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  1. Thread: Musical tastes

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    Classic rock is definitely a biggie for me, but I...

    Classic rock is definitely a biggie for me, but I also like some electronica, jazz, bluegrass, reggae, R & B and jam bands (see jambands.com if you're unfamiliar with this term).

    My all-time...
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    Yep, congratulations are definitely in order! ...

    Yep, congratulations are definitely in order! Vegas is one of my favorite places to go, too. Nothing better than a Disneyland for adults! http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif ...
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    When I went through halo hell, I also had trouble...

    When I went through halo hell, I also had trouble sleeping because of the strange sensation of my head feeling suspended in mid-air. What worked for me was to find a small, thin pillow that I put...
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    I'd say we definitely are seen as asexual... how...

    I'd say we definitely are seen as asexual... how many times have you been asked if you could still have sex or if you could still have children? Sure, we had Ellen Stohl pose in Playboy, but I'm...
  5. Thread: sleep style

    by jenmar
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    Yup, my boyfriend can definitely say he's been...

    Yup, my boyfriend can definitely say he's been bopped in the nose... and the mouth, and his groin, and all kinds of other places. If it's not a spasm inadvertently making me knee him in the crotch,...
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    I'd say definitely stress the problems we have...

    I'd say definitely stress the problems we have with parking, and maybe touch on mistaken perceptions (as in what people assume we can't do) and problems with general access (like clothing racks being...
  7. KLD has a great point-- we need to speak up. ...

    KLD has a great point-- we need to speak up. This is an issue I've been thinking a lot about lately... bear with me while I get to the point...

    I posted not too long ago about my problems with...
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    Support local music! While you won't have much...

    Support local music! While you won't have much chance to talk during a performance, you won't have to pay a lot for local music-- definitely under $15. And you can still find "big name" acts for...
  9. Thread: Roller Coasters

    by jenmar
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    Don't forget to check out each park's policies on...

    Don't forget to check out each park's policies on disabled riders, too-- many parks will let the disabled person and a companion bypass the line and go straight to the head of the line and get right...
  10. This is horrible. Luckily, though, I've never...

    This is horrible. Luckily, though, I've never had a problem like this in the three times I've used cabs in my whole life (all since my accident). In fact, I called a local cab company just the...
  11. Thread: chair comfort

    by jenmar
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    I think there are lots of factors that this...

    I think there are lots of factors that this depends on. Unfortunately, I have never, in 10 years of SCI, been properly fitted for a chair. (But some of that is probably my own fault.)

    Chair #1...
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    I knew as soon as I came to. I'd been asleep in...

    I knew as soon as I came to. I'd been asleep in the car, don't know what woke me up-- must have been the car finally stopping! Luckily, we landed right next to a police station, so help came pretty...
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    Emi's so right about putting your legs where you...

    Emi's so right about putting your legs where you want to go; it really helps. Are you using a sliding board? That could help, and that's what I started out on. How about an "oh sh*t" handle in the...
  14. Thread: Religion

    by jenmar
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    Poll: Darn, you left something out, too! And it's the...

    Darn, you left something out, too! And it's the only one I could possibly pick: I AM GOD! http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif

    You know, my boyfriend once had a really funny...
  15. Thread: camping

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    I just wanted to pass along an idea I had...

    I just wanted to pass along an idea I had recently. We've been wanting to do some camping without having to worry about available restrooms-- we've done music festivals where there were...
  16. Thread: new topic

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    I don't think this necessarily falls under being...

    I don't think this necessarily falls under being a multiple gimp, but...

    I fractured C3 and T1-4. Fortunately, there was no damage to my cord at C3-- all of it was centered around T3-4. I went...
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    How about a healthy balance? I mean, if you're...

    How about a healthy balance? I mean, if you're into sports, I don't understand why you're refusing to participate in wheelchair sports now, while at the same time doing all you're doing regarding...
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    Well... I hope to be out of the apartment cycle...

    Well... I hope to be out of the apartment cycle and in a house, for one! And after five years of being together, I hope my boyfriend and I are married. Having kids would be a great thing, too. ...
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    Get out and enjoy yourself! Last weekend we...

    Get out and enjoy yourself!

    Last weekend we went to a friend's barbecue. She's an engineer who volunteers as a paramedic and her fiance is a cop. They have friends in their local volunteer fire...
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    I'm also trying to figure out my vehicle...

    I'm also trying to figure out my vehicle situation. I'm leaning heavily toward a minivan. But Shanna and Kate, there's a different option for the PT Cruiser.

    See http://www.freedommotors.com and...
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    I also don't have friends/family in chairs who I...

    I also don't have friends/family in chairs who I knew when they were AB, and I don't know how my friends and family view me now vs. prior to my accident. But BNL, I totally know what you're talking...
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    Thanks for your help, everyone! Looks like I'm...

    Thanks for your help, everyone! Looks like I'm gonna get crackin' on doing something about this. I'm also putting more thought and research into buying a car sooner than I'd planned. I'm not...
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    I forgot to mention...

    My boyfriend once said that I should threaten SEPTA with going to their "competition." Well, that's not an option. There are two local transportation services for the disabled, and they both want...
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    Write a letter or not? (SEPTA complaints)

    I could really use some advice on this if anybody out there has some...

    In late November, I contacted the paratransit department of SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, like DC's...
  25. Thread: college

    by jenmar
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    Go for it!

    I grew up in Maryland and went to school in New Mexico (Eastern New Mexico University). I received a scholarship from them prior to my injury (which occurred a week before I was supposed to leave...
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