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From: What Are You Watching Now?

Posted by FelisNoctua, 22 June 2015 · 255 views
supernatural, monsters, tv

Digging this thread up again so I don't have to make a new one. (Seems like a waste to do that, when there's this perfectly good thread right here!

SO. I started Supernatural recently, and am nearing the end of Season 2. I walk while I watch, as exercise, and I get some serious miles in when I like the show. Last night, I walked 7.9 miles because I just couldn't stop watching, until the tablet needed to be plugged in. Damn show broke my heart. Twice. Bastard. So good. I watched 2x16 through 2x20, so I had Roadkill (cool way to do a cut/dry ghost story), and Heart (WHICH RIPPED MINE OUT, My poor Sammy [werewolf]), then Hollywood Babylon (is this the best episode, because it was Easter Egg hunting season), Folsom Prison Blues (nice episode in general), and then What Is and Should Never Be (RIPPING MY HEART OUT AGAIN, [Jinn bastard]).

Next two epis are a two parter, and season finale. Husband gets home tonight, and I'm worried that the way the show is going I'm going to freaking break out crying and scare the crap out of him! :D

It's so very "boy Buffy" to me! I love it! Goofy and sometimes scary. I "liveblog" them (into my email) and then post it to Tumblr that deals only with my tv/books. Mainly because I need to react as I watch, and have nowhere else to put it lol. The show fits my interests perfectly, and I'm already pretty obsessed with it.

I've ALWAYS been fascinated with monsters. In elementary I read every book on vampires that the school library had. I wrote a paper, A PAPER, for myself, for no reason, on how they could be explained with real medical science. The only time I had to go to the hospital as a kid, Mom stayed and we watched Dracula (Legosi). In my 20s I ran a website where I attempted to collect ALL the vampire lore, ALL OF IT, and began reviewing books and movies about them. I expanded into werewolves, and later zombies. I abandoned the project when I went back to college. When I read the Lestat series, I was all "I'M TALAMASCA!" When I saw Buffy, I was all "I'm A WATCHER!" I took a class in folklore and was like "I WANT A DEGREE IN MONSTERS!" (I got one that will pay bills, instead.) But, Supernatural, and shows like it, are just perfect for me. Yea, the guys are gorgeous, and funny, definitely helps, but MONSTERS. MONSTERS MONSTERS MONSTERS.

Source: What Are You Watching Now?

It wasn't a heart attack.

Posted by FelisNoctua, 20 June 2015 · 469 views
I was folding laundry, nothing cardio, and had drunk 20 oz of water, besides my 12 oz coffee. I'd recently eaten a large lunch (300cal burger), and slept 6.5 hours. I wasn't headachy today, though I had one yesterday. I'd been sedentary, but had run around the yard with the dog hours earlier, so it wasn't a "suddenly standing after sitting" issue. I've had heart palpitations before, everyone gets them, and they last a minute or two. The heart revs up to 130, max cardio for my age, and stays there.

It happens suddenly, my breath isn't enough to fill up the heart (so I know it isn't really my heart) and the heart is beating too fast. I'm not dizzy, but I don't want to be, so I take a deep breath, and then another. It doesn't slow, so I sit down, and think calm calm calm and breathe slow and deep. After a minute, it's not slowing. I realize my phone is still in the living room. I wonder briefly if I can call out to my roommate if I start to pass out. It's a silly thought, because I'm not going to pass out. But I want my phone. Just in case. I hope I don't get dizzy on the way to the living room, and I go.

This doesn't usually make me dizzy, and it doesn't this time either. I sit in my chair, and debate texting my husband. He's an EMT (well, not anymore), and I want equally to tell him and to not tell him. It's probably nothing. I assess for pain in my shoulders, arms, head, everything feels normal, except for my heart. It feels like the cat is sitting on my chest, like I'm just that little bit out of breath and my heart has to beat harder to get all the blood in.

I find the stopwatch on the phone and take my pulse, like I was taught. I never got to do it on patients, just other CNA students, and later Wildlife First Aid students, but I count and try not to watch the timer. I can't keep up with the heartbeat. I have to go

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130 beats per minute. I look it up, just in case I don't remember, but I do. It's the top range of cardio. I keep my fingers at my throat to monitor, andI text him.

