kitanzi: (brain hates body - by Sam (?))
By the calendar I've been marking, the oaks of Georgia have been conspiring to murder me for exactly four weeks now. (I've no doubt they'd settle for suicide, they don't seem fussy.) I have resolved to slaughter every damned one of them and move to Seattle. ACat points out it would make more sense to move FIRST, then I wouldn't need to.

Seriously, I keep forgetting just how draining chronic pain is, and my body keeps teaching me all over. Hopefully this is almost over - my research suggests it probably ends around the end of April, but I have a horrible suspicion that our mild winter means record length of pollination, to go along with staggeringly record breaking amount of pollination this year. We've been talking about moving since the start of the year, but it's as if Georgia wants to kick us out a little faster.
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I almost feel like maybe I'm not the person to spread this, since I'm not Christian, but I think it's something that bears repeating anyhow. This really verges on glurge, but... I hope so much that it's true.

Oh yeah

Apr. 3rd, 2012 09:23 pm
kitanzi: (asskicking boots - by andrabell)
If this doesn't go viral very shortly, I will be shocked.

The Guild: I'm the One That's Cool
kitanzi: (brain hates body - by Sam (?))
Right, long story short(ish), I've been having stomach problems for a couple months now. Two weeks ago I had a EGD done to find out what was going on in my esophagus and stomach. Yesterday I had the follow up visit.

Diagnosis is severe acid reflux, causing considerable erosion to the esophagus, and a sliding hiatal hernia. Treatment between now and another followup visit in four weeks is a strong anti acid medication, diet modification and weight loss. Possible future treatment includes surgery, but let's hope not.

So, ideally, I am now not supposed to eat anything I might actually want to eat - that should make the weight loss easier. As far as I can tell, the ideal diet for this (which I do not expect I will follow perfectly) is bland and fat free, with minimal spice or acidic foods. I should eschew chocolate, alcohol and caffeine. I should eat small amounts, slowly, and chew it as thoroughly as any cow could dream of.

No, I'm not really happy about this, how could you tell?

Neither of these are especially uncommon conditions. Does anyone out there have a good resource for recipes, foods and suggestions that won't leave me wanting to solve the whole problem at the source by simply cutting my throat?
kitanzi: (can't be good - by yamiko)
ACat and I had a very good weekend, with a visit from our friend Jeff. Conversations around here get odd and amusing on a regular basis, but somehow with Jeff they get positively surreal, even when he' not saying much. The discussion of gay discos and their mating habits was entertaining - and then had a sequel this evening.

Me: I still think it's a good question - What would a disco flirt with?
ACat: A landromat. Or maybe a delicatessen.
Me: Your disco kink is okay? Which one would be the kink?
ACat: It's hard to say.

So, I'm thinking we need a grant proposal, and I can start a new career path in studying sociosexual development of kinky discos! Suppose I could Kickstart that? (And which one does sound kinkier, anyhow?)
kitanzi: (asskicking boots - by andrabell)
(swiped from RobWynne on facebook:) @JosephScrimshaw: People are losing the spirit of the Ides of March. It's not about just stabbing. It's about coming together to stab ...

Some light recreational stabbing with a little judicious eco-friendly mulching to follow, anyone? *singing softly* I've got a little list, I've got a little list...

(Edit: Hell with the Ides of March, the ideas of March can be far worse!)
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I (and I'm sure, many other people) have been saying US politics have been turning into reality TV for quite a while now. So sure, how might that actually play out?
How Reality Television Did Away With Campaign Ads

I'd love to see a sequel.
kitanzi: (asskicking boots - by andrabell)
TED Talks always has something new and interesting, but ACat pointed me at The Power of Introverts from Susan Cain, and it really bears sharing. Her analysis of the value of introversion and how society is shortchanging all of us by trying to force people out of it is fascinating, and I think very true. In fact, it was just the thing for me today, in the middle of my utterly introverted and very relaxing weekend home alone. :)
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Superhero Syndrome - an invisible epidemic! (Well, at least kept behind closed doors, I guess.)

