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24 August 2012
First, a happy announcement from moistoncemore: "The five year, seven month and 22 day drought has finely been broken!" Hooray! (This is the gardening forum, isn't it? <looks around>) "Not exactly a thunderstorm," she reported, "but a very pleasant shower nonetheless." (Weather, maybe?)
BuntyPenfold seemed to think it's travel... "Where are you?" <packs bags>, while Treblesallround popped in from the Pedants' Corner to say: "I hope it was very fine, excellent typo!"
"Do you think it was some sort of Freudian slip?" grinned moistoncemore. "Are you planning a rematch?" asked Trebles. (Where are we now, London 2012?) "I blooming well hope so," replied a relieved moist. "I'm not planning on waiting another five years."
BigOldFanny has a question: "Would I be unreasonable to dress DD as a uterus?
"The Republican National Convention is going to be held very close to where I live, and I'm thinking of going to protest and dressing up DD as a model of the female reproductive system - though I'm slightly concerned about there being trouble using her, as she's too young to have an opinion on anything herself (even though this will affect her long term). Is it wrong?"
Come on now... who could possibly object to that? <braces self> Oh, HEAPS of you. Anyhoooooo.
"Do you already have a uterus costume? I'd love to see it," volunteered ObiWan, while AKissIsNotAContract suggested: "I reckon you could adapt a haggis costume into a uterus costume with a bit of imagination."
"Are haggis costumes terribly easy to come by then?" asked a confused JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar (who obviously hasn't spent time in Scotland during the feast of St Haggis).
And then there was a lot more blah blah 'No, it's not cool to dress children up as political statements' before TallulahTwinkle turned the crowd around with the triumphant suggestion that: "You could call her a Cuterus!" "And have adorovaries," smiled the indulgent mother. "That'll make for some interesting therapy sessions when she finds the photos," said WithACherryOnTop.
ICanTuckMyBoobsInMyPockets wanted to know: "Who here actually does pelvic floor exercises?? And how do you remind yourself? I know I need to do them, surely I can't be the only one who does two squeezes then starts making a shopping list in my head?" Indeed you are not, my friend... (<thinks> eggs, bacon, milk...)
AGeeksWife spoke for a lot of us when she observed: "I do them whenever I read the words 'pelvic floor exercises' and then forget again until I read the words again." Catinthebox has some Pyrex Ben Wa balls: "I tend to stuff them in and just forget about them, but they seem to help."
"I'm a physio - and I think part of the problem is they way we teach the exercises. They are a bit random - it's easy to strengthen your arm because you can SEE it move, but your pelvic floor? How do you know you are doing it right? I am fairly frank when yakking on about them. You want to ever have an orgasm again? Do your blardy pelvic floor exercises.
"You can get strength-training devices, they look like little tampons, but are weights that you insert and do your exercises with. They are really good, but they only work if you actually USE them, and - my top tip - make sure you can competently hold the thing in if you go out... I once saw one rolling in the cereal aisle of Sainsbos.
"You doing them now?
"Course you are."
Course we are.