Author: Doug Ankerman

Sock Witless News

Sock Witless News

    Time to clear up and clean out. Time to get rid of a bunch of lame-o jokes written about news stories in recent days.  (Aren’t ALL my jokes lame?)   With that, My Odd Sock presents…”Sock Witless News.”       Today’s top story…a tanker truck carrying nearly 11,000 gallons of gasoline overturned …

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Putting It Away

Putting It Away

  I swear it’s not being picky. Or anal. Or some form of OCD. I’m not being bossy. Or a neat-nick. Or particular. I swear it’s it’s it’s multiple sclerosis’ fault!  MS made me this way. Here’s how… Multiple sclerosis eats up our energy like a Ford F-350 guzzles gas.  Therefore we need to get things …

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Gone Shopping

Gone Shopping

      Time to hit the stores for a little shopping. My Odd Sock style, of course.   Grab your charge card and let’s see what we find…..       Whoa, a whole stack of Squatty Pottys! The maker is so certain the Squatty Potty will help you, they have a money-back guarantee.  …

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Your Handy Dandy AFO

Your Handy Dandy AFO

  If you have multiple sclerosis, and have MS-related foot drop, you probably already own an AFO. AFO stands for Associated Foot Oreopie or something like that (Don’t quote me) and one is worn on the lower leg to help “pick-up” your foot when walking. Beneficial as the AFO can be, you can’t wear one …

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The Quiet House

The Quiet House

      The house is still.  Too much so. After ten days our family guests left several hours ago and already I miss them. The two children mostly, ages five and almost two-years old.     For ten days this house was a storm.  A chaos of activity. Patter of non-stop little feet.  Shrieks.  …

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In The Lobby

In The Lobby

Sometimes it’s good to revisit an old My Odd Sock.  Let this be one of them…..   You’ve had a rough go of it lately. The weather hasn’t been cooperative.  Neither has your body. Your spirits seem as low as your energy level. You try to shake it.  Change your routine.  Mix it up a …

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Being Punished

Being Punished

A look-back at an old My Odd Sock.  Enjoy…..   It was his passing comment that stopped me in my tracks.     “Wait, what did you say about your MS?” I asked. He repeated…”Sometimes I think I got MS as punishment for some bad things I did many years ago.” “You really think so? …

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I’m Rich!

I’m Rich!

    This could possibly be my last posting to this scrap-heap of a website. It has been fun while it lasted, but soon My Odd Sock will be filthy rich.     That is, according to the email I received below…   “Greetings you have been gifted $5 MILLION USD From Mr. Bill Gates. …

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MS Jeopardy

MS Jeopardy

    Let’s challenge our brain a bit with MS Jeopardy! You know how to play…I’ll supply the answer–you give me the question. Let’s begin…..     The Answer: The Question: What is a well-balanced diet? **********   The Answer: The Question: What is the average annual cost of MS medications ($60,000)? **********   The …

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got which kind?

got which kind?

  Me:  “I’m off to the store.” Voice:  “Get some milk.” Me:  “Okay.” Famous last words. Because a short time later, a breezy chill of refrigeration tickled exposed skin. There I was, face to face, with a behemoth wall of dairy. Jugs, cartons, bottles…large & small…bedazzled my milk-toast mind. When did milk decide to diversify? …

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Making it official.