June 5th, 2008

my little pony


I don't know if this is another "feature" of my weird metabolism, or if this happens to everyone else. Whenever I go for an extended stretch of being exhausted and stressed (or sick), I get a day of overcompensation when that ends. When my body is still amped up on crisis chemicals to combat an exhaustion state that no longer exists.

That's what's going on with me today. I'm wired as though I'd had a handful of amphetamines.

In addition to being wound up, I'm getting some significant vertigo - not quite to the point where I need to hold on to something to stay standing, but not far off. I checked my pulse, and it's up at almost 100 bpm - normal is 60 bpm for me. I don't want to know what my blood pressure is right now.

Eventually, this is going to wear off and I am going to crash, but for now? ZOOOM.

Now to go see if I can concentrate enough to get some resume writing done.
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The Revenge of the Top Five Meme

Reply to this post and I will (eventually) respond with something for you to post your top five or ten of.

nuadha_prime asked for my Top Five Goth Bands.

Old; Joy Division technically pre-dates goth, and SoM, Bauhaus and The Cure have all stated that they aren't and never were goth. Which is sooooo goth.

  1. The Sisters of Mercy

  2. The Cure

  3. Alien Sex Fiend

  4. Bauhaus

  5. Joy Division

New; The line between goth and EBM/"cyber" has gotten pretty blurry...

  1. The Birthday Massacre

  2. Abney Park (steampunk darlings, yes, but they sound like a goth band to me)

  3. Ayria

  4. Bella Morte (blurring over into punk/nu-metal, but they wearenough eyeliner to rank as goth in my book)

  5. The Cruxshadows

And a special award goes to The Swans for being the most bleakly depressing band of all time.
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corwin77 gave me "top five pirates"

  1. Guybrush Threepwood

  2. Blackbeard:
    "Such a day, rum all out: Our company somewhat sober: A damned confusion amongst us! Rogues a-plotting: Great talk of separation so I looked sharp for a prize: Such a day found one with a great deal of liquor on board, so kept the company hot, damned hot; then all things went well again."

  3. Jack Sparrow: But why is the rum gone?

  4. Anne Bonny

  5. The Ghost Pirate LeChuck

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zingerella gave me "Top Five Black Foods" (which led me to the interesting cooking with colour)

  1. Licorice root extract. Ever had the raw stuff? Delicious, and sweet without calories.

  2. Beluga lentils. I love all lentils.

  3. Soya sauce. Sodium!

  4. Black beans. With garlic and, mmm...

  5. Black sesame paste. As seen inside dim sum!

  6. Squid ink gets an honorable mention, just for the squid.

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macman47 gave me "Top Five Web sites"

  1. Livejournal

  2. Environment Canada Weather

  3. I'd say Yahoo Calendar, but even those I use it, Google Calendar is far superior.

  4. The Pirate Bay. Dude, they tried to buy SeaLand.

  5. Facebook. It's actually pretty awful, but it has cool crap on it. At least it's not myspace.


  1. Not Always Right

  2. The Daily WTF

  3. io9Like Fleshbot, but for science fiction instead of porn.

  4. Feminism101

  5. QDB (better modding than Bash.org)