Writer, galloper of imaginary ponies. Wannabe side-saddle enthusiast.
Um, is it just me who thinks that reads like every profile on OKC ever?
Or is it just because I'm in Berlin and people tend to have moved here to exploooooooooooore their creativity?
I'm not sure that back in the seventies feminism was magically intersectional and supportive – I've read enough horror stories about the movement then.
@karenb Bad enough that my first reaction to the news of the edit-a-thon was, "I bet a bunch of nerdbro chauvinists are going to make it their life's mission to reverse or otherwise degrade all those additions."
Usually it's just a persistent, one-sided headache. I go to bed and sleep it off, feel a bit groggy the next day.
The one insaneo mega one I had began with those weird crenellation shapes moving across my eyes, then comets raining down, then having tunnel vision, than a headache which left me writhing in pain and took two full weeks to totally clear up. I think I lost about half a stone. I was so out of it that I would fall asleep on people midsentence. I do not know how people cope when they have those on a regular basis.
The mega one was the first I was aware of and I ordered and read Oliver Sacks book on migraines – I think it was the best thing I did. There are a huge number of case studies in it which are fascinating, and although the science is out of date, it did teach me that (as I understand it) a migraine is the result of some kind of overload, whether it's stress, hormones or a food that's a problem. This meant that I didn't waste a bunch of time cutting x or y out of my diet. Mine was a combo of dehydration, the climax of a very hurtful relationship and having mismatched contact lenses...
Re. the Merkel hands thing. That's become her thing, like Thatcher's hair or Major's grey suits. There have been entire election ads referencing it.
But but but... if you have no toilet brush, and you have a guest, and they poop and they need to clean the toilet to be polite, how are they meant to do that?
@harebell "very leisurely biking of short distances in nicely marked bike lanes, and I follow traffic rules."
Yeah, but I'm still haunted by the friend of a friend who was on a bike path here in Berlin, following all the rules, and got wiped out by a truck driver who did not know those rules.
It's not enough that you follow road rules – you have to be sure that every other driver out there does too.
Yes folks, it's your head. That's also what the people who don't wear riding hats say. It's their head. But it's their family who end up having to care for them after horrific accidents that came out of nowhere.
See also, "but I'm a good rider, so I don't need a helmet".
@Judith Slutler Learn to not give a fuck about what other people think.
It's working for me in Berlin.
Eventually I'm going to upgrade to wearing my riding helmet for cycling – it's a bajillion times more protective than my cycle helmet.
So...close...so...close...to...finally understanding what women want, and how it's different to what normal people want.