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Repeating a mistake

It may be perimenopause, it may be something else, but whatever it is, my constipation – which has been a part of my life since I was little – has actually managed to get worse since the summer. The acupuncturist gave me some herbs to take to clean out my gut. Big mistake. The herbs […]

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Hrmph

Hrmph 1: I had an upset tummy all weekend, and diarrhea. I felt weak from it and called in sick today. I searched the ‘net for information about the herbal supplements, was relieved to discover that they truly are harmless but that it may be necessary to cut the dose if one gets diarrhea. The […]

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I was one of the lucky ones

All that snow-drama I experienced yesterday turned out to be peanuts compared to what happened to some other people. Today’s newspapers could tell us that yesterday’s meteorological chaos was the worst since the 1970’s. Well, no wonder some busses never came, and some people were forced to walk home, and some parents never got to […]

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White misery, wet misery

Today’s schedule was supposed to look like this: 14:23 (That’s 2:23 pm to you 24-hour clock challenged people) Bus leaves for town 14:45 Arrive in town 14:55 Arrive for 3 pm acupuncture session 15:00 Needleless acupuncture 15:55 Acupuncture over 16:00 A bit of shopping 16:25 Bus home 16:50 Arrive home What actually happened was that […]

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Boots and feet

Back in the day when England was less expensive and Norwegians less exposed to the good things in life (like more than one kind of toilet paper), we girls were thrilled to find a Boots store when on the opposite side of the North Sea because that meant stocking up on items not easily available […]

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Eating habits

Via Boing Boing, I got to this Science Daily article on eating habits, specifically, French vs. American eating habits. Why don’t the French get as fat as Americans, considering all the baguettes, wine, cheese, pate and pastries they eat? Because they use internal cues — such as no longer feeling hungry — to stop eating, […]

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Blood types here and there

A blood drive at work (I didn’t participate at this time) offered some trivia about the distribution of blood types, which got me thinking. I gave blood a couple of times back when I lived in California, so I knew my blood type (O) was very common and very much in demand. I was therefore […]

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Naming diseases

NameThatDisease.com – The Disease Test A little shaky on the sexually transmitted stuff, but a whizz on the pandemic things. Go figure. (Via Paula.)

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Home alone, again

Don’t quite know what hit me. It’s just a little bit of fever, ever so slight, but enough to get my attention. It’s just a little bit of queasiness, ever so slight, but enough to get my attention. It’s just a little bit of not feeling quite myself, ever so slight, but enough to get […]

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Sick day

(UPDATED) Not sure what hit me, but I do know that some kind of 24-hour stomach bug is making the rounds. I didn’t sleep well last night, and at one point, my stomach was acting up, so I got up and drank a glass of water with some apple cider vinegar in it. That helped. […]

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The seismic brain

This little report rather fascinated me. Apparently, an epileptic seizure in the brain has “tremors” and “seismic” activity similar to the earth’s earthquake activity.

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What shook loose in a brain-wracking

I don’t think I have a boring life, but I have little to report because I’m not the sort of person who has some sort of activity to do every single day. Well, I do, like writing a daily blog post, but I guess nothing I consider interesting enough to write about. I doubt you […]

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The Perfumery

My skin was a huge issue for me, growing up. I got my first blackheads at the age of 8. I was the only kid in school in Norway to have blackheads way before everybody else. In fact, I left Norway at age 15, and so never saw any of my classmates with acne. It […]

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Germy

1,168,440How Many Germs Live On Your Keyboard? That’s my keyboard at work. 1,617,840How Many Germs Live On Your Keyboard? And that’s my keyboard at home. I guess I need to stop eating at the computer. But before you get all grossed out, this is how germy I am: See? That bar thingy doesn’t go up […]

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Lady in red*

Paula, who prefers purple and who inspired me to do this blogtest, needs orange. Very well. What do I need? You Need Some Red in Your Life Red will make you feel energetic, passionate, and determined. And with a little red, you will project an aura of warmth. If you want to feel intensely, you’ve […]

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I wrote a to-do list instead of a novel

That’s it for NaNoWriMo for this year. I got stuck – partly because I didn’t do an outline or anything, and partly because I, well, got bored with it. I don’t write the way the writers I like write. Anyway, I’ve rather suspected that my strength is not in fiction, but in non-fiction. And while […]

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Replacing Usenet

Ooh, there’s another group! What an interesting title! What are they talking about! Oh, I want to reply to that! My meandering around on Facebook tonight has been reminiscent of when I first got a computer at home with a modem and the world wide web waiting for me to dial, 10 years ago. I […]

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It’s all in Japanese

I was surfing the worldwide web and my own bookshelves, looking something up for a friend. I therefore became reacquainted with the Japanese term “sanpaku”, which means “three whites”, i.e. the whites in your eyes show up on three sides, not just two. The third is either above or below the iris. Sanpaku shows imbalance, […]

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Subtle shift

I saw the company doctor today. Just a regular annual check-up. Blood pressure’s up but still a healthy 120/80. Cholesterol’s up but within the healthy range. Iron levels are good. Heart and lungs also sounding normal. Lung capacity still rocks. I don’t feel like I’m going to be 47 in less than two months. One […]

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Decisions and teeth

“You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay has a list of metaphysical and/or emotional reasons for physical ailments and attendant, healing affirmations. Some time this summer my right front incisor started to feel slightly looser. It seemed to be able to lean a bit against its neighboring teeth. By last week, I was feeling […]