So not to sound too hopeful, but things are going well.
On Friday I spoke to a Naturopath and she put me on medicinal (vs diet-based) doses of magnesium: something she regularly does for people with headaches. I don't want to assume anythi... Read more
Chronic disease and fevers... how they're different and the same
Last night, Robin Williams apparently killed himself, and my boyfriend was shocked.
I mean, sure, the world was shocked, but Ashke didn't think that Mr. Williams was the type: he didn't seem depressed.
I explained to him that there wer... Read more
I am not out of shape
I love how my first assumption is always: Wow, I'm outta shape.
A couple of weeks ago, I was getting frustrated with biking home from work, because -- instead of getting easier -- it was getting harder. Then I realized that, on my 3-speed ... Read more
The "f" word
There are things I will say -- truthfully -- to other climbers that I would never say -- because they wouldn't be true -- to non-climbers.
To climbers, I hate being short. In real life, I mock it gently, and often enjoy it.
To climbe... Read more
My vehicule for commuting this morning
A good 5k to French, then back to work. Maybe 2k home. Rubber-legs already!
In other news, not much is going on. I'm busy, and trying to keep afloat. Realized that... Read more
Puppies and exercise
So I may be the only person in existence who gets less exercise now that she has a puppy. To be fair, most of my exercise takes me out of the house and away from him, so it's understandable when I can't do some of it, but between my knee injury... Read more
This is Ghost (and Ashke). Sunday was his first day at home (Ghost, of course). He may be all I talk about for a while!
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A-Z of Me on Spark
A is for Age: 29
B is for Booze: I very rarely drink, but icewine, ciders, or tequila
C is for Car: Mazda 2
D is for Dad's name: Phil
E is for Ego: mine is healthy and happy... and sometimes a little too big.
F is for Favorite song or... Read more
Is this him?
So everyone and their dog knows that I've been canine-crazy for a while, and almost desperate. After all, it is now after Xmas. After 15 years of waiting, it has been "you can have a dog" time for just under a month. And I have no dog.
U... Read more
How stuff works?
Have you ever wondered how glasses work? I mean, really. I understand the science of refraction (curving glass one way makes things look bigger, curving it another way, focuses further away), but the whole glasses thing? I’m confused.
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Working through the injury
So back in November, I started feeling a strange stretching sensation on the inside of my knee. I realized almost immediately that this was problematic, as that area has no muscles, so I shouldn't get the stretching sensation. Woo.
Visite... Read more
Oh, Irony, how you exhaust me
So a couple of days ago I was working myself up to try the medication provided by my Doc to try to alleviate my headaches.
Did it. Didn't work.
Oh, it might have worked, had I continued, but ... put it this way: I popped 1/2 of the lo... Read more
No pain, no pain?
It's not often that I'm afraid. I don't talk about it much (unlike my massive over-shares about EVERYTHING ELSE)... because I'm usually somewhat ashamed of my fear.
I don't enjoy whining. I don't feel like I have the right to complain abo... Read more
So we won't be adopting Mr. Cutter. He might be the most amazing dog, but he's also so bonded to his foster family that he's likely to turn into a failed foster instead (aka, they'll keep him!). I've informed them that playdates must ensue, as... Read more
I met Mr. Cutter and he's AMAZING
So the Boy and I drove out to the boonies to meet Cutter. He is... well, this!
The Boy and I have been talking about dogs since we started dating. We're both canine... Read more