July 7th, 2003

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It's really happening

Caleb was reading the Bennington Banner, the daily newspaper from his hometown of Bennington, Vermont, and found an article on civil unions being performed locally. According to the town clerk, since civil unions became legal in Vermont, there have been about 600 civil unions performed. Bennington has a population of about 14,000 people and according to Caleb, in order to get your union done, you'd have to be from the town in order to register. Which just goes to prove the general feeling Caleb and I have always had that there are a lot of gay people (especially lesbians) in Vermont. Caleb's own high school math teacher was I believe the first woman in the state to go in for a union.
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Frustrated

Today I'm feeling frustrated. I feel like I'm stuck in this spot where all these people are feeling slighted by me. My supervisor at work is ticked off because of some comments I made to her Friday (and CC'd her boss on) about how I need more supervisor and would like some more project planning. Caleb wrote a letter to Daniel and me about being nicer to one another that was good but at the same time, presents challenges to me about how I'm so bad about taking care of myself and dieting, so I've failed there. Then Storm got back to me on the work Merc and I have been doing on the book and although she was overall positive, there were certain frustrations with that, then it got Merc frustrated when I told her, then I was frustrated that I can't make everybody happy...

Now I just hope the Red Cross accepts my blood tonight (I've got a 6:45 appt.) or I'm going to be pissed and really feel like the world is finding me wanting. THIS time I have gone WAY out of my way to have enough iron. I took pills for three weeks, ate all sorts of iron-rich foods, had lots of Vitamin C to absorb it, avoided certain foods that can stop absoption... I just better be above threshold! I love giving blood, but the past 3 times they've sent me home and it's a long MARTA trip up to the center :(
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Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

Well, I trotted myself out to the Red Cross headquarters, did the sign in sheets, red the informational materials, chatted with a nurse and let her sample my blood. As soon as she said she couldn't tell from the simple test and was going to have to use the electronic reader, I knew I had failed again. I was right: She came back and said that once again, I failed the minimum for iron. This time I was 37%, only one 1 under the threshold. The nurse talked to me and it seems that the volunteer who called me and promised me that doing an iron regimin for three weeks was misinformed and it will take another month before I stop being anemic. She pointed out that if my last reading was 31 or 32, which I'm positive it was, then I've made a lot of improvement, so the regimin worked, it's just a long hill.

Even so, when she told me I failed, I wanted to cry. I waited for the elevator and finally took the stairs b/c I thought I was going to cry and wanted to hide. As I came out the door of the building I saw my bus go by... Waaaaah! Aunt Flo has just started her visit, so I really was not in a good state to handle this. I didn't cry at the roadside, just called and whined to Caleb, read my book. By the time I got that bus, got the train and got home, it was 8, so basically I spent 2 hours for nothing. Gah!

Now I'm home craving steak (I'm thinking: IRON!) and of all things, I'm having a NOSEBLEED! Ugh, jeez, what is this thing with depleting me of my friggin' blood?!
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Bloody Noses

On the subject of bloody noses (see my previous post), I have to say, I have a love/hate relationship with them. Growing up I always had a lot of them, and in sixth grade they reached epidemic proportions really -- I was going in to the school nurse 5-6 times a week. I always liked going to the nurse because what kid really wants to be in class (especially if it's math class, he he!) but the whole feeling of blood going down your throat is kind of vampirish. Also don't like the fact that sometimes it just won't stop -- I get impatient. Over the years, I got less and less of them and now I only get them because, I'm guessing, my allergies are irritating my nose in some nasty way. Anyway, this one seems to have stopped. Time to figure out what I can make with black beans. Beans have iron in them, right? Damn, I want a steak...
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ok, one cheery (cheeky?) note

after having some servier problems, the "cheeky girls" video is now working. if you want to see a really really cheezy video that makes the spice girls seems like, i don't know, high art, and the most INCREDIBLY STUPID LYRICS... see:

cheeky video



they're from transylvania, making a livin' :)
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How well do you know me?

Poll #154217 Mood Music

Guess: Now that I'm in a lousy mood and want to feel better, what am I listening to?

Depeche Mode
3(33.3%)
Chopin
1(11.1%)
Morrisey
2(22.2%)
Einstuerzende Neubaten
1(11.1%)
Bjork
2(22.2%)
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    Guess!