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* I keep thinking I'll do a video post, mostly for the sake of vanity, but then I get tired and don't make a video. Someone had the brilliant idea that perhaps it'd be easier for me to watch other people share their lupus stories via video if I made a video about my lupus story.

That's a good idea and I will probably try that.

* I've been having a mild flare up lately. I say "mild" because while it's kept my ass in bed for two days straight now (and will likely do so today), it's only "just" the fatigue, some congestion, and a little edema on my legs. No vomiting, no GI troubles, no lung or heart palpitations. No migraines, no hallucinations.

* Or so it looks like right now, anyways. I'm always nervous that my internal organs are dive-bombing off cliffs, even if the rest of me feels relatively fine. This is the stock of flare-ups. Science has yet to figure out an answer for why it happens. Well, outside of Fuck Science, That's Why.

* I'm finally getting decent at differentiating between "lupus fatigue" and "regular tired." Regular tired puts me in bed during daytime hours in a restless state. With lupus fatigue, I wind up falling into a deep sleep that lasts hours, often all day, completely oblivious to the world spinning around me.

(This doesn't always translate into GOOD sleep, but again, that's thanks to Fuck Science, That's Why.

* Su_Carbs, your entries aren't always silly! You do a lot of updating about your hobbies, which is nice, plus you let us know what the kitties are up to. That's always a treat to read!

* And DAAAYUM, Ben, that workout that you described a few entries ago? That is some seriously athletic stuff. My muscles got sore just reading that! I am duly impressed.

* Bullet point seems to be all I can write in lately. At least I'm writing at all.

* Alpha I believe you are right about avocado toast being, essentially, guacamole. I think. I'm not sure what goes into making guacamole, but I do know the main ingredient is avocados. Honestly, I'd be okay with straight guacamole toast, too. Hell, we could just mainline that shit straight into my veins and I'd be happy.

* I've been waking up at 5 AM lately. I almost want to be concerned except:

(1) my clock got set on this when I had to take Pat to work last week, and he works the morning shift. Body clocks are also notoriously fickle and shift at the slightest of interruptions.

(2) I spent most of my life waking up at 5 AM, naturally, no alarm clocks needed. It feels like a return to my old, pre-sick self, which is a wonderful feeling. Also, I can go back to bed whenever I want, since I'm not working and have no obligations other than tending to the cats.

It's just a change, since I have been sleeping until the afternoon or later for many months now. If someone had told me two years ago that there'd be months and months where I'd regularly sleep in until noon or later (as I have for the last six months), I'd have called them crazy.

* Which is funny, considering how crazy I've been this year.

* To which, speaking of going back to bed, I ought to do so now. Kitties are fed, catboxes are scooped out and refilled, and a breakfast of eggs and fried vegetables in a tortilla has been made.

* All this talk of tortillas, guacamole...man I miss Mexican food. Of all the ethnic food cultures out there, Mexican is hands-down my favorite. Sadly, it is not Lupus's favorite. Oh well. We make do with what we can.

* Speaking of food cultures, does America have a food culture? If we do, what kinds of foods make up American food culture? Is it things like burgers and hot dogs and Coca-Cola and fast-food? (Things of which I also adore and wail about no longer being able to eat as often as I'd like.)

But seriously, do we as Americans have food that traditionally associated with us?

Date: 2018-01-03 04:10 am (UTC)
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American food? You even need to ask?

The only foods I can think of as American are burgers, fries, and a coke or a milkshake. And maybe pizza, which isn't Italian; it might as well be American—especially when Screamer's, the only completely vegan pizza joint I know, serves a tater-tot pie and a potato chip pie, in addition to their Hawaiian (vegan ham, pineapple, and jalapeños) and their "Fancy Kale." (I call the potato-chip pie their "stoner pie.") Yeah, I know these pizzas were already scoped out by omnivores, but I'm tickled that vegan versions exist; they cause slightly less damage.

Actually, Screamer's is a joint project between Champ's Diner of Brooklyn and Blackbird Pizza in Philadelphia. Blackbird is the original vegan pizza joint.

Also fried chicken, Wonder® bread and McDonald's; why don't we just say that anything unhealthy is probably associated with Americans?
Edited Date: 2018-01-03 04:22 am (UTC)


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