May 03, 2018
Sorry about the blog outage just now. Was fixing the recent comments and search functions as I've been meaning to for the past three months and I slipped and somehow set the cat on fire.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thu May 3 10:02:22 2018 (PiXy!)
If this happened to me, I'd have to choose between the waxwood bo staves and the monopods. I'm not sure which would get me in more trouble on a college campus, but I definitely wouldn't get far if I picked the suburi-tō...
Posted by: J Greely at Thu May 3 11:46:21 2018 (h8yX6)
Some non-snarky advice (which assumes the cane is new and/or temporary): if you're going to be using it long-term, learn to take it with you from room to room so you don't lose it. Also, like you presumably do with your keys, wallet, etc., decide on places where you're going to keep it: next to your bed, on the right-hand side in your easy chair, etc, etc. Makes it a LOT easier to find it when you lose it.
 from someone who had to train his wife to do this because she kept losing it.
Posted by: Rick C at Thu May 3 11:58:53 2018 (h8yX6)
Posted by: Rick C at Thu May 3 11:59:18 2018 (h8yX6)
+1 on keeping spares, though another pro-tip, collapsible walking sticks are inexpensive (~$15-30 on Amazon) and take up a small enough amount of room to easily store in a vehicle. That way, even if you are away from home, you'll have something available.
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Thu May 3 14:34:27 2018 (h8yX6)
Posted by: J Greely at Thu May 3 19:04:10 2018 (h8yX6)
Posted by: jabrwok at Fri May 4 07:52:14 2018 (h8yX6)
Posted by: jabrwok at Fri May 4 07:52:49 2018 (h8yX6)
That said, I poked around on their site, and if I were in a state where it was legal to own one, and I didn't have a better use for a thousand bucks, and I were trained to fight with a 17.5" double-edged knife, I'd seriously consider it.
Posted by: J Greely at Fri May 4 09:44:37 2018 (h8yX6)
Get that sheepskin! Beat it like a rug!
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Fri May 4 09:53:22 2018 (h8yX6)
Sorry about the blog outage just now.
It was such a good post. I was so happy right up until I hit "post"...
Was fixing the recent comments and search functions as I've been meaning to for the past three months
I slipped and somehow set the cat on fire.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri May 4 10:26:16 2018 (h8yX6)
In other news, I got a 112 on one of my exams. I'm not entirely sure how the math works on that but I'm not going to inquire too closely.
I swear however, that no cats were set on fire during the cram session.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri May 4 10:37:46 2018 (h8yX6)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sat May 5 01:09:52 2018 (PiXy!)
Sometimes just having something can be more important than how well you can use it. Somebody I used to know who was wheelchair bound related a story to me once about how they were wheeling to their car when they became aware they were being followed by a couple of younger people whose demeanor suggested they weren't intending to offer assistance. This fellow wheeled around to face them, calmly removed one of his footrests and held it in his hands while just looking at them. The youths decided to find other prey.
Posted by: StargazerA5 at Sun May 6 19:32:11 2018 (h8yX6)
(of course, being in California, it's illegal for me to have any sort of weapon that's disguised as a cane, so I'd have to settle for a cane-cane, hence my preference for sturdy hardwood)
Posted by: J Greely at Sun May 6 21:23:44 2018 (h8yX6)
Posted by: Doved at Mon Sep 10 06:29:27 2018 (4yoYN)
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