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On Ridden By the Hag: My Sleep Paralysis Visitors

@frozenfresa@twitter No, but that is crazy interesting! That's gotta be like a default brain setting or something, creating that guy's face? It's very symmetrical...

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 11:22 am 0

On Ridden By the Hag: My Sleep Paralysis Visitors

@Corielle Hayley@facebook Don't flush pills down the toilet! They'll do more harm than good! You're supposed to mix them with sand or litter and throw them in the trash.

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 11:21 am 1

On Ridden By the Hag: My Sleep Paralysis Visitors

The small giggling man in this story is horrifying.

When I was in high school I used to dream of a man repeatedly. I had never seen him in real life. Each time I had the dream he would be closer to me and the feeling of danger would be more heightened. During our senior year, my friends and I went to a psychic -- just for fun, as we were all about to go off to college. I ended up telling her about this man, and her response? She shrugged and said, "oh yes, that is likely a man who will either try or succeed in murdering you."

I stopped dreaming about that man eventually, but I still do wonder sometimes if she's right...

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm 0

On 12 Books to Creep Yourself Out With

@themegnapkin Good point. Perhaps my poor math skills are why I make so little!

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm 1

On 12 Books to Creep Yourself Out With

Is Stranger With My Face the one that involved a male love interest who had lost an arm and has one side of his face burned? And she gets better and better at projecting, but then her sister is trying to take over her body?

If so, that book is what made me try to learn how to do astral projection, until I read a book on it that said not only long-lost-twin-siblings will try to take over your body, but DEAD PEOPLE who haven't "gone to the other side" will as well. Terrifying.

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm 0

On 12 Books to Creep Yourself Out With

@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose Yeah, she never escapes the painting, just grows out and disappears/dies. That small part has haunted me nearly my entire life.

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm 0

On 12 Books to Creep Yourself Out With

@EllaPDow I'm pretty sure working on a laptop and earning a paycheck that is nearly my annual income means she is not out of a job. But by providing such specific details, how can this be a lie?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE.

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 2:15 pm 1

On Olives - It's What's For Dinner

Actually, olives are a huge deal! UC Davis does really influential studies on olive oil adulteration, and uncover (some really famous) companies that use rancid or stale oil or 10% vegetable oil. In terms of exports, right now Italy sells more domestic olive oil than it produces, so fraud is rampant.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/09/13/202115/claims-of-olive-oil-quality-ripe.html

These of course are green olives, not black, which one should only eat on a pizza, not off their fingers like some sort of monster.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:43 pm 0

On A Migraine *Just For You*

@RebeccaKW Thank you, yes, this is exactly what I meant. Of course it isn't a competition -- but there are people who say things that are inaccurate, and misrepresent others in the process. I have a friend with crohn's disease who feels the same frustrations when someone says they have like, a terrible stomachache and then still eat tons of food or get drunk in front of him. If your stomach hurt that bad, you couldn't do that.

Posted on October 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm 1

On A Migraine *Just For You*

Everyone, go right now and Google "In Bed" by Joan Didion. You can download the text for free.

I read it for the first time as a freshman in undergrad, 5 years after my first migraine, and it made me feel so much better, so much more understood, to read about my pain in her beautiful writing.

Also -- I hate the people who don't believe my migraines are as bad as they are, but I am also not a fan of the people who are like, "Ugh I have the worst migraine!" And they're still like, acting totally normal and fine? Please don't exaggerate your headache, because it makes those of us who puke, cry, press their heads into walls, and fall apart look less legitimate.

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 12:28 pm 2