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2009: how was it for you?

Postby warren peace on Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:54 am

What were your highs and lows?

My highlights were getting a great job that I won't start for a couple of years yet, finally graduating, enjoying a great holiday in california and starting further studies in England.

Lows: carcrash break-up with the girlfriend shortly after moving to England.

Not too awful I suppose. You?
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby Power Metal Dom on Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:58 pm

High: Sister's Wedding

Low: still haven't had a holiday in 8 years
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby orudge on Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:56 am

Highs: Graduating, getting a great job, moving to the US, finding out I'm going to be a daddy!
Lows: Honestly, I can't really think of any. 2009 has I guess been a pretty good year really.
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby Humphrey on Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:05 pm

Is everyone buggering off to the U.S at the moment (or leaving the country for that matter)? I'm moving there next year (Boston MA). At the same time my brother is having to move to France in March and is bricking himself because he doesn't speak any French yet.

We should start a Sinner expats group or something.

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Highs - Still have a job
Lows - Ipswich Town FC
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby queen of scots on Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:15 pm

Humphrey wrote:Is everyone buggering off to the U.S at the moment (or leaving the country for that matter)? I'm moving there next year (Boston MA).


Yes, we're moving to Pasadena, California in the autumn. Beats this weather, that's for sure.
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby Humphrey on Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:45 pm

queen of scots wrote:
Humphrey wrote:Is everyone buggering off to the U.S at the moment (or leaving the country for that matter)? I'm moving there next year (Boston MA).


Yes, we're moving to Pasadena, California in the autumn. Beats this weather, that's for sure.


Nice. I'm going to New England so it's going to be more of this weather. Much more of it. Better pack some snow shoes.

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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby the Empress on Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:15 am

2009 was pretty good - finished up my studies, did better than expected and made a good group of friends.

2010 has so far been a disaster. Hoping it will pick up before my *spirit dies*. Ideally I'm aiming for: a fulfilling job requiring the use of my brain, a relationship with a relatively stable yet interesting person and to finally pass my driving test. Surely, surely, I can achieve this?!
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby LonelyPilgrim on Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:59 am

2009 was wretched. I don't think a single member of my family, other than myself, stayed out of hospital the whole year. Serious stuff, too. Strokes and accidental overdoses and one massive bee attack, etc etc.

Had an interesting job that morphed into a horrible job and quickly moved on from there to no job.

Relationship drama lasting months after the relationship. Never fun, that.

Still living in Indiana.

Permanently lost some function in the first knuckle of my right index finger thanks to a cat.

Yeah, 2010 had best be better, or I'm going into hibernation.
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby Haunted on Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:31 pm

Hang on what possible function does the first knuckle on an index finger perform?
I mean, you're not picking things up with it. is it just sensation you're talking about?
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby LonelyPilgrim on Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:57 pm

Erm... perhaps I mean the second knuckle? The one responsible for a finger looking like this: L some of the time and not just like | . Kind of important for things like typing, which I can't do nearly so quickly anymore...
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby Haunted on Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:59 am

So you can't bend it?
I'm no medic, but since the extensor digitorum is responsible for finger movement would the fault not lie there? Or have you snapped the tendon at the proximal interphalangeal joint?
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby dac on Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:39 am

Haunted wrote:So you can't bend it?
I'm no medic, but since the extensor digitorum is responsible for finger movement would the fault not lie there? Or have you snapped the tendon at the proximal interphalangeal joint?


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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby Haunted on Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:13 pm

Wiki win actually.
And even then it was only for the names of the components, I did know that the fingers were controlled by muscles in the forearm.
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby LonelyPilgrim on Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:07 am

Here's what I know... start at your fingernail, count back two (2) joints... to the big one, in the middle of the finger. Now insert a cat canine up to the gums right into the working bits in the middle. Wiggle it around a bit to simulate a) chewing followed by b) frantically trying to remove said tooth from said joint wherein it has now become stuck.

Disinfect and bandage.

Follow on with two weeks of having one (1) finger inflamed to twice its normal size and a lovely purplish-red colour.

Reduce swelling gradually and begin working the joint.

Five months on joint has full range of motion, but is slightly stiff and lacks previous speed of motion and tends to get 'itchy' if asked to bend a whole lot without resting.

Also take note, due to being in America and self-employed, it's important that you not go see the doctor at any point due to lack of health insurance, ergo, you won't know exactly what has Latin-named whatchamacallit has been injured, just that the whole shebang don't work like she once did.

EDIT to add, seriously: I would guess that a whole lot of structures in the joint were damaged, but since I never lost the ability to bend the joint somewhat (albeit it doing so was near blackout painful just afterwards), I didn't 'snap' a tendon. But I'm guessing everything took damage, including the lubrication mechanisms.
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby the Empress on Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:08 am

Clearly that cat was possessed. But if you still have sensation in the finger and can move it, it might heal on it's own in time. I know from playing the piano, there are exercises you can do that can strengthen your fingers. That might be worth a try on a cheap keyboard/look into?
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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby wild_quinine on Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:39 pm

the Empress wrote:Clearly that cat was possessed.


Not as clearly as this one:

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Re: 2009: how was it for you?

Postby Wonderboy on Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:50 pm

That whole finger thing seems pretty minor really. Try loosing your whole arm.

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