My hr suddenly jumped, and has been 130 bpm
for three minutes. Trying to lamaze it, but not
lowering. What should my level of concern be?
Uncomfy, but not painful.

I text my cousin too, she's an RN. I get back on the net, on the phone, and it tells me that if it doesn't stop after a few minutes, it's an emergency. I really should stay off the internet. You shouldn't self-diagnose; it's a really bad idea. I take my pulse again.

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My heart is beating so hard, it feels like it's doubling in side, flopping against the front of my chest. 140 bpm. Goddammit. I look at the time, 10 minutes. I try breathing again. Reassess for pain or aches. I look up hospitals in my area. I check my pulse again. It hasn't changed. My eyes well up a little, and I call the hospital.

Blah blah blah, blah blah blah, if this is an emergency, please hang up and dial...

I bloody hate computers.

It stopped. At first, I don't feel my pulse and I am frightened. Then, there it is. And again, but slower. I close the call, and I take my pulse again, and this time I can count normally.. 80. 80 beats per minute. My chest still feels like the cat is lying on it. And I feel like I have that tiny bit of out of breathe in the center of my chest, like a deep diaphramic cough that won't come. I text my husband that it stopped, and my cousin. I just. Sit. Fifteen minutes. I check the time, and my heart was racing for fifteen minutes. Fifteen very scary minutes. Do I just, go on about the day?

He calls, concerned. He wants me to rest, and gets upset at me later when I tell him I did the dishes. Standing is about as lazy as it gets, man. I still feel that tickle of out of breathness. It's annoying. I don't know what happened. I don't know what it was. I don't know if it was anything. I know it wasn't a heart attack.

Learning to Proxy, and SOTW!

Posted by FelisNoctua, 17 June 2015 · 384 views
sotw, proxies
I'm trying proxies for the first time, on two shells from another member. I meant to try them before, but after learning that all the new shells are getting iced (thanks TNT) it seemed pointless to try. So far, YYB is sending just find, and the proxy I found seems to be working. I have my own main running at home as usual, and I'm hoping the combination of Proxy over university internet it enough to be safe, though I have run my main through university internet before. Hmm.
Also, I won the SOTW! Really unexpected. I made the little thing for fun, and it cracked me up. I went from "yea this is mad hilarious" to seeing the other ones submitted, and going "Oh, perhaps I should be submitting more professional work". PFFFFT. This is Neopets, son. It's all about the cartoony crap. And, somehow, I won. HA. I thought sure that hot girl one was going to win. Prize was an Elder paintbrush, and though I figured I'd sell what I win/get whatever, that eldergirl Grarrl LOOKS JUST LIKE DR. O!. Holy crap. I just need to toss her in a lush garden and call done. I don't think I need to change any of her clothes even. I wonder if the designed met her. HA.

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Hmm just scrolled off to find the link for the siggy image, and still ended up diggin up something on Dean Winchester. Srsly. I think I might have a problem.


BLC, Bingewalking Supernatural.

Posted by FelisNoctua, 14 June 2015 · 193 views
blc, scavenger hunt and 1 more...

06/15 Since this is going to tack onto my last thread, cause ya'll are NO kinds of motivating fun, I'll date the edit! Just finished bingewalking Supernatural. My weight loss goals are coming much easier once I decided I was just going to WALK, which I like, while watching TV, because TV. I get to catch up on Mah Shows, while working out. And I do work out. More episodes and my knee gets the old ache and I'm warm and it might not be a run, but it's three episodes of Supernatural, squeeing my way to 9 pounds down from where I started (before this thread). BAM. I'm SO glad I decided to do this. I tried elliptical in front of TV, because I have one, and I would go go go on fast shows like GoT, but of course it's basically running without the joint pain and doing every day was rough rough rough. Walking? Pffft. I can walk anywhere. Crammed in 2 hours of work that ended just after midnight, and then walked. Got 9k steps in, 3.75 miles. My daily goal is 4 miles. I don't always bingwalk that, sometimes my regular walking during the day pads me and I just need 1 to take me to my goal (I usually do 2 anyway). I hadn't done it the past few days, all stressed out over work, but dammit, I've had Dean Winchester shirtless on his damned impala on my desktop for a couple days now and I didn't want to wait any longer!
Ooh it didn't tack! Maybe it's a date thing.

