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Keto is stealing my scars!

 

I had some great scars, too :down: Chicken pox scars on my nose, acne scars on my cheeks, bite scars on my knees, rock-climbing scars on my legs, burn scars on my hands and arms, even my IV marks and surgical scars from six months ago. They're all gone! I had them all in January and keto is the only major difference between then and now (aside from, well, organ death and removal but that wouldn't cause systemic things).

 

This... might be why the doctor encouraged me to get back onto keto a week after surgery :ph34r:

 

I know it's weird to lament the loss of scars, don't most people not want scars, but I like my scars. They're physical reminders that I have Done Stuff and... It's weird to lose that. Now all I have is the places where hairs won't grow because getting those scars required the loss of that much skin :devil:

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Looks like my plans have changed again with regards to the gaming table - we're going to be going with a slightly more expensive combination of countertops with the shelves we were looking at from Ikea initially, although I won't lie, those Besta units do look rather nice, and would hold more too.  Turns out hubby can't reach the middle of a 5x5' table without pretty much fully extending his reach, and I probably couldn't do the same either.  4x6' table it is!   ...Or in this case, apparently 51 1/4" x 74", but whatever.  The Besta frames are tempting because they can easily be lifted off of the ground a few inches with feet, have numerous door options, and most importantly to me, are a good 2 3/4" deeper, which will make life easier for putting larger terrain items inside if we so choose.  They also come in black!

 

I'm also going to be ceding my half of our shared paint table to hubby, because I've found that I actually prefer to do assembly while sitting in front of my computer, as that lets me watch a show or stream, and/or listen to music in a fairly relaxed manner.  My painting area will be what's currently my assembly area, which means I'll just have to pay more attention to keeping it neat and tidy, which is a "sacrifice" I'm more than willing to make in order to have things nice and close to my desk ^_^

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52 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

I was sleep-trained to the sound of the TV at full volume. My parents wanted to train me to sleep through any noise I might encounter.

 

No word on if this is why I used to sleep through major earthquakes :;,;:

Ah yes, the "Die Hard" method of sleep training.  Best piece of advice we got as new parents was to put on a loud movie when the child was on one of their big sleeps.  Makes it so they don't get woken up by any little noise.

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2 hours ago, Corsair said:

Watching the news and cannot believe the idiots in Miami who posted they were going to have an open party on South Beach. How freaking stupid can you be? Anyone involved should be arrested and jailed for being a Public Nuisance.

Okay, rant over...

Just had a delicious lunch made by Lady C, pork chops, green beans, mashed potatoes, yum! Was kidding our Pastor [by text] about having our Morning Service over the radio today. Told him I was so proud to have a televangelist as a Pastor. Hope you all are hanging in there.

Amazed at just how goofy our Gov here in Illinois is, no concept of how long it takes to ramp up production of stuff for this. Never thought I would be jealous of CA or NY for their Governors...

 

The UK had some many-thousand person concerts. What the heck :grr:

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I have an extension on Chrome which lets me label and track how long I work on things. I have been using it to track time for my commissions. I accidentally left it running the other...a while ago. It logged 125 hours and they sent me an email saying I had left it on... Soooo, no idea how long I've been doing this. I'm going to guess about 4 hours so far. I told my friend that I'd only charge him for 5 hours for the mini (I'm almost done with it) and then add on however long base work takes and shipping. He seemed cool with that. I'm already giving him a discount since he made my logo for me without ever asking for payment for it. He made it to cheer me up after my stepdad passed, it was a total surprise to me.

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2 hours ago, Corsair said:

Amazed at just how goofy our Gov here in Illinois is, no concept of how long it takes to ramp up production of stuff for this. Never thought I would be jealous of CA or NY for their Governors...

 

2 hours ago, lowlylowlycook said:

 

What are you talking about?   We are famous for having no choice but putting our Governors in jail.  You should be the opposite of surprised.

I'm surprised that thus far the state of Illinois hasn't tried to implement a "cough tax" or required essential workers to apply for a license in order to continue working. I'm sure they'll figure out some scheme eventually, but it seems to be taking them longer than usual.

