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  1.  (10419.81)
    @bankara - might be a day late, but hugs my friend. Massive, awkwardly long hugs.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2012
     (10419.82)
    Bankara, she's lucky she has you. I had bipolar friend once and she sounds just like what your sister described, only I stopped being her friend before we got too close because I noticed she had a pattern of wanting to sabotage the lives of people who had at one point been the people she loved most - she'd have an episode and once she recovered felt like she needed "revenge" on the very people who were trying to get her through it. It was very strange, and difficult to deal with. So, I'm glad to hear that she has you to stick by her side, because lord knows I didn't stick around for some of the troubled bipolar people I knew. That shit it very emotionally difficult (and like I said, I didn't want to be one of those people she tried to get undeserved "revenge" on just because she had an episode. So, I feel bad having distanced myself, but am also glad that I did it before she got too attached to me. It's...an odd situation).
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2012
     (10419.83)
    Thanks, y'all. I just hadda get it off my chest so that the poisonous weight couldn't drag me down. A long late night bullshit session with a good friend and an inspiring lecture series at the Guggenheim museum will do wonders to buoy one's humours and restore confidence that all is not fucked. I am pissed off at the girl but I can put that aside and just be there for her. Ain't nobody else to do it so it is gonna have to be me. I am ready for it this time, I think. Seriously, thanks guys for the kind words.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2012
     (10419.84)
    @Bankara people you love having mental/emotional issues is damn, damn hard. *vile damn hug*


    I have done theatre today. Now I sleep the sleep of the artistically justified. Assuming my brain lets me.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2012
     (10419.85)
    My son, who has been in the hospital since Thursday night when we took him in for a 104.6 degree temp (103 for nine month-olds is the "go to the doctor NOW" temp) is finally starting to do better. Two IV antibiotics killed the eye and ear infections and he is getting over his RSV (a virus that usually hits kids like colds hit adults only it can hit a lot harder because their immune systems aren't as mature). Unfortunately, we won't be coming home until Monday at the earliest; his oxygen levels while sleeping need to come up and his feeding needs to get better so he doesn't get dehydrated again (he was so dry it took five nurses six attempts over the course of an hour and a half to find a vein to tap to put in the IV). It sounds a lot more serious than it was, and it was serious enough to require being treated right away, but he never was in any danger of anything life-threatening (at that point, thankfully) although that didn't keep me from worrying about it. If he keeps up his recovery we will hopefully be going home on Monday.
  2.  (10419.86)
    Damn, apparently the small cool-down brain-holiday in the countryside really did something good (made a video-hello from there for Whitechapel) today I slept late and thought the day was lost. Got up, went out for a coffee intending to read a bit, but ended up writing a blog post and a whole article, which will net me some 400€. Back home, great sex, cooking some salmon selyanka, watching the new Sherlock, and almost started writing a second article, but got stuck watching the first round of our presidential election, which saw my candidate, who's from the Green party and an openly gay guy, to get to the second round. Considering what happened in our parliamentary election, ie. a landslide to Christian-socialist nationalistic "immigration-critical" populist party, this was very good thing indeed. Now a little bit of Bastion and then to bed to read.

    What an awesome day.
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2012
     (10419.87)
    What an awesome day.

    I've been inside all day, reading for my next post-grad presentation. I found it really hard last year combining university and work, and since being back at work this year I've felt much more balanced and at ease. I don't always get to do what I've done today and completely immerse myself in journals, books, arguments, but whenever I do it's tremendous.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2012
     (10419.88)
    Just finished brewing an amber ale. In 1 month it will be alcoholic, carbonated beer. Mmmmm....
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2012
     (10419.89)
    In one month I will be driving down to San Diego again, I think.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
     (10419.90)
    woohoo! I'll let you know when it's done so you can plan accordingly.

    My airlock is steadily bubbling away! Hooray fermentation!
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
     (10419.91)
    It was gorgeous and unseasonably warm in NYC today, put some air in my tires and rode 20 miles, took a break to do some bouldering and basically just pretended it was spring. Awesome day! I can get through winter now.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
     (10419.92)
    Finished and submitted an RPG project last Saturday. I was pretty damn blocked on finishing it . . . mostly, the tedious game mechanics stuff. And the maps . . . six pages of graph paper maps.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
     (10419.93)
    @Oddbill

    Where are you that you will be heading south to San Diego, if you don't mind me asking?
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
     (10419.94)
    I made Parsnip Soup and it was fucking DELICIOUS. And definitely a chill-buster. Damn. I'm saving some for tomorrow night.
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      CommentAuthoroddbill
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
     (10419.95)
    @RenThing - Los Angeles. You?
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
     (10419.96)
    Oh crap...I missed the open mic.

    My chance to spew vitriol out has gone so here i dare rear my ugly head.Vile.Hugged.

    What's good? Well,i've resisted all urges to smash my face off the kitchen sink.The end result wouldn't be too pretty so that's a no-no.I'm still getting around without my shit walking stick.You'd think that would make me happy.It does a bit.

    I got the dreaded interweb writers block.Seriously.I can't think of anything to say.So before i step on some animal poo and flies lay maggot eggs on my manhood i'd better just sign on ze dotted line and scuttle off.

    Take care all.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
     (10419.97)
    FLECKYYYYYYY! You've returned!!
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2012
     (10419.98)
    @dorkmuffin:Thanks for that.

    I'm tempted to smile yet fear it may set off a chain of events so hideous that the filth will boot my door in forcing me to take my travelling flea-husk circus on the road again.We didn't earn much on our last tour of West London.It's not like the good old days when high-society used to flock to see my pretties perform and the internet was on paper.

    Gor blimey,guvnor!
  3.  (10419.99)
    I'm fighting the urge to say sod-it and find myself in London HOURS early for the thing I'm going to (on my own! argh!) which will inevitably end up with me buying trashy american magazines in Selfridges...

    On the plus side - finding here has been quite inspirational.

    Now, need a swift kick up the jacksy to ring an editor who appears to be ignoring the email that *they asked me to send*...
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2012
     (10419.100)
    @Oddbill

    The Bay Area, San Jose to be specific. If you were up this way I'd offer to get some beers out.

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