The OldDoughouse

(Carl Keller) #61

@OldDoug I like 1, 6 and 9. 2 is intriguing but I think we can learn to eat with control without needing a magic pill. Wouldn’t control of our diet avert consequences?

But isn’t being drunk a consequence of drinking? :stuck_out_tongue:

(Doug) #62

Me too, Carl, and those are frequently picked. Here’s a representation of the choices people made on a Facebook group.


(Bacon enough and time) #63

Nah, it’s the purpose! :grin:

(Doug) #64

All or Nothing Department:

Bought a new game from Steam, ‘Frostpunk’ - a city-building survival simulation, and oh is it good.

Bought it last Friday afternoon, downloaded it in the evening and played all night well into Saturday. So, Friday night rolls around again and I see:


139 hours in a week. But hey - I stayed on the keto wagon the whole time. Nothing succeeds like excess.

(Running from stupidity) #65


(Doug) #66

Some of my favorite Shakespeare, from ‘Richard II’

The bay-trees in our country are all wither’d
And meteors fright the fixed stars of heaven;
The pale-faced moon looks bloody on the earth
And lean-look’d prophets whisper fearful change;
Rich men look sad and ruffians dance and leap,
The one in fear to lose what they enjoy,
The other to enjoy by rage and war:
These signs forerun the death or fall of kings.

(Empress of the Unexpected) #67

4, 8, 9

(Doug) #68

Regina, I always think #8 is an interesting choice - there must be some strong motivation at work. I wonder, too, about what would happen - would we be the same person, afterwards? I’d like to be able to go back and change a few things in my own history, for sure. Yet I think that the unintended consequences might really bite me.

(Empress of the Unexpected) #69

Nothing too heavy. Mainly I would like to erase my most embarrassing moments!

(Empress of the Unexpected) #70

And my four isn’t any kind of misplaced vanity. I have a lazy left eye which is pretty noticeable until you get used to it. I went on an interview once and the interviewer concluded I was on drugs. Someone pointed out her error and I got the job. My eyes obviously don’t track together.

(Doug) #71

(CharleyD) #72

I’d give up the other pills if there was a pill to truly kill pain.

Just got hit with a bolt out of the blue the other day, developing scoliosis, already at 20* angle within about a year. Just trying to pick up the pieces, sheesh…

(Doug) #73

Dang, Charley - I don’t know about this but holy crow, that seems worrisome…

(CharleyD) #74

Just goes to show, you never know. I guess all the calisthenics and taekwondo and keto in the world aren’t enough to forestall what your body is just destined to do.

(Doug) #75

So when you mention pain here, is this pressure on the spinal nerves?

(CharleyD) #76

Bah, don’t let this thread be hijacked! I’m sorry, I gave in to a moment of ‘Weltschmerz’ when I should have been posting pretty pictures of food and whatnot.

Here’s a ribeye I managed not to mangle this weekend. It really does taste better when you get the drill lines just so:

(Doug) #77

It’s all good, Charley. I had an infection in two vertebrae in 2007 - osteomyelitis - and while the pain was never constant (thank goodness) it was easy to step the wong way, go over a small bump while driving, etc., and WOW you talk about pain…

(Ellen) #78

Damn that looks pretty fine @Dipper_Actual ! What has Dr said about scoliosis? Didn’t realise you could develop it in later life.

(CharleyD) #79

Thanks :slight_smile: And there’s an adult idiopathic scoliosis that just happens.

(Ellen) #80

Well that sucks, hope you can find some way to mitigate or treat.