posted on Aug, 29 2021 @ 08:14 AM
This is actually two things in one:
1. This is more personal. I wasn't going to get a booster for this crap. I had pretty well concluded that boosters could go in the flu shot category -
get one only when I think I might need it that year for whatever reason (flu shot when I was preggers or when I was facing shoulder surgery, for
example). But ... well, life throws curveballs. I found out this week that my mom was just handed cancer diagnosis number three - colon this time. It
appears to be localized, and they know there is no liver involvement at this time, so the current prognosis is good. However, she will be
immunocompromised, and I am the medical responsible daughter who is always there for things.
It therefore looks like a booster is in my future even though it's not what I want, on several levels.
2. This is for anyone who has had to wear and dealt with the types of sparring gear used in martial arts training. HOW DO YOU MAKE IT STINK LESS? Mine
gets used at least once a week, often twice, and while I do not tend to have a strong natural funk, it does build up. At this point, putting the head
gear on is like putting a smelly old gym sock over my head. I keep it wiped down/cleaned with wipes, but it's not like something you can just throw in
the washer ... or is it? I did finally experiment with my hand and foot pads in there this weekend thinking part of the problem is sweat getting
soaked in to the straps. But I don't want to put the chest piece and helmet into the washer.
So does anyone have any tricks? I'm not the only one who would like an answer for this. There are three of us at least who've been looking for any
I mean, I thought it would be funny to hang a pine deodorizer off my helmet so it dangles in front of my face ... but I think the joke would be over
edit on 29-8-2021 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)