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S is for...Skeleton


Before you read this entry. Little game. How many bones are in the adult human skeleton? Write your answer in the comments and you’ll win a prize!!!


As I’ve said before I’m shit at science(physics, biology, chemistry).


Substantiate that, Chris.


Ok. Well. I got a CC at GCSE Science. I did Physics AS Level and got an E. That is the last real encounter I had with studying science, or even really using science frequently. Since then I’ve done minimal science. (That does sound like a subject I would smash though. ‘Minimal Science’. It even sounds kind of appealing.) So anyway; like a car depreciates in value, we can safely say that I would probably get worse grades than that in the same exams if I took them now. Thus concluding...one is shit at science.


But over time I will get better; because I’m a trier. Marley T will have to do science one day and by that time I will be more than up for trying to learn it again. But I do think that, part of the reason I am poor at science is all about a necessity to sort out and strive for your priorities; survive. Learning science(physics, biology, chemistry) has never been big on my list of priorities. I’ve always been a very ‘head space’ based person; immersed in thought. And to survive and succeed in the head space you need to know language; as far as I’m concerned anyway.


That said, I’m proof that you don’t have to be amazing at science(physics, biology, chemistry) to get on in life. You just have to be amazing at science if you want to get on in life ‘better’ than I have...


...so keep on learning science kids!!!


So anyway, Skeleton. The human skeleton has....


My guess: 359 bones in it. (Genuine guess, I promise)

Tracey’s guess: 206


The answer. Well it’s different when you are born to when you get older. Because bones fuse together as you get older. I'd argue it's still the same number of bones mate, they are just fused together. It's that sort of thing that people get annoyed at me for. Meh.


Good old Wikipedia says, around 270 bones when you are born. Around 206 when you are adult. So basically, there isn’t a specific answer...beeeeeecaaauuusssseeee...dah, dah, dah, dahhhhhhhhh...


EVERYBODY’S DIFFERENT!!!


Yaaaaaaayyyy!!!


But down the pub quiz, where it actually matters, Tracey is right. It's 206. Unsurprisingly she's right, she does work as a Theatre Assistant supporting surgeries. But we can say is that today is officially the day that I learnt how many bones are in the human body. I’ll probably forget the date. But I likely won’t forget the information. Until I suffer some horrendous trauma.


This wasn’t specifically the point of today’s entry; to talk about the ‘human skeleton’. The one made of bones. But it is to talk about the ‘human skeleton’, the one I have made up, based on the letter S. That exists in my mind.


I would say it exists in your mind too. Some of it exists at least. We definitely already share some of it. You just perhaps haven’t consciously stuck it altogether like I have.


There’s every chance that after today you won’t be able to stop yourself from starting to stick it together. So, if you don’t want to do that, then sorry about that. It’s just sometimes how the mind and body works when we are made aware of something.


Again, if we take it down to it’s purest level, the reason I created the skeleton is proooooobably out of survival. Consciously though, I’m probably only really truly realising that and solidifying that fact right now as I write every word of this sentence in this blog entry.


So the skeleton in my mind is very much like the skeleton of the human body. It’s a structure, made up of segments that support a system. BAM!!


Take the 206 bones in the human skeleton. You could just say there are 206 bones.


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Hahaha, bone!


But these bones actually have specific names. Because calling every one bone. Would be shit and not much fucking use to anyone.


Like all the s words in my skeleton could be called somethings.


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I'm cruel, but I'm not that cruel, we aren't going to play that game again.


Question is, did I actually type in 206 bones?


Who knows. What I do know is, again, a bunch of somethings just called something isn’t much fucking use to anyone, either. It’s just tooooooo much something to take it. Which is why I have a skeleton. Like, we all do. But from a coaching, get shit done perspective, I just use S words as my skeleton.


Like a human skeleton, the S is for...Something skeleton evolves, it changes, it grows, it breaks, it recovers, it heals, it ages, it strengthens, it pretty much does all the same things are a human bone skeleton does as far as I’m concerned. To surmise the S is for...Something skeleton in one S word, I would use Syncretism. But to elaborate on that slightly more and make it a bit more useful I would say the ‘bare bones’ of my S is for Something skeleton are


Skills

Speed

Strength

Smarts

Strategy

System

Spirituality


They don’t have to go in any particular order(sequence). They all just exist(subsist) simultaneously in my mind(sense).


That’s pretty much it. And I use it something like this.


If ever I’m struggling. I stop. Switch on my senses. Surf and steer my senses. Stabilise. Select something from my stock of s words. Shape, sculpt and structure a scheme. See it, and then strive for it. Switch it up if I’m not succeeding, stay on target and not stop until I’m satisfied. Simple.


Oh yeah, for the quantitative thinkers amongst us...


How many S’s are in the S is for...Something skeleton?


Hahahahaha. Dude. The answer isn’t an exact number like you would think. But at the very same time it is still very exact.


How many S’s are in the S is for...Something skeleton?


Answer: some


Oh yeah, the prize...if you guessed rightly or wrongly you win a little thing called...


Satisfaction.


Well done you.


Someone said something


“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.” - Audre Lorde


Songs


Skeleton Song - Sevendust

Skeletons - Yeah yeah yeahs

Skeleton Song - Kate Nash

Poor Skeleton Steps Out - XTC

Spooky Scary Skeletons - Andrew Gold

A Skeleton in the closet - Anthrax

Skeleton Finger Family - Teehee Town

Skeleton, Skeleton - Maple Leaf Learning

Skeleton Kiss - Christian Death

The Skeleton in the Cupboard - Louis Daniel Armstrong

Skeleton Tom - Buffalo Tom

Skeletons in the closet - Alice Cooper