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    Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
    6:10 am
    A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. | Emmett Fox
    I have to take a medical withdrawal from my courses.

    My remaining courses, anyway.

    Because my spine is pretty messed up. I'm twitching now every time I'm told, "You do realize you're lucky not to be paralyzed or have broken your neck, right?"

    Yes, I know, but YOU DO NOT NEED TO TELL IT TO ME OVER AND OVER AGAIN, PEOPLE.

    Phone calls are really good. As I have nothing to do that I'm ALLOWED to do atm.




    I am vast, I contain multitudes--or at least a multitude of accounts on a multitude of sites! And I'm cross-posting over from one of them right now! Thanks, DreamWidth, where this entry was originally posted at http://fire-and-a-rose.dreamwidth.org/19059.html! If you want to see comments on the original post, go here, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments!

    Current Mood: upset
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
    2:19 pm
    Anyone willing too lend me some books? I'll pay you for shipping.
    I'm not allowed to do anything. 10 minutes on the computer, no writing, little TV, and I've gone through all the books I have. And kindle is limited like computer.

    Please, if you don't mind lending a book via mail, email me? I'm losing my mind, and I'll pay shipping both ways.




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    1:14 am
    Book Club Thoughts
    I'm interested in starting a book club. There would be one condition each book would have to pass to be considered for reading: the Kindle edition must cost under $5 US.

    The first two books could be The Mongoliad: Book One, plus the side-quest novel Shield Maiden, both part of the Foreworld Saga. Both Kindle versions include the gorgeous maps and glossaries of the print collector's edition, but The Mongoliad cost $3, Shield Maiden costs $2.

    The rate of reading would be decided on by the club/comm, and I'll keep a list of books that qualify, price-wise, on a comm page. Members also vote on the books to be read; I'm just making a suggestion with these two.

    Of course, you don't HAVE to buy the Kindle edition. But by choosing books with inexpensive Kindle versions, 1) hopefully we'll find some hidden gems, and 2) it's affordable to everyone.

    I saved dozens of titles before writing this, and many were under one dollar in price.

    So.

    Interested, say, "Arrr!" (I got sick of "aye".)

    (I'm not allowed to do much but read for two weeks, so. Read with me!)




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    Thursday, February 21st, 2013
    8:58 pm
    We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released. | Jean Houston
    *breathes* So here it is.

    Last Wed, I fell down a hill at university, due to a previously unmarked (for 30+ years) safety hazard.

    I landed hard on the road.

    I probably had a concussion and didn't realize it, because I was so focussed on the pain from hitting the road I didn't think I might have hit my head during the fall.

    My spine, right hip and knee and leg, back, and vision are all messed up to varying extents. I have to see a neurologist. RIght now, I'm at least having one kind of therapy due to it.

    I'm legally blind in my left eye, I found out today--20/200 vision--without glasses, despite having near perfect vision.

    I can't move without pain.

    I need to see a neurologist tomorrow; I had CAT scans already, and thankfully there were no blood clots on the results.

    But there are things wrong with my vision like double vision and I keep throwing up and I'm so light sensitive and just.

    Things are bad.

    And we're trying to get the school to pay at least some for my therapy, and they are "meeting" about it, but no answer yet. I'm kinda angry there, because it's SUCH AN OBVIOUS HAZARD that they kept for over THREE DECADES.

    Anyway.

    I need you guys right now. Even if you just give me a periodic email. I really do. Talk to me about Avengers or Star Trek or Adventure Time or Doctor Who. Or anything. Please,

    I've had to go from 17 credits to 6 to make time for my therapy that'll be needed and to do it and to rest and I'm just--please.

    I have no friends here, and my social interaction has been cut in about a third.

    I can't afford, emotionally, to feel isolated or too lonely now. There's too much I have to handle and do and get through whether it's painful or hard or expensive or something I like or not.




