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Delayed onset muscle soreness: Women beware!

10 Nov

Wikipedia: Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), also called muscle fever, is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. The soreness is felt most strongly 24 to 72 hours after the exercise. It is caused by eccentric exercise.

Me (groaning): oooh thats sore!
T: Take it easy, your body needs time to heal.
Me: No its not from the operation, its my thighs. God they’re killing me.
T: What were you doing yesterday? Did you go out?
Me: Err…. no. I did hang out the washing. And I washed the dishes in the kitchen.
T (sympathy rapidly evaporating): So you did a bit of housework?
Me: I cleaned the bathroom as well. It’s messed me up bad. I feel like I’ve run a marathon.
T: I’ve got a sore back from working on the boat…
Me: This housework stuff is dangerous. I’d best leave it another week.
T: hmmmm
Me: zzzzzz…


Death in the family

4 Jan

Endings and beginnings
The story runs its course
They stitched islands together
Built treehouses in the clouds

I am the queen, and you are the king
This dog, this cat, this child
are our gods, our subjects, our foot soldiers

but the heavy kingdom leaked magic daily
production slowed and stopped,
wasted magic drifted about abandoned warehouses

They found the island eventually
frustration and boredom came in on silent wings
and made their home in the eaves

The queen went on a journey
leaving the keys to the kingdom in his care
and then the third bird joined its friends

betrayal flew in on poison tipped wings
soft as a woman’s whisper
serpents felt it’s shadow and screamed

in the silence of a moan it landed
and nothing was the same
ever again