Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- A big thank you to Tanya at The Phat Girl Blog and Skelly at Fabric That Made Me for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger award! Also thanks to Rory for A Guy Called Bloke for recognizing my post What Do You See In The Mirror? in this week’s Gifting the Compliment. You’re all fabulous!
- More strange messages via my blog comment form – including one about porn with Israeli lesbians. It made me wonder, is the market for Israeli lesbian fans large enough for it to be an advertising feature? If so, why?
- I got a follow-up email from a PR person for a website asking me to include a link to an article of theirs on my site. That’s not unusual and I generally just ignore random unsolicited stuff like that, but this one caught my eye. He said he was emailing a 2nd time to “make it to the top of your inbox.” Maybe it’s just me, but I think that’s seriously obnoxious. Get the hell out of my inbox, thank you very much.
- Besides odd messages, there are odd new followers. Like this week there was Conform to Jesus. Not sure why I’m up their alley, but okay.
- With a recent celebrity suicide in the UK, it’s interesting to see the language people have been using this week when talking about suicide. Quite a few people within the mental health community use the phrasing “committed suicide.” The “should” police tell us that we shouldn’t say that, because suicide is not a crime. I’ve written before about how I don’t think that’s worth fighting over because most people aren’t trying to suggest it’s a crime. I think that the continued use of that phrasing by people with mental illness shows that it really doesn’t carry the criminal connotations that they should police think it does.
- My brother’s baby is due in just under a month. I still feel indifferent, but I did realize that I should update my will. If I did the updates myself, which wouldn’t be a big deal, I’d have to get 2 witnesses to sign it. That would be a problem, given that I’m hardly ever around 1 person, much less 2 at the same time. So I might have to fork over the money and go to a notary.
- My most recent toilet paper purchase was supposedly more environmentally friendly. Not impressed. I’m all for being environmentally friendly, but I’m also all for soft toilet paper.
- Not much happened in my life this week, as you might have guessed by the decision to include a point about toilet paper in this post. I’ve been even more slowed down as a result of going without my stimulant for a week, but onwards and upwards.
- Every so often my guinea pig Oreo will go through a phase of barbering, which means giving her sisters a haircut using her teeth. She’s started doing it again, and it’s very obvious because she leaves behind bits of chewed up hay, which shows up very clearly on Casper’s creamy hair. It fascinates me, as I’ve never been to identify a trigger that makes her start doing it.
As guests on my blog this week, I had two emerging bloggers – check them out if you haven’t already done so!
- Dev of Dev’s Thoughts wrote about finding out she had PMDD
- Ashley of A day in the life… with mental illness wrote about the worst 5 years of her life
How has your week been?
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