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Friday, June 29, 2012

This Is Why I’m Sitting in the Dark

99.3 feels like 109

ADDENDUM the First:
Five hours later, I was sitting in the dark because a storm knocked the power out.

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Categories: Morgantown,Non-Sequiturs  

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Advice from Nora Ephron

Advice from Nora Ephron

“You should eat delicious things while you can still eat them, go to wonderful places while you still can…”

“…be the heroine of your life, not the victim…”

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Categories: Non-Sequiturs  

Sleep. I Like It.

So, as we all know, anti-depressants have many unique and interesting side-effects. Those side effects vary from person to person and even with dosage.

One of the side-effects I have with SSRIs is vivid dreams. Extremely vivid dreams. Typically, the dreams will ramp up when I have a dosage change, and then taper off. No big deal.

Well, back in February, we dropped the dosage of Zoloft I was taking. Just by 50mg–no big deal, I thought. Except, the vivid dreams started, and still haven’t stopped. And for me, vivid dreams can be… tiring. So sometimes I’ll wake up tired.

There is actually a bigger problem with this, in that, for me, being tired is a depression trigger. I know that I need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night, and if I get less than that–especially for several days in a row–I get depressed.

Knowing this, however, is a good thing. I don’t screw around with my sleep schedule, and have a regular routine I follow to help me sleep well. And when I started a bout of depression in the spring, I recognized I was over-tired, and a couple nights of taking Tylenol PM and sound sleep put things to rights. But that’s not a long-term solution, so the happy doctor and I have been trying to figure out what’s going on.

Yesterday, I got a blood test to check my thyroid. Results came back: perfectly normal. (Which I already suspected, since I have absolutely no other symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.)

So I’m in a bit of a catch-22: I’m tired, so that puts me on the edge of a bout of depression, but it’s possible that the anti-depressants are contributing to the exhaustion. I don’t want to go back up, because up is the max dosage, but there is no guarantee that that going back down will change anything.

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Categories: Depression  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WWA: American Novel Edition

This is because I couldn’t remember Tennessee Williams last weekend: Streetcar

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Categories: Fun & Games  

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Who ordered this? Can I refuse delivery? SEND IT BACK!

Weather Forecats - HOT

I don’t think this is any better…

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Categories: Non-Sequiturs,Science, Health & Nature  

Books That Shaped America

The Library of Congress has a list called: Books That Shaped America.

Considering how eclectic my tastes are, I found myself unsurprised at how few of these I’ve read or attempted to read. (22/88 or 25%)

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Categories: Books & Reading  

Monday, June 25, 2012


I’ve always been fascinated by reflections: mirrors, lakes, puddles, you name it. I love the world I can see through these reflections, so like our own, but yet different.

Valley Falls had lots and lots of still water for catching reflections.



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Categories: Photos,West Virginia  

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Valley Falls State Park

Yup. There were some rhododendron blooming. I was shocked too.



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Categories: Flowers,Photos,West Virginia  

FOAD Notice

To Whom It May Concern:

Several events in the past couple months have brought me to the sad realization that I need to post this.

If you believe that you are morally superior to others simply because of your race, gender, religion, or sexuality, please un-friend me, remove me from your RSS feed, and basically never darken my door ever again.

Your possession of heterosexuality or a Y chromosome does not make you inherently better than anyone else, and if you think it does, I want nothing to do with you.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Michelle Klishis

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Categories: Politics,Religion & Philosophy  

Weekend Travel: Valley Falls State Park

Saturday, we went to Valley Falls State Park. We had a great hike on the Rocky Trail, however, it was steeper than I’d expected, and a little rough on my ankle.

But despite the lovely hike, what I liked best were walking along the falls.



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