Sounds Funny

Sounds Funny

    The written word itself may or may not be interesting. But how it sounds when spoken–can be downright engaging! Some words are short.  Abrupt.  Smacking you upside the head with purpose.  While longer words can have an ebb & flow.  A cadence which carries you along with a venacular rhythm.   I love …

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Bladder Blather

Bladder Blather

  With multiple sclerosis, problems with pee-pee and poo-poo are quite common.  Namely when an MSer has to go–we HAVE TO GO.  Get out of our way ‘cuz it’s game time! I’m undoing my pants way before I cross the bathroom threshold.  Even then it can be a close call. Nighttime is the worst. I’ll …

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My Beak

My Beak

  My beak. The nose on my face.  Yeah, we go way back.  Been my calling card for ages. It’s big-no doubt.  It’s the first thing that enters a room. Most people say they remember someone’s eyes.  With me, they never forget my nose.   I’ve frightened small children.  It counts as another appendage…two arms, two …

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Holiday Hugs

Holiday Hugs

  ‘Tis the season celebrated with family & friends. Warmest greetings are exchanged.  Hearty hello’s & well wishes along with embraces of fellowship. Hugs are given to all within reach…graciously accepted by everyone–except this guy…who is shakily standing there, teetering on two canes.   You see, with multiple sclerosis, comes piss-poor balance.  And the simplest …

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Guzzle Gifts

Guzzle Gifts

    Got a drinker on your gift list? How about a bottle of wine from a local winery? Some crafted beer from an area brewpub? Or fine spirits from your state agency?   Then, head to Ollie’s to get your party started!     If you are not familiar, Ollie’s is a closeout retailer …

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Guilt Over Good

Guilt Over Good

  One can be guilty of many things. Mostly bad stuff comes to mind. But I ask you, can one be guilty of a GOOD thing? Here’s my dilemma. Speaking to those with multiple sclerosis, you already know that with a MS diagnosis there can be a truckload of symptoms, signs, reactions, maladies & ailments…affecting …

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Leaf Blowers Blow

Leaf Blowers Blow

  The fall season brings out its absolute best. Crisp temps.  Clear skies.  And a rainbow of vivid colors as Mother Nature shows her hand. But on the contrary, with fall, also comes its absolute worst–the emergence of the annoying, man-made cicada of the season–the LEAF BLOWER.   You see, I loathe leaf blowers.  Can’t …

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Rants

Rants

  This pitiful blog serves as my outlet. A place to spew my thoughts, my gripes & ideas in a somewhat humorous way. Not everything will be on point as my mind hits & skips like a ’74 Dodge Dart. Today is no exception as I drone on about two subjects in this post titled …

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Dreadfully Awful

Dreadfully Awful

    I just finished taking a cycle of the commonly-prescribed oral steroid, Prednisone. Whether you have MS, a myriad of other health conditions or simply trying to boost your home run total, you are well aware of what I am about to say.       How do these tiny, tiny pills…smaller than mini …

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The Flemmy Awards

The Flemmy Awards

It’s the Flemmy Awards! Welcome ladies & gentlemen to the Flemmy’s, celebrating the best & worst of My Odd Sock. We are live from the American Legion hall in Sheboygan for this star-studded event.     Everyone in attendance hoping, dreaming to take home a coveted, career-killing Flemmy Award! The winners are in.  Trophies have been …

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