Return of the living dead (Aspie)

I have been cold all day, so cold my fingers were stiff and bluish looking under the nails, and I also am having problems with my right SI joint and hip for some reason. Well, not exactly 'for some reason' but rather most likely because I did some yard work, mowing, and weed-eating yesterday. Anyway,... Continue Reading →

Tumbleweed head

After being at work for almost an hour (and having several interactions including briefly meeting with my boss to discuss a project) I went to the restroom, and while washing my hands, glanced at the mirror to discover that I had forgotten to brush my hair this morning. Whoops! I have really long wiry hair... Continue Reading →

Mental Jukebox: The Raven

So it's been months since I did one of these 'mental jukebox' posts. It's not because my brain doesn't have a constant and varied soundtrack running through it at any given time, it's because it was one of those ideas of mine that was a bit overly ambitious. I wasn't content just to post the... Continue Reading →

It’s called shopping

My partner is going to the beach with two of our friends next week. I chose to stay behind and take care of the animals, because I have already seen Hilton Head and didn't care for the crowds; the idea of five days of shopping, sightseeing touristy things, and being on a crowded beach sounds... Continue Reading →

Lunch!

I happened to notice this crab spider (and its lunch!) when I was on my way into the building where I work, just a few minutes ago. Normally I capture any spiders that wander in, and release them outdoors before any less arachnid-friendly employees encounter them, but I didn't want to make this one drop... Continue Reading →

Clarification

So I realized when I re-read my post from yesterday that it came across a bit like some of that 'everything happens for a reason' inspiration-porn that usually annoys the hell out of me, or that it makes it sound like I think having an unfixable medical condition that makes it take every bit of... Continue Reading →

This is who I am, not what I have

I woke up this morning and had a small revelation: my hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, like my autism, is not something I 'have' but rather something that is so much part of me that it has shaped my entire existence. If that sounds like I am just now figuring out something that should have been obvious,... Continue Reading →

POTS for breakfast

I had another bad night; three and a half hours of sleep to follow up on the five I got the night before. Last week, I felt really good and was even sleeping much better, and this week it's like every single thing is flaring up - I'm not sure why, except that maybe 'what... Continue Reading →

Smoke detector battery syndrome

Last night I got up at about one AM to go to the bathroom, which is not unusual. What was unusual is that when I came back to my bedroom, it was strangely quiet. The portable air conditioner, which had been running when I left the room, now... was not. 'Hmmmm... maybe I bumped the... Continue Reading →

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