Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bursitis of the shoulder

Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless functional gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement relying upon the inflamed bursa becomes difficult and painful. Moreover, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa aggravates its inflammation, perpetuating the problem.

The exact cause of this ailment from individual to individual can be elusive and only recently have medical researchers pinned down at least one of the primary contributers to the condition...

In all seriousness, I suppose it isn't this bad, but it is about the most annoying thing I have had to deal with in quite some time. I decided to not blog about it at first in fear of coming across as whiney... but now that I am nearing the 3 week mark I felt that a little space ought to be given for a whine or two.

...stupid bursitis.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A cool new toy...

This just came in today... my new Shure SM10ACN Headset Microphone!!! Mainly I got it so I could sing occassionally at church while playing the drums, but perhaps I may also use it for ummm... possible future gigs at coffee house type venues with the newly formed 'Scrantonicity' (final band name is as yet undecided). It isn't a super high end microphone, but for example in our church's sanctuary with our current sound system this will likely work just as well as a $500 mic would... and it saves me about $380.




Friday, October 3, 2008

A brief message to Congress...

I am very dissapointed in all of the Republican congressmen and women who today had their votes bought with polictical capital. They have abandoned their constituents' clearly expressed desires and opinions and set our nation up for an even greater credit crisis down the road.

I am not even as upset by the yes vote today as I am at how easy it was for the Senate to buy the necessary votes from the House Republicans by waving the right amount of bacon in front of their fat greedy little faces.

I REALLY hope some of these people pay for this error in judgment by being elected out of their respective offices. Representative Democracy has only ONE feasible recourse for a rogue representative and that is to replace them at the end of their term. Now even if that happens of course it will be pointless to replace a lizard with another lizard (although it will feel good to see the first lizard leave and wish he'd listened better to his voters). We need a real change and that will not happen with either of the current two primary candidates. If you want to really see change... you have to vote for it!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

When zombie rattlesnakes attack!!!

OK first of all I am sorry to keep posting videos. I don't have much to say lately.

Secondly, a warning: This video is somewhat disturbing if you are a fan of wildlife (even reptilians) and do not appreciate seeing them decapitated... but still it is freaky cool how this snake only has about 2 inches of body left and is still basically functioning and interacting with its environment.

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