100indecisions: my chains are broken (dw | Ten is a geek.)
Also because most of these went in my Random Stuff folder and I only just realized that for some reason, privacy settings kept said folder invisible to everyone but me and those in the UAA network (which is to say, virtually all y'all). So...I don't know what was up with that.

Pictures! )
100indecisions: my chains are broken (hp | Dear Body: I hate you.)
For starters, there's this cold, which I first got...well, I think it was probably Sept. 25 when I first got the sore throat that turned into an all-body ache by the end of that day and all of the Friday after it, and by Saturday I was better but still achy and fun stuff, and I started losing my voice on Sunday. You know, a week ago. Monday and Tuesday, I basically couldn't talk, partly because it made me cough more and partly because I just really could not get my voice loud enough to be heard. Or if I did it would crack and I would start coughing. It was lots of fun. Especially since I'm one of those people that talk a lot in class. >_< Wednesday I finally started getting my voice back, which was fun, but my cough's kind of been getting worse despite using Advair, and at this point my voice is still weird, I'm still coughing, my nose is getting runnier (and I get blood from it if I use Zicam! Weird, right?), and this morning I was thinking, um, I kind of feel achy again. And I might even have a sore throat. And my nose is more plugged. Am I getting sick again before I even got better??

Oh, and also, as of this morning it kind of hurts in my back, around my ribs/shoulder somewhere, when I breathe real deep or cough. So that's, you know, really good.

IBS and back are mostly being their usual selves, which I guess is good, but the left-hand joint in my jaw hurts to much to open all the way, as it's done since Turkey (you might remember me mentioning that, [livejournal.com profile] faeriemaiden), since the night-guard my dentist made for me on the day I left for England has done exactly squat to help. Because, I don't know, I don't grind my teeth at night and that's not what's causing the problem? So making a thing that perches on my bottom teeth so I can't properly close my mouth and will drool all night...probably not gonna do it. Oh yeah, and that "open contact" (I still don't know what that is) that said dentist supposedly fixed, also on the day I left, which involved two or three shots in my mouth and a numb lip for hours...is not fixed. That spot hurts again, which means it is again letting food get jammed in and making the gum all inflamed. So way to go there, Mr. Dentist.

And there's my wrist, of course. You know, the left wrist that I broke at the beginning of July. It's actually totally healed, and I haven't been wearing the splint at all for weeks per doctor's orders, and I've regained nearly all my range of motion there which is good, but it still hurts. Muscular I think, since immobilizing anything will make it stiff and sore and whatever. But still, that's kind of annoying.

And the best part? Well, you know how I had that stress fracture in my foot that had me clumping around in a walking cast for months? Yeah, well. Ever since then, on and off, I'll still get a bit of pain where the fracture was if I've been walking a long time, but it was never very bad and it didn't worry me much since it only hurt to walk on it--I couldn't make it hurt by pushing on it with my fingers, which I could when it was actually broken.

Right, well, it's been hurting a bit more from less walking, seems like, mostly while I've been here. And after walking around a lot yesterday, it was bothering me more, and then I started limping, which I hadn't done in a while. Annnd when I checked it later by pushing on the bone...I could make it hurt. Not a lot, not like when it was definitely broken, but...more than in a while. Still hurts on and off today even though I haven't done much walking Which is not of the good, clearly, especially since our insurance is kind of borked and I don't know how to file a claim on the student health insurance I paid four hundred bucks for.

OH, AND ALSO, I'm kind of breaking out like a teenager. Okay, so I never had really bad acne and I still don't, but it's worse than it's been in a while, and it's very annoying, because it hurts and it looks stupid.

Oh, and I went to London yesterday, which is where I did all the walking around. Saw the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge. It rained and was insanely windy. I also just found out that apparently it's London Fetish Weekend over there, so...it's just as well I didn't run into that, I guess. (London is quite a big city, after all.) And if you want more of an update than that, just...uh, keep checking my travel blog, which...is going to get updated soon, I swear.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (ethereal | lost quite classically)
And yes, it's dark, and yes it's late, and...[livejournal.com profile] faeriemaiden and I just finished watching OotP. On the roof. And verily it was awesome (and okay, a bit uncomfortable, but still awesome). And I leave Sunday night, which is really sad, because I kind of want to not leave or possibly take Jolene with me, which would be difficult since my suitcase is overflowing already.

Also, time for bed. But just in case anyone's wondering, [livejournal.com profile] faeriemaiden is just as awesome in person as online. So, you know. <333!


Jul. 31st, 2006 11:47 pm
100indecisions: my chains are broken (rain)
*annoyed* So, I am Back, and in fact I have been Back since sometime very late last night, or very early this morning, as you prefer. However, the internet went out shortly before I got up (late) this morning, because our company is really brilliant and special and decided to do a scheduled maintenance from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in certain areas of town. How is that even sensible? At least when stuff goes down at UAA, they do it at, like, 2 a.m. or something. What if people were working in these areas and needed the internet for that? Of course, screwing it up all day long wasn't enough...I didn't get it back up again until maybe half an hour ago, when I finally called and got through to a live person after ten minutes on hold, whereupon I was told that whenever the modem goes down for any reason, my router has to be rebooted--i.e., I have to unplug it an plug it back in again. *headwall* Well, in my defense, I would normally think of that, but I really thought their "scheduled maintenance" had just gone several hours later than scheduled--which, knowing this company, wouldn't be so surprising.

