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Todd seems to be doing a lot better since we got him to the vet. He got some anti-inflammatory meds and some for his thyroid because apparently he has hypothyroidism. We're still fighting with him to get him to eat food, though he is eating. My mom will mix in a spoonful of wet stuff in there to get him to do it. I'll mix bacon bits. Either way, he's eating. I'm starting to think though that maybe we should try to wean him off of it. Since no one knows if he's holding out because he knows it will get stuff to be mixed in with his food.

I've been thinking a lot about this 19th percentile memory thing and while it's always bothered me how bad it is, I'm starting to wonder if it's the sort of thing that would increase the possibility of getting alzheimers, or the chance of getting it at an earlier age. This troubles me greatly. And no one needs to explain to me how Alzheimers works, I know. James makes excuses for my many mistakes, like the other day I called something bananas while we were having a discussion... I can't remember what, only where we were. But it's the sort of slip that happens extremely often and I can't stand it. I always remember the most obscure and stupid things, but when it comes to important stuff, like names, dates, where I set my phone down or if I've eaten, I'll have to think really hard but chances are 99.9% of the time I won't be able to remember for beans.

I should be getting a new phone soon. My mom was chosen for an early upgrade. Unfortunately for me this early upgrade is going to cost me more if I want to get an upgrade, and not downgraded from what I'm at now. Even getting an Env3, which is just an Env2 in a new skin, would cost more. Verizon has this thing now where any phones that aren't shit-tier cost a minimum of 10 dollars for a limited internet. Even if you were to never use it, you still have to pay. It had me pissed and I said to my mom, "Just get me a Droid. If I'm going to be raped for money, they might as well rape me for all of it." She didn't think that would be a good idea though so I told her to just get whatever, I don't care. I just don't want that basic crap. I want to be able to have nice things, I really do. And I need a qwerty keyboard and a good calender.

This is how people go into debt. They're forced to pay more for things they can barely afford in the first place.

And on the way back from the Verizon store and all the bad news I ended up buying myself a whole crapload more bubbles. Well, maybe not that much, but a couple more bottles, grape and strawberry in fruit shaped bottles and a bubble pen. I think this bubble thing might be starting to be an issue...

Tried making a Bioshock splicer mask today. Sander Cohens, the black and gold rabbit. Failed miserably, got pissed, found out I can make the masks without lines if I put the transparency in pepakura to 100, got pissed more, and said fuck it and quit after re-printing out the parts I had messed up. :) All over one tiny screw-up. I'll try again sometime at a later date.


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Jun. 27th, 2010 08:32 am (UTC)
And I always enjoy reading yours, even if I don't end up commenting much. :) *hugs* for you too! Lots and lots because you're so awesome.
Jun. 21st, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Personally I've never quite understood the draw of smartphones. There are times when I occasionally wish I could access the internet on my phone (like when I was in NYC on Saturday, I wished I could check train schedules), but those times are few and far between. I've never really understood the need to have full keyboards, email, instant messaging, 50 different apps, etc. on a phone. I do wish I could have internet and streaming music, but it's not worth the price given my current income. So I make do with a $50 phone whose only real abilities are texting, photos, and playing music. I do hope you can get a better one though!

My sister also has really bad memory. It got worse ever since her mental condition started to really go down hill, when she started getting put into psychiatric hospitals. In her case it might be due to the Lyme disease, or just to her general attitude of not caring about life. But in your case, you said that you're good at remembering obscure and random facts. So maybe it's not that you remember badly -- maybe you just remember differently. Your neurons are just wired differently than most people's, which doesn't mean that they'll develop the plaques that cause Alzheimer's later on.
Jun. 27th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
I've never really understood the draw of them either. Not for the ordinary user anyway. With as much as they can do, there is also a lot that they can't and it's always stuff that doesn't make any sense. Like not being able to auto-erase texts when the inbox is full. Why?! But from a business sense I can get them.

And it is bad memory. I have no mental capacity for the important things. Time doesn't pass, though I can see the general flow, and I have an annoyingly hard time remembering what day of the week it is or how long it's been since *insert event* occurred. Feels pretty bad, but I'm still trying to function as best I can despite it.

I hope your sister will be ok. From your description it sounds like she's not in the best of places mentally right now. :(
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