May. 1st, 2015 11:35 pm
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This is a sticky post. If I'm journaling here and you want to read my latest updates, please scroll down.

If I write here, what's public will be bland as all get-out, and what's locked will be available only to people I trust, and if you are not already on the short list then don't count on ever getting there.

If you're here about a community problem, feel free to comment on this post. I do not referee pointless arguments, although I do ban people who become nuisances. If it's a troll, however, that's easy to fix. Thanks for letting me know.


May. 1st, 2015 11:13 am
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I play in Dragon Cave so here are the scaly kiddos so they can get more views.


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Thea has viral gastroenteritis. She is not puking today like she was yesterday but her stomach still sometimes hurts. When it starts hurting she starts whining and it drives me crazy.

My right foot (the one that swells occasionally and bothers me) was slightly mauled by Lundi a few days ago. Thea rolled off the couch and landed on her and scared her and she ran for dear life. Back claws + my foot = two scratches and a bloody mess. Yesterday I noticed the instep/arch area was hurting oddly and so was the top of my calf muscle. Today the toe that got the worst of the damage looks bruised. I was going to go to the free clinic yesterday but it didn't happen.

(The scratches didn't need stitches, they just happened to occur in areas that are rich with blood vessels.)

Now tonight we're eating pizza. I don't know why. I'm not getting any particular enjoyment out of it.

I am wishing I was younger so I could tell myself to be healthier and how to do it. I feel buried here, emotionally and physically (I really need to purge this clutter). Casting about, wishing lots of things were different so I'd feel better. I do this a lot. It's annoying.
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This helps pay for reconstructive surgery for soldiers injured in wartime.


Whatever you believe about war, nobody deserves to be permanently maimed. There are organizations to help civilians, and this one's for military.
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I have known about these for a while thanks to Mother Earth News. Turns out there's a site where you can hire people to make one for you.


It's too bad I've lost some of the shirts I would have wanted to add to mine. I'd like one eventually.
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OMG! I'm knitting a sock! Am I insane?

I'm not even that expert of a knitter. Almost afraid to see how the lil' bugger will turn out.
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Ganked from [personal profile] enalon via someone or other, lots of stuff here I've not been asked before, not that people usually ask me much.

1. First thing you wash in the shower?
My hair.

2. What color is your favorite hoodie?
I don't own a hoodie. :(

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
No. And I wouldn't kiss the first person I kissed again either.

4. Do you plan outfits?
Not usually. I'd like to be able to but most of my wardrobe is a misshapen, mismatched hodgepodge.

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
Difficult to describe, but that's not unusual, so don't worry about it.

6. Whats the closest thing to you that's red?
True red? My daughter's step-stool, which is bright red and blue.

7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
I... don't know. I haven't remembered a dream in a long time. I don't get enough sleep, though, which doesn't help.

8. Did you meet anybody new today?
No, it thunderstormed and I never left the apartment.

9. What are you craving right now?
Money. Lots and lots of money.

10. Do you floss?
Sometimes. Usually only the front teeth. On the rare occasion I visit a dentist, they notice.

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
Stuffed cabbage. Nom.

12. Are you emotional?
My emotions seem to come in three flavors these days: dull, stressed, and aggravated. Occasionally sad, which is a fourth. My range is much less than it used to be. I don't miss the crying jags but I miss a lot of other stuff.

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?
Only on paper, and I was a kid writing lines, so it wasn't fun. :(

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?

15. Do you like your hair?
Not really.

16. Do you like yourself?
Not really, but that seems to be the majority opinion so I don't care.

17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?
Only if we're going out for a pretzel.

18. What are you listening to right now?
The window a/c and the vent fan.

19. Are your parents strict?
They were. Irrelevant now, as I'm an adult.

20. Would you go sky diving?
It is an interesting intellectual exercise to contemplate it because I was terrified of heights when I was younger. I seem to have largely gotten over several of my major fears over the years, I think, so I'd be curious to see if I've gotten over that one too. On the other hand I see no point in jumping out of a perfectly good airplane.

21. Do you like cottage cheese?
I'm not sure. I'm willing to cook with it.

22. Have you ever met a celebrity?
Yes! David Copperfield, at the Fox Theater in St. Louis, Missouri. Went to a show of his when I was in seventh grade, and he autographed my ticket stub afterward. It wasn't anything to write home about unless the person you're writing to is a Copperfield fan, though. He was tired, had a serious case of five o'clock shadow and looked like he really wanted to get out of there.

I've also been at a Savannah, GA nightclub when Night Ranger played. I didn't strictly "meet" them but they talked to my then-husband outside, as he was manning a hot dog stand. He got an autographed photo from them.

23. Do you rent movies often?
No, I tend to buy my favorites sooner or later. Sometimes I check them out of the library, and sometimes I find something good on YouTube or Hulu.

24. Is there anything sparkley in the room you're in?
A few stickers my daughter stuck to the carpet. (I'm a horrible housekeeper.)

25. How many countries have you visited?
Two: Spain and the Philippines. Three if you count Guam. I live in the United States, but that's not a visit.