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    Monday, February 11th, 2013
    5:18 pm
    oh, celebrate with me
    If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world. | Emmet Fox


    I just find out today that upon finishing the first of last semester's incomplete courses, I gained the last credits needed to finally be a junior.

    And just. You cannot know, unless you've been through struggles of your own in a similar way, what this means to me.

    It took eight years to get this far, but I refuse to need another eight to graduate. My one advisor who made the realization was delighted for me.

    Oh, be happy for me! I'm literally lame today, my right leg hurts so much, so please, some of you-any or many or all of you-when you read this?

    Put on a song that brings you joy and dance around your room in your bare feet. I want to do much, and I can't, so please, dance for me.

    Junior.




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    8:03 am
    ...okay, interesting news day
    Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, did NOT go blind because of scarlet fever, despite what Laura wrote in her books.

    That said, in much more recent and world-relevant news, Pope Benedict XVI has resigned as of one hour before this posting, citing weakening health that he believes makes him incapable of properly serving as Bishop of Rome.

    I knew it was possible, technically speaking, for a pope to resign, but I don't think it has ever actually been DONE before! (Also, I'm thinking of JP II, who served until his last breath, add once again-well. I won't start on my Benedict rant again, especially not with him ill, but…I just don't feel there is any way he measures up to his immediate predecessor.)

    We live in interesting times.




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    Sunday, February 10th, 2013
    9:58 am
    And which…. world did I choose? And which of these was I thrown into?
    It looks like I'm making a post about the serious issues The Chemical Garden trilogy has rather soon. The third comes out Tuesday, which I pre-ordered on my Kindle, so I'll wait to read the entirety and then write the review up, but there is simply no way the third book can solve the problems that are shown in the first two, especially as the problems are in so many areas. (I had the chance the read the first two for free, though, so I thought it right to pay for the third, despite not liking the idea of my money going towards the books.)

    And this is not like Twilight, where it's a guilty pleasure but many who enjoy it admit to it having faults.

    This has serious problems in so many errors that--well, the review will be...very, very long. And I am not one to censor what anyone reads--my parents never censored what I read as a child or teen, and if I am blessed to ever have a child, I plan to do the same--but this is one trilogy that, while technically YA Lit, is not in any way appropriate for actual young adults. Or most of them, anyway.




    I do think I finally have time to bring Golden Age Lucy into the bar. Well, soon, at any rate.

    And Spock, of course.

    It will be...fascinating.




    I realized I had 350...points, or whatever they're called here, so I paid the 15 bucks for a year's premium paid account.

    Now I have 246 empty icon slots, so I suppose I will be iconning again, now.

    The more I think on this, the more I think it is likely a good thing.




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    Monday, May 28th, 2012
    2:37 pm
    VIP: 500GB External Drive as Amazon DotD , Case to Hold it, & How to Help Me w/Money w/out Giving It
    The "Carrying Pouch" (I'm sorry, it's just something I find funny, to call it pouch instead of a case) even comes in one of three colors! The pouch/case/whatever isn't part of the Deal of the Day, or the DotD, as I call it. Since they're from Amazon, I'm linking to them using my affiliate account.

    What does this mean? To you, nothing; you pay the exact same amount that you would if my account was not in the link/were not in the links. To me, though?

    To me, it means that I get the tiniest percentage--and I do mean the tiniest--of what you pay, and eventually, when it adds up to $10 or over from taking a few cents here or there, Amazon sends me money.

    It adds up. Really, really slowly, but it does.

    By the way, if you ever are thinking of buying anything on Amazon, you could really help me out. Email me (at comfortable.in.shadows@gmail.com ) links to the items you want on Amazon. I will email you back either a) to a mini shop page I've made with my account number all in them (click the items from that page and buy them, and it counts as having been bought like from a link with my account in it) or b) just links to all the same pages, but with my account info in it. I can do this at any time, and I will do it as SOON as I see the email, so no long waiting for you. It would help me a lot if you kept this in mind.