Source: The Biggest Loser Competition - Summer 2015 Edition: WEEKLY RESULTS

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I don't know why this picture exists, but I'm way too happy it does. (Could be a screencap and I'm just not there yet. But DAMN.)

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Since I'm being all updatey and shit, I'm pretty proud of my "toothbrush" entry in the scavenger hunt too.

I'll have to do this one in pieces.
Who looks at a toothbrush and thinks "This could be a little more sonic"?

(Edit: Best Tennant I can do in 5 minutes, most of that figuring out how to badly tie the tie. No brown or black suitcoats I'm afraid. But they are all pinstripe!)
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Source: Rocket's Summer 2015 Super Scavenger Hunt Extraveganza

Bingo Board Progress

Posted by FelisNoctua, 12 June 2015 · 266 views
bingo, challenge
I won't get to finish my Bingo Board (because now I'm paranoid about getting chain iced through making new shells, AND I didn't know about the Bingo until after they collected data for MSN or SS pre AC, but I'll post the work I've done! Some I did purposefully for Bingo, but some of it I've just done (like when I found people bitching about KL in a FB group about NP! HA!)

Did anyone notice that Shit Neopians Say has the same acronym as Sorry Not Sorry?

1 Display pic kikolake: http://neocodex.us/f...g?_r=1433905130
2 MSN http://i12.photobuck...zpswskgubes.jpg
3 Motivation img http://www.neocodex....-2#entry1877963
4 Positive TEXT post in MTA:
5 4 accts to level 10
6 non-spam in daily quotas w/in 1 hr of daily rsults
7 handmade craft posted ACMT2 http://www.neocodex....0/#entry1880873
8 15s voicaroo in MTA2
9 YYB http://i12.photobuck...zpskw04olfj.png
10 positive or motivating post in Iced thread
11 Total 10 points for MSN or SS in help us get data
12 ShSh http://i12.photobuck...zpsvlrhxbro.jpg
13 UN ---------------
14 SNS neopets.com:
15 Userbar: check.
16 SNS other: http://www.neocodex....s/#entry1880730
17 Staff Tourney http://www.neocodex....t/#entry1878280
18 Kikosig http://i12.photobuck...zps66gmrn2w.jpg
19 SlSl http://i12.photobuck...zps4du8onqv.jpg
20 AC Blog http://www.neocodex....-in-three-acts/

BINGO: F 18 19 20 F
18 Kikosig http://i12.photobuck...zps66gmrn2w.jpg
19 SlSl http://i12.photobuck...zps4du8onqv.jpg
20 AC Blog http://www.neocodex....-in-three-acts/

BINGO: F 1 2 3 F
1 Display pic kikolake: http://neocodex.us/f...g?_r=1433905130
2 MSN http://i12.photobuck...zpswskgubes.jpg
3 Motivation img http://www.neocodex....-2#entry1877963

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Pix or it didn't happen.

Posted by FelisNoctua, 11 June 2015 · 223 views
fail, recover, dropbox, picasa
The problem with all these stupid computer applications "auto syncing" is when you wake up the next morning after working on your Appalachian Trail photos (finally sorting and captioning and getting the story put together) you find the folders empty, for no gorram reason. Gone from the computer. Gone from the autosynced cloud. Thank goodness I had uploaded them to Panaramio in a vain attempt to get some of them mapped. -.- The sorting and captioning and whatnot is all undone, but I still have the pictures. What the heck apps? What the heck?
In this case, I can't tell if the problem is Dropbox (where they're stored) or the Picasa I use to sort/caption/edit.

Looks like it too all my pictures of the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens too. No bloody idea what's going on. And JUST KIDDING, not all the photos made it on to Panaramio. Kelsey stalking around the trail like a tyranosaurus? Gone. gdi

GRR And it busted up the folders where other people dropped their photos too. What the ever loving crap Dropbox??

I've tried two different recovery programs so far. "Recovery" wouldn't even try. "PC Inspector" found a bunch of stuff, but the stuff it pulled down was junk. I actually tried the Wondershare thing, which found a lot, but I can't DL without paying money. Time to find a crack. It still didn't find the Bonnet House pictures, so NO idea where the hell those got off to. So. pissed.

