- I prefer to drink water that is chilled from a fridge (Sheri will agree here).
- I once got a parking ticket for $240 because I didn’t have a WOF, but I wrote in and got out of the $200 no WOF ticket because I was getting it that day.
- I love smooth legs, but find shaving regularly a hassle.
- My ideal next car would be a Mazda Familia Sp20.
- First kiss: When I was like 2, but I don’t remember it and I get the feeling it wasn’t consensual. I’m told that our parents were inside and happened to look outside only to see Josh Ferries (name and shame!), puckering up and planting a kiss on my lips! Talk about starting at an early age you little player!
- My first ever phone was a Nokia 6610, and I got it when I was 13years old.
- My favourite movie when I was younger was Mary Poppins.
- I’ve never had a speeding ticket.
- One of my pet hates is when pegs are left on the line and not put in the peg basket. I don’t know why, it just annoys me.
- I once almost had a crash when I was going too fast one night and got into a sideways skid on an icy gravel road, I pretty much almost went off the side of the hill, praise the Lord I didn’t get hurt.
- When I had to play netball as a 12year old in the pouring rain during winter we used to put our fingers in our mouths to warm our fingers so we could catch the ball.
- I used to have a lisp when I was younger.
- I have a tattoo (shock, horror!).
- I love lying in bed and hearing the rain patter on the roof.
- I started shaving my legs in Year 9 because a boy on the bus teased me about my ‘hairy legs’. Looking back I realise that my legs weren’t actually that hairy, and the hairs weren’t even that obvious because they were blonde.
- I’m a daddy’s girl.
- When I was 7years old I got my finger stuck in one of those swinging doors because I was trying to tag Sheridan through the crack by the hinges. Two weeks later my fingernail had died and gone crusty and it got hooked on a curtain and fell off. It’s grown back since though.
- My middle name is Patrice, which means noble.
- My island name that was given to me while I lived in Vanuatu is Leisale (said Lay-Sell-Ay), which means woman of dance. I was given this name because I taught some of my kids the Macarena, Chicken Dance and A-E-I-O-U.
- I’m an extrovert.
- I was a massive punk rock fan when I was younger.
- I used to have an ear stretcher; I started off with a spike, and then changed to a spiral. Getting an ear stretcher also happens to be one of my regrets in life.
- I love Phase 10 and Rummicub! Favourite childhood games!
- When I was 6 or 7 years old I was an expert goldfish catcher in Grandma and Grandpa’s pond. One time I caught a massive one and started walking to the house to show Gma and Gpa what I had caught. As I was walking up the outside steps I dropped the fish and it fell though the steps into the bush below. I tried to find the fish in the bush, but alas, it was not found. RIP Big Mumma Goldfish. Poor wee thing.
- I’m currently a huge fan of succulents.
- I really enjoy personality tests, strength tests, love language tests etc, I just find it so interesting learning about myself and also learning what other people get in the tests too.
- I love Banoffe pie
- In the past 12months I’ve developed a massive appreciation for photography, and also dabble in a bit of photography myself.
- This year is my last year for my undergraduate degree.
- I find other peoples’ music tastes really interesting and enjoy learning more about who they are as a person according to the type of music they listen to.
I thought I would do another 'Facts About Sask' blog (you can check out my first one here). Enjoy! x
Here we have it the classic scenario of who has it worse. Guys vs girls. I mean really, is it even a competition? Clearly girls have it worse in life. However, for the sake of a fair competition, I decided to do a wee bit of research anyway.
According to a fake fact circulating Facebook and various other internet sites, the human body can handle up to 45 del (units) of pain, however during childbirth a woman feels up to 57 del (units) of pain, which is equivalent to 20 bones fracturing at the same time. Additionally, this fake fact also explains that being kicked in the balls is the equivalent of 9000 del (units) of pain. Which equates to giving birth to 160 kids, and breaking 160 bones. First of all, both these facts are not true; a del unit of pain isn’t even a real thing. And secondly, they don’t even make logical sense.
While chugging along in my wee research mission I stumbled upon a blog which describes the stages a man goes through upon being hit in the testes (there ya go Mum, I used the right word, just for you).
· The Physical Strike
o The groin lacks a lot of protection, so naturally, taps to the sack hurt.
· The Rage Stage
o This stage can last 5-20seconds and causes the victim to be in shock or rage at the person who did this to them.
· The Stomach Ache
o This can feel like the stomach ache is slowly spreading right up to the lungs. At first it intensifies, and then it lingers.
· The Nausea Stage
o This can be caused by either a rush in sympathetic nervous system, or by the severe/sudden contraction of the stomach muscles associated with the physical strike. However, this stage is greatly dependent on the victims’ susceptibility to vomiting.
· The False Bleeding Sensation
o The victim may feel as if there is blood rushing to the area, which causes the feeling of a false bleeding sensation.
· The Empathetic Pain
o Suddenly onlookers feel a sudden rush of empathy. The ‘inflictor’ of such pain may feel emotions such as guilt and despair.
· The Aftermath
o Once the victim stands up they feel weak and timid. The stomach ache still lingers, and if the hit was head on, there may be an observable limp.
Then we have birth… an average labour lasts approximately 8hours. There are so many different side effects of giving birth such as:
· First of all the waters break
o I don’t exactly speak from experience, but according to my research once the waters break the contractions usually begin within 24hours, however if not the doctors induce labour
o You’ve got your classic watermelon sized baby fitting through a lemon sized hole analogy. However, this doesn’t truly describe the agony that such a process inflicts on the body. According to one lady’s experience, contractions are “the deepest circle of hell. They start out like your standard menstrual cramps… and then they quickly turn into tiny, evil elf hands grabbing and squeezing your lower back and lower abdomen.
o Boys, stop reading this if what you’ve read so far has grossed you out. Basically this is when the woman’s perineum is cut in order for the baby to actually fit out!! Um… OW!!! Yup, alright, that’s it, I’m adopting.
· The Placenta
o Your baby has just come out and you are enjoying the relief of knowing it’s over, but wait, what’s that? Yes, that’s right, you also have to push out the placenta. “Just one more push” they might say. Ugh, I couldn’t think of anything worse.
o Again, because of the whole watermelon-lemon situation, there’s going to be a bit of wear and tear down yonder. Ouchies.
So after this enlightening overview (sorry for the detail boys), I guess it was always obvious that females do have it worse in the pain department. However, girls may only experience giving birth up to 4 times in their lifetime (ish). Guys on the other hand, they could experience up to say 40+ episodes of such pain in a lifetime. That’s rough. At least with girls we have the choice to become pregnant, guys on the other hand are wearing their heart on their sleeves (sacks), so to speak.
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