Thanks for posting that Russell! Been sending positive vibes to Bob and his folks all morning.
Should I be disturbed that I know two writers - both called David - who have written stories about sex with insects? Uncanny, and deeply disturbing on many levels...
I'm prepared to believe two data points are a coincidence, but it makes me wonder what David Slack may have filed away...
Even we chit-chatters have issues with this stuff, though: I hate the whole hairdresser experience so much that I have cut and dyed my own hair for several years.
OMG I'm so glad it's not just me! Unfortunately I haven't learned how to cut my own hair so I just pretend that the "wild woman of the west" look is currently "in".
Not to mention that the basins are all excruciatingly painful on my neck, and that I'm too chicken-shit to tell a hairdresser that I don't like what they're doing in case they cut off all my hair or poke me in the eye with their scissors in some maniacal rage...
Oh - and 25. Surprisingly.
Also, thinking about it, I realize that I've probably inflicted boring engineering conversations on you, too.
Not at all - have you not noticed us aiding and abetting such discussions by dropping words like "thorium" and "solar panels" into the conversation :-). I'm not sure if that says more about you or more about me!
I'm not a big hugger but there is something particularly huggable about David so he usually has to suffer one from me. I find a fuzzy jersey helps soften the blow.
I should also have said, of course, that NZ is very well served by satirical newspapers/websites. The UK only has Private Eye, and the US only has The Onion, but we have both the NZ Herald and Stuff.
And don't forget kiwiblog - that is satire isn't it?
Kia ora Islander,
Tinnitus is associated with a wide range of medical conditions and medications, including high blood pressure and some medications that you might take for it.
Tinnitus also seems louder at night because there isn't as much environmental noise competing with it so it's easier to hear. I personally find it's associated with fatigue, so some nights are much worse than others depending how knackered I am. If you have acute hearing, your tinnitus may be caused by something other than noise-induced damage.
I do recommend seeing your doc or getting an audiological work-up if you get tinnitus or it starts getting worse. Although much of the time the cause is never found, sometimes it can be a sign of a more serious health problem.
First the good news for people like me: there is a cure for tinnitus. They are a trio from Japan called Boris and they play at such volume that your tinnitus will disappear in an instant.
The bad news is you'll be stone deaf. But you will have had a very good time.
I wish that was true - you'd make a mint! Sadly, tinnitus is often a result of noise-induced damage. Many folk with noise-induced hearing loss are left both deaf and with tinnitus, with no way to find peace and quiet.
Crunching like strawberry boxes.
I love the soundscape this image produces!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!