    I know there are people who would like to help me with the fundraiser but just can't. This is a way you could help without taking money out of what you'd spend anyway, and you can do it in months from now, like at Christmas, as well as now. No time limit!


    Anyway, so!

    • Amazon's Deal of the Day: Seagate Expansion 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive | This is item model number STAX500102, and it looks great. Besides the nice size (again, 500 GB), it's Plug-and-Play, which means it doesn't require any software, you can just drag-and-drop to save files, it's USB 3.0 but still is backwards-compatible to work with USB 2.0, it's USB powered, and it comes with a one year limited warranty. (Yes. Yes, I did just copy and paraphrase that from the product's page.)

      Normally this hard drive costs you $79.99, but today, as the Deal of the Day, it only costs you $54.99. That's a savings of 31%.

      • I've never before added anything else related to the deal of the day, I think, but I've never before seen carrying casses for external hard drives of this size (or bigger) before either. So if you do get this, you may also want to check out Drive Logic's DL-64 Portable EVA Hard Drive Carrying Case Pouch. I'm not linking to it yet, because it comes in three different colors, each which costs slightly different amounnts, so I'll do that at the end and link to each of the three product pages.

        These are the perfect size to hold the 500 GB Seagate External Hard Drive. The case--or pouch, I guess--has a durable, hardshell exterior to protect valuable data on the hard drive within. There are exterior and interior pouch for storing cables or accessories along with the drive, and there is an interior strap which secures the portable hard drive in its place. Plus, Memory Foam on the inside provides added protection to the drive.

        You already know it fits with the 500 GB Seagate drive I'm talking about in this post, but it's also compatible with several different makers of hard drives beyond Seagate; Iomega and Western Digital being just two examples. Finally, if you want to make sure it fits with a drive you have in mind, the maximum working dimensions are 6.0" x 3.7" x 1.2". (Yeah, I copy and paraphrased--and improved the grammar, too--from one of the product pages, again.)

        So now you need the links to the three different colors and the prices for each!

        • First, the carrying pouch comes in Black, which costs you $8.25.


        • Second, it comes in Blue, in which case the price is $7.99.


        • And lastly, you have the option of buying the carrying pouch in the beautiful color Red, which will set you back $7.49.


    And there we go.

    I have another thing to ask, though. Even if you're not interested in buying a hard drive or a pouch yourself? Could you make a post on your own DW/LJ/Tumblr/blog that links to this and explains what's in it? That way, if people want to buy, they'll come here and use the links to the product pages that have my affiliate codes in them. (Or you could right-click and copy the codes and past in the links with my affiliate codes in them on your page, but this seems like less hassle.) Just. Explain what I'm doing, that I have the DotD up here linked to with a link with my affiliate code in it, what the DotD is today, and that I also have the pouches for any external hard drive in the 500 GB size, in three different colors, linked to as well. (Also with links with my affiliate account embedded in them.)

    If you want to also mention the e-mail me links to things you want to buy at Amazon and as soon as I see them I'll email you back new links to the same products, just with my affiliate code embedded in the new links (still costing you the same money when you buy what you want), that'd be nice too, but I'm really only hoping for you to link and mention stuff for the Deal of the Day.

    It would be awfully nice, though. Every few pennies here or fifty cents there really does add up, especially if several people email me even for just one item they want to buy, whenever they want to buy something. It would help me, and I would appreciate it.


    Whatever you do, though, even if you just read this whole thing? Thanks. :D




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    Saturday, May 26th, 2012
    7:39 am
    Does anyone else have an account at www.weheartit.com ?
    I love We Heart It, which lets you collect pictures anywhere easily, with a button you can drag to your favorites/button bar. There's also the ability to right-click on a picture and see "Save image on my Heart," but I don't know if that's a Firefox extension or not; I can't remember.

