YKWIA cheered me up some, for one. I am still feeling a little blah, but it is nowhere as bad as it was Monday. Today I worked and then took him to two appointments. A co-worker who was concerned about how little I was eating yesterday brought me some tomatoes, three apples, spaghetti, a jar of pasta sauce, and some bread and bagels. And even though my gas light came on sometime this afternoon, I managed to make it home tonight. I will have to go by the gas station tomorrow. I still have $4 I can spend on gas. Good thing I get paid tomorrow night! It looks like I can pay my bills out of this cheque, thankfully, though there won't be much extra. But that, at least, is a blessing. And at least I have new brakes and the car is safe, even if fixing it put me in a bind. Okay, time for bed. Good night!
Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Today was a little more productive. I got up early and finished the game notes, went over to my friends' house and did laundry and worked on their house, and then, since Brenda was at a Society for Creative Anachronism event, we watched several episodes of 'Haven'. I'm finally up to season 3 with the next episode. I did some scanning for YKWIA and then we watched a very good episode of 'Witches of East End'. Now I'm home. Tomorrow I don't have any official plans for after work yet, and I'm hoping to work on the house then. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday I'm taking someone to various appointments. So it'll be a busy week. But at least I don't have to worry about the game notes--I'm caught up with them. :)
For now, though, I'm listening to some music and winding down for the night. I think I'm going to have some hot cocoa with marshmallows and then head on to bed. I'd like to get a good night's sleep tonight, as I didn't sleep particularly well today and it's taken a lot of soda to get the caffeine I needed to keep going. I really need to learn to like coffee or tea. Good night.
Friday, September 12, 2014
I don't feel like breaking out the laptop or even sitting in front of the desktop, so I am writing this on my phone. I am in bed, listening to Bastille's 'Oblivion', with my feet propped up and my CPAP on.
I am very glad it is Friday and the end of the work week. Today was spent catching up at work, which I barely did despite my best efforts. Tonight YKWIA and I watched an episode of 'Haven' and I helped him with something. Now I am home and really hoping to shed some tension and relax. I am a little stressed this week.
The plan tomorrow is to get up by 7:30 am and work on the house, work on the game notes, and catch up on 'Doctor Who', in that order. Then it is off to the library to search for a couple of books for YKWIA. Then I will go take A to the grocery, and from there my plans will depend on what YKWIA and A want/need. But the idea is to spend part of the day doing some things here.
Okay, I am going to go on to bed. Good night.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Discrimination against overweight or obese people, commonly known as "fat shaming," does not help them lose weight and may do more harm than good, according to research from London.
Being harassed or treated with disrespect, receiving poor service while shopping or being thought of as stupid may actually lead to more weight gain, the researchers found.
"Our study clearly shows that weight discrimination is part of the obesity problem and not the solution," said the study's senior author, Jane Wardle, director of the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Centre at University College London (UCL).
"Weight bias has been documented not only among the general public but also among health professionals, and many obese patients report being treated disrespectfully by doctors because of their weight. Everyone, including doctors, should stop blaming and shaming people for their weight and offer support, and where appropriate, treatment," Wardle added in a university news release.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Now I'm not going to get into whether she was using it for satire or trolling--people often don't get satire, both those who read it and at times those who write it, and I didn't see her actual comments on other channels. The thing I don't get is how anyone could see no trouble in taking another person's image and using it as if it were a picture of herself, and not see why anyone might object. I mean, I know a lot of people use celebrity photos in their profile pictures and the like, but I'm not a celebrity. People know such-and-such isn't the real celebrity, or at least realise that it's highly unlikely, especially on sites that verify such things. But if you steal some unknown person's image and use that as your own, no one knows. I did read some of the comments on the channel where the people, annoyed with her comments, were making very crass comments about her appearance and more, based on my image. Even though I know they were aimed at her, I know people often make judgements based on appearance and frankly, even though they should take nothing online as gospel, believe what they see. So they were in part responding to my picture, and it was a little disheartening.
