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Odin's Day 
14th-Jul-2010 11:06 am
Hello to new reader adammaker!

State of the 'Song
Well. We have established that I am still allergic to buttermilk. (Not milk. Not butter. Just buttermilk. I don't know either.) Which is a thing I became aware of at 18, and the hives were so awful I've never felt tempted to nudge and see if I was still allergic. But we have these risotto chips that Adam brought home, and I was medicated so I forgot that I should double-check the ingredients list because a) it was clearly marked gluten-free and soy-free, which are the things I know to look for in chips, and b) WHO THE HELL PUTS BUTTERMILK IN CHIPS.

So that kicked off hours of full-body extremely painful hives and me in tears willing myself to go to sleep in the hopes that they'd be gone in the morning (we were out of the antihistamines that don't have gluten), but of course unable to sleep because stabbing pains give one adrenaline. Culminating in Adam having to run out to the all-night CVS to get antihistamines. But yeah, hours of me pacing downstairs and quietly caterwauling because once the Lunesta hits my brain, I am not rational. Which explains the handfuls of risotto chips at 11pm, too.

My LunestaBrain can be hilarious when it's not preventing me from acquiring antihistamines, by the way. Lunesta completely removes any inhibitions before it actually knocks me out. You only think I have no filter between my brain and my mouth. You would not believe the things that come out of me when I'm medicated. I have documentation, because one of the things I've trained myself to do while on Lunesta is not close the chat windows, so tomorrow at least I know who I was talking to and what I said - because if we start a conversation after my Lunesta, I will have zero memory of it.

Also I will eat everything on top of the gluten-free cabinet, given time. Especially if it's salty. LunestaBrain does not work well enough to open the actual cabinet doors; I am limited to what's within view.

Essentially? Raunchy and no higher thought processes.

I am just saying.

This is every night.

I am such a treat, I tell you.

Also at some point in the hives/sedation I think I was futzing around with my Ravelry queue. I ought to see to that.

Okay, this is the third fail on this fingerless mitt pattern. There aren't many finished projects on Ravelry for it, so I'm inclined to believe that the pattern really is fucked and it's not just me being daft. Which means that I need to teach myself a new skill (knitting in the round) like now to get a different pair of mitts done pre-Blogathon.

I seriously cannot tell you anything about this movie save that you must see it. I am really not kidding here. Do it this weekend so we can discuss it on Monday.

Link Soup
* The Old Spice guy spent yesterday answering tweets from his followers via YouTube.
* A scietific diagram of the ancient Hebrew cosmos.

Daily Science
Sensor-studded clothing worn by a soldier tracks his movements and vital signs. A disposable electrocardiogram machine the size of a Band-Aid monitors a heart patient. A cellphone is implanted in a tooth. Scientists and engineers are trying to develop such “embedded” devices: miniature electronics that plug people into computer and communication networks.

First thing I'm doing is going back to bed - I'm still zoned out and in slow motion from NyQuil (which allegedly has an antihistamine but did nothing for the hives). Um. If I can get functional, I have to buy the stuff on Elayna's Explo shopping list. Either way I have to badger her to get started packing. I have a lot on my checklist and no brain right now. So. Sleep.
14th-Jul-2010 03:12 pm (UTC) - Re: Inception
I'm pretty eager to see it. EG and I are planning on it for Sunday. Did you read Maurice Broaddus' review of it?

14th-Jul-2010 03:21 pm (UTC) - Re: Inception
Hadn't seen the review, and it is spoilery - warning for other readers! I'll do a full cut-tagged review later. :)
14th-Jul-2010 07:19 pm (UTC) - Re: Inception
Eep, sorry! It slipped my mind since it seems like you've seen it already. We're going to see it on Sunday.
14th-Jul-2010 07:21 pm (UTC) - Re: Inception
Oh, I had! We saw it last night. I just wanted the note there so spoiler-avoidant readers poking around my comments would know. :)

And yay! I look forward to discussing it next week.
14th-Jul-2010 07:30 pm (UTC) - Re: Inception
Ah I gotcha. yay! Film discussion makes me happy =)
14th-Jul-2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
Once you get through the first join, knitting in the round is easier than knitting flat. I'm sure emilytheslayer can set you up in no time.

I hope you're feeling better soon.
14th-Jul-2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
aww I hope you feel better (who does put buttermilk in chips? bread maybe but chips?)
14th-Jul-2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
So sorry the state of the 'song is so difficult. Wishing you gluten-free antihistamines, treats and decent sleep!

In a recent conversation with someone who has few/no health issues, I was reminded that many such folks really can't wrap their heads around the fact that, yes, you DO need meds and no, you really DO have to juggle prescriptions, OTCs, supplements, side-effects and dietary/activity changes like the Flying Karamazov Brothers just to stay functioning or to keep from getting worse. Dontcha sometimes wish you could put it on your resume? It's a noteworthy skill, after all.
14th-Jul-2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
Yikes with the buttermilk allergy! That's just weird. Hope you're feeling better soon.

The map of the Hebrew cosmos was pretty neat. It looks like it should be possible to sail from the edge of the earth to the Foundations of Heaven and then climb up to the Firmament, in sort of an inside-out ancient Hebrew Journey to the Center of the Earth.
14th-Jul-2010 07:47 pm (UTC) - um.. yeah...
WTF with the buttermilk???

and Daily Science: "WE ARE BORG!" Scary!
14th-Jul-2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
Sounds like the lunesta is a little like ambien. Pill in, front part of brain off. If the body keeps moving around, trouble follows.
15th-Jul-2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Yes. That.

I have trained my brain that we do not:
* close chat windows
* leave the house
* eat anything that's not on the gluten-free cabinet.

Pretty much everything else seems to be fair game.

Edited at 2010-07-15 03:03 am (UTC)
16th-Jul-2010 03:19 am (UTC)
Re: The unexpected allergy - Most buttermilk sold anywhere is cultured, kinda like yogurt, it isn't the stuff left over after making butter. You're probably allergic to the culture/bacteria.
16th-Jul-2010 05:46 am (UTC)
I was going to ask in regards to the buttermilk: are you talking about just the commercially-sold stuff, which is milk with added cultures? Or does this include the leftover buttermilk from when somebody makes butter from cream but adds no cultures?

I am curious - and I will not bring over any buttermilk biscuits.
16th-Jul-2010 10:32 am (UTC)
16th-Jul-2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Duly noted. Thank you.
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