    [ETA: I did remember! Go to the site. You see a pink button with "Add +" on it in white text on the upper right part of the screen, looking rather like this: .

    Now, if you hold down and drag said button to the bookmarks/buttons bar, you can get that to stay there. If, however, you just click on it, it takes you to a page that offers you the ability to download; doings so installs the FireFox extension!]

    I'm fireandarose there, so I can be found at http://weheartit.com/fireandarose.

    Anyone there want to friend me/have me friend them? Want to join up if you don't have an account? I find it very useful way to save images without using massive hard drive space or having to download and upload again to, like, PhotoBucket.




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    Friday, May 25th, 2012
    2:34 pm
    My friends are awesome and want to raise money to help me.
    My friends are awesome and doing a fundraiser.


    I had to repost is just here on LJ; it wasn’t working on DW.

    Anyway.

    So. I’m really rather ill, can’t work, and have this scary surgery coming up. (The original post is still on LJ and DW, but we'll rehash a bit anyway, so: I have endometriosis. They’re going to do an invasive, intensive, serious surgery, that has a lot of scary unknowns and a lot of TERRIFYING knowns to it, and it also happens to be expensive as hell.)

    BTW, I’d like to note that while the uterus was mentioned as possibly being removed, it was not mentioned as being very likely. And certainly not definite. It sounded just like it was possible. (Isn’t that enough? I’m 26 and long to have kids, and—yeah.)

    I’m still scared shitless. And that’s just the things I DON’T know are happening for certain and may well not. The other stuff TERRIFIES me.

    What IS definite is this: I will have the scar tissue attacked and treated like they are cancerous tumors. My recovery time will be long and painful and I’ll have a catheter doing is. I will need to have reconstructive surgery on multiple body parts, the bladder being the most likely. I won’t be able to walk easily. There will be lots and lots and lots of pain.

    And it will cost a lot—the IUD they’re going to put in so the endometriosis does not build up again alone—just that part—is $805.

    And, oh, yeah, I’m moving in July—prob end of July, now—to PA for school, and I lost the time I was going to make money by working and teaching students study skills in the summer! Grand.

    So my friends, who do rock, came up with this. Asking for people to send money—whatever amount they can—to my paypal account, which is kat.snyder@gmail.com. (We tried to set up a donation widget, but it didn’t work.)

    Even if it’s just a little bit, it really and truly goes a long way to helping me. I mean it when I say, “cannot work, broke,” and the lovely people at Social Security rejected me. No reason given.

    So, if you read this post, please link to it. And in the post you link to this, please also include my paypal account, that being kat.snyder@gmail.com.

    Because things are hard and bad and my friend are telling me that I should be asking for help. And I’m not good at that, but they’ve kinda told me I’ve been an idiot, so.

    This is me, trying, and appreciating everyone who even just reads this or links to it, if nothing else.

    Thank you.




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    11:50 am
    My friends are awesome and doing a fundraiser.
    Technical difficulties going on due to the donation widget at paypal not working, so we're finding another way to do this. Let you know when we do.

    ETA: Check out here.




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    Thursday, May 24th, 2012
    7:11 am
    Another CashCrate check came!
    I'm sorta desperate for money, as I really am broke, too ill to work the full possibile amount of hours as an email sys admin, and with school ending, tutoring does too. I'm selling a lot, but I'm picking up doing the surverys at CashCrate again, and I got another $20 check. I didn't take a picture of this one like I did the last--I figured seeing one was proof they exist, but if you want to see that one, I'll dig the picture up--but I do encourage as many of you as possible to sign up and take advantage of this. A little time a day does add up to at least something. I know, for me, it's something I need.





    If you click the banner (and yes, that's how much I've made) you use my referal link; it give you one extra dollar from the start than if you don't use a referal link. So I encourage you to take advantage of it. Once you hit the $20 (or more) mark, they'll send you a check. And then the build up starts again. So every dollar does count.




