>It’s The Doctor!!

Stayed up to watch Craig Ferguson’s show cause Matt Smith was on.

As a bonus Chris Hardwick was on too. I like Chris Hardwick. It was great. They had the Dalek from last night, which I missed. It was a very funny show. I’m still giggling. Matt Smith has the longest and skinniest legs ever. Chris is very funny, and Craig, of course, is hilarious AND brilliant. Just an observation. Can’t wait for the next season. My doctor was Christopher Eccleston, Doctor #9. I liked Tennant a lot, too, but Matt Smith is brilliant. Watch it if you can.

>Woo Hoo

I guess. I’m the featured blog on


Should I be excited? I am, so there. It’s nice to be noticed, I guess, and to have someone think you have something to offer. I know people read the blog, just only one or two ever comment, so it gets discouraging. I started out just blogging for myself, really, but once I realized someone somewhere actually read it, I hoped for feedback. Recognition, we all want it, it seems. Even if you disagree with what I say, it would still be nice to hear what you have to say.

Still, it’s fun and good to have a place to put the cool things I find online, and express my opinions, and moan and groan when the illness gets me circling the black hole, which does happen in spite of myself. Being ill takes a lot out of you, and it can get just too darn hard to keep up spirits sometimes. Sometimes I just need to rant about the frustration of always being in pain, of not being able to go where I want when I want, or cook an entire meal, or any of the other things that are no longer in the realm of doable most days.

But I always come back. I manage to pull myself back from the event horizon and get my spirits raised once again. Life is just too short to be miserable all the time. One of my cyber-friends is a Star Trek fan, as am I, and she says that having fun every day is our Prime Directive. I like that.

If you’re out there, and if Blogger lets you comment, I’d love to read whatever you have to say. Blogger can be difficult. My daughter can’t comment without being signed in to Live Journal. Live Journal? I’ve had to open my blog in Chrome instead of Firefox lately just to reply to comments. I don’t understand Blogger sometimes, but it’s where I started blogging, and I’d hate to give it up now. That’s it for now.

Oh, wait. I think I liked the black template better, so it’s ba-ack.

>An Interesting Development

I have been invited to have my blog syndicated here:


Now, I know my blog says it is about life with fibro, but in reality it’s more about religion and politics and just ranting in general. Of course, if I hadn’t developed fibro and CFS, I seriously doubt I would have started blogging in the first place. So if this works out, I will make an effort to post a bit more about the illness part of life, (and not just to whinge about it, either) and we’ll see how it goes.

I realize I don’t really like talking about it too much, or focusing on it, because I am NOT my illness, and I don’t want that to be the definition of who I am. I am a person who has an illness. It is not MY fibro, MY CFS, it’s not how I identify myself to myself.

I’m not one of those people who go from doctor to doctor, or medication to medication, hoping for a miraculous cure. Everything I’ve read says there isn’t one yet, and I am not going to waste my life in a futile quest. I accept that I am ill, I accept that I have limits that I did not have before, but I don’t focus on that. I focus on…truthfully, this is the focus of my life…..having fun every single day. Laughing every day.

I firmly believe that NOW is all there is, and if I spend NOW wishing things were other than they are, trying to make them be other than they are with no real hope of success…if I do those things, I will MISS now. Not going to let that happen. I study zen Buddhism, in a completely non-religious way, and focusing on the now is a primary idea.

Oh, dear. Did not sleep at all last night so have been up 36 hours or so. Can you tell? I do tend to go on a bit when I’m over-tired. LOL Later, dear readers.

>Interesting Reads

Don’t skip the comments. I love reading comments, myself.


Edited to add:


I normally don’t worry about things over which I have no control, but the whole Tea Party winning thing has got me feeling slightly anxious. I haven’t gotten a raise in Social Security for two years. Rent has gone up, costs of heating, food, electricity, and just about everything else in life HAVE gone up. If I hadn’t developed two chronic, debilitating illnesses (fibro and CFS) I would still be working at the job I loved, and was actually pretty darn good at. It’s not my fault I’m in the situation I’m in. But the new ‘Ins’ want to blame me, and make my life even harder, and the lives of themselves and their uber-rich friends even better than they already are. I love America, where money rules, and the national slogan is “I’ve got mine, so screw you.”

>Carl Sagan

>His last interview. It’s long, the entire Charlie Rose show long, but very interesting. He is spot on about the way things are going with people in power who do not believe in science, but in so much else that has no basis in reality it boggles the mind.


>Two Things

I read today.

1. Scientists mapped notoriously drug-addled rocker Ozzy Osbourne’s DNA and found genetic mutations they’ve “never seen before.

2. A boa in a pet store in Tennessee has reproduced asexually. And its offspring have a bizarre genetic makeup that scientists have never seen before.

Is this what has happened to America? Genetics have gotten somehow screwed? Does this explain why so many people voted Republican? It’s genetic mutation of the brain caused by too much right-wing rhetoric? I don’t have a better answer. Do you?

>A Change in the Weather

Got out of bed today…chilly
Got out of shower…..freezing
Closed windows.
That nice summery weather is gone again. Nice while it lasted, though.

Here’s a little something I came across today:

Fictive Rest: The inability of many people to fall asleep until after reading even the tiniest amount of fiction.

I have that. Found it here:


Here’s a quote I like:

“Most people assume the fights are going to be the left versus the right, but it always is the reasonable versus the jerks.” Jimmy Wales

I so hope I’m among the reasonable, rather than the jerks.

Took an Asperger’s test I found on a friend’s blog. The result:

Your Aspie score: 140 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 65 of 200
You are very likely an Aspie

Not sure what it means. Going to retake the test and see what I get today. I’ll let you all know, dear readers.

>Fraser’s Dad

>I love Fraser’s dad. From Due South, in case you didn’t know. Here he reads from a memoir. Very short vid.

If you got through that, here’s me: I think I killed my pc. Not quite as geeky as I’d like to be, apparently. I mean, it works and all, but I can’t connect to the internet at all. As I’ve said, I like a challenge, so I will keep messing with it to see if I can repair the problem, but really, worse things could and do happen in life. I still have access, so I’m not in the least bit upset, just wish I was more knowledgeable
about some things. Everything is a learning experience, too, so that’s a positive. I know, who is she trying to kid, here. But I’ve decided I like Windows 7 and may just move on up to it. It’s on the laptop, so I’ve been using it a few months now. It’s purty,. I liking the purty. LOL

>You Don’t Want to Miss This


I know we in the United States always thought we could do anything better than anyone else, but after the debacle/disaster that was Katrina, we now know better. Here is proof. They’re not all out yet, but they are being rescued safely and a couple of months earlier than first projected. Well done Chile! Apparently NASA helped with keeping the miners healthy both physically and mentally by using techniques developed for astronauts. Well done NASA, too! I cannot imagine being down there for 69 days. Or even six days. Courageous men.