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SuperTherapist is having a bit of a lie down with a cold compress, the weekend can’t come soon enough! For a guide to interpreting what she’s really saying, look no further:
We need                                                            I want
It’s your decision                                         The correct decision should be obvious by now
Do what you want                                        You’ll pay for this later
I’m not upset                                                  Of course I’m upset, you moron.
I heard a noise                                               I noticed you were almost asleep.
You have to learn to communicate     Just agree with me.
Are you listening to me!?                          [Too late, you’re dead.]
I’m not yelling!                                              Yes I am yelling because you’re NOT LISTENING.

SuperTherapist’s idea of Good Exercise for this weekend

…and SuperTherapist has worked out that this is NOT a joke, it’s simply the Truth.

Friday Funnies!


Here in New Zealand it is most definitely Friday in mid-winter.  As regular readers will know, I’m not one given to recommend medications – but in deepest, darkest winter there comes a time whenI think it’s wise to consider effective treatments for our winter blues.

…This one works for kids too!

And I’m prescribing this one for my daughter, because she’s too smart to put up with dumb boys.  And I’m too young to be a grandma.

Have a great weekend!

Friday funnies


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!

Friday Funnies


Husband 1.0
Tech Support
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Subject: Service guide for husbands
Dear Tech Support:
Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed that the new program began making unexpected changes to the accounting modules, limiting access to flower and jewelry applications that had operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.
In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.9 but installed undesirable programs such as NFL 5.0 and NBA 3.0. Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and House Cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. I’ve tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.
Desperate
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Dear Desperate:
Keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an entertainment package, while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Try to enter the command: C:\>I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME and install Tears 6.2. Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications: Guilty 3.0 and Flowers 7.0. But remember, overuse can cause Husband 1.0 to default to GrumpySilence 2.5, Happyhour 7.0 or Beer 6.1. Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will create “snoring loudly” wave files.
DO NOT install MotherInLaw 1.0 or reinstall another Boyfriend program. These are not supported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.
In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. Consider buying additional software to improve performance. I personally recommend HotFood 3.0 and Lingerie 5.3.

Friday funnies – and a trip around the web


Another week has flown by, and yet it doesn’t seem any closer to summer although Christmas is most definitely on its way, if the shops have anything to do with it!! The weekend is nigh, and it’s freezing cold outside, and I have a ton of work to do, but firstly, Friday funnies to lift the mood a little.

I am a geek, and proud of it. It was actually my son who first said that about himself, then I realised it was me too! So sue me, I do love satire, computer stuff, philosophy, Star Trek (not sure how that got in), and gadgets.
This caught my eye:

and so did this…

For a wealth of not-so-heavy-but-intelligent-reading, Mind Hacks is always worth a visit. Go there now.

Tired of reading rubbish science? So is the Neuroskeptic. Intelligent-but-heavier-than-Mind-Hacks-reading. Visit soon.

Enjoy this: and visit the rest of the Bonkers Institute
Dr. Bonkers presents
The Nearly Genuine and Truly Marvelous
Psychoneuropharmacological Mental Medicine Show
– online gallery of modern and vintage psychiatric drug advertising. Don’t miss the side effects area either, you’ll never read the side effects of a drug again.

Ahhh bliss. Geekery at its best. I can rest now, happy that I’ve shared my somewhat warped humour to the world yet again.

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!


It’s nearly Labour Weekend in NZ, time for all good DIYers to get their projects up and running.  For inspiration, you might like these…

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And if none of those tickle your fancy, think about one of these as a weekend project.
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Yes, they’re cakes. Not for the faint-hearted or those with hand tremors.
Finally, if you want to know whether you really need a break – take this test. It’s from the Beebs, can’t be wrong! Have a good one.

Friday funnies: When women get together


After having had a very productive morning with two other therapists, having coffee, laughing, telling stories and planning a workshop, I thought I’d search the internet for some takes from other people on the theme of When Women Get Together… enjoy and have a great weekend!

First up: When women get together outside the kitchen is a post from Zuska about the way in which other people, typically men, view groups of women when they’re together.  This excerpt from UrsulaK le Guin,

How men feared women! she thought, walking among the late-flowering roses. Not as individuals, but women when they talked together, worked together, spoke up for one another – then men saw plots, cabals, constraints, traps being laid.

Zuska continues with a look at the way women can be perceived even in informal gatherings in an academic setting…  Beware men, some of us really ARE plotting and out to get ya!

There really are only three reasons for women meeting together outside the kitchen:

  1. Catfight. Two women fighting with each other, generally over a man or access to a man. You know, of the Krystle & Alexis variety, which the menz are always hoping will devolve into
  2. Plotting against a man or men in general. They want to manipulate him, they want to defame him, they want to emasculate all men. Whatever it is, you can be sure they are Up To No Good.
  3. Swapping recipes for the next time they are meeting together inside the kitchen.

Yeah right…

Of course, some women get together to plot revenge…while others simply take action – alone

And others simply let their hair down as these women dancing Khaleegi (Arabian Gulf-style dance) show us.

Which reminds me that everyone, including the men in our lives, need to take a break. Let’s do this over the weekend!