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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Academia Ghetto Thread
« on: September 12, 2016, 11:40:39 pm »
Sapolsky is like, my science heartthrob. His research is so seminal.

Yeah, I'm with you there.

So for me, four years of Trump, selfishly, sounds a lot more enticing, just because it's going to be a dumpster fire. And a Clinton administration would be more of what we're seeing now...

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Academia Ghetto Thread
« on: September 12, 2016, 02:56:29 pm »
That sounds similar to something I once read, but I can't for the life of me think where....

Sapolsky? Meaney? Possibly the Whitehall reports?

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Academia Ghetto Thread
« on: September 12, 2016, 02:55:55 pm »
It makes sense, in a way.  Sort of like the trope of how sheltered people lose their security and easy lives have meltdowns because they can't take the pressure, and people who constantly live with stress sort of shut down eventually.

Yes. Endocrine burnout is real.

I'm back. All my plans to go west are no more. Perhaps next year, IDK. My dad has encouraged me to write after seeing some of my stuff, so I'm going to get a simple job and do that for myself while I figure out my life. Figure I'll finish the Genesis of Eris first, but after that it's going to be "The Assault on Christmas". I may send some things to folks in PM about "the plot" and have questions before I get to that.

But it would seem someone said something about ORANGES?

.... urge to mark all as read intensifies.

ORANGES?!  Where?


My sister-in-law passed yesterday. She was born with cerebral palsy and made it to 42. I defy you to find anyone who fought harder or squeezed more out of a body, but in the end hers had nothing left at all. The Easter Seals of North Texas was (were?) a huge part of the successes in her life. Should you find yourself in a charitable mood they are good people.

Shit. That is some very hard stuff. I'm sorry.

I think at least half the problem is most of them are under 25, and not at all engaged in politics outside of this election.

Yeah, I'd have to agree with you on that. It explains a lot of the self-centered myopia.

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Academia Ghetto Thread
« on: September 11, 2016, 10:46:26 pm »
That was a great read, Nigel.  I was particularly fascinated that the stress hormone inhibitor offspring were possibly too sensitive to stress (at least, that's how I understood it, correct me if I'm wrong). 

Also, for no particular reason, "normal goat serum" made me laugh.

Heehee! Thanks, and thanks for reading it.

It seems that there are optimal levels of stress hormones, and if you deviate too far from optimal in either direction, it kind of "breaks" the system.

Or Kill Me / Re: Make crappy art
« on: September 11, 2016, 10:42:38 pm »
The repressive religions really focus on connecting physical pleasure with the concept of sin and evil.

Friends came over and cleaned alllll that shit out of our yard. It's like a goddamn miracle! So happy to have the yard back. Next summer, so much gardening will happen!

Moved into my new place and it's weird being in a town of this population.

I can get things.  Things I want - without the internet.  I can just drive somewhere and get them.  Sometimes it's just a walk. :eek:

That is my favorite thing.

My folks made me mix them a drink using two different brands of fum, for a blind taste test.  I took two shots as payment. 

I remember now.  I hate rum soooo much. I hate the taste, I hate the burn going down, the burn as it sits there, the burn in mah face.  Hate.

But the test was uccesfel and now they know that pricer rum is smoother.  WHO COULD HAVE GUESSED.  (slowly raise hand)

eta Alos hate the grumpy I get from rumj.

I share your feelings about rum, super hard.


That is all.

1500 calories of what?  1500 calories of soup is pretty easy.  Especially if it's chicken or vegetable soup or something.  Chicken itself is pretty easy too...low fat, no carbs, it's a pretty neat meat.

1500 calories of sandwiches, on the other hand...not so easy.

1500 in food, period.  I need to eat more, to get my metabolism going again.  I had 15 oz of steak (which was like, three meals to me) and it was only 600 calories. 

I'm trying to avoid so many sandwiches, since that's mostly what the monkey likes to eat and I have to save most of the bread for him.  Also, not especially filling, sandwiches.

Oh, I have the opposite problem. Keeping myself DOWN to 1500 calories is hard, especially since I cook like a mofo, and the food carts at school are superb. An 800-calorie Cajun Chicken salad for lunch? YES PLEASE!

:crankey:  You lucky devil, you.  that sounds amazing.

It is all the fucking noms.

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