As was foretold, we've added advertisements to the forums! If you have questions, or if you encounter any bugs, please visit this thread: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/240191/forum-advertisement-faq-and-reports-thread/

The Second Annual [Quarantimes] Thread

1777880828399

Posts

  • DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    I am officially spending way too much on spider and spider adjacent things.

    200 total on three enclosures isn't half bad though.

  • JedocJedoc Justice. Mercy. Duty. That sort of thing.Registered User regular
    I'm getting more and more scared of this winter. Oklahoma is in the bottom five states for vaccination rates and new cases, and I'm afraid the local political will is only hardening against even the most basic covid mitigation measures. I'll count myself lucky if the governor doesn't ban wearing masks in public before Christmas, and we're damn sure not going to be able to close the libraries down again.

    Thoughts and prayers and mail me some booze, I guess.

    GDdCWMm.jpg
    Elvenshaewebguy20PeenpookaMechMantis
  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    I mean Olympic sites are currently being threatened by mussels and also bears, there's a lot going on this year, I'd love to talk about it

    Wait, what?

    mts wrote: »
    heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Skeith wrote: »
    Cello wrote: »
    I mean Olympic sites are currently being threatened by mussels and also bears, there's a lot going on this year, I'd love to talk about it

    Wait, what?

    Oysters have been attaching themselves to buoys and causing them to sink.

    BBC article

    Steam Overwatch: Baidol#1957
    Elvenshae
  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    I'm getting more and more scared of this winter. Oklahoma is in the bottom five states for vaccination rates and new cases, and I'm afraid the local political will is only hardening against even the most basic covid mitigation measures. I'll count myself lucky if the governor doesn't ban wearing masks in public before Christmas, and we're damn sure not going to be able to close the libraries down again.

    Thoughts and prayers and mail me some booze, I guess.

    Hell I'm in Oregon and all i assume that is going to happen this fall is a new mask mandate that wont be enforced.

    Steam ID: Webguy20
    Origin ID: Discgolfer27
    Untappd ID: Discgolfer1981
    SleepLabel
  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Baidol wrote: »
    Skeith wrote: »
    Cello wrote: »
    I mean Olympic sites are currently being threatened by mussels and also bears, there's a lot going on this year, I'd love to talk about it

    Wait, what?

    Oysters have been attaching themselves to buoys and causing them to sink.

    BBC article

    See I was gonna say “I thought that was just the weightlifting events, and isn’t that how it’s supposed to be?”

    Elvenshae
  • David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    Got my second Pfizer shot today and I can already feel that this'll be a fun weekend. I can't believe I'll have to spend it lying on the couch, instead of my original plan of spending the weekend lying on the couch.

    steam_sig.png
    BahamutZEROSnicketysnickchromdomElvenshae3cl1ps3ani_game_bumwebguy20sponoTynnanLabelsarukunstopgap
  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Today is my birthday!

    I have celebrated in the traditional fashion of my people
    I had a doctor’s appointment, smoked weed, and had indian food and an ice cream sundae

    JedocXaquin3cl1ps3sponoCellochromdomVegemyteLabelVeldrinBahamutZEROCrippl3mrpakuMaddocSolarsarukunBrovid HasselsmofSnicketysnickSleepKetarZonugalDepressperadoTynnanSkeithMortal SkyDee KaeElvenshaeFrylockHolmesDouglasDangerstopgap
  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    That is a real strong birthday.

    SnicketysnickSleepCelloZonugalSkeithDee KaeElvenshaeVeldrin
  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Waiting 24-48 hours for test results. I feel like craaaaap.

    YQsHaUD.png
  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Something in my bedroom is making a single bird chirping noise randomly. I may be going insane.

    (Switch Friend Code) SW-4910-9735-6014(PSN) timspork (Steam) timspork


  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    smoke alarm with dying battery?

    BahamutZERO.gif
    Crippl3WeaverOrcaElvenshaeDouglasDanger
  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    smoke alarm with dying battery?

    No. That is in the hall. This is like a single chick chirp. Cursory glance shows nothing electronic in that part of the room.

    (Switch Friend Code) SW-4910-9735-6014(PSN) timspork (Steam) timspork


  • JedocJedoc Justice. Mercy. Duty. That sort of thing.Registered User regular
    Malevolent bird?

    GDdCWMm.jpg
    Elvenshae
  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    I got to try some taliskers scotch

    Elvenshae
  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Baidol wrote: »
    Skeith wrote: »
    Cello wrote: »
    I mean Olympic sites are currently being threatened by mussels and also bears, there's a lot going on this year, I'd love to talk about it

    Wait, what?

