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[personal profile] alias_sqbr
So! I have been feeling a bit down recently for reasons I'm not going to go into in this post (I have realised that doing so makes me reluctant to read the comments, rather defeating the purpose) and would like some happy, positive human interaction.

So! If the mood strikes you, please comment with happy links, books/movies etc you've enjoyed recently, random cheerful comments about what you've been up to etc. No sympathy comments, I am not in the mood right now.

And to return the favour, here is my swancon costume as well as a mask I made. Also, here is some cute happy fixit art for Rogue One.

Also, while I'm here: hello to everyone who's been coming over to dreamwidth from livejournal!

Date: 2017-04-23 07:39 pm (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
The other day on prac I took blood for the first time, and my very kind patient said that it hurt less than the many other jabs she'd had recently which was super nice of her.

My live-in partners have been super kind and supportive about my complete shift of hours because of my nightshift, and I really value that.

We had a really lovely birthday dinner for Bat tonight, I made a red duck curry with pineapple and it turned out really well, also made coconut rice that worked so much better than I worried over! Also cake turned out and Bat really liked it.

Date: 2017-04-25 09:17 am (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
A little bit the first time, but I also want to do it well so that I can give good care, which necessitates learning and that's pretty motivating <3

Date: 2017-04-25 01:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dejla
When I go to have my blood drawn, and it's a nurse who hasn't drawn from me before, I always start out with, "Before we start, let me warn you. My veins are very tiny and very deep, and they roll when you stick them."

This was after a time in my 20s when I went to our nearest blood-donation place, and heard one of the nurses say, "I did her last time. It's your turn now."

Date: 2017-04-25 05:24 pm (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
Yeah that was part of what we were taught to look for as veins move but tendons don't and I just met a phlebotomist today that taught me a trick about using the tourniquet to help identify that. I just want to be good at it so that I can most of the time do it for my patients myself rather than bringing another person into the room.

Date: 2017-04-25 05:36 pm (UTC)
dejla: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dejla
Oh, yes, I understand that. I'm just sorry that I turn out to be one of the more difficult patients. (Which is why I warn.)

Date: 2017-04-25 05:41 pm (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
There's nothing to apologise for - people and bodies are diverse, that's *awesome*. It is nice when someone tells me that it's not my failing skill though, sometimes that's all that's needed to relax and do the thing well. And it's where skill comes in to remember diversity of people's make up, and do the best I can.

Date: 2017-04-25 05:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dejla
It wasn't until a nurse explained to me what the problem was that I understood the difficulty, so I made a little OCD note in my head.

I also have the number of lights between the start of Ocean Parkway to the turn to my house memorized so I can tell cab drivers when to turn.

Just the little things, y'know?

Date: 2017-04-25 06:01 pm (UTC)
transcendancing: Darren Hayes quote "Life is for leading, for not people pleasing" (Default)
From: [personal profile] transcendancing
Oh yes, I am all about the little things and I... have and also have deliberately *not* thought about all the ways in which I notice the little things. Actually, I have but not the full extent. Hypervigilance is blessing/curse especially since mine extends to knowing intimately the contents of fridge/pantry, which utensils are in the dishwasher, or clean and away, where I put that piece of paper etc, how my live-in partners' days are tracking across the weeks, and so on. The random theory I remember as a defense against my lack of clinical experience is also ridiculous (and intimidating to those I desperately want to reassure). And um sorry, typing explosion. But yes, little things, to make things easier for me and others around me.

Date: 2017-04-25 07:08 pm (UTC)
dejla: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dejla
Yeah. Little things.

Date: 2017-04-23 07:44 pm (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face, including a small gold bindi (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
It's a beautiful day out today and I got to go for a walk with a friend, plus I got to rewatch a movie with my spouse last night and it held up a lot better than I had assumed it would!

Date: 2017-04-24 01:04 am (UTC)
leecetheartist: Default green dragon head, with eyepatch, parrot and Arrr! "Pieces of 8!" (Pirate)
From: [personal profile] leecetheartist
It's such a lovely day today, and tomorrow is a public holiday.

Yesterday Rob led the 36 photowalk (this is a global walk where everybody pretends that they've got a roll of 36 film in their digital camera and that's it) in South Perth, and there was some dramatic rain falling across the sky and the setting sun - one of the displaced sunshowers that rain to one side of where you are. So some of us got dramatic shots and none of us got more than a few spots on us.

We saw dolphins and a flight of 5 biplanes!

Date: 2017-04-24 01:05 am (UTC)
ursula: (icosahedron)
From: [personal profile] ursula
One of my former students is now a high school teacher, and is trying to create a class like the one he took from me!

Date: 2017-04-24 07:39 am (UTC)
pebblerocker: A twenty-sided die carved from stone. (d20)
From: [personal profile] pebblerocker
I don't remember commenting here or even seeing this entry before, oh hang on... icon snap!

Date: 2017-04-24 02:24 am (UTC)
skygiants: Izumi and Sig Curtis from Fullmetal Alchemist embracing in front of a giant heart (curtises!)
From: [personal profile] skygiants
Friday night my roommate and I were both frantically trying to finish our brain hats for the science march here in the States and we watched three rom-coms back-to-back: The Truth About Cats and Dogs, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Romancing the Stone. It's amazing how well 10 Things I Hate About You holds up.