So maybe the moral of the story is to keep a weather-eye out for such things, not just 'Googling' your name, for example, but doing a search to find similar images based on one you have. Don't use other people's likenesses as your own, and please, for God's sake, don't believe everything you see and read online. I must say, it has been an educating experience.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Sunday, September 07, 2014
Saturday, September 06, 2014
The University of Kentucky is about to start their second football game of the season, and A is watching it on TV, so we aren't going to the store until later. I'm going to go over there in about an hour and a half. At this point, I should at least start working on the house. But the annoyance that got me through the walk down and across two major highways has kind of dissipated and now I just want to cool down. I'm not tired--I'm just hot, as it was 86 degrees out there with 55% humidity. So I'm going to chill out for about 20 minutes and then get up and work. That's the plan, anyway. On the other hand, I'm at 3,015 steps on a Saturday, which is usually what I get all day on the lightest walking day of my week. :)
They brought me on home and are working on the car, which should take a couple of hours. They're going to come pick me up when it's ready. So I've finally eaten breakfast (veggie burger, let's call it brunch), and I'm contemplating working on the house. I haven't been home much, which tends to mean I destroy any sense of tidiness in the house, and I come in, put things down on the kitchen table or the loveseat and they just sit there. I really need to clean the bathroom, wash dishes, take out the trash--and more importantly, the recyclables, which are threatening to escape their container, straighten up in general, put some things away, sweep, vacuum, and mop. I can't do all that in two hours. Hopefully I can get started on it, though.
Sorry I didn't blog last night. I'd taken a friend to an appointment after work, watched an episode of 'Haven', and then headed home, where I ate something and kind of putzed around for a bit, listened to some music, and went on to bed early since I knew I couldn't sleep in today. On the other hand, I don't have game notes to do today, as they are already finished, woo-hoo! So there's the grocery run, 'Doctor Who', and as far as I know, that's about it, unless YKWIA and A have something else planned. Tomorrow is the game, and 'Witches of East End'. Then we'll go back into the work week, and start everything over again. This week was particularly busy because there was a lot going on at work, no less than four appointments I had to be at, and bills to pay. Also, it seems to me that whenever we have a 'short week' after a holiday, we try to scrunch everything from a normal week into less days. Next week there's not quite as much going on, thankfully. I think the last time I came directly home from work was Monday before last, and then I just pretty much crashed. I'll try to take this Monday and work on anything I don't get finished today, until I'm happy living in my apartment again. :)
Thursday, September 04, 2014
I'm a blue magic drafter!
Take the quiz at Brent Weeks.com
Blue Luxin is hard, strong, and smooth. It can be used in anything from the creation of large structures to armor or bladed weapons or projectiles. Blues are orderly, inquisitive, and unfailingly rational. Structure, rules, and hierarchy are important to blues.A friend is reading Black Prism by Brent Weeks and this quiz was on the author's website. We apparently came out the same, which surprised my friend. I may have to check out the book for myself. It sounds like an interesting magic system.
The results from your color matching test have also shown that you are one of the elite, a superchromat. The magic you do will almost never fail. Satrapies will compete to recruit you, and you will have a wide latitude in what work you choose to do once you finish your studies. You can expect your patron to lavish praise and honors on you. As a monochrome, you will master your color, and only have to defer to bichromes and polychromes and, of course, the nobility and the satraps who support us all.
Today I got my permanent partial dentures. I had a little trouble getting them in before the dentist adjusted them, but he was able to put them in with no trouble afterwards. I was able to eat a sandwich from Subway by cutting it into smaller bites, and did okay. I talk with a very slight lisp on 's' and similar sounds, but it is very slight--not nearly as bad as with the temporaries. I was also able to get them out and soaking tonight, although the lower ones for some reason really wanted to stay in my mouth. The trick will be to see if I can get them in tomorrow morning without trouble. I'm going to try to get up early to have plenty of time to deal with them if needed. Of course, you want them to be tight and well-fitting. Unless I have trouble, I don't have to go back to the dentist till March, when it will be time for my teeth cleaning. Yay!!! Here's hoping for a trouble-free six months.