    Oysters have been attaching themselves to buoys and causing them to sink.

    BBC article

    That actually sounds amazing. Whatever is on those buoys would be great for making oyster reefs, both for eating (presumably in cleaner waters) and for coastal protection (anywhere).

    Mortal Sky
  • Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Malevolent bird?

    Probably.

    (Switch Friend Code) SW-4910-9735-6014(PSN) timspork (Steam) timspork


  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Malevolent bird?

    Is there any other kind?

    DouglasDanger
  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    I have ended up in Nashville for a work conference and this going from 0 to 100 in regards to being around people

    It is anxiety inducing before I even start thinking how few people are wearing masks

    zkHcp.jpg
  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    I'm playing American Truck simulator because I want to get a CDL license and wow they modeled in partial homeless encampment under I5.

    YQsHaUD.png
  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    I'm going to cry. I need to vent about this or in going to pop like a balloon.

    My neck hurts so bad. it woke me up at 2am this morning and nothing helped until I iced it for a bit. I can still barely move it.

    Doctors aren't doing freaking anything, pt seems to be making it worse. God I hate this.

    Sorry I just needed to go l vent about it a bit I'm not good at coping with pain.

  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    The Olympics are going to be torturous for athletes given that the projected temps are for the hottest Olympics by far, with maybe even WBGT beyond 30 degrees C

    also the extremely lax enforcement of covid restrictions by both the ioc and the Japanese government. multiple friends of mine have seen olympians in huge groups out and about in the city, trying to get into capacity restaurants and bars, when they were still supposed to be quarantined, fully ignoring mask mandates.

    it's just a shitshow all around and i haven't met one single person here who is happy about anything related to the olympics, it sucks

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    I'm going to cry. I need to vent about this or in going to pop like a balloon.

    My neck hurts so bad. it woke me up at 2am this morning and nothing helped until I iced it for a bit. I can still barely move it.

    Doctors aren't doing freaking anything, pt seems to be making it worse. God I hate this.

    Sorry I just needed to go l vent about it a bit I'm not good at coping with pain.

    is this a long term problem?

    BahamutZERO.gif
  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    I'm going to cry. I need to vent about this or in going to pop like a balloon.

    My neck hurts so bad. it woke me up at 2am this morning and nothing helped until I iced it for a bit. I can still barely move it.

    Doctors aren't doing freaking anything, pt seems to be making it worse. God I hate this.

    Sorry I just needed to go l vent about it a bit I'm not good at coping with pain.

    is this a long term problem?

    Seems like it. It's been coming and going since like two years ago at least. It's been way worse the past month or so though.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    shit :(

    BahamutZERO.gif
    TallahasseerielElvenshaeSkeithDouglasDanger
  • MayabirdMayabird Pecking at the keyboardRegistered User regular
    Are you able to get any massage or use any massage-devices on your neck, back, and shoulders? Sometimes my neck and shoulders get so tight that they give me headaches (I hold all my stress there, and I have a lot of stress) but I run a vibrating massage thing over them to relax them and that deals with the headache.

  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    I'm going to cry. I need to vent about this or in going to pop like a balloon.

    My neck hurts so bad. it woke me up at 2am this morning and nothing helped until I iced it for a bit. I can still barely move it.

    Doctors aren't doing freaking anything, pt seems to be making it worse. God I hate this.

    Sorry I just needed to go l vent about it a bit I'm not good at coping with pain.

    is this a long term problem?

    Seems like it. It's been coming and going since like two years ago at least. It's been way worse the past month or so though.

    Do you know if it's a nerve issue vs a muscle issue? It might be MRI time if they haven't given you an official diagnosis.

  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Yeah I don't have one at the moment though. Lately Ice helps a little.

    They say it's a pinched nerve, I'm really hoping it's not a full on disk issue at this point.

    I've got such a limited range of movement in my neck this past couple weeks though is awful.

  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    You should ask the physio how to handle the pain, but in particular I do find occasionally that the day after my exercises sometimes I'm a bit sore

    However, keeping with the program over time got me to the point where my back is painless about 90 percent of the time, except for when I sleep particularly badly, so keep with it as best you can

    You might find if it's a chronic injury that a heating pad will do more than ice; I've been using mine pretty religiously for my neck pain/plantar fasciitis and it does help release the tension

    Steam
    3DS Friend Code: 0216-0898-6512
    Switch Friend Code: SW-7437-1538-7786
  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    A "pinched nerve" isn't really a diagnosis, it's more of a symptom. Is it an impingement, a subluxated vertebra, or maybe stenosis? Or some combination?