Date: 2017-04-24 09:30 pm (UTC)
skygiants: Beatrice from Much Ado putting up her hand to stop Benedick talking (no more than reason)
From: [personal profile] skygiants
The funny thing about 10 Things too is that overall I'm not sure the story really has proven its longevity -- it's hard to make a Taming of the Shrew that works for a modern audience! I saw an all-female Shrew and expected to love it, or at least find it interesting, and instead walked away like >:|||||| But somehow 10 Things works and goes on working.

Date: 2017-04-24 07:48 am (UTC)
pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] pebblerocker
I love your witchy costume! Nanny Ogg would approve of your stockings and the waistcoat is lovely and I am AMAZED by the coolness of your shoes.

Date: 2017-04-25 12:44 am (UTC)
pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] pebblerocker
I wondered if that might be the case!

Date: 2017-04-24 11:32 am (UTC)
bunny_m: (Ami Geek)
From: [personal profile] bunny_m
I am interleaving watching an episode or two per day of one of the K-dramas recommended at the panel I thoroughly enjoyed at Swancon (and generally enjoying the shows,) and playing large amounts of Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Which I am also mostly enjoying, now that I have gotten the hang of driving the damn Nomad around and not giving myself motion sickness.

So far, my Sarah is flirting with Peebee casually and more determinedly flirting with Suvi. Note that I haven't met Jaal, yet, though. Almost done with Eos!

Apart from the above, I have been chilling with the kitties, and not interacting with people at all! It's been glorious!

One more week of leave and back to work next Monday!
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Date: 2017-04-24 03:53 pm (UTC)
dalmeny: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dalmeny
Sorry, accidentally included my real name. Too sleepy to fix properly until tomorrow.

Date: 2017-04-25 01:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dalmeny
I crocheted a pangolin like this one:

(Sorry only had phone handy, couldn't work out how to edit rather than delete. I should know better than to comment after midnight.

Date: 2017-04-25 12:45 pm (UTC)
sqbr: I lay on the couch, suffering an out of spoons error (spoons)
From: [personal profile] sqbr
Heh, I know that problem well. And it is still adorable :)

Date: 2017-04-24 05:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dejla
Well, I saw Hidden Figures last night, and agree totally that it is a great movie and the actresses KILLED IT. I love Taraji P. Henson and it was great to see her in this; but everyone else was great also.

Also, read CHILLED, which is the history of refrigeration, and it was amazing to find out how far back that goes!

Also just reread The Goblin Emperor and realized all over that I WANT A SEQUEL.

Date: 2017-04-25 12:45 pm (UTC)
sqbr: A happy dragon on a pile of books (happy dragon)
From: [personal profile] sqbr
I really must get around to watching that movie!

Date: 2017-04-25 01:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dejla
Oh, yes, yes, you must. I admit I grew up in Southern Indiana, and had relatives in the Southern States, and parts of the movie made me cringe with shame (I have NO LOVE for Southern 'Culture" at all.

But the acting of everyone in the movie was incredible. The effort they put into it, and the way they played off each other was amazing.

And it was so great to see them SUCCEEDING!

Date: 2017-04-25 02:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shehasathree
I'm assuming you already saw That Octopus Video, but just in case you haven't:

On the weekend, I helped connect one of my students to disability support services at uni and they were really grateful.

My osteo and i had a good chat during my appointment last night about how her son is probably on the autism spectrum, and her whole approach to it just made me happy and ...hopeful to know that there will be people out there who grow up into their awesome autistic selves with that self-knowledge and having had support to figure out e.g. sensory and emotional regulation stuff from when they're little. (Also because i know that some of our conversations over the past few years probably helped her to come to her current attitude and understanding of autism.)

Oh, alsoalso there was a small human (7, i think) reading things in the waiting room before my appointment, and her Mum was preoccupied with paying and the kid was excitedly and loudly asking questions about why the 'ea' at the end of the name 'Chelsea' (the receptionist's name) was pronounced Chelesea and not Chelsea-ay or Chelsea-a, so i...answered her question, and explained about diphthongs, and we just had this really awesome, tiny, moment of connection. Well, 3 or 4 minutes of connection. *g*

Date: 2017-04-26 01:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shehasathree

Date: 2017-04-25 09:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cupidsbow
I have been really enjoying Equinox! It's a vid exchange. I recced my faves here:

I ended up missing most of the Masquerade because I was in the restaurant waiting, waiting, waiting for dinner. Your costume is the bomb.

Sadly the fixit art link isn't working for me, but the rest of you post put a smile on my face. Thank you!

Date: 2017-04-25 01:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cupidsbow
That pic is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

As for power-hungry women, that depends on how you define power-hungry I guess. Most of the recent good women-centric ones I can think of aren't about ambition or machinations. It says something that I can think of several vids like that about men, doesn't it.

Let me have a look in my archive. Hmm. They're older, but would any of these do?

WHO Set My World into Motion, beccatoria

GWTW Gold Digger, AbsoluteDestiny

BSG MoreHumanThanHuman, Luminosity

dS Icebound Stream, sisabet

MULTI I Want to Be Evil, Lithiumdoll
(I can't find an active link for this anymore)

MISC (Gilda) Rock Steady, aycheb

Date: 2017-04-25 09:46 am (UTC)
tree: drew barrymore blowing a pink bubble ([else] soap and water)
From: [personal profile] tree
it rained today. <3

also, p.s., i really appreciated your comment on that tumblr post but i didn't know what to say. but thank you.

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