Wrist problem from typing 

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It's Friday, May 7, 2010
Time to wear a bit of red to show your support for the troops!

Good Morning, ! Today we viewed Zion Park from West to East. Yes, I know, people who have never seen mountains in full color, and think they are all just shades of gray, will think that is silly. However, Zion Park is the equivalent of switching from a Black & White movie to full color. All the mountains, a few thousand of them, are in some shade of red, from apricot to dark wine red. And the mountains there are anything but smooth. Except at mid-day, when the sun is straight overhead, the rough and craggy cliffs on the steep and sheer sides show in great contrast. Like Utah Road 95, Zion Park is 3D on turbo! About 15 years ago I saw a face in one of the mountains in Zion Park, and have shown pictures of it to people. It is a kind and smiling face, a few hundred feet high. Nobody I talked to had noticed it before, but a few people, who have seen my pictures, have since then seen it. Some even got quite religious about it. I don't blame them one bit. That kind and benevolent face in full color in the midst of that magnificent scenery is definitely awe inspiring. But then so are simple boulders in that park. There is one right beside the road, about the size of a small house, with holes in the side from where small and medium size ocean dwellers had displaced mud while it turned to stone Millions of years ago, and on top of it is a three foot high bent and twisted mountain pine, that looks like it is about three to four hundred years old. Everybody else just drives on by, but I am grateful that I saw and noticed it. I stopped and walked back to it, and once I am back on an XP machine, I'll show you a picture of it. Have FUN! DearWebby
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. --- Henry David Thoreau Real friends are those who, when you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel you've done a permanent job. --- Socratex
A fifth grader looks sad, so her teacher asks, "What's the problem? I hope it's not homework again." "Well, uh, yes it is," the little girl says. "I accidentally made my homework paper into a paper airplane." "That wasn't a very bright thing to do," says the teacher, "but just this once, I'll let you just unfold the paper and hand it in." "Oh, but that won't work," the girl says, looking even sadder. "You see, the plane was hijacked, and Little Johnny already handed it in as his."
If marriage were outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws.
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Jennifer LaPenta, 19, of Round Lake Park, Illinois Jail for inappropriate t-shirt A Round Lake Park woman was held in contempt and jailed for two days for the message on her T-shirt. The message was: "I own the (female body part), so I make the rules." LaPenta said she bought the shirt in the gay section of Spencer's. She said she is openly homosexual and said the judge was a "homophobe" for putting her in custody for wearing the shirt. In addition to her looks, which seem to be quite adequate for permanent protection from pregnancy, her sexual orientation make the text on her t-shirt totally irrelevant. She needs a brain implant even more desperately than silicone, before anybody would consider her wishes as a rule. Associate Judge Helen Rozenburg charged LaPenta with contempt of court for wearing the garment in her courtroom Monday. LaPenta was sitting in the gallery waiting for a friend's case to be called when the judge called her forward. Rozenburg asked LaPenta if she thought her shirt was appropriate. LaPenta said she told the judge that it would have been inaprorpriate had she been the defendant. Rozenburg immediately sentenced her to 48 hours in jail and had her cuffed, LaPenta said.
From the Tech Support Pits: From: Elvira Re: Sore wrists from typing Dear Webby My job involves a lot of typing, and lately it seems that causes me sore and painful wrists. I told my boss that my desk was too high for my kind of work, but he just laughed and said that maybe I was too short and should sit on a stack of pillows. What do you recommend? Elvira Dear Elvira Keep a log of any and all conversations on that topic, with dates and times. Put it in writing that you request a desk or typing surface, that is at the proper height for typing. (Upper arms straight up and down, lower arms and wrists level and wrists supported) There is plenty of information about that on the web, and, depending on your location, your boss could get into serious trouble over that. Keep in mind, though, that contacting Workers Compensation or OSHA behind your boss'es back would most likely be a career limiting move. If it does come to hostilities, your log will make a tremendous difference. Best, though is to try and solve the problem amicably. Find out if your desk can be lowered. Quite often that can be done without incurring any costs. If that can't be done, Home Depot has sturdy slide-out keyboard trays that can be screwed under a desk or even under a drawer for $12 to $15. I have even seen solutions, where a drawer on a counter was reduced in height, and a slide-out keyboard tray was screwed onto the bottom of the modified drawer. There are many solutions, that don't require replacing the desk. Also, consider the high-stem typist chairs with ring type foot rests. Before the women's lib movement decided that typist chairs made women look like sex objects, and promoted executive slouch chairs, there were a lot fewer permanent wrist injuries. Those high stem typist chairs are still available, usually in the $49 - $99 range, but may require some searching. Most furniture places prefer to stock and sell $350 executive chairs. If you can present your boss with a reasonable solution, chances are that he will coopoerate and hostilities won't be necessary. Have FUN! DearWebby
Joe, the Governor's most trusted assistant, died in his sleep one night. The Governor had depended on Joe for advice on every subject, from pending bills to wardrobe decisions. In addition, Joe had been his closest friend. So, it was understandable that the Governor didn't take kindly to the droves of ambitious office seekers who wanted Joe's job. "They don't even have the decency to wait until the man is buried," the Governor muttered. At the funeral, one eager beaver made his way to the Governor's side. "Governor," the man said, "is there a chance that I could take Joe's place?" "Certainly," the governor replied. "But you'd better hurry. I think the undertaker is almost finished."
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From Australia, where they have the cold season now: It was so cold last night the police stopped 3 youths pushing a mobile home down the street! When questioned by police they claimed to be trying to jump start the furnace!
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Nancy went to the emergency room for medical treatment on two badly burned ears . "What happened" asked the doctor. "Well, I was ironing while I was also watching a soap on TV, when the phone rang. I answered the iron." The doctor nodded, "But what happened to the other ear?" "Well, no sooner had I hung up," said Nancy, "when the neighbor called and asked what all the screaming was about."

Cactus Rally 2010
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