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Daily Journal: Isolation and depression

In Journal on November 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm
Read the magnet. via tatianamik

Read the magnet. via tatianamik

One of the major feelings of depressions is isolation. This makes things worse for me. I am isolated. I am 1150 miles from home. I am 1160 miles from my best friends. It would take me 20 hours of driving time to get there. That’s 0 stops and praying traffic is decent in the cities. It was like 24 hours on the trip here. I make use of various things, texts, Skype, Ventrillo with my guild, Facebook, twitter to keep in some form of communication.  I have the cats but they are just not the same as human contact.  I don’t make close friends easily. There are many people I am friendly with, but none that are close as my 3 best friends. We can be apart for years, but the minute we’re back together we’re just the same as we were. I miss that. We were together for a while, but now life is spreading us out again.  But the fact that I work as a travel and I’m so temporary in an area complicates the isolation of the depression. Plus I’m night shift. I’m asleep while everyone else is awake. I’m awake when everyone else is asleep. The isolation is pretty well a fact of life. Some days I feel more connected to characters in fictional stories than I do real people. I see more of their lives. I think this is part of the reason I prefer TV shows over movies. I get to spend longer with the characters. I get into their lives. I spend a lot of time with audiobooks as well. Comments help, it’s like starting a conversation. I know someone is listening and wants to communicate.

May Birchbox Unboxing: Beauty Diaries

In Beauty on May 8, 2013 at 3:55 pm

This month’s Birchbox theme was beauty Diaries. The ink pen was intriguing thing to find in a beauty box. It writes well. I like the smell of the perfume. I remember when Isaac Mizrahi designed for Target. Clothes actually fit like they should! I’m in love with the Beauty Protector Leave in Conditioner. It came with a “Beauty Diaries” card encouraging you to tweet. So here’s mine.

I’m off to work now. If you decide to join Birchbox, please consider using my referral link.

Isle of Giants pets

In Tech on March 11, 2013 at 8:54 am

Isle of Giants Pets

I’ve managed 3 of the 4 pets so far on the Isle of Giants. Also collecting those bones.

Earthen Ring, Day 3 Isle of Thunder

In Tech on March 7, 2013 at 11:20 am
Isle of Thunder, Day 3. Horde's catching up on participation.

Isle of Thunder, Day 3. Horde’s catching up on participation.

33% through stage 1

Link from my feed discoveries

In Tech on July 31, 2009 at 1:34 pm
An original Atari Pong video game console on d...
Image via Wikipedia

Reading my feeds today I discovered:

  1. Wil Wheaton is going to to be on The Guild

Flickr adds Twitter support

In Tech on July 8, 2009 at 9:55 pm
A screenshot of hot tags on Flickr.
Image via Wikipedia

A little behind the times, Flickr just added Twitter support. I am waiting for the day I can use it with Tweetie. I’ve got lots of photos stored on my Flickr account. And I have used it since before Yahoo! bought the service. I have so many photos there that I paid for the service.

Right now I am using TwitPic service because with Tweetie you have a choice of either TwitPic or yfrog. While I’d love to keep all my photos together in the same location, convince wins. It is more convenient to snap a photo using Tweetie & upload directly to TwitPic than to take a photo, copy into an email then type the Twitter into the subject line & hope it is less than 160 characters.

Twitter Rambling summary

In Uncategorized on February 5, 2009 at 12:35 am
In this photo illustration ...
Image by Getty Images via Daylife

Just my random twitter scribblings for today.

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Twitter Rambling summary

In Uncategorized on February 4, 2009 at 1:08 am

Just my random twitter scribblings for today.

  • 02:50 Working. Got my charting caught up for the moment. #
  • 10:49 SLFN: Past Life Pirate:
    Mischief has sold off all her old stuff and put out the new and WOW has her textur.. ping.fm/kskih #
  • 18:22 Ahh drats. I wanted a list of twitter txt commands. #

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Twitter Rambling summary

In Uncategorized on February 3, 2009 at 2:16 am
Cupcakes topped with frosting and gumpaste flowers
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Just my random twitter scribblings for today.

  • 07:24 I wrote 831 words in 50 minutes with Write or Die! lab.drwicked.com/writeordie.html #
  • 11:47 SLFN: Cupcakes: Cupcakes does beautiful dresses but occasionally it also does great seperates like this.T.. ping.fm/WkOCo #
  • 23:50 Aww man. They’ve likely cancelled Middleman. is.gd/iaSk Totally bummed. (via @geekgrrl) #
  • 00:03 Wilw off #

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Twitter Rambling summary

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2009 at 1:07 am
IHOP The International House of Pancakes
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Just my random twitter scribblings for today.

  • 01:09 McDonald’s being cute under the covers. #
  • 01:37 Burn After Reading I turned it off. It wasn’t even funny for a black comedy. #
  • 09:48 I need to go out and get cat food #
  • 10:12 @ottom I’m up for it. As long as cat food shopping will be done after. #
  • 10:20 @ottom up IHOP is closer to my place. Why don’t we meet there? #
  • 10:24 @danabrit Arizona Cardinals #
  • 11:08 I am setting next to a 17 day old little boy. His first big trip out of the house. #
  • 11:43 @demonasolace oh no!!!! #
  • 11:45 @demonasolace agh. Did dave sabotagge it? #
  • 13:57 @demonasolace And that’s why you need to move to ATL #
  • 15:48 SLFN: +Plus:
    So it’s my monthly update . School is fun, it just soaks up a lot of energy.
    We have a .. ping.fm/s1ecH #
  • 16:26 @lethann I am in the Mac section. #
  • 20:48 @demonasolace Was it saying that through facebook? It’s a phishing site. They’ve had a lot of that scam happening recently. #
  • 20:50 @demonasolace Your photos aren’t there, they want your username/password. Then they hack into your account and post that to all friends #
  • 20:52 @demonasolace It wasn’t your friend who posted. It was your friend who’s account got hacked. #
  • 20:55 @demonasolace tinyurl.com/595p9m #
  • 22:01 @Amelia_Book We were discussing this over pancakes this morning. #
  • 22:57 @Amelia_Book That’s after he ate so many treats that he threw up. #
  • 23:41 @wilw My cats want all doors open. Including closets. #
  • 23:51 It’s midnight and I’m hungry. Anyone want to go out for food??? #
  • 23:52 @lethann photo when you’re done before you go to bed then. #
  • 23:53 @lethann Anything else open besides Steak & Shake? #
  • 23:54 @lethann k. thanks #
  • 23:58 @lethann That’s what I get for passing out and sleeping the evening away. #

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