Ice and The Face Ep. 173 Nov. 6, 2017

WOAH! Welcome to Ice and The Face #173! Tonight, Rick and Sarah welcome back, Stonz! Together, we march with very high knees through the cesspool of existence, guffawing at this and that, drinking vodka by the gallon just to cope, and basically just chuckle-farting our way through such mind-bending topics as: Testicular condoms, garbage people, a pool on the roof of a mini-van, KFC bath bombs, old funny medical procedures, wiping with corn cobs, a masturbating nose-picker, Wiki-How to Avoid Chiggers, weaponized Swiffers, attacking your dad whilst naked, a tooth growing in a woman’s nose, and a whole lot more! Thank you all very much for listening!

Ice and The Face Ep. 172 Oct. 26, 2017

YES! This is Ice and The Face #172 -10.26.17- and it will sand your mind’s feet right down to the nubs! Tonight, we welcome our dear friend Tony Heronimous Tedesco! Together, we slog forth into the dreary doldrums of regular everyday living, shielding our eyes, skin drenched in bug spray, batting away at foul creatures hither and thither, just to bring you some truth serum on such wondrous hip topics as: Issues with chain mail, weird super powers, custom condom prints, manhood cozies, unique dating techniques, unsavory airline urination, diapered horses, the terrifying sound of human life, baby drains, baby pulp, arrested drenched in Vaseline, the wrong way to use Vick’s Vapo Rub, disrupting the flora, creating custom people, defecation burns, and a whole lot more! Thank you all very much for listening.

Ice and The Face Ep. 171 Oct. 19, 2017

Hello, greasy younglings. Today we gather here to celebrate the release of episode #171 -10.19.17- of Ice and The Face, and with some choice meats and tender vittles, we climb the highest peaks of stupor and stare directly into the eyes of destiny. Along for the ride is our frozen trail marker, Stonz, ever pointing the way forward on this journey to the supposed “great” beyond, where, for three minutes, we become aware of our own shitty, unremarkable lives. Join us, as we spelunk deep inside the caves of the regular world where we uncover the sick truths of such incredible topics as: Being frozen for a million years, fun with dead bodies on Mount Everest, cave people voices, the moments after sweet death, eating placentas, heavy breathing, people eating your waste, bathroom stories from Nashville, escaping your nagging significant other by fading into the forest, and a whole lot more! Thank you all very much for listening!

Ice and The Face Ep. 170 Oct. 12, 2017

Well hey! Welcome to Ice and The Face #170 – 10.12.17! Tonight, Rick and Sarah welcome back Twitter superstar, John Lacki! Together, we chug gallons and gallons of the sour cheeseballed up milk known as “our reality” and together, we raise an eyebrow or two at how it goes about its business. Join us, as we sway to and fro on such steaming topics as: Condom stuff, mustache stuff, nose hair extensions, ham crashing through a roof, frozen turkey fears, Guy Fieri swimsuits, violent unborn babies, kegel confusion, forgetting your kid in a corn maze, evading charges by just not being there, when monkeys don’t kill you, Bear Grylls VS Survivorman, and a whole lot more! Thank you all very much for listening!

Ice and The Face Ep. 169 Oct. 6, 2017

Hello creatures of Earth, and welcome to the germ-infested episode #169 of Ice and The Face on 10.6.17! Tonight we saddle-up our most diseased microbes, ride the human waste fields of this sad and miserable Earth-sewer, and, after a long and arduous journey, declare ourselves victorious atop the cesspool of human misery with cupcakes and helium balloons. On tonight’s episode, we take you on a romp hither and thither with such mind-blowing topics as: Fun with sauerkraut, Big Foot Juice, Candle-Day accidents, questionable bank robbery, old school social niceties, the ins and outs of saying god bless you, Xena the Warrior Princess and baths, hand-written letters, digging up graves for treasures, covered wagon etiquette, graveyard real estate, respect for the anus, wiping with too much enthusiasm, toothbrushes and toilets, how aliens would see humans, hacking smart butt plugs, stealing breast milk, strangers eating your waste, fun with severed hands, and a whole lot more! Thank you all very much for listening!

Ice and The Face Ep. 167 Sept. 16, 2017

YES! THIS is Ice and The Face #167 -9.16.17- and it is here to shake you and scream gibberish at your face until you pass out! Tonight, we, Rick and Sarah, pull on our flashiest and most fashionable banana leotards and funkify your evening. Skipping merrily beside us is our blindest friend, Stonz. So strap yourselves in to your roomiest pillow fort and get ready to be whisked away to a miserable world full of whimsy and also depressing topics such as: Sea creatures vs land creatures, emotionless living, butter knife booby traps, a blob of fat and garbage in the sewer, legal farting, rough-housing and horsing around, problems with feces on dates, shooting at hurricanes, nose jobs gone wrong, eating pigeons, cockroach milk, sharks in the basement, breast milk, adventures at the urinal, motel living, extremely long eyelashes, and a whole lot more! Thank you all very much for listening!

