagining :)
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From:tatjna
Date:January 5th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Me too!
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From:pombagira
Date:January 5th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
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the fizzing bit was very werid, but also very cool, plus i get to do it all again tonight.. whee! *cough*.... just call me nurse polly...tehe

anyhoo..other things that you should know about the, according to some, impending apocalypse, as well as the thousands of birds in Arkansas

# 450 red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, grackles and starlings found littering a highway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
# 3,000 blackbirds on roofs and roads in the small town of Beebe, Arkansas
# Thousands of 'devil crabs' washed up along the Kent coast near Thanet
# Thousands of drum fish washed along a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River
# Tens of thousands of small fish in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
# Hundreds of snapper fish found dead in New Zealand

theories not including apocalyptic include weather related disease and fire works, the fireworks is a bust as far as i am concerned, and i am more incline to believe that it is actually a virus, for the birds anyhoo.. the fish, i am pondering about the oil spill of last year and if the dead fish and crabs are something to do with that, combine with the weather variances for this year..

however the snapper.. i am incline to think that is more man-made, like a foreign trawler got spooked and then dumped it load of illegally caught snapper off the side..

anyhoo i might be kinda fascinated with this, and occasionally announcing to the office Ooo more the apocalypse is nigh, the apocalypse is nigh, when are teh 4 ponies arriving? tehehe

*twirls*
Polly

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From:poor_toms_acold
Date:January 5th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Brushie will never not be awesome.
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From:helianthas
Date:January 5th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
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I feel like I AM the looming apocalypse, yet that brushie bat pic made me smile. I also cringe thinking about getting my nails filed, so the dose of awwww along with all the owie
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From:weeweekittie
Date:January 6th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
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If you look into the news sites, you'll find that a handful to a dozen dead bird stories every year since online news started. I don't really get why all of the sudden it's such a huge media sensation.

But then I look at that picture and everything is right with the world. :)
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From:tatjna
Date:January 6th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
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I guess because it was on a reasonably large scale and coincided with a few other lots of dead animals, it's been noticed more or something.

Brushie brushie makes me happy. I also like the photoshops of it:

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From:ferrouswheel
Date:January 6th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
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That's awesome.

Sad/Happy Keanu needs brushie brushie I think.
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From:tatjna
Date:January 6th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC)

He does!

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I couldn't find one, but I did find these:





For Rhi:

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From:tatjna
Date:January 6th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
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And this.
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