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迷信とはぁ 料理しながら

ディーンの事を考えるとケーキを作ったおもいはとどく

と信じる心

パフェやらチョコレートやらを失敗させた煩悩

どうか私をみまもってて下さい

以上
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While I think it's nice to talk about remedies...okay, I lied. I think home remedies range from the inane to the dangerous (unless they are delicious food, and only delicious food), and I think it's just skeevy to ask people, particularly the young ones on LJ, to pass them around when we're facing a pandemic of a disease that kills said young with cytokine storms. Yeah, let's remedy that away! (Note: the remedy for the flu this year is to put the herbal tea down and see the motherfucking doctor.)

1. OTC drugs, particularly sudafed but occasionally tylenol
2. Buttloads of plain water
3. For a VERY painful sore throat, honey dissolved in lukewarm peppermint or chamomile tea
4. A box of tissues strapped to my shoulders for a daring fashion statement and chapstick for my poor schnozz <---weapons against running nose
5. Chicken soup and rice (like the book)
6. A bath that smells like candy in a clean bathtub

That's it. I'm tired and I have to make another entry still ORZ
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DUH.

I wasn't aware I get to choose a spirit animal myself. I don't have to take a personality test or some junk like that?

I also like cuttlefish, a lot, but I think I would actually pick a duck for my spirit animal because they are so very portable.

So, this entry is now baby harp seal picspam under the cut. )

P.S. LJ, your writer's block question was even more retarded yesterday. Get your shit together.
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Rattlesnakes. Under beds and couches. I LIVE IN MASSACHUSETTS.

Later on I switched to an amorphous, less amusing fear of being forced out of my comfortable house and separated from my parents. Surely this is more fitting for an adult.
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Oboy, LJ's servers are in California so I can answer this with delicious horror stories.

"Wal-Mart worker dies after crowd rushes store"
This is the first one I heard about.

"2 gunmen kill each other in shootout at Toys 'R' Us in Palm Desert"
This one isn't as confirmed as the first. BUT IT MAKES FOR A GOOD STORY.

I guess if I had to pick one reason for it going so fantastically bad this year, it would be the economy, but that was just the spark. The tinder has been building for years.

Just when I was really appreciating my country's choice in president! This is shameful in the extreme. It's not worth it for taking the US's financial temperature. It's not worth it for getting a cheaper TV or getting all the Christmas shopping done. It's not worth it for the poor fucking clerks who have been trampled every time for years. I think this is a nice starting point for government control of the economy. Ban this shit---make a law about distribution of discounts and sales, and renew systems that would protect employees.
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Outrageous. People have to pay for transportation, bedding to hold people, plates to hold food, and that food for everyone is NOT CHEAP! Some of us even gasp donate to charities!

Some of us have been tired of turkey since they were 12 and want a big fat mackerel with a side of tofu and three kinds of carbs
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BY TAKING ME TO JAPAN

AND THEN BRINGING ME BACK

I GET ALL MY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS MYSELF

FUCK YOU BEST BUY, YOU WANT WEBSITE IMPROVEMENTS THEN START PAYING SOMEONE

YA GUYS I'M BACK NOW. I'll post an account. I'll post pictures! Ya.
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Cockroaches can live for "several weeks" after having their heads cut off.

HERE HAVE SOME FUKKEN CUTE DOGS TO MAKE UP FOR THE ROACH STUFF.

I know, maybe I'll make a post about My Otome. LATER.
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No. This is Teachers Day. Let's talk about how we support better compensation and support for teachers so that teaching won't just be a shit job that takes the runoff from other, more profitable professions. That means higher salaries, administration that isn't supremely retarded, and taxpayers who aren't just pretending they don't hate their children.

This is in fact a subject that kind of makes me mad but I'm annoyed about some other things, too. >:|

I'll make an entry about my new laptop later.

P.S. As far as I understand, when they teach the really complicated formulas in algebra/geometry/calculus, not even the teachers think most of the students will use that stuff in real life (barring specialized professions). It's there to make students' brains develop abstract thinking and problem solving skills. Also, paired with science it really can result in more scientists on your side in the war against communism.
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ADHD exists. I've been diagnosed with it, and I believe that was correct.

When I was 15, ADHD brought me to the first contact I had with people who gleefully insulted me in an attempt to prove themselves right. ADHD is not real, it's just laziness/stupidity/lifestyle/some other bullshit, and thanks to big, evil drug companies I have imagined an ailment that frankly fucking ruined my life for a decade or so. I was 15 and innocent---this argument came off as a sincere and dire threat to my person.

I'm choosing my words and sentences very carefully because I am so explosively angry about this, even a decade later, that even I cannot believe it. I could say a lot more, specifically a lot more about the sort of lazy, unrepentantly thoughtless toad that insists that any mental illness is not real, but instead I'll just finish up here. ADHD is a mental illness, and mental illness has a stigma. "Life with ADHD" for me is life with a(nother) stigma, and there are lots and lots of people who make me feel like shit for something I can't help. Including myself.

I want my friendslist to listen, but I wish that many more people would understand that judgements of mental illness are only to be made with honest understanding and caring, the kind that comes with training and personal experience. Anything less is inexcusable and devastating, and if that's your game, you need to shut the fuck up.

Certainly the casual judgment is enough to make me climb the walls and sit on the ceiling, clutching my pills and baring my teeth. >:EEEE I'll stop being scary now guyz, I promise
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Go to school.
I don't feel so determined to write in my journal that I have to reach for subjects, but some of the recent "writer's block" questions Livejournal has offered me are interesting. Okay, SUP. This is me, biting.

Pertinent questions )

I hope I don't get in trouble for doing 4 at once. UR DOING IT WRONG.

SOOOOO. Tales of Vesperia is out. But, well, now all I can do is wait for walkthrough websites to update with the goods. D: I HAVE been informed by the Japanese TOV wiki that there are new foods on the list of basic recipes. Mackerel in miso is certainly the most ambitious, but this page also lists Yuri as the character who develops sherbet into creme caramel into strawberry shortcake. 8D A MAIN CHARACTER WHO'S GOOD AT MAKING DESSERT? DOES HE WEAR AN APRON? *leer*
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