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Dept. of Long Time, No Post

Again, I'm Trying Again

Perhaps I should stop using Twitter; my attention span has melted like snow, and my ability to think cogent, long-form thoughts has melted along with it.  Three times I've tried to write a post worth someone's time; three times I've failed. And we're not talking about the multiple days that I just didn't try to begin with, or the multiple days I didn't read my f'list, or, reading, did not comment.

Ah, me. As we are wont to say in our house about whinging too damned much: Grumble, grumble, grumble, whale meat again.

(Hey, it's a thing. A kaffyr and BB and FB thing. ... Ahem ... Perhaps one had to be there?)

In new TMI news, I went through roughly a week of intermittent nausea that became absolutely awful on Saturday. One doctor's visit later, I need to get a gallbladder scan, and I've been told to lose a little weight, cut the caffeine and cut my stress. Cut my caffeine? Eurgh. I already don't drink coffee much anymore. Cut my weight? Yeah, probably.

Cut my stress?

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH—

Oops. Thinking out loud again.






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lost_spook
Aug. 3rd, 2016 07:30 am (UTC)
Probably the lack of posting spoons & attention span has a lot more to do with stress than Twitter! *hugs*

Grumble, grumble, grumble, whale meat again.

I was reading my (long-dead almost definitely a) relative's account of his time in captivity in Canada ("A Journal Kept at Nootka Sound") properly the other day and this is amusingly not a bad summary of it. Perhaps we are related, heh?
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2016 04:18 am (UTC)
Perhaps we are related, heh?

We might be at that, since you and I share an enjoyment of at least some old television, intermittent lack of spoons, and an inability to withstand too much heat. (I used to love the heat, and my mind still does, but I've discovered that too many days in the high 80s and 90s, especially with mugginess, no longer treats me well. And tomorrow it's supposed to be in the 90s, with heat indexes up in the 100s. Ah, well, air conditioning is a wonderful thing.)

You had a relative held captive in Canada? My eyes are wide! By who was he held captive? This is fascinating!

And thanks so much for the hugs; they are always welcome.
lost_spook
Aug. 4th, 2016 07:08 am (UTC)
Heh, definitely related! (Somewhere, a few millennia ago or something. ;-p)

I hope the heat isn't too awful (or at least, many blessing on the magic Air Conditioning). :-/

You had a relative held captive in Canada? My eyes are wide! By who was he held captive? This is fascinating!

He was a mumble-times great uncle, and he was captured by the Nuu-chah-nulth, having the misfortune to be on board the next ship to arrive after the Nuu-chah-nulth had got fed up with white traders behaving badly and they attacked and massacred everyone on board but spared my relative because he was a ship's smith and they wanted his skills. (They also spared the sailmaker). This is him. I believe I'm descended from his elder brother but it's being difficult to prove or disprove absolutely. However, I have lots of things to indicate that they have the same father and the only actual thing I have against is that I'm sceptical of ever being related to someone you can look up on Wikipedia.

But anyway, his journal was a lot about working as a slave, eating whale blubber and despairing of ever being rescued.
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2016 02:43 pm (UTC)
I just read the entry beyond your link (goodness, that sounds like a book title, doesn't it?) I was right; it was fascinating.
lost_spook
Aug. 7th, 2016 08:19 am (UTC)
:-D
a_phoenixdragon
Aug. 3rd, 2016 11:47 am (UTC)
Sounds more like you are over-worked and stressed than Twitter-fied. I've had days (and weeks!) like that. As for stress...how does one reduce it?? Alas, doctors do not seem to know *facepalm*

Hee!! I like that! Around here it is 'bitch, bitch, bitch - I haven't even poured it yet' (yeah, you have to be there for that one, too), lol!

Always keeping you, BB and FB in my thoughts, honey. Tis good to hear from you...love you!

*HUGS*
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2016 04:21 am (UTC)
As for stress...how does one reduce it??

I've been told yoga is wonderful. *eyeroll*

Aren't familial in-jokes wonderful?

