Last evening, I hit my elbow against the kitchen counter top and it hurt so bad. Hurting oneself in winter always hurts more and this was my elbow,my funny bone and the throbbing for the 10 minutes that followed was not funny at all! I kept wondering why it is called funny bone, when all it did was made me wince in pain, not laugh and here are some quick facts:
1- the funny bone isn’t a bone at all. It’s a nerve called ulnar nerve.
2- the ulnar nerve gives sensation to the little finger and half the ring finger on the palm and back of the hand
3- it is one of the three main nerves in the arm. It comes out of the spinal cord in the neck and travels down the hand
4- ulnar nerve compression at the elbow is called ulnar nerve entrapment at the elbow or cubital tunnel syndrome
5- leaning on the elbow for long periods of time can cause compression
6- the name “funny bone” could be in reference to the shocking and tingling sensation we experience when we hit it. Some say its an anatomical pun since the nerve runs along the “humerus”( the bone extending from shoulder to elbow)
7- a funny bone is often used in daily language to denote a person with a sense of humour
Do you have a funny bone? I normally do but not today…
This Mother’s Day I extend a big hurrah to all mothers who work hard everyday to bring up secure and confident children. I wish you much happiness and joy on this journey!
Long time ago, I mentioned having iPad fever and subsequently iPaditis now, I have Rickyitis. I’ve caught the Ricky Martin fever bug!!
The Voice in its second season in Australia has replaced Keith Urban for Ricky Martin as one of the four coaches, the other three being, Delta Goodrem, Seal and Joel Madden.
I’m addicted to this program and watch it with much passion. I love the singing and the competition but this year there is an added reason… “Ricky Martin”
I was a big fan of Ricky during my teenage years- his songs were feet tapping and of course he’s very charming …er…great looking. And his recent question “¿de dónde eres? to one contestant made me want to go back to continuing Spanish language studies. I know only basic Spanish.
I firmly believe that the French language is the most romantic and stylish language. I’m so partial to it that I put myself through seven gruelling years of French studies learning how to speak and write like the locals in France.
Coming back to Ricky when he speaks in Spanish, he makes me think that Spanish is the new French…
Well, almost because I’m loyal to the French language, it will always be No 1 for me and Spanish will be No 2…but, Livin’ La Vida Loca is my No 1 dance number…
Often it happens, what is want to say to someone - remains unsaid. That silence and mum for years builds up in our hearts and minds. Here is a series of "Unposted Letters" which will feature emotions - feelings - thoughts of people who have something to say.
To someone I knew years ago...
You pretended to be my friend and to be on my side.
I was going through my own blog two days ago and read blog entries from June and July 2012. This made me wonder and ask the question “Do we look through the archives of fellow bloggers when we visit their site?”
I visit many blogging sites.I follow many bloggers but often I tend to read the latest blog post and that’s it! Some bloggers refer to an old blog post so there’s a link and I do land up reading it but otherwise I don’t check through the archives. Do you check old posts?
I ask my fellow bloggers how do you attract people to your old posts? I feel really bad for not reading the old posts because love and toil has gone into it but if I went through the archives of one blog in detail I would never be able to move on to another blog and that makes me feel worse.
I have come up with a solution. And this is what I am going to do. When I visit a blog I’m going to randomly select a month and read one blog entry for that month. I’m going to do this for every blog I visit.So I’ve read one new and one old post …
So that’s my blog archive goal what’s yours?
P.S- You can start by reading an old post on my blog
I have watched almost all episodes of Jetsons while growing up. As a school goer everything about the lifestyle of the Jetsons was fascinating. This included their apartment, their mode of transport and Rosie of course. I wanted this robot maid to take care of all the chores my mother otherwise assigned to me. I wished and wished and finally after two decades life is beginning to look like the life of the Jetsons.
Check this out:
And let’s not forget the way technology and along with it various devices that have already changed our lifestyle. That’s another blog post…
I write for a website called Indian moms connect (IMC). It’s a place where mothers can share parenting ideas. Mothers from all around the world share their stories. IMC recently collated exciting food recipes into an ebook available for download.
Check it out…
Download it from the home page.