    Munkus Beaver
  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited July 26
    Yeah it's really tough to get enough rest to let it heal good because it acts up so badly at night when I'm trying to sleep. I only slept 4 hours last night. Like I don't get and maintaina good seal on my CPAP when my neck and arms are hurting so badly I can't get comfortable at all.

    I have my second pt appointment tomorrow, I've been doing their posture exercises they told me as much as I can manage but not as much as they told me I should be. I just can't. They make me so sore.

    I wish there were anything I could take to manage the pain. Ibuprofen hurts my stomach and I don't like taking much Tylenol for fear of liver damage.

    My state does medical THC for chronic pain but it's extremely expensive to get the card.

    Tallahasseeriel on
  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    A "pinched nerve" isn't really a diagnosis, it's more of a symptom. Is it an impingement, a subluxated vertebra, or maybe stenosis? Or some combination?

    They didn't tell me, this was from the er. They took x-rays but weren't very clear with me then sent me home with a shot of torodol.

    Specifically when I went it was more in my left arm where it radiates pins and needles and pain down to my fingers.

    What the paperwork said was cervical radiculopathy. That's all I know.

  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    You could try 2 Aleve which is almost identical to a dose of Naproxen according to the doctor I went to for my back.

    When I goofed my shit up good and couldn't sleep due to extreme pain in my leg Naproxen was the only thing that gave me any relief.

    Of course I Am Not A Doctor so consult with a physician before doing anything.

    BahamutZERO
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited July 26
    Yeah aleve is (I think?) just a brand name for naproxen

    BahamutZERO on
    BahamutZERO.gif
    XaquinPeenElvenshae
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    A "pinched nerve" isn't really a diagnosis, it's more of a symptom. Is it an impingement, a subluxated vertebra, or maybe stenosis? Or some combination?

    They didn't tell me, this was from the er. They took x-rays but weren't very clear with me then sent me home with a shot of torodol.

    Specifically when I went it was more in my left arm where it radiates pins and needles and pain down to my fingers.

    What the paperwork said was cervical radiculopathy. That's all I know.

    X-rays can be used to rule things out, but that isn't gonna give them the full picture. Even with a CT scan or an MRI, it can vary based on which machine they used and who they had reading it.

    Twitch Channel
    Steam: munkus_beaver
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    http://www.ccfa.org/
    Crippl3TheStig
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    A "pinched nerve" isn't really a diagnosis, it's more of a symptom. Is it an impingement, a subluxated vertebra, or maybe stenosis? Or some combination?

    They didn't tell me, this was from the er. They took x-rays but weren't very clear with me then sent me home with a shot of torodol.

    Specifically when I went it was more in my left arm where it radiates pins and needles and pain down to my fingers.

    What the paperwork said was cervical radiculopathy. That's all I know.

    X-rays can be used to rule things out, but that isn't gonna give them the full picture. Even with a CT scan or an MRI, it can vary based on which machine they used and who they had reading it.

    neuropathy is very simple to diagnose and furthermore I...

    Elvenshae
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited July 26
    no but for real, you need to go see your GP for a referral to a specialist and be very explicit about describing the pain and locations you feel it

    nerve problems and damage are predominately diagnosed by ruling stuff out rather than other injuries

    PiptheFair on
    ElvenshaeTheStig3cl1ps3
  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Yeah aleve is (I think?) just a brand name for naproxen

    I don't know the first thing about Aleve other than that it's fucking amazing, hands down the best otc pain relief meds I've ever used

  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Aleve is naproxen, yes.

    Steam Overwatch: Baidol#1957
  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited July 26
    Welp, I'm going in a for a rapid test.

    I got slack while helping out around the meadery since just about everybody there is fully vaccinated and I didn't have my mask. However, the one person who apparently was not and I was in close contact with Thursday tested positive Saturday. And about an hour ago I started getting a sore throat.

    So let's see if my shitty body can somehow get this again despite both vaccines and having already previously had it.

    Ok, it was negative. I guess my shitty body also has an extremely shitty sense of humor..

    Juggernut on
    OrcaDepressperadomrpakuwebguy20BahamutZEROMunkus Beaver
This discussion has been closed.