My Musing Space

My Musing Space

Monday, July 07, 2014

Numb chin syndrome update #8 [final :)]

I did not check the visitors' data for a while, and doing so today I realised that there is interest in finding out what the final outcome of the affliction may possibly be.  Well, here is my report of how things stand today, six years later.

The good news is that 99.9% of the time I am totally free of any reminders of that past event.  Yet, there is that teentsy bit of 0.1% which does not allow me to forget completely.  It is nothing important, though. What I am talking about is that the very end area of the nerve, at around the canine, remained sensitive to temperature differences.  This means that when I drink a hot tea, in that little spot the liquid registers as just a bit hotter then in the rest of my mouth.  Even more dramatic is the sensation when I eat ice cream.  The sensation has been the same for many years now, there does not seem to be any sign of diminishing any further. 

I am not complaining, it is actually fun.  But it is there.  It is something that I will probably experience for the rest of my life.  :)

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Locked out of your condo for arrears?

In reference to the National Post article that was responding to a situation in which a condo owner was locked out of his apartmant for missing a month's payment of condo fees, noone seemed to recognize the fact that for that lockout period (a week?) the condo corporation technically took ownership of the apartment.  This fact makes the condo corporation responsible for the appropriate portion of that month's mortgage payment on that apartment, which then allows the owner to claim that amount against the outstanding fee owed. Lawyers should have a ball straightening this out.  :)

Thursday, November 03, 2011

No roses for me

I am often bemused when I hear about women getting upset for their husband not gifting them for their wedding anniversaries. When it comes to gifts, men are known to have a hard time finding appropriate stuff. So, even when they do remember the date of their wedding anniversary, most of the time they just grab some red roses.

But what are those roses good for? You can show them off to relatives and friends, provided they happen by. Otherwise they wither and die in a few days and there goes your beloved's hard earned money. Seriously, ladies, wouldn't you rather gift yourself quietly with something more enjoyable, chosen by you, fitting your "needs of the moment"?

Of course, that's just me. The fact of the matter is that men keep on buying roses and women keep on sniffing them, like they were the things they desired the most.

Darling husband of mine, thank you for not buying me roses. I prefer a big hug and kiss, and a warm "thank you for all the years you stood by me...".

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Bedbug prevention

Unfortunately these little buggers are around us, we never know when and how we acquire a nice little collection of eggs. The most probable source is clothing items or other things made of cloth, from sheets and towels to floor mops. Luckily there is a way to kill those eggs: HEAT. So whenever you buy something that may potentially harbor eggs, make sure that right after you got home from shopping you chuck the items into the clothes dryer and run it at high heat for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Inglorious Basterds - a subjective review

After I heard so many people ooh-ing and aah-ing over this movie, I went to see it. But I was not that impressed. And I have several reasons for not liking the movie much.

-- My first reaction was that it is too much of an American gunslinger macho movie, that glorifies the idea of bloody revenge.
-- The characters are too caricature-like to my taste. Because of this it is not that easy to identify entirely with the good guys.
-- The historic time frame in my opinion is already too far away for the strong anti-German sentiments of the movie.
-- The creators of the film forgot that in Germany it is the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of fallen German soldiers who go to see the movie. How do you think they may react to the scene where a brave patriotic officer (who may be a Nazi, but may perhaps not be one) has his head bashed into a pulp by a baseball wielding American (be he Jewish or otherwise). Or what about the young soldier from Hamburg in the pub scene, celebrating the birth of his first child, who is tricked into putting his gun down by appealing to his humanity? Did he really deserve to die?
-- And finally: do we really need another medium that portrays some fictional bloodthirsty vengeful Jews of the past, when Islamic and other world-wide antisemitic propaganda in our days already created an image of the bloodthirsty Zionist Israeli of the present, an equally fictitious but increasingly accepted image?

Friday, January 08, 2010

Numb chin syndrome update #8

I thought that by now no sign will have been left of the paresthesia. But there is still a little odd leftover sensation hanging in there, an occasional occurrence. By now when brushing my teeth everything feels completely normal. Instead, whenever I eat or drink something too warm or too cold, the little quarter sized area of the lip in front of my canine (the end bit of the "mental" nerve) reacts to it, and the hot or cold sensation feels stronger, amplified, just in that small area. It is not unpleasant at all. Just odd. And a reminder of what is thankfully now behind me... :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Saudi TV presenters in full niqab

I found this on the Al Arabiya website. Apparently a new TV show started on the Saudi Awtan TV that discusses issues concerning teenage girls. The panel consists of three fully covered females.

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Please, read this blog post, also, written by an Egyptian-American girl: Niqab:Veiling the True Message of Islam?