Meanwhile, setting Picasa to upload (but not sync) every other gorram photoset I haven't backed up on my external HD. Cannot BELIEVE I hadn't done it for AT yet. I kept thinking I was going to edit them SOON. Well, I did, edit them yesterday, and BAM. Gone. I had to have forked something up. I just have no idea what. They were all there and fine when I went to bed.

From: Tell me something good that happened to you today.

Posted by FelisNoctua, 10 June 2015 · 186 views

I slept through my alarm, came to work 1.5 hours late, on a day my advisor wants the curriculum reform project due (it's not done), but so far, no one seems to have noticed I was late, and my advisor hasn't come to ask me about the project. I'm going to have to initiate the convo, which sucks, but I'm working my tail off until then. And, there's a thunderstorm outside. <3. As if the ecosystem is trying to make me feel better. I love you too, South Florida Rainy Season. I love you too.

Source: Tell me something good that happened to you today.

Yep. Mini blog right there.
Also, in 45 minutes I'm going to go make my friends in the lab let me play with their hatchet, for the scavenger hunt. Woot.

BLC, SH, and Photoshop!

Posted by FelisNoctua, 06 June 2015 · 247 views

Hi everyone! I just joined the challenge. I gained 20 pounds during the last year of university and the first year of grad school, and I'm now trying to get it back off! My knee is healed, and I'm running again. Sort of. I ran 2 miles today! I'm also making sure I travel (usually walking) 4 miles a day, at least (that's the 10k steps you hear about). I'm also on a caloric deficit, and have been steadily doing about 2 pounds a week. I started this shindig at 156, when I just couldn't take it anymore. I'm joining this challenge at 150 (was 148.6 just after my run, aaaaand 150.6 after that awesome burger dinner husband fed me). [I don't usually weigh that often, but needed a pic for the challenge entry]. SO. Nice to see you all! See you around!

Source: The Biggest Loser Competition - Summer 2015 Edition: WEEKLY RESULTS

SO! I joined the BLC yesterday! Felt like a good day to stick to running with the ecology club too. Man, I wanted to do ANYTHING but run. Blah day at work/school, blah overcast outside, blah all around. BUT. I ran. And then walked some, and made my 4 miles.

Then had an awesome burger dinner. Go Hubs.

Then more work. Booo.

I DID also whip up a pretty cool avatar/image for one of the members here. They wanted a Futurama/Kiko Lake mashup, and it's been a while since I got to photoshop anything. So. BAM.

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I also joined the Scavenger Hunt! And the first item was a set of cutlery. So of course, I whipped out my Ozark Hobo Tool. Man I love that thing.

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Now. To figure out how to rotate it.
Anyway. Blog is WAY long now, thanks to pictures. So. Off to walk my 4 miles and watch Supernatural! :D Halfway through the first season. Getting fit has never been so fun.


PS: I hit AC18! YAY!

AC, Community, Work - A play in three acts

Posted by FelisNoctua, 04 June 2015 · 314 views
cup, kiko
About the SSer/AC

About Community
I don't really know if the quota is cumulative, or just per day per team etc. But, I really want to feel I'm doing my part (though, I'm doing it through cheating, hmm). Im so disconnected from the community on Neo, but the one here is actually active and friendly and helpful. I thought I'd abandon all hope ye who enter here etc, since my time on Clraik was so short (but seriously, I really thought I was answering an open question, but the thread was two months old, and that somehow resulted in some belligerent fop nitpicking at me. Tell me I did wrong, sure, even scold me, but nitpicking I do not abide. Either be an adult and get out with it, or just shut up. Seriously. I'm a big girl, I can take being wrong. Ugh.)

ANYWAY. I like these folks, and hope to stick around a while. It's like a little quest, learning the new things they do. Though it would suck to get iced, I feel like, losing the account would hurt only a day or two. I mean, I'm not daft at html etc, so I have my profile and main pet saved so I can host them in memoria if need be. Ok, so it would still suck, but seriously, I have such a huge gamegraveyard already, it would just be one more page.

About Work
Anyway, better get some work. Advisor FINALLY read my work, as I think I mentioned, and yesterday decides that the semester project should be done next Wednesday because he'd finally like to start that paper (and wants it done end of summer, what? You've given me dickall for guidance, let me just pull that out of my ass.)

PS, isn't there supposed to be some little award thing for being a blogger now? I like it though. It's, soothing.

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