Couch Stuff for #socs

A Chesterfield. source:Pixabay

We have two couches at home, neither of which I sit on, because it’s impossible for me to get up off of them with my disability and all. Mary likes to sit on one of them, and these days she’s joined by one or usually both of our surviving cats. Back when we had more cats, they generally chose one or the other couch.

I looked up “couch __________” in the Urban Dictionary and found a bunch of entries, including couch potato (someone who spends too much time on the couch watching TV), couch surfing (staying at friends’ houses and sleeping on their couch when one finds themselves temporarily homeless), couch browsing (sitting on the couch, simultaneously watching TV and surfing the Internet), and couch troll (what someone becomes when they overstay their welcome someplace where they’ve been couch surfing). They also mentioned “on the couch” (slang for being under a psychiatrist’s care) and “casting couch” (performing “personal services” in order to advance one’s career), and something called “The Couch”, which is just disgusting.

I never knew what made a couch a Chesterfield until I looked it up. It’s a couch like the one at the top of the page, with a tufted back and armrests that are the same height as the back. Mom smoked Chesterfields, which are not the same thing.

Normally I’d have more to say, but my arm is killing me. I tried to lift myself up off a chair and felt something pop on my shoulder a couple of days ago. More Aleve than any sane person would take has helped tremendously, but it’s still tired and sore.

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This was the only thing we found that Kuala the Dog from Hell could eat that didn’t give him the runs…

28 thoughts on “Couch Stuff for #socs

                1. When we got our first and decided after a few months of growling and hissing (and that was me) that we liked each other. That was New Year’s Eve 1977, so almost 42 years ago.

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  1. Sorry to show up late for the stream, John. I hope your shoulder is feeling better. Our couches are normally occupied by critters with four legs. I think they like the way the corners protect them. As if there are predators in the family room.


    1. No it doesn’t, but I’ll bet it’s more comfortable than my grandmother’s was. The cushions were hard as rocks and the upholstery was slippery. They never really sat in the living room (they’d use the sun parlor, which was part of the living room but furnished more comfortably), and since most of their visitors were family they’d entertain in the dining room or kitchen.

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  2. When I lived in Portland, Oregon, it was easy to identify who the newcomers to town were. Portland has a street named ‘Couch St’ properly pronounced ‘Cooch’ I don’t sit on my sofa either, and don’t get me started on the ‘Magical Recliner’ that has super powers. Within seconds of putting my feet up, the eyes automatically close and I am out cold for a good 2 hours. I might not get a full nights sleep anymore, but those catnaps in the recliner sure so help.


    1. I have to remember to put my phone down while I’m sitting in front of the TV at night (lest I drop it), and Mary is always waking me up when I fall asleep in church. The naps are great.


  3. Regarding your pain, I was talking to a friend of mine the other day. We both have bad knees and we both go to the same doctor. He was telling me that he got a sample to try from the doctor for a diclofenac gel that is rubbed on the bad knee. He is quite excited about the results. Something you might try.


    1. I’ll have to ask about that. I’ve taken diclofenac in the past and as I recall it worked really well, even better than ibuprofen or naproxen. Thanks!


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