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Jan. 31st, 2009

Gracie01

What Color Is Your Rainbow?

Your rainbow is shaded blue.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is says about you: You are a tranquil person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

Dec. 3rd, 2008

Glory01

program for solving easy equation needed

Is there a way (bonus points if I can do it on my palm TX) to take an equation with 3 variables, plug in 2 of them (which are different every time) and have a program tell me what the third variable is?  It seems like I should be able to do this.  I went to the doctor yesterday, and my insulin was changed from one that was on a set dosage, to one that changes every time depending on what my blood sugar is and how many carbs I am eating.  So, three times a day I am doing this formula, and there has to be an easier way.  This is the formula.  I will know the blood glucose level and carbs each time.

G = Blood Glucose level
C= number of carbs eaten at meal
B= Bolus amount

[(G-130)/7] + (C/2) = B

Thanks in advance if anyone knows anything!!

Nov. 20th, 2008

Gracie01

I am The Moon


You are The Moon


Hope, expectation, Bright promises.


The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.


The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.


What Tarot Card are You?
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Nov. 14th, 2008

starbuck frak

letter to social services commissioner

Rough draft of letter I am writing to the Commissioner of the county social services because of the phone interview I had with the food stamps lady yesterday. Do NOT treat me like garbage, and like you are better than me, and ignore the law, and expect to get away with it. Copies of this letter are going to all the Disability agencies that work with me, and I haven't decided where else yet. I am not quite finished doctoring it up yet - still a rough draft.

Letter:

 

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Nov. 5th, 2008

starbuck frak

voting rant

so, who else had trouble finding accessible places to vote today? Or was it just me? I went to the place I have voted for the past 5 years, since I have been living here, and there was nobody there! The Independent Living Center always has this multi-accessible voting machine, and I didn't know where to go. My mom was bringing me, and we ended up just going to the place on my voter's card, which was a disaster. I liked the machine at the ILC. It had a touch screen, and options just came up one at a time, so I could understand them. I definitely knew that I was choosing the option that I wanted to choose. That regular voting machine, with all the switches, Gah- so confusing. My mother just kept saying, "just switch all the levers on the top line." Ok fine, but I wanted to READ the things too. Not just pull switches without reading them. The place I voted at did have a machine that was supposed to be accessible, but when they asked me if I wanted to use it, it was asked to me kind of like, "Well, if you want to use it, we can set it up, but you really don't need it." And it was different than the one I was used to, so I would have had to had someone show me how to use it, and these guys didn't know how to use it either. At the Independent Living Center, the people there knew we had disabilities. They didn't tell you how to vote, but they made sure you knew how to use the machine before you started the voting part of it. I am STILL stressed out over this, and the whole election is over. I feel so damned powerless and stupid. Like, it said, choose 3 selections, and I couldn't even figure out from the stupid thing where the people's names were. At least I got to vote for the President. That was the most important thing to me. The local things were important too, but I just couldn't understand them or how to make the machine work. The last time I tried to use a regular voting machine, (the first election after my coma), I studied the model of the machine outside of the booth. Then I went in to vote and discovered that the actual machine was set up completely different. The model went across and the booth went up and down.

I don't know what happened, but I feel very let down and disappointed. I have a headache. I am not even writing in sentences anymore. I need to go to bed. Maybe I won't feel like such a loser tomorrow.

Oct. 18th, 2008

Gracie01

diy flash drive medic alert bracelet

ok so several months ago I developed a rash from my medic alert necklace chain and even after switching to a better quality chain, it didn't get better. So I stopped wearing it. I have been meaning to get a new one, but just haven't gotten another one. I have been wearing the dog tag on my backpack, but doubt if I had a seizure or low blood sugar in public that EMS would even think to look at the outside zipper area of my backpack.

I have been thinking about getting one of those USB flash drive bracelets, with the medical symbol, but they are so expensive. Some of them are over 40 dollars and don't even hold that much. Maybe 512 MB. Crazy. Just because it has a medical symbol on it. And it comes pre-programmed with some medical form to fill out. I don't have that kind of money to spend on a medical alert.

