Can you do this?

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  1. pdg

    pdg Senior Master

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    I injured my right shoulder in a motorbike accident many years ago so I'm a little asymmetric, but...

    Right elbow up - yes, and can get the grip onto my wrist.

    Left elbow up - yes, can match her grip but no further.


    Sitting like that though, I can't seem to get my right buttock to touch the ground o_O




    Edit: I'll maybe try to get a pic later ;)
     
  2. _Simon_

    _Simon_ Master of Arts

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    @pdg!!! How ya been bro? Long time no see :)

    In terms of can I do this, used to do it perfectly in high school, nowadays I can do it with a bit of finger grip when I have the right elbow up, but when I try with the left elbow up, I can only touch the fingers.
     
  3. pdg

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    I could write an essay about how bad I've been this year so far (nearly half way through it...) but the abridged version...

    Around Xmas time something arrived (maybe something like a cold? Can't properly remember) and went downhill from there. January and February passed pretty much under a blanket except for the rare times I managed to force myself to do anything.

    I quickly got really irritable so rather than get really invested in pointless arguments (that I probably started) I decided to pretty much walk away from the internet for a while.

    Docs couldn't/can't find anything, which gives me nothing to blame.

    Now I think I'm on an upward trend, so fingers crossed I'm getting sorted - but it's slow and annoying.
     
  4. Buka

    Buka MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Hang in there, brother. And take care of yourself. All good thoughts coming your way.
     
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  5. gpseymour

    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear you had the mystery flu (what I call anything that's nasty and doesn't get a diagnosis). I hope things continue to improve, man.
     
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    _Simon_ Master of Arts

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    Oh wow... so sorry to hear that.. I truly hope you're on the mend. Yeah I can relate for sure... take good care of yourself, great to hear from you
     
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  7. pdg

    pdg Senior Master

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    Cheers guys. I'll stop dragging it down now...


    In other news - do you have any idea how difficult it is to take a photo of yourself, from distance behind, while both hands are being used???
     
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  8. gpseymour

    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't say I'd ever pondered that until just now.
     
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    frank raud Master Black Belt

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    Trivial Pursuit trivia. The game was invented by some folks working at the Montreal Gazette. My old friend Derek Ramsey was the first guy to invest in the game. He cashed in a savings bond to invest $1000.00. He had offered another friend to go 50/50 on the investment, but Johnny couldn't come up with the $500.00. Derek got rich, Johnny didn't.
     
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    Buka MT Moderator Staff Member

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    In the nineties, I bought twenty grand worth of stock in a new company. Within eighteen months a buddy asked me if I had been following the stock. I hadn't. It had increased dramatically so I cashed it in, even after taxes it was a nice little score.

    In case you guys have never noticed, I'm one of the more stupid F's around here. A friend of mine recently did the math, just to bust my chops. That stock would be worth north of thirteen million right now and it's still growing......Amazon.

    Ya, I'm that stupid.
     
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  11. gpseymour

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    I think it was Aristotle Onassis that said buying low was easy, knowing when to sell was the hard part.

    (My memory for this stuff is crap, so it could be someone entirely different.)
     
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    Put the camera on a tripod or other stable surface. A table will do too. Set a timer on the camera.

    Not difficult at all :)
     

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