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Friday Funnies!


At the end of a long hard week, there’s something lovely about thinking ‘One more job to do and it’s Gin & Tonic time!’.  Which brings me rather rapidly to today’s tips from Supertherapist.  I couldn’t possibly admit to being in any need of her advice, but you may know one or two people who could benefit from remembering the wisdom brought to you from experience.

Remember, when speaking to certain doctors, do NOT say “Aw, did I step on your poor little bitty ego?”

When conversing with managers, NEVER say “I’m trying to imagine you with a personality.”

In supervision, be cautious about saying “I just want revenge. Is that so wrong?”

To the woman from Human Resources, avoid mentioning “Is it time for your medication or mine?”

…and at all costs, hold your tongue when this phrase bubbles up “You! Off my planet!!”

SuperTherapist also whispers the following advice:

1. If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.

2. If you drink a diet soda with a chocolate bar, the diet soda cancels out the calories in the chocolate bar.

3. When you eat with someone else, calories don’t count if you do not eat more than they do.

4. Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER counts, such as hot chocolate, brandy , toast and Sara Lee Cheesecake.

5. If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.

6. Movie related foods do not have additional calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one’s personal fuel. (Examples: Rolo’s, buttered popcorn, marshmallows, chocolate-dipped icecreams andJaffa’s.)

7. Bikkie pieces contain no calories. The process of breaking causes calorie leakage.

8. Things licked off knives and spoons have no calories if you are in the process of preparing something.

9. Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories. (Examples: spinach and pistachio ice cream; mushrooms and mashed potatoes.)

10. Chocolate is a universal color and may be substituted for any other food color.

11. Anything consumed while standing has no calories. This is due to gravity and the density of the caloric mass.

12. Anything consumed from someone else’s plate has no calories since the calories rightfully belong to the other person and will cling to his/her plate. (We ALL know how calories like to cling!)

SuperTherapist also recommends a dose or two of LOLCats
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see more Lolcats and funny pictures

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see more Lolcats and funny pictures

Have a great weekend!

Friday Funnies!


As some of you noted, last Friday I didn’t post a Friday Funnies – and did I get my hand slapped.  Sorry.

This week, never fear (or should I reword that?) here are the Friday Funnies.

OK, last one…

(do you think that works on teenagers or during a so-called ‘sleepover’?!)

Fabulous places on the web:

Stress and Humour – Patricia Cameron-Brown and Shayne Yates show us that Ozzies haven’t lost their sense of humour.  This couple have been around in healthcare for years – at least since 1995!  Worth a wander through their site, and consider either attending a workshop, or getting a DVD of their material – laughter really is good for your health.

Laughter yoga?  Well you might if I ever did any yoga – but this is different. The  Giggles run workshops and seminars in Christchurch on how to incorporate laughter into your workplace.  Here’s a link to some of their information about the research carried out on laughter in the workplace.

…and at the last minute, I stumbled across this one (couldn’t resist)

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Have you had a hard week? Is Saturday taking too long to arrive? Read on and be prepared!

Posts & tweets I liked this week:

Health & disability – sociological musing by lilwatchergirl via Healinglesstravelled

Arabic proverb: “He who doesn’t know how to dance says the ground is uneven.” via @shiradotnet on Twitter

Growth needs sadness – a post on making meaning from loss and growing in a positive way from these experiences

The ever-learning Diane Jacobs on Twitter @dfjpt Sharon Begley on neural correlates of culture on fMRI. (Maybe we could see the brain as being like a tree, a living… http://bit.ly/919wpY

My friend @AuntieStress on Twitter ‘Difficult people in your life? Remember, you can only manage you. (Ongoing project!)’

…and what I saw on Sunday last week & sometimes how I feel at work (with less sunshine!)

Have a good one – and if you do try this, have Emergency Department on speed-dial on your phone OK?

Friday Funnies – and some great links


Oh no, the Friday Funnies, full of cringe-making ‘funnies’.  Try to enjoy them – they’re there to help you prepare for your weekend (you know you’ll need a drink after looking at them!)

I recently posted a list of ‘doctor’ or health care rules courtesy of Dr Rob of Musings of a Distractible Mindthis is a link to the accompanying patient rules, I thought they might be useful.

For a tasty snack, probably designed to make sure you remain healthy of spirit and soul while less so of artery and heart…take a look at this recipe for shortbread from Borealnz’s blog

The brilliant Ben Goldacre never ceases to amaze me with his wry comments on both his Twitter feed and his Bad Science blog. He’s never shy of taking on the misinformed or the shonky – and his sense of humour is great.  This is a good example. Voices of the Ancients, debunking mystic nonsense published in British newspapers.

Last but not least.  Let it never be said that I shied away from promoting the hardy souls who toil in the world’s largest island (or is that the smallest continent).

First up is NOI Group, or Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, with the colourful David Butler who sports more pairs of groovy glasses than anyone I’ve ever seen.  This is the site for mirrorbox, laterality and Explain Pain.

And next is the loquacious Lorimer Moseley who, along with a few others, blogs on Body in Mind.  His blog features not only some of his most up-to-date research carried out on pain, but also promotes new PhD’s by publishing a brief summary of their research too.  You can follow them on Twitter as well (and I believe there is a Facebook page or group to join also).

The last, but not an Australian, is the wonderful Diane Jacobs, who is a most prolific reader and linker on Twitter under the name @dfjpt, and also on Facebook with the group ‘Neuroscience and Pain Science for Manual Physical Therapists’

Well, that should leave you with a few thoughts links for the weekend – enjoy!

It must be time for Friday Funnies!


I can heave a sigh of relief, because draft number two (hopefully final draft) of the PhD proposal is off to be reviewed…if I only didn’t ask so many questions of myself I’m sure it would be easier!
So, time to chill out and bit and start the process of relaxing before Labour Weekend.
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Friday Funnies Return!


And you thought I’d abandoned y’all… Never fear, I can’t miss my weekend preparation, so here we go again!

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I’m no fan of ergonomics for ‘preventing pain’, despite my couple of postgraduate papers in it! So when I found these couple of cartoons, I’m sorry I couldn’t stop myself…
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I’ve been needling acupuncturists for a while now – perhaps after this I should stop?
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OK, OK, I’m retreating NOW!
Have a great weekend!