So today, at Target, I found (please don't laugh, or at least laugh with me) a Hannah Montana 1G USB flash drive bracelet on clearance for $3.49. OK, so it is purple with a picture of Hannah Montana on it. I can work with that. I actually just printed out two address labels with my name and main conditions and "USB flash drive bracelet, full med info" on it until I figure out something better. I added two files to it - my emergency page, my medicine page, and now I can't think of what else should be in here. These are the two pages I always carry in my wallet. But now I have all this space!

Also, do EMS (ambulance) workers and emergency room workers really have access to computers, and would they really look up my medical info in an emergency? And what format should it be in? It is in MS Word now, but up to now it has been in paper form, so it didn't matter. I can make it in more than one format easy, but don't know what is a universal format. PDF? plain text?

If anyone has any other suggestions, I would be glad to hear them. Thanks in advance.

Btw, I just looked, and the Target web site has the bracelets listed as 7.99, so the price I got must have been at the local store, not the web.

(crossposted)

Oct. 13th, 2008

Gracie01

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Your result for The Where in America Do You Belong Test...

West Coast

31% Independent, 36% Traditional, 50% Liberal, 45% Aggressive

Think we should instate a monkey-ocracy? Want to establish a community dedicated to eating only hair? Then you probably belong on the West Coast! The West Coast has a lot in common with the East Coast. It's just a little bit kookier.

Take The Where in America Do You Belong Test at HelloQuizzy

Aug. 31st, 2008

Rudy

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I love how a whole bunch of people (11 so far) felt the need to seek out my LJ and leave comments for me, even though I already left the group. you all win. i cannot compete with all of your coolness and whatnot. i concede. you are cool and i am not. you win. i do not belong in your group of coolness. i have walked away and stopped arguing with anyone, and am just saying my thoughts to myself in my own journal. not in a public forum or group. it is one thing to get angry at something someone says in public. it is another to respond to something they say when they don't think anyone else is listening and they can vent all they want. if you are reading this, you had to seek it out.
Gracie01

(no subject)

I am not fucking "ageist" because I will not take part in a feeding frenzy of hate. Sorry. Just because I am older than you are, does not mean it is about age. And yes, I do think it is a generational thing. There are ways to say things to people without being mean. I don't understand why people think it is fun to be rude and mean and to hurt other people. I guess I have never understood this. Generally, people who are self-confident, and are happy with who they are, do not feel the need to bully other people. It's when Dad beats up Mom, then the kids witness it and Mom starts drinking to deal with it, and the kids get neglected, and then poor Sparky doesn't get fed and gets kicked around, and little Lisa starts bullying her classmates at school, where this stuff comes from. Or from parents who give their kids so much STUFF, but they work and let the kids raise themselves basically on TV and My Space. Nobody knows who they are anymore, or what is important to them. Only that in order to laugh, or feel good, they have to make someone else feel bad and cry.

You guys are pathetic.

Losers.

Get back to me in 20 years after you have had to actually live.

Aug. 10th, 2008

Gracie01

bad piercings and should I even care?

i was at my sister's house last night. she told me my niece got her helix double pierced. She said R got studs put into them, she picked out and brought with her. The place (not where I get mine done, and where they took her when she got her navel pierced - my piercer is great and would never have agreed to that) let her bring in her own studs. I was not happy. I told my sister studs should not be used for piercing healing because of swelling, but she said she got it done over a week ago and it was fine. Then she said she didn't care. If it got infected, R would just have to take it out. She said it was not true that if you took the piercing out it wouldn't heal right. She was a doctor and knew best. She also did not like the way hoops or bars looked and didn't want her daughter wearing them. She can tolerate studs but not hoops or bars.

(Insert a lot of swearing here.)

My thoughts: If you are going to allow your daughter to get pierced, at least allow her to get healed properly. She admitted that she WANTS her to get infected so she will have to remove the piercings.

I am pissed. At my sister. And at the piercing place for putting STUDS in a cartilage piercing. My sister wouldn't even listen to reason. Nope. She wants the piercings to get infected or have problems so R will have to take them out. I am hopping mad.

Besides, this just makes my sister more than a little judgmental and intolerant, and makes me feel like she is looking down on ME as well. I wear fraking HOOPS.

I feel like scum for even trying to care.

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