Melinda! This was lovely, and inspiring because I would love to be able to do a pull-up (although finding a place where a pull-up might be performed would be part of my challenge as well).
I think Meaghan from over at The Billfold got a SAD light this year - crossover interview?
As another data point, my college BFF really likes her SAD light and has found it helpful. I've never needed one but I've always wondered if they'd help with the sludgy feeling I get when I wake up. But, I don't have depression, so maybe it would just be another light.
You brought a backpack full of bagels and a stopwatch to parties? Sara Barron, you are the kind of party guest I can totally dig.
also it's getting to the point where - you know how people ask the parents of their kids' friends if there are guns in the house? I'm beginning to think that any putative children of mine will not be allowed to play at houses of non-vaccinated children. Too dangerous.
@Sarah Rain That is a much more mature response than I would be inclined to give (see my first comment, re: my lack of nuance on this issue), and I salute you for that. Thumbs up to you, too!
@Sarah Rain so I'm not an epidemiologist, and I really truly don't mean to pick on you here, but I'm not seeing anything about vaccine-induced polio from 1976 on? The only thing I've been able to dig up that's close to that was in 1955 when one of the vaccine manufacturers used faulty production methods and there was an outbreak (11 deaths, hundreds paralyzed). Is that what you're thinking of? If not, if you have any ideas as to when that actually happened, I'd be really interested to hear about it! (I am a little bit of a polio history nerd b/c my grandfather was friends with Jonas Salk.)
@lemonadefish A+++++++ answer would give again. All the thumbs up.
Also, let's talk about how if this level of cold causes your glasses to adhere to your face, the effect on your contacts (if you wear such things) must be actively horrifying.
@Sarah Rain "(Remember that vaccines were the ONLY way people got polio in the US for a while, until they moved to the current dead vaccine.)"
What time period are you referring to here? I'm not sure this is accurate; for example, the 1916 NYC epidemic was before any of the vaccine trials, right?
ahhh sorry I forgot my usual caveat, which is: this is true unless your child is immuno-compromised/suppressed, in which case, follow your doctor's instructions!
But your average run-of-the-mill healthy munchkin: vaccinate that little person.
also, FUCK YEAH CROATIA.