Jan. 8th, 2005

[health]

Jan. 8th, 2005 10:52 am
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So, the kidney stone does appear to have passed, as the remaining pain is not _nearly_ as severe as it was - feels kinda like a muscle ache - and is probably just the fact that my urinary tract needs to heal.

Also, I slept reasonably. Finally. For ~10 hours (minus 3-ish awakenings to use the bathroom). Fair amount of dreaming, but it felt reasonable for the amount of time I was sleeping. Still need to reschedule the intended appointment with my doctor about this, of course. But, sleeping good! Still tired, but it's not immensely painful, as it has been for over a week! Will likely nap a bunch today.

I'm attempting to see how my body will react to me eating somewhat more normally today. Eating intensely bland food (remember, stomach bug two days ago) yesterday was... tedious. And made it intensely difficult to convince myself to eat as often as I should have been.

Sheesh. What a week!

[edit: Interestingly, the passing of _this_ stone was much, much faster than the last. Then again, there were multiple times last time when the pain stopped for a while, and I thought it had passed but had not yet. That did not happen this time]

[health]

Jan. 8th, 2005 10:52 am
wispfox: (Default)
So, the kidney stone does appear to have passed, as the remaining pain is not _nearly_ as severe as it was - feels kinda like a muscle ache - and is probably just the fact that my urinary tract needs to heal.

Also, I slept reasonably. Finally. For ~10 hours (minus 3-ish awakenings to use the bathroom). Fair amount of dreaming, but it felt reasonable for the amount of time I was sleeping. Still need to reschedule the intended appointment with my doctor about this, of course. But, sleeping good! Still tired, but it's not immensely painful, as it has been for over a week! Will likely nap a bunch today.

I'm attempting to see how my body will react to me eating somewhat more normally today. Eating intensely bland food (remember, stomach bug two days ago) yesterday was... tedious. And made it intensely difficult to convince myself to eat as often as I should have been.

Sheesh. What a week!

[edit: Interestingly, the passing of _this_ stone was much, much faster than the last. Then again, there were multiple times last time when the pain stopped for a while, and I thought it had passed but had not yet. That did not happen this time]

[link]

Jan. 8th, 2005 11:29 am
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People pick on poorly written Harry Potter fanfic in a highly entertaining way Link found on [livejournal.com profile] dewhitton's journal.

(if you cannot tolerate bad grammar or poor spelling even for amusement value, do _not_ follow the link, or you might die of the pain)

Some especially amusing comments:

"Harry had grown about two feet and his had gotten so long that it was just touching his shoulders and now hung in his face
devilsnightmare: His what exactly? I assume he's talking about his hair, but...I'm rather unclear on this point...
redmapletree: Do you know how much funnier everything is if you're a little perv?"

"Its coat felt like a chinchillas as soft as silk if not softer. (A/n a chinchilla is like a really soft fluffy ball but is very easily frightened.)
flattheseventh: Because normally, soft fluffy balls stand their ground and fight back. Grrr, say the fluffy balls. And then they attack."

"We love each other and our feelings towards each other is very strong
ciara_belle: Why does this make me suspect that President Bush has started writing HP fanfic?"

*still laughing about the attacking fluffy balls*

[link]

Jan. 8th, 2005 11:29 am
wispfox: (Default)
People pick on poorly written Harry Potter fanfic in a highly entertaining way Link found on [livejournal.com profile] dewhitton's journal.

(if you cannot tolerate bad grammar or poor spelling even for amusement value, do _not_ follow the link, or you might die of the pain)

Some especially amusing comments:

"Harry had grown about two feet and his had gotten so long that it was just touching his shoulders and now hung in his face
devilsnightmare: His what exactly? I assume he's talking about his hair, but...I'm rather unclear on this point...
redmapletree: Do you know how much funnier everything is if you're a little perv?"