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    Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
    7:39 pm
    I don't even know how to go about writing this.
    I went yesterday to a specialist about endometriosis. He believes he can do a great deal for me and do it via surgery.

    They're treating it like cancerous tumors and going in to remove every part of it. I'll be in the hospital at least two days and one night, depending on how I recover.

    Parts of my body--like, oh, my bladder--will require reconstructive surgery afterward. They'll put an IUD in to stop all my periods, so the endometriosis does not get worse again; the IUD alone will cost $805. In the meantime with stuff, I'll have catheters and other fun things.

    There is a chance they'll remove my uterus.

    I can't really get past that part to write any more. I keep trying, and I've been staring at it, and I just. I can't.

    (Oh, and also, I'm totally broke, yay me, and my desktop just went crazy and needs to be taken to be fixed. I may lose everything on it. Go team Kat!)

    I feel very alone. I don't know how to deal with any of this. I wish I felt like there were more people there for me, as grateful as I am that the people who ARE there for me are, well, here.

    I don't think I've ever felt this scared or alone in my life. I wish...I wish a lot of things. I wish the people who've said they care about me and are my friends would act like it. I wish I wasn't so scared. And I wish I didn't have to deal with any of this.

    But wishes are only wishes. So.

    I guess I have to deal with what is instead.

    Even if it sucks.

    ...Right now, if you care about me, it wouldn't hurt to comment and let me know it. Because I don't feel very strong at all, and I freely admit it.




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    Saturday, May 19th, 2012
    8:59 am
    FOR SALE: BLUE GAME BOY ADVANCE SP, W/ GAME (KH: CoM)
    I listed my blue Game Boy Advance SP with the GBA game Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories for sale on eBay here.

    It's in like-new condition, and it's also the cheapest one available on eBay--not to mention the fact that MINE comes with a game.

    Downside: I don't have the original power cord. It disappeared.

    Upside: if you search for a game boy advance sp power cord on Amazon, you'll find several for various prices under $3. Some are as low as a penny, some are only 52 cents, etc. So you're not exactly going to spend a fortune to acquire said power cord.

    Plus, again, you get a game. (Well, two games; once you finish Chain of Memories, there's a second complete game that you can play that's very different.)

    It would help me out a lot if someone would buy it. :)




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    8:18 am
    FOR SALE: THE SAMPLE VIALS OF THE NEW LUSH PERFUME*
    I managed to get one of the 8 packs--8 different perfumes in vials, each vial holding 2 ml--when they were on sale.

    I'm selling them individually, and first dibs goes to the FList. So.

    Each vial is $5. (It sounds like a lot, but 2 ml is a lot more liquid than I thought it was. This will last you a good long while.)

    If you buy more than one, they're $4 a piece. Shipping is, um--well, it depends how many you buy. I'll tell you after you claim the ones you want how much your shipping will be.

    First comment, first served.

    The scents are:

    - Tuca Tuca
    - Lust
    - Breath of God
    - The Smell of Freedom
    - Imogen Rose
    - Karma
    - Vanillary
    - Orange Blossom


    No limit on how many you buy. Like I said, the first person who grabs them in a comment gets them.

    Have at! And after you comment and have it settled for what you're buying, I'll work out the shipping and send you an invoice. So I'll need your email address too.

    *Lots more Lush stuff to come, not ot mention books and comic books. I have to move the first week in July, and I a) need less stuff and b) need more cash. Because I'm as broke as it gets. Ahahaha.




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    Thursday, May 17th, 2012
    1:59 am
    Where I Am
    I'm trying. I really am.

    I'm tired and feel like I'm floating through days, sometimes. And I hurt. And I continue to ignore the advice of therapists, as I don't want particularly to cut off several people, even if they do deserve it.

    It's not GOOD right now, here. Some of it because I'm lonely. More of it because I'm hurt. So. I don't know what, exactly, to do next.

