ok i gotta curl up for a while
and all sound is at 100% volume even if it's quiet
electric ants crawling over me, and my eyes are full of sparkles
tried another MSG sausage dose today, with a larger patty than last time, and yeah I'm definitely feeling something like what I used to
anyone in Seattle want a bunch of pretty good but MSG-laden ground sausage? I don't think I'll be eating the rest of this
Now there’s a big fat pigeon pacing around in front of the coop and she’s doing the little bird chatter thing.
Current status: staring at the chicken coop while doing a cute little grumble every few seconds
Anyway my garden is coming along. I had to thin the carrots yesterday and there’s still too many! A nice problem to have.
The other day I was getting some mulch from my mulch pile and I was surprised to see that there were some peanuts buried in it.
Just now I looked out my window at it and saw a squirrel trying its best to not be seen, standing on the fence by the mulch pile, a peanut in its mouth.
I think the mystery is solved.
I was taking her on a walk and she was curious about the neighbors' chickens. So I took her over to the coop.
Fiona locked eyes with a chicken.
The chicken went "bok."
Fiona went "nyooooooom," tail puffed up, all the way back to the house.
that said I'm feeling nauseous in a particular way I haven't felt in a long time, and I vaguely feel like there's sparkles in my eyes, which is also a thing I hadn't felt in a long time
I suspect I might end up having a bad day.
MSG sensitivity, food, long
This morning I (purposefully) ate some MSG for the first time in a long time, to see if it still affects me how it used to.
I'm definitely feeling a bit Off but I'm not sure if it's MSG or just psychosomatic. But it's like my brain is being squeezed. And I'm having some mild tactile hallucinations (which used to be my first sign that I'd eaten MSG), but again, that could be psychosomatic.
Back when I had very definite MSG problems (i.e., in college), I was chronically dehydrated, stressed, and sleep-deprived, and also ate a LOT of junk food that had a crapton of MSG in it. After I finally figured out what was going on I cut MSG out of my diet entirely, at least as much as possible. Around 10 years ago I did do an experiment with having some purposefully-MSG-laden soup which was inconclusive, but what I'd always found even in college was that while a specific set of symptoms were always linked to MSG, having MSG didn't always cause those symptoms, and it was hard to tell if it was a threshold thing or a buildup thing or a co-occurent thing (like MSG along with something else).
Anyway the other thing is back when I was very MSG-sensitive, I could distinctly taste MSG as its own thing, and the rare times I'd stumble into MSG in something I'd very distinctly pick it up. The sausage I ate this morning didn't trigger anything like that in me.
So maybe my brain is no longer so attuned to it that it causes me problems.
I'm not going to go out and start eating all the Doritos or anything, but maybe I don't have to be quite so vigilant about ingredients listings anymore.
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We go into the hospital and say we're cis or trans, because otherwise we WILL be refused treatment out of hand.
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I posted on Nextdoor and a kind person came by and did it for free, and only asked that I donate to one of his favorite charities. Which I suspect is the only good thing to ever happen on Nextdoor.
I wish I'd heard about #fedivision before a day after it ended. Looks like it went from start to finish in about a week and a half? Hopefully this becomes a recurring thing.
In the meantime, if you want a short-term songwriting challenge, https://songfight.org has been around for close to 21 years now and it's still going strong.
spoiler for the worst game of Where’s Waldo
Seattle-based music/code/comics critter. Vaguely friend-shaped. Fibro-spoony, queer, ADHD, and anxious as heck. Handle with care.
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