Brain Drain #26

Brain Drain #26

    Welcome to “Brain Drain,” the long-running post consisting of subject matter of no real importance.  Just somewhere to vent my general irritability. Let’s dig in, shall we?…     Fancy Patios     Spring is approaching fast.  And with the new season are advertisements for fancy patio furniture. These displays are beholding, I’ll …

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The Infusion Room

The Infusion Room

  There were only four of us in the infusion room on this particular day.  Four of us with arms exposed. IV’s in. Drip, drip, dripping away.     All four of us sharing the dreaded ick, multiple sclerosis. But how different each of us were when you really thought about it.   There was …

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Let’s Eatery

Let’s Eatery

  Restaurants have been around as long as we humans have been hungry.  Through the years known as diners, cafes, canteens and a host of other names. But a new name of a restaurant is getting popular in my area. Places are calling themselves an “eatery.”       Well, at least I thought “eatery” …

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Shecky Tremble (MS comedian)

Shecky Tremble (MS comedian)

  NOTE:  For the first time since this blog began in 2009, My Odd Sock hands over the reigns to the up & coming MS comedian, Shecky Tremble. The following is a transcript of Shecky’s recent performance at Gimp’s Comedy Club.  Let the show begin…..   Emcee:  “Welcome everyone to Gimps Comedy Club.  We have …

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Worst Gifts

Worst Gifts

  Birthdays.  Holidays.  Wedding day.  Valentines day.  Just because day. ANY day is special to give or receive a gift.  Am I right? Problem is not all gifts are as special as they seem. Some are downright lame.  And I have given & gotten more than my share through the years. Here are some examples… …

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Outta My Routine

Outta My Routine

I’ve been out of sorts lately.  Family matters, holidays–you know the drill.  I wanted to write about it…till I realized I wrote pretty much the same damn thing in “Outta My Routine” from 2015 as well as “The Routine of MS” from way back in 2011. So instead of writing something fresh, I am taking …

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A Christmas Quiz

A Christmas Quiz

    We are in the smack-dab middle of the holiday season. The perfect time to test your knowledge of all things Christmas. During this festive quiz, you will need to select the answer which best completes the following statements. Let’s begin…..   1.  On Christmas Eve, Santa Claus comes down the chimney: A)  so …

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Good News Bad News

Good News Bad News

    With everything there is good news and bad news. Including multiple sclerosis. Here are some good news/bad news scenarios you may find familiar. Enjoy…..     Good News You are just six steps from the nearest bathroom. Bad News You begin peeing after five. +++++   Good News Your doctor is happy to …

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Writings On The Wall

Writings On The Wall

  The MRI is such a familiar, routine procedure when you have multiple sclerosis. Inside the tube is so generic.  Staring at those empty walls, I think they could use some graffiti.  But what would it be? Here are some of my ideas of writings on the wall…               …

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Have Some Pride

Have Some Pride

  The following is an open letter to zombies.  This cultural phase has long run its course.  It is time to move on to something more constructive.  It is time for all zombies to take a good look at themselves and have some pride.   Dear zombies, Enough already.  Your show has ended.  Halloween has …

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Making it official.