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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Odin's Day 
9th-Dec-2009 05:00 am
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Administration
Happy birthday to alexjay, avad, and racerxgirl!

Medical
'k. Needed the rescue inhaler last night; woke up at 4am needing it, too. That is not good, and is way more than I needed it last year. When you start thinking "I need multiple rescue inhalers so I can keep one upstairs, one downstairs, and one in my purse so I never have to run around trying to find one", there is maybe a problem. I think I must find time to see my doctor. *sigh* When? I do not know. Hopefully it can wait til after Florida. I tend to be triggered by frigid air, which is not so much a problem there.

Meme
If I came with a warning label, what would it say?

Mall of Shadesong
Still doing holiday shopping? Visit the Mall of Shadesong! New stores have been added! (I feel like I want a piece of "I can has job" commemorative jewelry, and that'll probably be from a MoS seller...)

Wishlists
My wishlist, rm's wishlist, regyt's wishlist. upstart_crow's wishlist. Have a wishlist? Let me know; I'll link it up! Need my address? Shadesong AT gmail.com.

FYI
I'll be away from LJ almost all day today, tomorrow, and Friday; I may get a little time this weekend. Do not assume I will see your posts. Please e-mail me with anything important or time-sensitive.

Link Soup
* haddayr says, "I've been saying I have no idea how many kids Jenny McCarthy has killed, but now I know: 424.
* When allies fail.
* This made me think of barthanderson.
* You keep saying "urban legend". I do not think it means what you think it means.
* This is nifty!

Daily Science
Scientists have ruled out the possibility that methane is delivered to Mars by meteorites, raising fresh hopes that the gas might be generated by life on the red planet, in research published tomorrow in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Daily BPAL
Gacela of the Dark Death: Terebinth pine, pitch, and clove.
In bottle: The woods, an hour past dusk.
On me: The clove surfaces, gently topping the pine/pitch. Nice, but not blowing me away. We'll see if it morphs.

Nes Gadol Haya Sham: One scent in four parts:

Nun, the Snake: nuun, nothing. Naḥš, in modern Arabic, means bad luck. Represented by scents of loss and remembrance: opoponax and lemon verbena.

Gimel, the Camel: the Ship of the Desert. Represented by scents of abundance, fortitude, and determination: patchouli, heliotrope, pomegranate, and almond.

He, the Window: sometimes used to represent the Unutterable Name of God, this is the window in our souls through which God's light touches us. Represented by scents of clarity and piety: frankincense, myrtle, and hyssop.

Shin, the Tooth: also stands for Shaddai, one of the names of God. The hand formed into shin acts as a priestly blessing. Represented by scents of strength, generosity, kindness, and benediction: carnation, myrrh, red poppy, and hibiscus.

The essences of Nun, Gimel, He, and Shin are blended to become Nes Gadol Haya Sham.

In bottle: Very dark, velvety brown-black. Opoponax and patchouli.
On me: The lemon verbena kills absolutely everything else. As always. Did I overlook that, or just assume that it wouldn't jump to the forefront with so many other notes in there?

Plans
Work! Meeting sairaali to drop off BPAL, if her schedule's malleable. Hitting Harvard Square for some shopping - mascara for me, Lush for women on my gift list, Tokyo Kid for Elayna, and I need to find something for my dad, uncle, and college-age boy cousins (maybe Urban Outfitters for the cousins?). New volunteer info session tonight - running them is part of my job, and this is the only one that overlaps the person leaving this job and me.
Comments 
9th-Dec-2009 10:10 am (UTC)
*hugs* Hope you feel better today.
9th-Dec-2009 11:02 am (UTC)
Happy 1st Day of Work!
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9th-Dec-2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what I was thinking Joc - the gluten may be triggering the breathing issues. Something to mention to your doc!
9th-Dec-2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Good luck on your first day at the job!
9th-Dec-2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
If I came with a warning label, what would it say?

"shadesong: Made From Concentrate" comes to mind. My addled, tired mind.

(I know it's not a warning, but a statement of fact, but somehow it sounds right.)

Best of the good luck with work!
9th-Dec-2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Heh. That would presume she's been diluted. I think she's still *in* the concentrate. ^_^
9th-Dec-2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
:( about the asthma. I got good results from a couple of daily asthma-control medications, but they were both super-expensive. Other than cold, what might be making things worse? Anything that's external and fixable?

It might be a couple of days before I get it mailed, but you can has handmade thingy. My wishlist lives here.

And congrats on your awesome new job! I can't remember if I said that already, but it can't hurt to say it again. ;)
9th-Dec-2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the b-day wishes! :)
9th-Dec-2009 05:12 pm (UTC) - WRT the anti-Jenny McCarthy site
it would be nice if they got at least some basic facts right. For example, they say "All vaccines licensed since 1999, with the exception of a few multidose container vaccines (such as some, but not all, HIB and Influenza vaccines), have not contained thimerosal as a preservative"

This just false. To take only the most recent example, the flu vaccine given out for seasonal flu this year used thimerosal. I can even dig up the form I got stating that if I wanted a thimerosol-free version that I had to request it in advance.

I generally agree with her basic point but she needs to get her facts straight if she's going to convince anyone.
9th-Dec-2009 06:36 pm (UTC) - Re: WRT the anti-Jenny McCarthy site
The statement you quoted is not incompatible with the fact that that this year's seasonal flu vax uses thimerosal. In fact, she clearly states that some flu vaccines are the exception to the no-thimerosal rule. Also, vaccines licensed for children under 5 are almost always thimerosal free. The thimerosal-containing doses are typically reserved for adults, for whom thimerosal is a much smaller concern.

http://www.fda.gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/safetyavailability/vaccinesafety/ucm096228#t1

http://www.cdc.gov/Flu/about/qa/thimerosal.htm
9th-Dec-2009 05:16 pm (UTC) - Conversely
the 'when allies fail' post is Made Of Awesome.
9th-Dec-2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
worky song is worky!!
bon voyage, love.
I have a crimma list, but it's f-locked.
9th-Dec-2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Warning: Extended exposure may induce joy or tears at random intervals.
9th-Dec-2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
"I can has job" jewelry sounds nifty! If you have any mental pictures of what it would be, I'd LOVE to hear them... and I can (and do) has engraving and etching capabilities. :)
10th-Dec-2009 02:55 am (UTC)
ooh shiny.
9th-Dec-2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
My ass-mar is pretty easily controlled by allergy meds until the weather turns cold. Then it's one daily inhaler, and supplemental daily inhaler "if I need it," and the rescue.

I can't remember if you have "stuff around my face" issues, but the best thing for me is a scarf wrapped somewhat tightly around my face, so I have a cup of warmed air closest to my nose. Take the middle of the scarf, put that over your nose and mouth, then cross the ends around the back of your neck, bring forward, and tie. Sadly for my love of wool, artificial fibers (like fleece) seem to work best.
21st-Dec-2009 06:09 am (UTC) - warning label
Shadesong: Far too interesting. Will drown you in fascinating links and derail your life completely.
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