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Took this around 6:30 am, Rt 47 through downtown, (all one glorious block of it). Usually there's a good bit of traffic heading towards the Speedway station, but I only saw 3 or so vehicles during the excursion. Woke up a little while ago to find it is now snowing enthusiastically and that judging by the sound, traffic has picked up again. 

 

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1 hour ago, redambrosia said:

Modern babies are lucky. My medicine never tasted good at all. She’s had berry, strawberry cream, and citrus flavored meds recently. Spoiled, they are. :rolleyes:

 

Oh, man. I can remember begging my parents for some (fairly nasty) grape Dimetapp because I thought I'd literally die if they forced just one more spoonful of the abominable Actifed on me.

 

 

Though seems like I remember Actifed being just fine when I used it as an adult, and Dimetapp kinda grosses me out now, so I'unno.

 

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Happy Sunday. 

 

After 70+ degrees on Friday, and barely in the mid 30's today, and snow tonight... It's no wonder I've got a sore throat. I mean, I really hope that's the only reason... I really really really hope...

 

And yes, I'm currently very appreciative of my mayor and governor here in NY. I know things are still going to get a lot worse, but... I'll take what I can get at this point. But there's definitely a weird... not even lack of motivation, but anti-motivation to do much. Even to hobby. 

 

Glad I've got D&D tonight, and a beer chilling in the fridge. 

 

Stay safe everyone. 

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So, I went out for the first time in a while yesterday to get a few basic items. This is the first time I've done more outside the home than walk the dog in 8 days. I called around before going out to see what places are doing to promote distancing. I was surprised at how seriously some businesses are taking this. And pretty disappointed at how little other places are doing to protect their customers. On the good side, the 2 breweries in the neighborhood have closed their tap rooms and are only accepting online orders. Then when you arrive they run your order out to your car and put it in your trunk or on a seat through a window. Zero contact. The pizza place took out all seating, is only allowing 4 people in at a time and will tell you to leave if you insist on getting too close to other customers. Basically you order online, come in, tell them who you are, and using gloves they put your order on the counter along with a paper receipt and a pen they just sprayed with disinfectant. They step back, you step forward, sign, place receipt in basket, take your pizza and get the hell out. So at least some folks are comprehending the threat.

 

On the other side of things though, the beer and wine store is just asking that people don't touch anything they're not buying. It's a very tiny space that can't fit more than 6 people without being on top of one another, and they haven't restricted access at all. Down the street the coffee shop closed down their seating, and then set it all up outside. So I drove by to basically see a party out front of their place. There's a head shop in the neighborhood I drove past and it was still open and packed full of people (although to be fair, I think the average customer/employee there is oblivious to current events).

 

Worst yet, there's a little vegan cafe that's pushing antioxidant smoothies as a way to prevent getting a virus. That's all kinds of stupid. 

 

Seeing all that, I worry that in the coming days and weeks, the hospitals around here are going to be overburdened to the point where even minor injuries could result in serious consequences. Once this is over I'm going to have to consider whether I want to patronize places that treat public health as a joke. 

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2 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

Keto is stealing my scars!

 

I had some great scars, too :down: 

 

Spare protien molecules FTW.. :unsure: 

 

..go amino chains? :upside:

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Today's grocery trip again failed to supply eggs or tofu. Being Japanese, that's hurting my wife quite a bit. We had to take our daughter to the high school to clean out her locker. They're going online for the rest of the semester. Poor seniors are losing their prom, and quite possibly a graduation. Feel really bad for them to all just be done with it all of a sudden.

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3 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

Today's grocery trip again failed to supply eggs or tofu. Being Japanese, that's hurting my wife quite a bit. We had to take our daughter to the high school to clean out her locker. They're going online for the rest of the semester. Poor seniors are losing their prom, and quite possibly a graduation. Feel really bad for them to all just be done with it all of a sudden.

 

Maybe High Schools will just have a double prom the next year or something (?)

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I miss smoking behind the gym.

 

 

Miss doing a lot of things behind the gym, if we're being honest here.

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1 minute ago, TGP said:

 

Maybe High Schools will just have a double prom the next year or something (?)


No real reason to do so. The seniors are all leaving for college by the time the all clear is given. 

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I spent today picking, peeling, seeding, and freezing loquats. So much work for so little fruit, they're mostly seed.

 

(ok, I also ate a LOT of them. Checking quality.)

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