Death is your art. You make it with your hands day after day. That final gasp, that look of peace. And part of you is desperate to know: What's it like? Where does it lead you? And now you see, that's the secret. Not the punch you didn't throw or the kicks you didn't land. She really wanted it. Every Slayer has a death wish. Even you.

Spike ,'Conversations with Dead People'

Spike's Bitches 37: You take the killing for granted.  

[NAFDA] Spike-centric discussion. Lusty, lewd (only occasionally crude), risqué (and frisqué), bawdy (Oh, lawdy!), flirty ('cuz we're purty), raunchy talk inside. Caveat lector.

libkitty - Aug 03, 2007 10:54:14 pm PDT #11 of 10001
Embrace the idea that we are the leaders we've been looking for. Grace Lee Boggs

That sucks, ChiKat.

See how well I'm doing that going to bed thing?

libkitty - Aug 03, 2007 10:56:07 pm PDT #12 of 10001
Embrace the idea that we are the leaders we've been looking for. Grace Lee Boggs

ChiKat, have you tried magnesium or melatonin? I used to swear by melatonin, except apparently it interacts with corticosteroids, so now magnesium is my new best friend. Although, I clearly haven't taken it today. Actually, it's not all that late here. Just midnight.

ChiKat - Aug 03, 2007 11:00:59 pm PDT #13 of 10001
That man was going to shank me. Over an omelette. Two eggs and a slice of government cheese. Is that what my life is worth?

ChiKat, have you tried magnesium or melatonin?

I take 800-1200 mg of magnesium per day (doc's orders--one day is 800, the next is 1200, etc.). The twitchy is because I've been lax about taking the prescribed calcium for the past couple of weeks. I've been taking some, just not enough and it caught up to me today.

I need to look into melatonin. Certainly can't hurt, right?

libkitty - Aug 03, 2007 11:08:29 pm PDT #14 of 10001
Embrace the idea that we are the leaders we've been looking for. Grace Lee Boggs

Actually, you should probably be more careful with melatonin than some other supplements, since it's a hormone, but you should be ok if you get it a reputable brand and don't take too much. Andrew Weil and others used to say (and maybe still do) that you can take more the older you get, since your body makes less and less. My uncle started taking it daily in his 70s. I started taking it in my late 20s, but would only take it occasionally, and never more than 3 or 4 days in a row.

eta: I don't think that they know of any harm from taking it regularly when you're younger, is just that since it's a hormone, some think there may be unknown side effects.

billytea - Aug 03, 2007 11:55:38 pm PDT #15 of 10001
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

Right now, the oldest daughters are too busy being surrogate moms for their younger siblings.

In the natural world, this occurs in species like currawongs and European marmots, where the demands of bringing up young may be too hard on a single couple. (Currawongs will even try to lure juveniles away from other currawong bands.) The marmot mothers have a simple technique for keeping their daughters from having pups - they beat on them regularly to force them to abort.

Eusocial structures, like bees, wasps and naked mole rats, have a similar motivation, of course. There the other females are kept in check chemically.

Why don't more of these Christian movements look to Creation for their lifestyle choices?

Can't really say anything about their obsession with J's considering my own with O's.

Until you're naming your sixteenth child 'Obiwan', I think you'll have a little space for the moral high ground.

The mom is tiny too, damn it.

Of course she is. She's been devoured from the inside!

juliana - Aug 03, 2007 11:57:57 pm PDT #16 of 10001
I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I miss them all tonight…

Gronk. Home - early - from the bar, since we didn't have anyone in for 40 minutes and I was tired.

Anne W. - Aug 04, 2007 2:05:39 am PDT #17 of 10001
The lost sheep grow teeth, forsake their lambs, and lie with the lions.

the early riser waves hello to all of the insomniacs

Sparky1 - Aug 04, 2007 2:43:50 am PDT #18 of 10001
Librarian Warlord

::tiptoes into thread so as not to wake anyone, snuggles up next to Anne in the comfy chair::

Anne, I was glad to read that Glen was going home - he's got to be so much more comfortable/comforted at home after what must have been a scary hospital stay.

Bev, so glad to read that it's nothing.

I had to run out of the thread yesterday to break up a fight in the library. (Those who have seen me are laughing at the thought of me being the library bouncer, I know.) The library is very right now since the bar exam is over and we are between semesters, but these two idjits wanted to fight over who "bothering" whom. Whatev.

So happy to be sitting on my couch, sipping coffee, with nowhere to be until 9:15 when I'm going to take a Pilates class.

Frankenbuddha - Aug 04, 2007 2:45:03 am PDT #19 of 10001
"We are the Goon Squad and we're coming to town...Beep! Beep!" - David Bowie, "Fashion"

Woot! Top 20!

Cashmere - Aug 04, 2007 3:08:47 am PDT #20 of 10001
Now tagless for your comfort.

Morning, all!

billytea, I'll keep my moral high ground, since I'm done reproducing. The set I have keeps me quite busy enough.

I found my flip flops!

I'm going to visit my friend who had gastric bypass last week. She sounds like she's doing well.