You're in my thoughts too, my dear, you and your family.
azalaisdep
Aug. 3rd, 2016 12:44 pm (UTC)
Do keep trying. If it's easier to start by posting short, post short. I enjoy your thoughts.

We have family phrases like that one too, mostly quotes. "I think we'd know normal if we *saw* it..." (usually while looking at the kids, stolen from Calvin & Hobbes) and anyone who in our household says "This must be Thursday" is immediately answered with a chorus of "I never could get the hang of Thursdays" (the late great Douglas Adams).

Is the whalemeat from Moby Dick, or Shackleton's Antartic voyages, or somewhere? Or is it just one of those things?
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2016 04:27 am (UTC)
I enjoy your thoughts.

And I yours; I just don't say that nearly enough, to you or others.

We have family phrases like that one too, mostly quotes.

Indeed, I think we many like that, including "I don't think anyone actually saw the candidate eat the rat." (Paraphrased from a long-ago National Lampoon - and, unfortunately, all too real this year, now that I think on it. Depressing ....) As well as "Dear God, perfect ice-cubes again!" from a cartoon of a woman weeping for joy at the door of her refrigerator. We don't even know why it makes us laugh. As for the whale meat quote, I was made curious, and went a-Googling and found out that "Whale Meat Again" was the name of Jim Capaldi's second album. It's also, apparently, the punchline for a rather old, rude, and possibly racist British joke, but there was less about that.
ljgeoff
Aug. 3rd, 2016 01:52 pm (UTC)
Everyone needs time to decompress. It's good to hear from you!
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2016 04:28 am (UTC)
The problem is in decompressing, I've apparently decompressed my brain cells so well that they don't know how to act in concert anymore.

I've been reading your posts and cheering for some things and wanting to hug you for other things.
eaweek
Aug. 3rd, 2016 02:12 pm (UTC)
Great to hear from you again, and sorry to hear you've been in something of a funk. Health issues are no-one's friend.
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2016 04:29 am (UTC)
Oh, they're definitely unfriendly. But I'll get by, I know. Being able to vent on LJ/DW is sometimes what helps, and therefore one of the reasons that I get back on the posting horse.
liadtbunny
Aug. 3rd, 2016 03:58 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your nausea problems and lack of help:(

Short posts are good too: better to be brief than tedious if you like taking advice from fictional murderers.
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2016 04:35 am (UTC)
The nausea has subsided, for which I'm heartily grateful. As for the lack of help, I'm too busy to think about it. *laughs weakly at own poor joke*

I have to tell you, I love that icon; it looks so much like Opie, one of my two gingers!
liadtbunny
Aug. 4th, 2016 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks:) Although I can't take the credit for making it, which is a shame(!) as quite a few have commented on it.
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2016 03:26 pm (UTC)
There must be an army of ginger cat lovers out there - my people!
liadtbunny
Aug. 4th, 2016 03:34 pm (UTC)
If ginger cats keep themselves cleaner than the tabby and white cats it's understandable!
kaffyr
Aug. 6th, 2016 08:16 pm (UTC)
Heh. Don't know about cleaner. They shed like nobody's business. But I still love them.
eve11
Aug. 4th, 2016 03:49 am (UTC)
GI crap is the worst :( I hope you don't have to cut out too much of the good stuff to feel better.
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2016 04:37 am (UTC)
I'm learning that I do have to cut out far too much of the good stuff. Pizza, tomato stuff in general, although I draw the line at giving up gazpacho entirely; we had some tonight, and I loved it, although it will probably not love me, things with a lot of oily ingredients in general, onions, chocolate ... AAAAAUUUGGHH!!!!
sallymn
Aug. 4th, 2016 11:35 am (UTC)
I have a twitter account but don't use it a lot, find it incredibly difficult to reduce any thought to 140 characters (obviously a blabbermouth, me)
kaffyr
Aug. 4th, 2016 02:42 pm (UTC)
Heh...you're right to stay away from it, though - I thought that I was too prolix to make use of the Twitter format, but it sucked me in. 'Ware!
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