alumiere (alumiere) wrote,

Still have a cold but here - enjoy an update and some links...

State of Alumiere
Doctor hippie has sort-of listened to me; I'm now on a much too low dose of the right thyroid medication, but at least I'm not getting sick from the synthetics. Small favors. And I have phone calls in to other doctors who may be better able to help with the Hashimoto's and other problems, so we'll see.

I'm still struggling with the cold I caught last week, but given that I'm a day or two behind T, and he's getting better I should be too. It doesn't hurt as much to breathe today as it did yesterday, but I'm still coughing, achy, and sleeping too much. I haven't been awake for more than about 10 hours in any given day since last Saturday. Stupid busted immune system.

Other than that, I'm my usual cranky, aggro self. Pain is, but I'm coping as well as I can. Would like the swelling and increased pain Armor and Nature-Thryoid brought to go away now, but I have little hope for that until I get on a much higher dose of T3 (Hashimoto's can cause inflammation and increased pain when it's not under control).

My Geek is Showing & Stuff I'm Excited About
1st "Sequential Day" in more than 20 years - time & date read 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
A Federal Judge in CA has ruled DADT unconstitutional! Should have happened years ago, but good.
"As if M Sendak & E Gorey had a baby and all the baby did was read HPL"
QOTD: "Dance like the photo's not being tagged, Love like you've never been unfriended, Tweet like nobody's following." (via
Need to send this to Michael & Evelyn to add to their drink menus at Bunker & the Monte Christo. Geek on the Rocks sounds good.
Ikea Lets Loose a herd of 100 Cats to "See What Happens"...
Proof that nerds are awesome. Go to & View Page Source Easter Egg = Proof of intelligent life. (via
Help O Internets: Anyone got a source for these photos? David Bowie with wolves. "Epic Fucking Win" via rednikki

Science, Health and Tech Links
Cockroach Brains could be a new source of Antibiotics:
Vitamin B: A revolutionary new weapon against Alzheimers? London Telly:
Yep, stem cell ban lifted pending case, huah!
Ancient Greeks sighted Halley's comet in 466bc?
Hands Down, Lithium-Ion Batteries are Better than Gas: Discovery News
Early atomic bombs and the filmmakers who helped study them...

Ability, Ableism, Rapeculture, Feminism
This week is National Invisible Illness Awareness Week... A good resource.
This type of thing would help a lot of people: Event announcements, etc w/ accessibility information. (Ablism)
Um... well yeah: False rape allegations are rare. Less than 6% over 10 years!
I'm Not Sorry - new site with abortion stories of women who aren't sorry about the choice they made -
Powerful, sad, a must-read: They Are Killing David Rector.
Yes. Exactly.
"Xian counterpart to bin Laden" arrested for plot to bomb abortion clinics... But no one covers it - he can't be terrorist if he's white.

Politics, Religion, War(s)
A good read - "Is This America?"
A must read at The Nation:
Blame It On RuPaul? Gay marriage and pro-choice movements equated with genocide by MLK's niece.
This QOTD is brilliant: (on the now canx Quran burning)
Xians: You aren't all resp for Quran burners, Don't hold all Muslims resp for 9/11. (Freedom of Religion)
Tags: la life, media/funny/etc, medical, memes & writers block

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