I would have watched this just for having Nathan Fillion in it, but it's crazy funny. I sure do love me some nerds and geeks.
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Seanan McGuire is one of my favorite authors, and I strongly recommend everything she's published. HOWEVER, having said that - her newest book, Discount Armageddon, has an official release date of March 6th and yet Amazon (and now Barnes & Noble as well) started shipping it early.

Please, folks, buy it - ON MARCH 6TH. If you want the best chance of the whole series that this starts being published, if you understand that the first OFFICIAL week of sales counts hugely for a new book, if you just want to be a decent person and respect the wishes of an author who had no part in this screw up - buy it, but wait.

Seanan explains better than I can:
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[Poll #1820433]
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I hope no one took the earlier meme as a demand to prove yourselves - it was surely not meant as such - but it's very gratifying to see that many people ARE still reading this, and willing to play along, after all this time. :)
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ACat and I tell each other every day, which I am given to understand isn't always true after ten years together, but today it bears saying in front of the world.

I love you, Rob, with all my heart.
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I'm running a test to see who's reading my posts. So, if you read this, leave me a one-word comment about your day that starts with the third letter of your LJ/DW USERNAME. Only one word please. Then repost so I can leave a word for you, if you want.
kitanzi: (earth is weird - by boogiejack)
I was just out running errands and saw a sign at the end of our road which made me do a bit of a double take. Our local high school's track and field and soccer teams (apparently all together, must be a lot of overlap) are fund raising by selling mattresses.

This struck me odd to begin with - you might pick up a box of cookies or some wrapping paper to support a good cause when your kid or your neighbor asks, but a mattress? It's bulky, not terribly portable, and not the sort of thing where you keep a six pack in the closet for extras.

But then take it one step further. Teenagers going door to door, lugging mattresses, earnestly asking their neighbors to support the team. Coaches and teammates setting up tables in front of the local grocery store or library, piled high with mattresses, touting them to everyone passing by. Parents entreating co-workers to sign up for delivery of a half dozen, "I just want them out of my basement!"

I really, really wonder how well that's working out for them. But not enough to find someone and buy a mattress.


Feb. 9th, 2012 08:32 pm
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Ok, ACat and I have a deal. I will start posting again if he does, and vice versa - and I still don't have much to say, but dammit, it's a deal. I can't guarantee it's anything worth anyone reading, which is much of what's kept me from posting, but hey - if you don't like it, feel free to unfriend me. I promise not to hold a grudge.

So.... a post a week, at least, hopefully more. May be crap, may be trivial, may be something no one but me is interested in. Here's a starter - ask me a question, any question. I will either tell the truth, or say something so outrageous it's an obvious and hopefully entertaining lie. Hell, I dunno if anyone is even reading this any more. Say something? :)
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Ok, this weekend is ACat's birthday, so not this weekend. Next weekend is a holiday weekend - will folks be around, or gone away? The weekend following that is the housefilk. We could do a weeknight, but weekends generally seem to be better for folks. The movie, of course, is TBD.
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If Acat and I had a onetime revival of movie night, would anyone be interested? Would it make a difference if it was on a weekend or weekday night?
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Yet again I have proved that, no matter how many times I read it, I can't make it through Mira Grant's book Feed without crying.

And I keep reading it.

Rise up while you can.
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It's the Georgia Filk Convention, happening 7-9 January 2011 at the Crown Plaza Airport in Atlanta, GA.

Guest Of Honour: Seanan McGuire
Toastmaster: Matt Leger
Interfilk Guest: Howard Scrimgeour
PLUS another Super Secret Guest! (Name to be revealed 12/1 - AFTER the prices goes up!)

Come celebrate the fannish New Year with three days of fun, music, and friendship! We'll have great concerts, the annual dinner dance banquet featuring Play It With Moxie, and, of course, singing until the early hours.

Membership is only $40 through November 30, 2010. (That's tomorrow, so send in your registration today! We will announce the Super Secret Guest on Wednesday!

You can get more information about Gafilk, including online registration, at :

Hope to see you there!

(Please feel free to repost this to other appropriate communities and lists you think might be interested.)

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