Where’s Whoopsie #20: Snow Wrist

Career lessons for the chronically ill: Write out your routine in your planner, including basic self-care essentials like physical therapy and tracking water intake and medications, alongside your work deadlines. It's a nice little shot of dopamine to cross off basic self-care tasks in your planner, and it helps with managing energy levels at work. … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #20: Snow Wrist

Shooting for the Spoons

A lot of popular wisdom is rather dubious when actually examined. For instance, the common career advice to, "Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you will still land among the stars." Unless the flat-Earthers know something I really don't, even good old Sol is much further away from us than the moon... Another bit of … Continue reading Shooting for the Spoons

Where’s Whoopsie #18/Subway Sociology #5: Mixed Martial Arts

First, for those wondering. The bad news is that I don't have a new job quite yet. The good news is that that is because the interview process keeps getting longer each time I go through it. I'm not finished with it yet, but I'm also not out of the running yet, either. There are … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #18/Subway Sociology #5: Mixed Martial Arts

Candy Canes

Pokemon Go had a super event this weekend, in which all their previous special events were combined. Increased spawn rates for all prior Community Day Pokemon were available all weekend, but, within the weekend, there was one three-hour period wherein all the prior Community Day event bonuses (including double candy and stardust) were also available … Continue reading Candy Canes

Procrasti-Not-Us

Did you know that the term procrastination comes almost directly from the Latin procrastinatus? This is relevant because I have a new blog page on my main site that does not have a Latin title. This pains my Partner deeply. I think it pains my Partner almost as much as typing pains the hands of … Continue reading Procrasti-Not-Us

Blog Awards Series #5: B is for Blog Awards

I am not saying "B is for Bedbugs," because supposedly things are "happening" with that. The home is hiring a new exterminator to come tomorrow and - again supposedly - is going to deal with the code violations that resulted in the scary green notice. I'm not sure how much faith I have in either … Continue reading Blog Awards Series #5: B is for Blog Awards

Improv #10: Seven Things for Self-Care

*Knock knock* "Who's there?" "Seven" "Seven Who?" "Seven Eleven..." "Dude, you can't fool me. I know there's only seven of you. When I'm seeing eleven then maybe I'll believe I'm as think as my friends drunk I am. Now bring me my black coffee and tylenol delivery stat!" There's an Improv game called Five Things … Continue reading Improv #10: Seven Things for Self-Care

Eye Rate

Ehlers-Danlos is a systemic disorder. That clearly means it can affect any part of our body that either has collagen or relies on collagen. This is rather unfortunate, given that about 30% of the raw protein content in our bodies is made up of collagen. Collagen is in everything: our stomachs, our skin, our ligaments, … Continue reading Eye Rate

Where’s Whoopsie #12: Hear Me Tyranit-roar

Hi, I'm Lavender and I'm a geek. You've probably already picked up on that by now, but just in case you haven't, telling you my Partner and I have been eagerly anticipating the Pokemon Go Community Day with abundant tyranitars for weeks now probably confirms it. Today was a rare good day. We went to … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #12: Hear Me Tyranit-roar

RE: Your Brains

CW: Indirect descriptions of PTSD symptoms, the aftermath of trauma, and workplace bullying. Have you ever wondered what a zombie with an office job would look like? If you've heard Jonathan Coulton's excellent "RE: Your Brains," you don't have to ask. If you haven't, I do suggest you listen to it eventually, but there's no … Continue reading RE: Your Brains