Anyway, I need to go to bed, but I imagine I'll be back on tomorrow. Or something. Of course, I'm going to be working two jobs here at some point until I quit the Fred Meyer job, and I've got several things to do Very, Very Soon (like unpack, and write a scholarship essay, and weed out my burgeoning closet, and clean up things all over the place, and stop putting stuff on my bedroom floor when I don't know what else to do with it, and I don't even know what else), but yeah.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (crooked switchfoot)
I was informed, just after posting the last entry, that my bag had been found--in my home airport. Not Minneapolis, not Portland, not Seattle, but back home. Apparently someone was a little too efficient in trying to get it back to me. They said they'd send it up here and deliver it to the hotel; it finally made it here sometime around 6 p.m. I wanted to hug it when I got it back. ^-^

Also, I am remembering just why we didn't visit my mom's side of the family last year, and why my dad bowed out and let us three come to Washington alone the year before that. I think I'm going to lose my mind. I think I'm indecisive? It's a wonder I can make my mind up about anything considering I get half my genes from these people. If we waste any more time hanging around talking about absolutely nothing and hemming and hawing over the most trivial of decisions, I am going to scream, or get really violent, or something.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (mae)
I'm in Washington now, currently, to visit my mom's side of the family. It's not as hot here as it was in Minnesota, which is a Very Good Thing (although even there it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been--we were watching the Weather Channel last night and it seems to be in the 90s and 100s almost everywhere). This hotel has a computer to use free, which is also a Very Good Thing. Also, I slept in the same bed as someone else (my sister, and only my sister, pervs) for the first time in over a year last night, and I actually...had a pretty decent night's sleep.

Unfortunately I didn't really get any writing done at the Corner at all, because...heh...I'm still trying to finish off the journal I should have written every day, but didn't have time, in D.C. I do want a good record of that trip, but it's getting sort of ridiculous. I'll be lucky if I finish it by the flight home and get a little real writing done then.

However, my suitcase--my massive suitcase, jus under the weight limit from other people's stuff and all the garage sale shopping I did in Minnesota--is currently missing. The airline has checked the Portland and Seattle airports, to no avail, and apparently the last resort is the Minneapolis airport. Pray I get it back, okay? I don't need it back soon--I can buy enough clothes and toiletries for the last few days of this trip--but I really, really want this bag back. I got all kinds of great stuff for almost nothing when I was down there: a cheap copy of the new Pride & Prejudice movie, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, a light green prom dress for only $3, a black dress cape, a pair of dress pants, a red cashmere cardigan that's in fairly decent shape, a vintage-looking plaid skirt...well, and then there's all the other clothes I took with me, too, like tank tops I've only worn once, and a pair of jeans I haven't worn at all, and books I got when one of the Christian bookstores in town was closing, and...all kinds of things. So yeah. Some of that--the newer clothes--I can probably replace...I know I've got a couple t-shirts I really like that I can't get back...I'd never be able to get all that great garage-sale stuff back, of course, which would be sad.

Also, I have finally read Pride and Prejudice, and I have decided--based on a sentence near the end of the book--that Mr. Bingley is a Hufflepuff. *nods* He's so cute; I adore him. Mr. Darcy's cooler, of course, but I love Bingley too.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (rain)
And everything...feels strange. It's home, and it feels like home, but at the same time it doesn't feel like home anymore.

The whole fact that I'm still sickish and didn't sleep enough last night, and have now spent over an hour on here doing nothing, having drunk almost nothing and eaten less, doesn't help. I now have a headache from sleeplessness and dehydration. I really, really don't want to go to work, and when I put in The Everglow just now to cheer myself up a bit, I realized it hasn't been played in so long that it now reminds me of last summer. And summers now seem to be very uncomfortable times for me. I really wish music didn't make these associations like this--a song reminding me of something is fine, but not when it brings this vague, undefinable uneasiness with it. I'm just kind of...screwed up right now, which I expected, but yeah.

Like Churchill, though, I can sort of say that I have a song for every period in my life. This trip certainly accumulated a lot of them.

I didn't listen to a lot of music on the D.C. trip, but a lot of what I heard seemed to apply oddly well to one part of it or another )

Going to have breakfast and attempt to accomplish something now.
100indecisions: my chains are broken (Default)
At [livejournal.com profile] faeriemaiden's prodding, I should say: I'm gone. Yes. I'm totally not here typing this. No, I'm just in D.C. for three weeks with several other students, and I can get on another student's laptop occasionally, but she's chasing me off right now. So yeah. Miss me. If you help me with my in-progress Remusfic, I will "love you forever, until Thursday or something," to quote [livejournal.com profile] banui_graphics.

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