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Messages - Chelagoras The Boulder

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 04, 2018, 06:55:37 pm »
Got set up with a new glucometer. Blood Sugar seems to be doing fine, i'm having pretty controlled readings so far, with none of the weird spikes i was seeing before.

Instrumentation issues are a bitch.
Yuuuuuup. Tho I got the results from my last A1C back. 5.4 %. So, I guess I'm technically normal now? Gotta see the doc to see what that means going forward. Wondering if this means I can stop taking metformin and possibly enjoy a beer on a regular basis again.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 04, 2018, 06:51:29 pm »
I think I remember reading that mariachi music actually is the product of European immigrants to Mexico, so there's probably something to this.

Also, bratwurst tacos have got to be the best premise for a food truck I've heard in forever.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: July 02, 2018, 07:45:51 am »
Got set up with a new glucometer. Blood Sugar seems to be doing fine, i'm having pretty controlled readings so far, with none of the weird spikes i was seeing before.

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Soo... not to fan flames or nothing, but this happened.

https://thinkprogress.org/crowley-loses-primary-b7f702972f1c/

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 21, 2018, 08:44:31 pm »
I guess have a chat with my doc about the glucometerand try to get back to my usual meal schedule and seeif that helps things

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 21, 2018, 07:28:46 pm »
Or it could just be the Chinese food yesterday.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 21, 2018, 07:27:18 pm »
Yea, I talked to the local pharmacist today, they said it could be the glucometer itself. I do remember one incident a while back where control fluid seeped into the slit where the strips go, maybe that's fucked it up.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:30:02 pm »
1. I had dinner later than usual, around 8ish.
2. *Shrugs* seems like it usually works for me. Keep in mind I weigh more than most people.
3. I generally test on whichever finger feels less sensitive than the others.

I'd be willing to chalk this up to bad diet, except there was a another thing last week where I woke up and tested at 57 despite feeling completely normal, and then retested at like, 97. So I'm wondering if my testing equipment is just off. I haven't had the solution to test this vial of test strips, so it's possible that my data for the last few weeks is inaccurate

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 21, 2018, 03:12:52 pm »
Okay, starting to wonder if my blood sugar is fucked up or maybe it's just my strips. Woke up, blood tested at 124, tested again to be sure, it shot up to 147.now, maybe I'm just way too stressed about the whole baby gulags thing, but fuck there's no way that's accurate. Took two metformin just in case.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Recent Jailbreaks
« on: June 20, 2018, 01:59:08 am »
Until November I am in the middle of too much to futz around with fnords and hot dogs. If we take back the House and the Senate and Massachusetts manages not to REPEAL transgender protections at the ballot I can take a minute, but for now my cell is a command bunker and everything is more or less where I need it for the war ahead.

LEGIT, HEROIC - and in a lot of ways, what you are doing is a jailbreak in itself - you are letting your values motivate you and choosing conscious discomfort over the easy resting position.

just be sure to keep hydrated and attend to your own fatigue
This.
I've been in kind of a similar state, tho QGP sounds like she's handling it better than I am. Seems like I'm seeking out and spreading information more than I am actually doing my job, which has long since ceased to be helpful to any other actual humans. So I'm transmitting from my bunker but more and more it's feeling like the shells are starting to break through. But to stop transmitting feels like giving up.

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tho, to get back to Dok's original question, at this point, how could we possibly screw things up worse than they already are? I'd like the potential hypothetical problems of California self-governing than the assured catastrophic problems of Trump pulling us into WW3

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Also more generally speaking, I'm just fucking tired of having to wrestle with the Midwest and the Bible Belt for the privilege of living in the 21st century. Every small step forward we try to take is done with the ball and chain of the South's ignorant bullshit. They wanna live in some imagined mythical Good old Days, I say let them. I wanna live in the future, I want my goddamn jetpack.

This country has been in an abusive relationship with itself for too long and it's about time we got out. There is nothing holding us together as a people anymore and I'm tired of pretending there is.

I'd happily go back in time for the privilege of women - or men if you want to switch it up - having the privilege of staying home with the kids instead of going to stupid jobs doing mindless repetitive bullshit, all the while being scared shitless re; the kids, stuff made to last like it hasn't been since the 1940's, and republicans that aren't totally murdering evil motherfuckers. Just get rid of the racist shit and it was a good era.
which would be just fine except most of the people who long for that era these days tend to see the racism as a feature rather than a bug.

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Also more generally speaking, I'm just fucking tired of having to wrestle with the Midwest and the Bible Belt for the privilege of living in the 21st century. Every small step forward we try to take is done with the ball and chain of the South's ignorant bullshit. They wanna live in some imagined mythical Good old Days, I say let them. I wanna live in the future, I want my goddamn jetpack.

This country has been in an abusive relationship with itself for too long and it's about time we got out. There is nothing holding us together as a people anymore and I'm tired of pretending there is.

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Its shit like this that makes me long for secession. This shit has been irreparably broken for decades now and All the systems put in place that could've possibly fixed it has also been smashed. I say let the West coast, New England, and Texas break off to do their own thing, and let Trump rule over the ashes. I say tear this clunker down for parts and start over.

I gotta ask, what makes you think your state would be smarter on its own?

My state has legal weed, gay marriage, and quite decent universal health care.  We also have the two richest men in the world and strong ties with the whole pacific rim.  We've got strong environmental laws and quite good public transport.  We held onto net neutrality when Trump got rid of it for the nation.  There's plenty wrong with local government, but nowhere near as much as there is wrong with national government.  I am fairly certain things would be better here without Texas and Florida and New York and California thinking they have any right to tell us how to run things.  Things would also be better here if folks would quit trying to tell Alaska and Arkansas and Vermont and Oklahoma what to do and focus on our own back yard.  I actually think things would even get better in the states that are explicitly stupider than the federal government, at least in the long run, because they'd have nobody else to blame for their problems.
Yea, basically this.

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