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On A Migraine *Just For You*

I picture my migraines as a blossom of pain behind my right eye that extends its petals around my head and into the back of my skull. If I'm lucky enough to catch it early, four advil and a diet coke usually takes care of the pain, but I'm still exhausted, mentally impaired, prone to nausea and starving for the rest of the rest of the day. I also have to wear dark glasses inside, even if I'm in a darkened room. Fluorescent lights are a special sort of torture.

One time, when I was coming home from work with a migraine, I swore I saw a horse walking down the street, but it was just a woman wearing black with long black hair.

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm 0

On Today's Bleak Read

@EdgyLatinist OMG. I've gotten 419 scam emails that have looked more legitimate than that.

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@katiemcgillicuddy hahaha I love that SNL skit. My all-time favorite Peyton bit is this one. Besides being (IMO) the best QB since Marino, the man has pretty awesome comic timing. I can't even fault him for taking every endorsement that comes his way, because I find him so entertaining.

After last year, I was pretty sure it was time for him to hang it up, but I'm happy to watch him kick ass for as long as he's still got it. So long as he's not playing the Niners.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 10:19 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@katiemcgillicuddy Allthough I'll be a Niners fan till I die, I have been a big fan of Peyton since he was at Tennessee, and I was super-excited for the game last night. Alas, I was feeling awful and migrane-y so I went to bed at halftime. Imagine my surprise when I looked up the score this morning. To make it worse, my DVR went bonkers last night, so I have had to make do with the highlights on NBC's website. Waaah.

Also, thanks for the link to the Pick Em. Super-excited.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 8:24 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Mariajoseh Ooof. Well, for what it's worth, I also like the Clinique one but it's about twice as expensive as the Skin 79 one.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@supernovice @Mariajoseh Maybe you should try the Korean BB creams--they're roughly as expensive as the drugstore ones, and they're much better than even the high-end american ones I've tried. I got this sample set and discovered that the pink one is the best for my (very light olive) skin. I highly recommend that anyone who wants to try BB creams do the same.

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm 1

On "Where You Lunch Has to Be On Brand With Your Brand": Match the NYT Quote With the Salad!

@frigwiggin you're not the only one. I've been known to dig my fingers into my palms to the point where they bleed in order to keep from yelling at people who feel the need to cast aspersions on other people's plates.

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm 0

On Deep Thoughts I Had While Watching the One Direction Documentary

Blue Sweater: you need to support that puppy's bottom or he's gonna fall out of your arms!

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm 1

On The Online Dating Lorem Ipsum Text Generator

@j-i-a I don't understand this. You wish you would have come of age during the most destructive war to date? Do you have a death wish?

I'm sure it has more to do with zoot suits or swing music or vargas girls, but MAN.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm 0

On Pretty Women on Bikes

@squid v. whale @adorable-eggplant Thanks. This was about 5 years ago, and I've moved on. I just tell this story because it was horrible that these things happened, and I think it goes to show how common bicycle accidents are. In Tucson, they have "ghost bike" memorials for car/bike accidents. They are all over the University area and downtown. I always wondered about how many of them were wearing a helmet.

Really, it's just frustrating that both of these people (and so many others) died for lack of a simple, preventative measure.

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 11:12 pm 0