"Its coat felt like a chinchillas as soft as silk if not softer. (A/n a chinchilla is like a really soft fluffy ball but is very easily frightened.)
flattheseventh: Because normally, soft fluffy balls stand their ground and fight back. Grrr, say the fluffy balls. And then they attack."

"We love each other and our feelings towards each other is very strong
ciara_belle: Why does this make me suspect that President Bush has started writing HP fanfic?"

*still laughing about the attacking fluffy balls*
wispfox: (Default)
"Part of the fun of tonight was choosing a Spanish red wine and tasting it every couple of minutes to see what had happened to it. It was like drinking a lava lamp." -[livejournal.com profile] theferrett

Hee! I love this description!

(personally, wine - as with most (all?) alcoholic beverages - makes my muscles hurt in a burning kind of way, at least initially. Completely ignoring the fact that I don't like how alcohol tastes, of course!)
wispfox: (Default)
"Part of the fun of tonight was choosing a Spanish red wine and tasting it every couple of minutes to see what had happened to it. It was like drinking a lava lamp." -[livejournal.com profile] theferrett

Hee! I love this description!

(personally, wine - as with most (all?) alcoholic beverages - makes my muscles hurt in a burning kind of way, at least initially. Completely ignoring the fact that I don't like how alcohol tastes, of course!)
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Was bored, took pictures of the snow falling outside right now. They're here, because I'm playing with LJ's gallery feature (which I think is in beta right now?).

There's also a picture demonstrating an aspect of my cat's determined patience in the face of strange human behaviors.

Yep. It's snowing. And not raining or sleeting (yet). Eventually there will be sun again, and then - if the snow doesn't all melt first - it will be _BRIGHT_ out.
wispfox: (Default)
Was bored, took pictures of the snow falling outside right now. They're here, because I'm playing with LJ's gallery feature (which I think is in beta right now?).

There's also a picture demonstrating an aspect of my cat's determined patience in the face of strange human behaviors.

Yep. It's snowing. And not raining or sleeting (yet). Eventually there will be sun again, and then - if the snow doesn't all melt first - it will be _BRIGHT_ out.
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So, um, apparently electric tea kettles are normal in Britian.

I have a stovetop one, and even _those_ aren't particularly 'normal' a thing to have. I think the normal method of boiling water for beverages is microwaving it in a cup (which I sometimes do, since I don't think there was a tea kettle in my house at all growing up).

This conversation fascinates the _hell_ out of me. Seriously! Both the conversation in the post I linked to, and the conversation in the comments _that_ post links to.

---

I don't cook. Pretty much ever. I try, infrequently, but it seems to be something for which I have the initiative only rarely, which means I never get good enough at anything to do it more or less automatically. (And no, I don't count boiling water for pasta - for example - as cooking, even though I often don't have initiative or energy for _that_) And I'm _way_ too easily distracted and fairly poor at keeping track of what all I'm doing, neither of which are good for cooking purposes.

Far more likely to want to bake than cook, I am. Even then, though, it's rare.

So the fact that I have nearly as many tools/containers for cooking as I have (a decent amount - I don't tend to frustrate people who want to use my kitchen nearly as much as I could!) is mostly because I hoped I would eventually actually 'learn to cook'. I no longer think it's about learning, though, and am more thinking that I just don't really _want_ to, healthier for me though it absolutely would be. And cheaper.

I suspect this is partly the fact that I don't really understand how cooking could be fun, especially if I'm cooking just for myself, or if it's something I need to do regularly (which, since I get tired of food quickly, is usually the case). Nor do I tend to like eating for its own sake. So it's a chore, and not - for me - a particularly easy or quick one. Especially since, when I'm aware that I'm hungry, I'm probably already starting to have low blood sugar problems.
wispfox: (Default)
So, um, apparently electric tea kettles are normal in Britian.

I have a stovetop one, and even _those_ aren't particularly 'normal' a thing to have. I think the normal method of boiling water for beverages is microwaving it in a cup (which I sometimes do, since I don't think there was a tea kettle in my house at all growing up).