    I'm tired of sending emails with no answers, and I kinda hate the lies.

    But. I'm trying. And Sara and Tanya and Madb and Beth and so many more-I owe you all a lot.

    And I'm trying.

    That's got to be enough for now. Or, at least, I tell myself it's enough.




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    Friday, April 27th, 2012
    12:37 pm
    Awesome Amazon Sales!
    Seriously, Amazon has some great sale things going on. Of all types. I'm forcing myself to just link you to a FEW. And it's hard.

    First, for the next 19 hours, Clover Takumi's Soft Touch Crochet Hooks Gift Set is 20% off the normal Amazon price. It gives you 8 hooks in the most common sizes, all ergonomic, and a case they come in. I own this set, and i love it. (There are some other sizes in the line too, of course, just not in this deal.) I seriously reccommend getting this set, in some cases even if you already have some of the sizes already. Especially if the hooks you have are hard and round only; this is much more comfortable.

    Next deal? Speedball Fabric Screenprinting Ink Starter Set, which is 35% off until May 11th. I think this is incredibly cool, and definitely the way to get six colors of ink for a good price if you want to try this out. (Or need some ink, as you do this already.

    If you like to sew, they also have 29 different dress patterns--several of them LOVELY--for under $10.




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    Thursday, April 26th, 2012
    11:18 am
    In nyc. Not dead.
    At the lovely home of Batya and Alex. Managed go bring them their Wii system and most accessories. Balance board and a few tiny things will be mailed.

    Debi, I brought your yarn, too. Except one that was tangled; I will have to send that.

    It may be rather grey out, but that beats being gray--yes, they are two different things--and the temperature is perfect. After I catch up on some more sleep, I need to go to work and damage my eyes in the process. I can also work on paper work WRT the onion event, as it shall be known.

    Sleep first, though.




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    2:21 am
    So. To be honest...that birthday was rather painful.
    There were several people who I had hoped would drop a note or ring a well-wish and didn't. I was surprised over how much ith urt.

    Which I know is in part because i'm still messed up from my onion reaction. But. My uncle could've. My uncleS could've.

    And aunts, and cousins, and--alors.

    It's not like I expect everyone to! It just...was particularly miserable to be in that physical state, have it affect my mental state, and have it happen on my birthday, when I just wanted to haul ass onto an airplane to see two people I know love me.

    I don't know how to explain it. I feel pathetic for it. But I think it comes down to more...just how tired I feel of chasing after people. And how weak this stupid allergy makes me feel, in many ways.

    It's just not the way you want ot feel, physically or emotionally, on your birthday.

    But. I guess tomorrow--well, today--is another day, and that's what one does.

    (I'm just very tired. I know that. It's why I'm struggling ot phrase exactly what I mean. It's not like I wanted a lot of attention--I'd rather not. It's just...it felt utterly wrong for a birthday, which. Well. It's the one day a year I try to be glad, no matter how shitty I feel, to be glad I'm me and alive and with the life I have. And it just didn't work this year. And it hit hard.)

    So. Sleeping more, than determinedly moving on in attemtps to, if not bounce back, than at least gently dribble back. (You bounts a ball, you dribble a ball...I'm tried and sore, shut up.)

    Next year.




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    Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
    2:51 am
    Corporate meetings are being held because of me...
    So. You know how I said I do nothing small?

    Yeah. Poisoned by onion? I don't do that small at all.

    Because a certain restaurant chain loaded my meal Saturday with onion. I choked on it and swallowed some accidentally. Cue tongue and throat swelling. Badly.

    I've been basically detoxing from it since. I'm told people have been fired, meetings held, and money will be received.

    Yes. My allergies have scared a major restaurant chain.

    I'd be amused, but it's been emotional hell on my parents to see me like this.

    It was my birthday meal. Yep. That's how my life works.

    Plus, physical hell on me. I'm sick of bring sick to my stomach.

    Happy birthday to me. >:|




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