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Saturday, January 03, 2004

Failure to absorb both a vitamin and a friggin clue... 

Apparently potassium deficiency can cause "muscle weakness, fatigue, mental confusion, irritability, weakness, heart disturbances, and problems in nerve conduction and muscle contraction," as well as palpitations, and some people "find they are not processing information quickly when potassium levels get very low." It can also be a trigger for depression and mimic the syptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. All of this is good to know. Seriously thought I was having heart attack or something last night, but it turns out I just needed a big glass of orange juice. Allright, that's a bit of a simplification. I've a tendency to be potassium deficient, but it takes a special degree of self neglect to reach that level of depletion. The catch 22 there being that vitamin deficiencies of this sort tend to keep you from thinking clearly, so it just doesn't occur to you that maybe eating a friggin tomato or something is the answer to all your problems. Am considering this to be a wakeup call and rearranging my priorities to include some sort of half assed stab at moderately adequate nutrition.

Friday, January 02, 2004

Friday Five 

What are you most looking forward to . . .
1)Today? A nice, warm lunch.
2)Next week? "Giftmas" on Saturday, Maggie going back to school.
3)This year? Me going back to school if humanly possible.
4)The next five years? Getting off my slacker ass to find a purpose, so I can be a good role model for my girls.
5)The rest of your life?Never growing stagnant.

Thursday, January 01, 2004

Happy New Year To All 

Done marinating, now I'm ruminating. My goal is to be a bit wiser and slower to act this year. Don't know that I'd quite call it a resolution or anything.

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Marinating again 

This time I put some orange spice tea in the henna, partly to see if it would make my hair any redder, and partly because it complimented the scent of the amazing array of mandarin coriander bath products I got in a basket from my sister this Christmas. Hopefully I will smell exotic and vaguely Asian and not like a six pack of Orange Slice exploded all over me. Time to rinse it out and see what it looks like. It's gearing up to be a pretty unproductive day, methinks, as last days of the year go.

Anyway, Happy New Year to all. See you again in 2004 all fresh and newly tinted.

The corbidful one.

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

The Care Bears Impart Words of Wisdom... 

"Sometimes laughing too much can tear apart the best of friends."
Well stated, Sharebear, or whoever the hell that just was.

Orville and Wilbur Wrong... 

Thought this was a bit amusing. Perhaps the journalistic standards of the day were not so very high? And yes, I did shamelessly steal this link from Neil Gaiman's blog, but most likely none of you would have noticed, since you don't read it every day in spite of my ceaseless implorings.

Monday, December 29, 2003

Where's Corbid? 

Tending to the sick and to unruly babies. Fear my posting may be anemic for a bit. I'm sure you're all awaiting my return with bated breath...