I’m still happy when a post of mine actually gets notes.
And I still appreciate each and every one of you who continues to follow me no matter how silly, or annoying, or weird I am.
This is my 1000th post.
As somebody who posts sporadically - likely proportioned as manic posting when CtM is airing and now-and-then otherwise - it did take a little while to get here.
I don’t know if I was/am meant to do something special with this post, but I think you are all luvvly jubbly/marvelosomussolini/quite appropriately tremendous/all of the above, so I am going to use this post to say that.
Note: I have struggled with clinical depression since I was a child. It has been a constant companion I have learned to manage and while I am better now than I have ever been, every so often I feel it returning. I describe it to my husband as a “demon eating my brain.” I have compiled this list from personal experiences that have been helpful to me. It is not intended to replace medical attention which can help many people who suffer from this illness. Do You Love Someone With Depression? If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, […]
Laura’s doing Sport Relief this year, and she’s committed to 50 miles of cycling. ICYMI, she did a phone interview with Fred MacAulay that’s now on iPlayer. Start at approx. minute the fifteenth. She’s her usual crunchy (in the best way), wonderful self.
Girl and guy (seemingly language partners) at next table in the cafe have been struggling for the past two-ish minutes trying to look up “quantum mechanics” in English (their target language). I am extremely tempted to tell them that it’s “quantum mechanics” they are looking for, but this will probably make me seem a snooty, pretentious, eavesdropping person.
Although as for eavesdropping, they are speaking insanely loudly, so I’m not taking that on my conscience.
Black dog. Sometimes I find it astonishing how little progress we’ve made regarding the stigma of mental illnesses in society in general, and how difficult it is to find support, or even the courage to look for support alone. This is in relation to Pamela and Dr Turner, and to an extent also to Alan, the young veteran in the Christmas Special.
Chummy and Peter are the cutest. So are the young nurses.
The trailer for next week though? Holy sugardrops. I both want it to be Sunday immediately and also not at all. Hiatuses are a necessary pain, but that doesn’t make them less painful… (says she who also follows Sherlock and Mad Men).
owlsiehoot said: Like SO much! World, stop turning. One timezone for everyone!
As tempting a proposition it would be - if I were in charge of timezones and the such - the scientist in me inherently regards this as a difficult thing to enforce, especially given the slack Russia and China already get for having fewer timezones than perhaps feasible. Maybe you can do implement this when you rule the world!
That said, if you are where I think you are, I admire the staying-up-to-watch-the-Oscars spirit. ;)