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WP_20160322_22_06_35_Rich_LIThat is my hand from a little while ago.  As you can see, one of my fingers seems discolored.  That’s because it is.  I smashed it pretty badly with some free weights.  It turned my finger this delightful shade of purple.  Maybe even damson (at the height of all the swelling).

Anyway, it made things difficult for a while since I’m right handed and very right hand dominant.  I mean, I do have some left handed tendencies, but for the most part my left hand is pretty dumb and uncoordinated.  At least the damage was to my ring finger, the most useless of all fingers (yes even more so than the pinky), and not like…my index finger or something.  My finger did swell up to where it was about 1.5x the size of my other ring finger and I was able to use it to scare people for about a whole week.

It’s been maybe a month now?  My nail didn’t fall off, since most of the damage was to the other side of my finger.  Sometimes I wish the blood pooled mostly under the nail because then I could have relieved some of the pressure by poking a hole through my nail.  Oh well.  I think I might have a hairline fracture at the tip, judging by how it feels.  Meh.  Not much I can do about that other than wait it out.  And maybe stop forgetting that there’s a fracture there and hitting my finger against stuff.  Yeah, that might help.

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Sometimes you should need something to inject some cheer in your otherwise dreary (or worse) situation.

Previously, my favorites were watching/listening to the early 90s lineup of Rockapella perform their arrangement of Zombie Jamboree.  They’re so ridiculous.  How can you not smile and be cheered?

I also rather liked the early 2008 lineup of UW Madison’s Redefined a cappella performance of a medley of old Nintendo themes.  Favorite parts include the Tetris portion, the Zelda portion, and the ending.  I don’t know why I’ve always liked the Mario death theme.

I don’t know why I found these a cappella arrangements to be cheering, but they were to me.  But it’s been some time since I’ve been using these as a motivational and cheering tool and often, you become habituated and they start losing effectiveness.  I use these sparingly now.  Only in times of great despair.  Which generally means I’m too far gone for them to be of any use anyway.

But!  I’ve recently found another musical arrangement to be quite cheering.  It’s not a cappella but it’s just as ridiculous as the other two.

The chorus!  THE CHORUS!!

Also, Mr. Timn.  I recommend Mr. Timn the Milkman.  Because…it’s a group of people blowing their noses together.