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1214 Mo
  * up 6:30; W=199.8; drugs, nose, teeth; coffee, laundry
  & took out the last of the recycling, including the box on the washer
  @ Next time you're up in the city, On the Run (9th Ave between Irving and
    Judah) has a very good selection of supportive, functional shoes and
    boots.  (victorthecook)
  @ Quadrivium's Journal - HANDBOOK 2010 (cf. affirmations)
  @ Some thoughts about that depression meme that's going around.
      Since it does ask for age and gender, I wonder if it takes into account
      that interrupted sleep, weight gain, memory loss, inability to
      concentrate, and mood swings are also symptoms of menopause and changes
      the scores accordingly. 
  @ How to handle stress - the three tiered approach
    (From this post by [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith)
     Warning: not applicable to the chronically ill, disabled, or caregivers.
  *- one of Colleen's meds has been "discontinued in the course of your care"
     call for details; maybe talk to Awsare.
  @ Keen Brooklyn Mid still available from keenfootwear.com
    Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cflute (ordered)
    They fit, have good ankle support, and don't look out of place indoors.
    Earlier this year two different stores told me they'd been discontinued. 
  * Walk: twice around pond, decent pace, no slowdowns.
    | some back-of-calf soreness on the way back, but manageable
    ! a bit of flash catastrophizing (Colleen, scooter, intersection)
      Quickly recognized; no physical symptoms of anxiety (so far)
      Didn't realize that crosswalk countdown timers could be triggery.
  * verify domains at godaddy (annual ICANN crap)
    x make sure all websites are moved over to either dsl or dh
  $ ss: renewed savitzky.net, hackwarts.com
  * point rdna.org at yahoo's nameservers
  * call Alhambra - refund $1000 (to Colleen, whose name is on the account)
    (if they have problems refunding, we can always offer to cancel!)
    As it turned out, it wasn't a problem at all.  The rep was very pleasant.
  @ The _real_ Google phone, on Gizmodo and Engadget
    How To: Totally Overhaul Your Phones With Google Voice
  @ Mobius bagel
  @ Understanding The Decline And Fall Of The Major Record Labels
  @ Microsoft DRM Locks You Out Of Your Own Documents | Techdirt
  * take YD to Best Buy after dinner
  ! mood check: ok -- slightly better than neutral.
  % 20 on the Highly Sensitive Person test.  12 is HSP teritory
  & reading _The Highly Sensitive Person_
  @ Transmarginal inhibition
    Highly sensitive person
  % trying to remember/write something, while trying to stop Colleen from
    wiping it out with something else, while trying to explain why I'm doing
    that.  No wonder it's difficult.

On the whole an "ok" day -- my mood stayed mostly positive. And I did something that I've been avoiding for maybe six months, and called Alhambra to ask for a refund of some of the $1500 payment I sent to them instead of to Amex (the two lines are, of course, adjacent on my bank's payment page). The rep was very pleasant; I have no idea why I'd been avoiding it, except that it was something I'd never done before. Did I mention that I'm not very adventurous?

I also pointed RDNA.ORG's nameservers at Yahoo so that the person who has a wonderful Reformed Druid site on Geocities can move it to a more appropriate location. That was another thing I'd been putting off a little too long.

I have yet to think of a good way of rewarding myself for doing the hard things on my to.do list, aside from patting myself on the back here in LJ.

I started reading The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron. It's been something of a revelation. A year or so ago I wouldn't even have thought of classifying myself as "sensitive". But I scored 20 on the self test, where 12 is the threshold. Some of the questions were iffy, but a 33% margin doesn't leave much room for doubt.

And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cflute's data-mining skills, I have a new pair of Keen brooklyn mid boots on order.

So, yeah; a pretty good day, now that I think about it.

A few more links up there in the notes.

Date: 2009-12-16 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] egoldberg.livejournal.com
W00t! Scored 21. I guess it's time to read the book!

Date: 2009-12-16 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] septemberlilac.livejournal.com
Oh, ouch. I scored 23. People have always told me I'm too sensitive; guess they were right.

Date: 2009-12-17 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catsittingstill.livejournal.com
Yay on the boots!

I got a pair of Keens for my birthday--they are recommended for canoeing in Quetico where the takeouts are mucky and the portages are rocky. When the takeouts aren't rocky and the portages mucky. I love them.

Date: 2009-12-17 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mdlbear.livejournal.com
I started wearing Keens when I discovered that they cost about the same as getting my pair of ageing Mephistos resoled. Again.

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