Chronic

Sarah’s blog

Chronic

 

There are days, like the ones I have had lately, where the word “chronic” literally rings through my head every few minutes.  Constantly popping its head back up like a curse.  It is the word that engulfs my entire existence, and even during times when symptoms are a bit reduced, the truth of the word follows every action I manage to achieve.

Being in my mid-thirties, now, I have lived through seeing many people I know or are connected to, get ill from various illnesses;  some much rarer or confusing than others, and many of them very painful or complicated.  After finding treatment, going through the healing process, they continue on, somewhat changed and more grateful for their health, to live the rest of their lives.  I honestly can’t imagine what that might be like.  Of course I have had many temporary things wrong with me through the years, whether they were illness or injury, just like you probably have, but all those things, from the least to the most painful, are so very different than what it is like to have a chronic illness and chronic pain.

I think it is pretty human to get used to things as they are once they are the same for long enough.  I imagine this is why people say things like “time heals all wounds”, or “it gets easier every day”, when something terrible happens.  Obviously the idea is that the bad thing has happened, life is continuing on, and the longer you spend living back in that reality, the more the terrible thing starts to fade from your foremost thoughts and emotions.

I say that to try to impress on you the true heartbreak a life of chronic pain and illness carry along with it.  As symptoms flare and subside, which can happen for days, weeks, months, or even a year, we get used to the new reality.  If we are “lucky” enough to have something that has hurt for five years finally start to subside for a small amount of time, our human nature, the part that lets all wounds heal with time, cannot help but get used to that small new freedom.  It isn’t without complete skepticism, of course.  I am well aware that any one of my symptoms subsiding momentarily just means they will be back at some later point.  When that later point finally shows up, though, the heartbreak is hard to explain.  “Chronic” also means a life of chronic disappointment.  Something you could do last week isn’t necessarily going to be something you can do an hour from now.  When enough hours have passed, though, where you could do it, the moment it is snatched away again leaves a hole much bigger than the last time it happened.  The holes get so big over time that the abyss it creates swallows you, sometimes completely.

As you grow older with a chronic illness, you have to accept new losses completely outside of yourself.  When everyone I knew had just graduated high school and were planning to go to college, I was calling the admissions office of the school of my dreams to keep persuading them to push off my start date because at the time I had a home nurse and was on IV medicine.  I did this over and over again, so thoroughly determined to achieve this dream of mine.  Except that dream, and many more, would never really be achieved.  After so many delays I was finally told I would have to reapply for admission, understandably.  I never did.  I would never be in a position after that point where moving out of state, on my own, and doing every little thing from morning to night that every normal person does, would be achievable to me alone.

So you watch as everyone moves on to new aspects of their adulthood.  Exploring the things they love and discovering what might one day end up being their careers.  It happens around you much the same way you see those clips in movies where everyone in a city is moving sped up but the camera is focused on the one still person in the crowd.  You watch the entire world move and grow around you, and you do not grow with it.  You do not move on, you do not enter these different phases of life most adults you know do, because you simply cannot.  

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Ice and The Face Ep. 166 Sept. 1, 2017

WOAH! THIS is Ice and The Face #166 – 9.1.17! Welcome back to the show. Yes, we know, saying “welcome back” implies that you’ve been away, when, in truth, we are the ones who’ve been gone. Yes, we were missing for several weeks, trapped in a small village just north of the Himalayas. We traversed an ancient land, learning the ways of the locals, sampling exotic delicacies (mostly random animal penis cooked over open flame), and coming to understand that humanity is, for the most part, shitty in every corner of the land. People are filled with the same self-defeating insecurities, mind-numbing small talk banter, and cheerless moments spent with family members they can barely tolerate. It is with this knowledge in tow that Rick and Sarah made their way back to the studio, blind man Stonz accompanying, and sat down to the microphones, ready to return to our miserable land of depression, only to ask ourselves, did we ever really leave it at all? To that end, bask in our joyous light as we dance hither and thither with such epic topics as: Halloween themed condoms, fun with urine, bus stop syphilis, ambulance revenge, parrots who snitch, self-inflicted cinder block wounds, inadvertently fishing for drunks, your dominant ball, found guns, people who put sunblock in their eyes during the eclipse, whitewater rafting for the blind, unsightly folk, prostate fish, penis candles and crystal meth, and a whole lot more! Thank you all very much for listening!