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27 August 2005 @ 08:28 pm
saturday night  

Wow, hello world, I feel like utter crap today. Possibly Prozac withdrawal. After discussion with doc, I went cold turkey in order to start Strattera (drug interaction) instead of tapering off. It could explain some things. How fun. I'm just a gift basket of complaints and disorders. This afternoon the last few vapors of my recent mania evaporated and I crashed hard and napped like a dead dog. Finally dragged myself up but am too tired to leave the apartment even though I have no food. When I get like this it can become a vicious circle; I can't make myself do anything, and so I become more lethargic, and then I can't make myself do anything, etc. Still, 139 days of sobriety, I haven't lost my job, and...I just stared at the monitor for about a minute, but there's definitely other good stuff, including fandom. End of pointless self-indulgent squall.

I'm watching Batman Forever right now. Bad music, bad jokes, bad banter, Bat Nipples, Nicole Kidman vamping like an insane thing in black lingerie, Jim Carrey carrying his homoerotic hero worship above the sublevel, into the brazen sunlight of text, riiiiiight over the top. It is trashy and amusing, but it has moments.

So, dropping even deeper into the mundane, I have these two questions I've been holding onto and want to turn over to the web mind:

1. Can someone recommend a good popcorn air-popper? Mine always spits a load of unpopped kernels into the bowl, and leaves plenty in the machine too.

2. I have a new sonic toothbrush; at least a few times during each brushing it starts to stutter--I think that most of the time it's just that I'm using too much pressure, but sometimes it seems to happen for no good reason. Is this just typical of sonic brushes--has anyone had a brush long-term that does this, or is it likely that it's a flaw, worth the trouble of exchanging it?

Random Pessoa quote of the day: I am the outskirts of a nonexistent town, a prolix commentary on an unwritten book. If I could write one book of sentences like that, I could die happy.
Cesperanzacesperanza on August 28th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
Batman Forever was my favorite of the early movies, not just for the amazing sexy Robin-does-laundry scenes, but for the overt Homo Hetero choosing sequence--it's ShowDon'tTellBisexuality, YAY!!
Anna S.: christian-bale-smileeliade on August 28th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
Hee. I'm only about 20 minutes in, so many good things away me, including the sequence where Jim Carrey moons over Val Kilmer set to the song "A Kiss From a Rose."
Cesperanzacesperanza on August 28th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
"A Kiss From a Rose."--hey, wasn't that a sentinel story? And I thought we agreed it looked NOTHING like a rose!
Anna S.: blair-gaze-downeliade on August 28th, 2005 04:21 am (UTC)
Are we talking about puckered rosebuds again? Because, ah, memories.
Anna S.: lighthouseeliade on August 28th, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
Er, *await* me.

Away with me.
Angelvalarltd on August 28th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
At least I'm not the only one who saw the Riddler as gay like a big gay thing.
Anna S.: blair-gaze-upeliade on August 28th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
I think the entire *world* saw him gay like a big gay thing. *grin* In fact, I think I read a movie review, where the reviewer mentioned how his performance even pinged the gaydar of the obliviously straight frat guys sitting in front of her in the theater--one of them said something like, "So is he supposed to be, like, gay?"
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Anna S.: ship-blueeliade on August 28th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
Re: some days are gonna kick your ass
*hug* *also cuddle*

Also? I think Jim Carrey is a surprisingly good actor, and he was convincingly scary in that movie.

I agree. One of the film's better moments that I was thinking of was the moment when Edward watches Bruce Wayne walk away after rejecting his research and says something really banal like, "I'll show you," but his face and voice twist with something very real. He's been good in other things too, in a surprising way--obvious one, of course, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Did you see that? :)

"Smokin' hot.": boys mickeymwithout_me on August 28th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
I have a Sonicare, have had it for years, and I've never noticed any performance weirdness.

Sending good vibes your way.
Anna S.: agent-coopereliade on August 28th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
Thank you! :) And I'll take your vibrational frequencies and convert them into energy with my brain and use them to power my toothbrush! (Yes. Yes, I say things like that even when I'm not drinking.)
z_rayne on August 28th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
A friend of mine has her teenage daughter say her "gratitudes" whenever she's feeling angry or down. She has to come up with the same number of things she's grateful for as her age. (Er. In case that was as clear as mud, she has to find 16 things she's grateful for, because she's 16 years old.) Apparently this kind of positive thought can actually change brain chemistry for the better. Just a thought.

Also, I'm using my bondage!Rodney icon, in the hopes of cheering you up. *g*

2. I have a new sonic toothbrush; at least a few times during each brushing it starts to stutter

Mine (a Sonicare) does that on purpose, to let you know when to move to the next quadrant of your mouth. Dunno about yours.
Anna S.: jack-davenporteliade on August 28th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
Mine (a Sonicare) does that on purpose, to let you know when to move to the next quadrant of your mouth. Dunno about yours.

Ah, dude--you are so right! I'd glanced through the manual and missed that, but when I looked again just now, I found mention of it. Thank you! :)

(They even called a "stuttering sound," so I feel totally validated in my word choice. Heh.)

Also, I'm using my bondage!Rodney icon, in the hopes of cheering you up. *g*

You know just the thing. Seriously. I will be incorporating that image into my bedtime thoughts tonight. *g*
inapickle on August 28th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
Hot air popper
I have a Popcorn Pumper, from Proctor-Silex. (Apparently it's now Hamilton Beach, but the name of the popper is the same.)

I find that so long as I give it a minute or two to heat up before I pour the popcorn in, I get very few unpopped kernels, certainly none left in the popper.
Anna S.: cat_chickeneliade on August 28th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
Re: Hot air popper
I will look for that, thank you! :) When you say you let it heat up--what's the design on that? Mine has no on/off switch, and when you plug it in to start it, it gets incredibly loud. I suppose the heating-up idea is still workable, though.

Your icon is so...very...very scary.
inapickle on August 28th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
Re: Hot air popper
Mine only has the plug, yeah. I try to live with the noise. Maybe you could sing or something.

kormantic made that Buck Rogers icon for me. Made it out of love!
Anna S.: jeff-goldblumeliade on August 28th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
Re: Hot air popper
It's a special kind of love, isn't it? *g*
Anna S.: piranhaeliade on September 13th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
Re: Hot air popper
I just had to come back to this and say--this has turned out to be perfect advice. I've had about 30% more popcorn happiness since I began pre-heating it. I combine this with the tactic of using a dishtowel to cover the ventilation lid, which heats the barrel even further and may someday result in my fiery death. But of course I can always put the fire out with my mind. Its wet and heavy and squelches most anything.

*is a bit loopy*
The Spikespike21 on August 28th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
I'm feeling very much kinship with you with the struggles and the further struggles and the still keeping on. So much so that I have the urge to send you one of the little bedraggled kitty "hang in there" posters... ah crap, here it comes:

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torch: tsuzukiflambeau on August 28th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)
there's definitely other good stuff

You are also very cute and I adore you. I was going to say, and your legs don't hurt and keep you from sleeping at night, but I don't know, maybe they do. *hugs*
ineke on August 29th, 2005 10:56 am (UTC)
You have a much nicer translation of Pessoa than I do. I don't want to buy another one, but... *whines*. I still remember a gorgeous Pessoa quote from one of your SG-1 stories, and when I found its pedestrian cousin in my own Book of Disquiet, I was crushed. Crushed!