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Started by mamselle, May 27, 2019, 09:31:29 AM

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FishProf

Crackling in the head can be air trapped in the skin.  Subcutaneous emphysema.

I had it when I blew my nose after getting kicked in the head in karate.  Black eye then swelled way up when I blew my nose (note to self - don't do that).

A cough or a sneeze with congestion in the sinuses can cause this.
I'd rather have questions I can't answer, than answers I can't question.

ab_grp

Apl68, I have that leg jerk thing sometimes.  I hope it doesn't affect your sleep too much if you have it often! I didn't know there was a name for it! And I don't think I have the exploding head syndrome, although I have had that happen a few times as well.  I will have to pay better attention.

And FishProf, I'm sorry you got kicked in the head and had so many consequences.  I looked up the subcutaneous emphysema (which I had also never heard of!), and it looks like the treatments are not really amenable to home remedies, so hopefully I don't have that.  I believe it's sinus-related, probably something to do with sitting up and having whatever's in my head (clearly not a brain) shifting around. 

apl68

This morning I passed a sign that said "Yard Sale."  It stood in an empty yard.  I guess the yard itself is the only merchandise on offer?  I decided to pass, since I already have all the yard I need back home.
For our light affliction, which is only for a moment, works for us a far greater and eternal weight of glory.  We look not at the things we can see, but at those we can't.  For the things we can see are temporary, but those we can't see are eternal.

downer

One of my online fall classes is full, so I made it available to students. Interesting to see the enrollment go down. I'm guessing students see how much work there is to do and switch to a different professor. The ones who are left are those willing to do the work and those who haven't bothered to look.
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."—Sinclair Lewis

Wahoo Redux

My standard-sized Streamline stapler does not have enough punch to staple a stack of 20 papers, but if you punch both sides of the stack a couple of times so the staples are partway in, it's ugly but still works.  That's a good stapler. 

P.S.----is that yard still for sale, apl?  Mine needs mowing, and it's kind of too hot to mow right now, so I thought I'd just get a new one until it cools down next month.
Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring
Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To flutter--and the Bird is on the Wing.

apl68

Quote from: Wahoo Redux on August 11, 2023, 03:36:16 PMP.S.----is that yard still for sale, apl?  Mine needs mowing, and it's kind of too hot to mow right now, so I thought I'd just get a new one until it cools down next month.

No, I don't believe so.  Don't know who the lucky purchaser was.
For our light affliction, which is only for a moment, works for us a far greater and eternal weight of glory.  We look not at the things we can see, but at those we can't.  For the things we can see are temporary, but those we can't see are eternal.

Wahoo Redux

Quote from: apl68 on August 14, 2023, 10:46:20 AM
Quote from: Wahoo Redux on August 11, 2023, 03:36:16 PMP.S.----is that yard still for sale, apl?  Mine needs mowing, and it's kind of too hot to mow right now, so I thought I'd just get a new one until it cools down next month.

No, I don't believe so.  Don't know who the lucky purchaser was.

Dang it!  Now I'll have to do manual labor!!!
Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring
Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To flutter--and the Bird is on the Wing.

sinenomine

There's a cricket in my living room, behind the entertainment center. It's very loud.
"How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks...."

apl68

Quote from: sinenomine on August 21, 2023, 05:17:44 PMThere's a cricket in my living room, behind the entertainment center. It's very loud.

Nothing like an indoor cricket! 

I once spent a night in a motel in Tucumcari called El Palacio.  The name was not truth in advertising!  The floors were damp and there was a cricket chirping somewhere in the room all night long.
For our light affliction, which is only for a moment, works for us a far greater and eternal weight of glory.  We look not at the things we can see, but at those we can't.  For the things we can see are temporary, but those we can't see are eternal.

Juvenal

Cranky septuagenarian

Langue_doc

Our new forumite, stampmaker, seems to be quite persistent.

secundem_artem

I don't think Vivek Ramaswamy would make a very good president or VEEP.  But if the Federal Government ever rolls out The Secretary of Dental Whitening and Bleaching, I'd say he's got a lock on the job.
Funeral by funeral, the academy advances

downer

I got to see the syllabus of a FT member of the CC I teach at. I found that for their online class, the first week is devoted to students "making sure they are registered" and getting the textbook. Genius! The semester is shortened by a week. I'm copying that one.
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."—Sinclair Lewis

AmLitHist

Quote from: downer on August 31, 2023, 05:32:03 AMI got to see the syllabus of a FT member of the CC I teach at. I found that for their online class, the first week is devoted to students "making sure they are registered" and getting the textbook. Genius! The semester is shortened by a week. I'm copying that one.
My students (CC) would love that: they had 2 graded assignments last week (first week of Fall), and were already working on their first paper, which was due yesterday!

secundem_artem

Is there anyone here less interested than I am in the trials and tribulations of the tech-bro overlords at Burning Man?  Why I am supposed to care?
Funeral by funeral, the academy advances