It's a real burden being right so often.

Mal ,'Bushwhacked'


If the Apocalypse Comes, Beep Me

Birth, death, illness, new job, vacation...if it's happening to you and you want us to know about it, post it here. These threads are intended for announcements only. Want to offer sympathy or congratulations, or talk about anything? Take it to Natter. Any natter here will be deleted.


Jen - Sep 23, 2002 10:10:31 pm PDT #27 of 5600
love's a dream you enter though I shake and shake and shake you

Update on my health: No bad news this time, just a request for vibes of the calming variety Tuesday at noon. I've got my first appointment with the MS specialist, and I'll likely do such momentous things as choose a treatment option, learn what all this brainstem madness is really about, and hear whether or not I can go back to weightlifting again or if I'm relegated to low-intensity exercise. Wish me a clear head.


Susan W. - Sep 23, 2002 11:41:37 pm PDT #28 of 5600
Good Trouble and Righteous Fights

I now have two first interviews this week. On Thursday I have the one I mentioned on Natter, where the HR person from the employer that strung me along for half the summer is now with a different organization and remembered my name. The second one will probably be on Wednesday afternoon--they left me a voicemail, and I need to call tomorrow morning and confirm the time.

Job vibes appreciated.....


Steph L. - Sep 24, 2002 7:02:04 am PDT #29 of 5600
Freeze me like a popsicle and watch me melt

My writing/film event (second one on the page -- "Back to Cool on Calhoun," and no, I didn't have any say in the cheesy name) is tonight. Eeeeep. Eeeeep. Eeeeep.

I'm wired. And excited and nervous. I read my piece early, around 7:15-7:30. So any Calm Yet Performance-y vibes would be appreciated.


Erin G. - Sep 24, 2002 9:08:13 am PDT #30 of 5600
Average everyday sane/psycho supergoddess

Hi, all. I'm not DEAD!

Always a good thing. I've been dark for the past couple of weeks because (a) a 4 day hiatus from work due to a killer sinus infection, paired with (b) the fact that I discontinued my home access due to economic cutbacks (gee, I sound JUST LIKE my university!!), and (c) the fact that my work schedule has been the busiest ever, and for the past two weeks, I've come home at about 7:30, and passed out by 9:30.

Trudy, I got your package; it saved my life and I feel like an ass for not taking the time to write and say getoutgetoutGETOUT!! No, wait: thankyouthankyouTHANKYOU! You are so nice.

So I'm not dark, but I'm gloomy. And only have 8-5 access. But I missed you all, and hey, new Buffy!

(StompyFootita, I didn't want this lost in Natter. Thanks.)


Fred Pete - Sep 24, 2002 10:02:30 am PDT #31 of 5600
Ann, that's a ferret.

30 seconds I shouldn't be taking --

I'll be pretty dark this week. Emergency project at work. Hope to watch premiere tonight.

'Bye! See you when I can!


Hil R. - Sep 24, 2002 10:35:48 am PDT #32 of 5600
Sometimes I think I might just move up to Vermont, open a bookstore or a vegan restaurant. Adam Schlesinger, z''l

It looks like a pretty sure thing that Isidore is going to hit New Orleans. I'm going to stay with a friend in Lake Charles until it passes. I'll probably be leaving sometime this afternoon, and I'm not sure how long I'll be there or what sort of internet access I'll have, so I'll probably be dark for a few days.


Jen - Sep 24, 2002 12:39:41 pm PDT #33 of 5600
love's a dream you enter though I shake and shake and shake you

Yahoo! Finally some good news from the doctor!

God, where do I start? I'm in remission. The fact that I'm remitting without any medication so far is a *fantastic* sign and bodes very, very well. I'll be on Avonex, a once-a-week injection treatment, within 10 days (I have to make an appointment for someone to come to my house and teach me how to do the injection). She said moving to LA or taking a new, stressful job would be no problem. My vision loss in my left eye is being caused by a lesion, not the optic nerve (the optic neuritis is nearly gone), and once I'm on medication that lesion will shrink and my vision will improve, perhaps even enough to drive again. I can go back to the gym for weightlifting and low-key cardio.

For the first time since July, I feel like I have hope. That this isn't going to be a huge problem. That I still have my life.

*And* there's a new Buffy tonight. Good, good, good.


Herself - Sep 24, 2002 1:25:28 pm PDT #34 of 5600
Peel it and see

Sue - Sep 25, 2002 8:52:11 am PDT #35 of 5600
hip deep in pie

I have an interview for my job tomorrow at 2pm ADT. Finally! It's been a long, tedious haul - considering the paperwork to make my job permanent was submitted in March.

All available job vibes are appreciated.


Cybervixen - Sep 25, 2002 5:07:21 pm PDT #36 of 5600
Queen of the Drive-By

I just had to tell you all- I lost 3.4 pounds on the first week of my diet! The best part is that I don't feel like I'm dieting at all. As far as I can tell, the only difference in my eating has been that I now write everything down. I have about 15 pounds left to get to my goal weight.