Monday, 13 July 2020

The Barmaid and The Squits


Winnie's squits resolved yesterday
Mine started yesterday,
No connection there but conincidence
Serendipity is not a word to used when your bowels are playing up
and you are never so vulnerable as a human when you have the squits

I'm annoyed
I'm annoyed because I will off work at least three days
and I don't get paid for days off sick

Luckily I had already booked the sexy bearded dog walker , so at least the girls have had a good walk.
I dare not venture too far from home
Yesterday I had a " bit of an incident " in the lane which necessitated a quick-sticks gallop for home and a hot bath!
I won't paint a further picture of the afternoon!

Today I'm a little washed out.
I slept too long yesterday and already today, I have cat napped on the couch whilst the dogs were out.
This afternoon I took an Imodium and took a chance to go out to buy dog food

Being ill, when single makes for self pity
Everyone wants someone to stroke your hair when you're poorly.

However the positive of today was a brief moment listening to radio four .
It was an arbitrary arts programme where some articulate Boffin was discussing art
The painting he was discussing was A Bar At The Follies Bergere by Manet, which I suddenly realised was the piece of art I was most impressed with on a visit to The Courtauld Gallery back in 2017
The Boffin explained the painting's possible meanings in relation to the power of the barmaid Suzon
As well as the power of women in general and it was lovely to have that " ah ha!" moment, albeit years later when I realised just how complicated the set up and the positioning were to Manet.
I enjoy looking deeper into things like I did when I studied film at Sheffield Hallam University

It's time I did some serious study again
But not today


70 comments:

  1. Did she/he mention the mirror reflection being too far out? I must listen. Bad luck with the trots.

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    1. Yes, his take on it was that Manet wanted to show two women
      The prostitute leaning towards the punter in the mirror and the strong woman, face on to the camera

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    2. The programme was on around 4 pm

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    3. Tom isn't going to like that gif.

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    4. He will have to live with it

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    5. Capturing a moment in time, not immediate but remembered. Poor grasp of perspective as the painting was not done live.

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    6. According to boffins, it was done in a studio with the barmaid and a mock up mirrow and bar

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    7. Oh well then, color me wrong, it must indeed have deep symbolism.

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  2. I feel your pain. Just got over a case of it myself. I'm blaming it on a Tim Hortons Bacon and Egg biscuit. I knew I should have went to MacDonalds for an Egg McMuffin.

    Totally useless trivia for today. In my early 20s, a coworker told me I looked like the barmaid in the picture. I took that he meant my colouring and the way I wore my hair. Looking back, it was because I could stare down any time waster that came to our office. A trait that I still have today, lol

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    1. Suzon the barmaid in the painting was a part time prostitute!

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    2. I've thought of that line of work, a la Pretty Woman, but who am I kidding. Patients are weird enough, lol

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  3. Oh dear! Sorry to hear about your predicament. Have you consider a cork from a champagne bottle?

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    1. A top of a kilner jar?

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    2. This reply made me laugh out loud once I pictured the scene! Get well soon John! :)

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  4. Take care, get well, stay well.

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  5. As they say, past a certain age: "never trust a fart."

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  6. Good job the loo roll crisis is over.

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    1. I've got some soothing aloe vera wipes in x

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  7. Are you sure you didn't pick this up from Winnie?

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  8. Barbara Anne7:45 pm

    So sorry about the "green apple quick steps" as a friend in nursing school called the problem. I echo JayCee's remark that it's good the TP shortage crisis is over.

    Hope the Imodium doesn't give you the opposite problem!

    Wishing you well, John, and hope sweet Winnie doesn't have a relapse.

    Hugs!

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    1. Green apple steps , I like that

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    2. Green apple QUICK step ... you have to be damned quick when you have the squirts! Step lively and clinch the cheeks!!

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    3. Clenching unfortunately didn'twork

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  9. ah, poor baby. been there done that; I second debra. get well soon.

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  10. I can't believe you dug out that old awful gif, yeesh, again!

    Best you stay home, think what work would be like if all the hospice folks caught it and you had to cope with that. Maybe you did get it from Winnie? Or the date guy? eeew.
    Feel better, be glad you have an understanding employer. [no cocktail weiners or pizza for a few days.] And you need to stockpile dog food, don't you have Chewy.com over there Or Amazon?.

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    1. A ten year old school boy in a grown man's body.

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    2. It's been said many times

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  12. Darn! I hope you recover soon, and the days off don’t require lots of long overtime to compensate. Perhaps you could collect a store of Emergency Dog Food, as that’s the more likely emergency?
    Loved that picture, hadn’t realised the significance of the mirror image.

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    1. I've done that but only dry stuff
      Winnie and Dotty don't eat it

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  13. My tich also had the trots last night and surprisingly I was also unfortunate to have similar this morning.It did cause me to feel weak and a headache and queasy but luckily it passed after several passings.I do eat mainly vegetables though.Hope you don't dehydrate John- you must keep moist xx

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  14. "Today I'm a little washed out."

    Well that sounds better than yesterday.

    "...and already today, I have cat napped on the couch"

    Do afternoon cat naps engender weird anxiety on wakening, or it that just me?

    "This afternoon I took an Imodium and took a chance to go out to buy dog food"

    Yes some Imodium is a good idea prior to eating dog food, but it would be better not to eat dog food.

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    1. I would laugh but I'm on the toilet

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    2. Sometimes you provide information that is in excess of what is required.

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    3. That's what they pay me for

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    4. I think the toilet would be the perfect place to laugh at this. Less chance of "accidents".

      Hope you're feeling beter.

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  15. I hope this comment finds you on the mend. No fun being sick. And you are right, when you are single, no one is there to take care of you...

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    1. I need you here to wipe my brow
      ( and other places)

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  16. I had to drink one of those sachets a couple of years ago to make you "go" the night before a colonoscopy and it was extreme and very shocking x

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    1. I understand the words EXTREME and SHOCKING all too well today

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  17. I sympathize and understand all too well, having developed IBS over the last couple of years! It's a helpless feeling to know you really gotta go, and can't control it. Feel better fast!

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  18. I live with Crohn's disease so send full understanding and sympathy. Yes to wet wipes - their being cold and wet really helps when the rear end is overactive, xx
    Michelle in Wellington, NZ

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  20. When I am sick, I want to be alone. Having another person around is annoying. My misery does not want company unless they are there to get me meds.

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  21. Hahahahaha
    OMG that gif!
    Hahahahaha

    Oh dear. Hope you get better soon.

    XoXo

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  22. I don't think I would be so quick to dismiss it not being connected to Winnie.
    Could be something you both caught that happens to be going around. Sorry, you being a nurse will have thought of that.

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    1. Or some human food eaten by both

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  23. I hope you wake up squit-free tomorrow!!!

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  24. Maybe get tested again?
    Hope you get better soon.
    How come your sick days aren't paid for?

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    1. Because I've worked there less than one year

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  25. I have that picture in my attic.I used to have it on the kitchen wall,but it was to big.I hope that your squirts are easing off now.My hubby has had those recently and he tells me like a naughty school boy,lol,x

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  26. Red as much as possible, this bug is doing the rounds xx

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  27. The barmaid always looks a bit miserable to me. Probably looking forward to the end of her shift and pissed off by all the lewd comments from customers.

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  28. Stress more like, Winnie is the love of your life

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  29. Glad she is better.

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