26. Have you made a prank phone call?
No, I've gone one better and done a phone-answering prank. Nothing messes with a person's head quite as much on a phone call as when they think they're reaching you and they hear, "Domino's Pizza, may I take your order?" The really fun part is you never know who's on the other end until after you've spoken. I annoyed my dad that way once. :D

27. Ever been on a train?
I... think so? Maybe once? A lot of my childhood memories are fuzzy to non-existent.

28. Brown or white eggs?
Irrelevant, the nutrition is no different. I prefer heirloom eggs to CAFO/industrial hybrid though.

29. Do you have a cell phone?
Yes, and it looks like a sportscar.



30. Do you use chap stick?
Yep. Especially during the winter.

31. Do you own a gun?
No, but I'd like to.

32. Can you use chop sticks?
Yes. I'm pretty good with my hands anyway. Funny story: one year on my birthday I was at a Japanese restaurant and my dinner date complimented me on how proficient I was with chopsticks. I was just feeling proud of myself when my hand started cramping--just as the little old Japanese lady who was our waitress happened by our table. She took one look at me and asked if I would like flatware. Ah, humility. :D

33. Who are you going to be with tonight?
My kidlet, her dad for a little while, and then me, myself, and I.

34. Are you too forgiving?
It could be argued I am not forgiving enough. While I tend to keep giving people free rides until they have gone too far and hurt me too much, once I've made up my mind I'm angry at someone (and the amount of time varies from case to case), it takes me a long time to get over it and I don't usually make the first move when reconciliation time comes. On the other hand, some people are confused about the difference between forgiving and forgetting. If I note that you are misbehaving the same way now that you did in That Incident that I forgave you for already, that doesn't mean I didn't forgive you previously, it means you didn't really earn the forgiveness. Get with the program, you.

35. Ever been in love?
I doubt it. I think it was more like desperation. There are a few people I still think a lot about, though, and would really like a second chance with one or two of them (one at a time, of course--and only one if one works out).

37. Ever have cream puffs?
Yes. These.

38. Last time you cried?
Very minor cries: I don't remember. As in, teary-eyed and welled up but not going into sob mode. Last serious cry: November 2007 when I went home for my grandfather's funeral. We had just rolled into Iota and I had just laid eyes on the graveyard where he would be laid to rest and what was going to happen became real to me for the first time and I lost it.

39. What was the last question you asked?
Um, I don't know. It's all a blur, man.

40. Favorite time of the year?
Spring! Except when it gets hot. I don't miss hot. But I love spring flowers.

41. Do you have any tattoos?
No, I can't decide what to get.

42. Are you sarcastic?
Yes, and people often take it the wrong way.

43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect?
No, and it sounds just woo-woo enough that I likely won't ever.

44. Have you ever walked into a wall?
Probably. I'm a klutz.

45. Favorite color?
Jewel tones, especially purple.

46. Have you ever slapped someone?
Yes. Not anyone who deserved it enough, though.

47. Is your hair curly?
No, it is some weird hybrid of straight and curly. When it's long, it looks straight. When it's shorter it has wave to it. And in certain conditions it gets frizzy. :(

48. What was the last CD you bought?
Tori Amos's Tales from a Librarian, I think?

49. Do looks matter?
Yes, but I don't have a narrow range of standards for what constitutes good looks. I've been very attracted to and dated guys that would be considered conventionally unattractive. I can't stand himbos, though. Guys, when women say we need substance in a relationship, we don't mean that substance, mmkay?

50. Could you ever forgive a cheater?
I've been a cheater, so I would be a hypocrite if I didn't get over someone else cheating on me, eventually. But that doesn't mean I could ever trust them again. The more I think about it the more I understand why some cultures severely punished adulterers; while the notion of woman-as-property weighed into it somewhat, an adulterer is by definition a liar and a liar cannot be trusted and that's pretty serious when you have to depend on other people more than, say, machinery.

51. Is your phone bill sky high?
Nope. I hardly ever get phone calls and I always try to get them to get in touch with me during off-peak hours.

52. Do you like your life right now?
It'll do.

53. Do you sleep with the TV on?
Ew, oh God, NO. My mom does, though.

54. Can you handle the truth?
If it's actually the truth, and not propaganda containing just enough fact to make the propagandist credible so people believe them over me. I'm not talking politics here, either.

55. Do you have good vision?
Physically, yes, I believe so. I'm at that age where I can develop eyestrain, though. I better watch it. *ba-dum-dum-CRASH*

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?
I dislike more than three people. I might hate more than three people, but not much more and it takes me a LOT to get to that point. And I would dislike a lot fewer people if more people would walk their own talk.

57. How often do you talk on the phone?
Maybe up to half an hour a day, mostly with my little girl's dad because we've got day-to-day particulars and logistics to discuss.

58. The last person you held hands with?
My daughter.

59. What are you wearing?
A black shirt with the phrase Blogito Ergo Sum/I blog, therefore I am and an image of a classical philosopher on it, a pair of khaki capris, and white ankle socks.

60.What is your favorite animal?
Mee yow. =^..^=

61. Where was your default picture/icon taken?
Along High Street in Columbus, Ohio, in a Clintonville neighborhood just north of the Whetstone library.

62. Can you hula hoop?
Not anymore! :(

63. Do you have a job?
I am not employed for pay, no. But I am a mom.

64. What was the most recent thing you bought?
A load of laundry.

65. Have you ever crawled through a window?
Heh heh... why, yes. :P

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