This conversation fascinates the _hell_ out of me. Seriously! Both the conversation in the post I linked to, and the conversation in the comments _that_ post links to.

---

I don't cook. Pretty much ever. I try, infrequently, but it seems to be something for which I have the initiative only rarely, which means I never get good enough at anything to do it more or less automatically. (And no, I don't count boiling water for pasta - for example - as cooking, even though I often don't have initiative or energy for _that_) And I'm _way_ too easily distracted and fairly poor at keeping track of what all I'm doing, neither of which are good for cooking purposes.

Far more likely to want to bake than cook, I am. Even then, though, it's rare.

So the fact that I have nearly as many tools/containers for cooking as I have (a decent amount - I don't tend to frustrate people who want to use my kitchen nearly as much as I could!) is mostly because I hoped I would eventually actually 'learn to cook'. I no longer think it's about learning, though, and am more thinking that I just don't really _want_ to, healthier for me though it absolutely would be. And cheaper.

I suspect this is partly the fact that I don't really understand how cooking could be fun, especially if I'm cooking just for myself, or if it's something I need to do regularly (which, since I get tired of food quickly, is usually the case). Nor do I tend to like eating for its own sake. So it's a chore, and not - for me - a particularly easy or quick one. Especially since, when I'm aware that I'm hungry, I'm probably already starting to have low blood sugar problems.
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Dear fellow tenants:

I understand that the snow's been melting away so far this year. I get that.

But if it melts partly, someone walks on it, and it then freezes, it's intensely difficult to get the resulting ice off the ground.

And no one else who lives in this complex, which shares the back porch aka fire escape, appears to shovel. Ever. Even when the last snow _didn't_ all melt away, and this storm happened with only a day between the two storms. And I was in too damn much pain to shovel it myself (or even think to suggest that it needed to be done).

I need an ice pick.

On the plus side, some random stranger was kind enough to give me a bit of aid in removing the piles of snow off the steps so I can get _at_ the ice. If I had an ice pick.

*sigh* Hey, at least the fire escape/back steps are vaguely useful now (even though I'm likely to have to go shovel again in a couple hours). And I got rid of some of the restless energy that not built up from not being able to _do_ anything most of this past week. Perhaps next I'll get around to sewing some buttons back onto the coat they fell off.

(incidentally, I'm not entirely sure that the place I park has a snow plow this year, as the parking lot changed hands, and I've not seen one there yet. Ought to make getting _out_ of it interesting... I don't have any way to contact the current owner of the lot, and parking on the street in this town overnight _will_ get you towed, especially if it's snowing. I wonder how much getting someone to plow would cost...)
wispfox: (demon kiki fire)
Dear fellow tenants:

I understand that the snow's been melting away so far this year. I get that.

But if it melts partly, someone walks on it, and it then freezes, it's intensely difficult to get the resulting ice off the ground.

And no one else who lives in this complex, which shares the back porch aka fire escape, appears to shovel. Ever. Even when the last snow _didn't_ all melt away, and this storm happened with only a day between the two storms. And I was in too damn much pain to shovel it myself (or even think to suggest that it needed to be done).

I need an ice pick.

On the plus side, some random stranger was kind enough to give me a bit of aid in removing the piles of snow off the steps so I can get _at_ the ice. If I had an ice pick.

*sigh* Hey, at least the fire escape/back steps are vaguely useful now (even though I'm likely to have to go shovel again in a couple hours). And I got rid of some of the restless energy that not built up from not being able to _do_ anything most of this past week. Perhaps next I'll get around to sewing some buttons back onto the coat they fell off.

(incidentally, I'm not entirely sure that the place I park has a snow plow this year, as the parking lot changed hands, and I've not seen one there yet. Ought to make getting _out_ of it interesting... I don't have any way to contact the current owner of the lot, and parking on the street in this town overnight _will_ get you towed, especially if it's snowing. I wonder how much getting someone to plow would cost...)

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