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Shenanigans Sunday, December 11, 2016: Nesting Dolls Edition

9:00 pm - 12/11/2016

Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Seriously guys? 12 comments and no one told me my HTML was borked? Thanks a lot lol
maynardsong 12th-Dec-2016 02:40 am (UTC)
1. My period is three days late and I cannot possibly be pregnant unless I'm the mother of the next divine savior or an incubus had his way with me while I was sleeping. Anyone else ever been late for a period and it was NOT due to pregnancy?

2. I'm going to France on Friday evening!!! Any advice on staying in French the whole time I'm there as an American tourist (I'm fluent but it's been a hot minute since I've spoken, though I read and write really well)? What about navigating it as both a foreigner AND brown?

3. I've been gassy for a few days and I want to make it go away already. I've worked out vigorously, and had mint tea and eaten oregano seeds and cardamom. Although I've also eaten cheese and raajma, which is a dish made with kidney beans.
sans_balance 12th-Dec-2016 03:41 am (UTC)
1. Could be stress/lack of sleep/change in exercise habits. I once had a period that came 5 days late and another one I got 2 weeks early.
blackjedii 12th-Dec-2016 03:58 am (UTC)
Yeah. I usually run about 4 - 5 weeks m'self, especially depending on stress, amount of caffeine, weirdly even location. If your period is the regular 30 days you are like... SUPER-LUCKY. Or possibly not.

2 - watch out for Paris shock. From what I have read it is super smelly. But other areas are still bee-yoo-tee-ful

3 - that probably means your period is coming?
4o5pastmidnight 12th-Dec-2016 04:13 am (UTC)
1. My periods are super irregular, and I never really know if I'm going to have one from one month to the next (AND I'm on the pill to regulate it!). Stress is usually the number one cause of late periods that aren't caused by pregnancy, in my experience. If you know you're not pregnant, I'd just carry tampons or whatever menstrual product you use and not worry about it.

3. Being gassy AND bloated is an awful feeling (not sure if you have the bloating part, but that makes it much worse). Gas on its own is pretty bad. Blessings to your sphincter that you don't fart at an inopportune time
fuck_of_nature 12th-Dec-2016 04:46 am (UTC)
1. Pretty sure just about everyone has...
ladycyndra 12th-Dec-2016 05:42 am (UTC)
Early on in my marriage, I had this happen. It was due to extreme stress. Still, I took pregnancy tests just to make sure. As for being gassy, I've been that all day today and the smell is just gag inducing. I'm like WTF died in my intestines??

Edited at 2016-12-12 05:42 am (UTC)
moonshaz 12th-Dec-2016 09:28 am (UTC)

I tend to have a lot of gas, and taking probiotics regularly has helped quite a bit, both with the amount and  (especially) the smell. That's about the only thing that's made a sigbificant difference for me.

Edited at 2016-12-12 09:29 am (UTC)
honorh 12th-Dec-2016 08:20 am (UTC)
Freaking everything throws off my cycle. Stress, weight gain, weight loss, illness, you name it. It's annoying, because there's absolutely no way for me to predict when the next one's coming.
sintitulo 12th-Dec-2016 02:57 pm (UTC)
i wouldn't worry too much if it's only three days late. that's happened to me before. as others have pointed out, it could be the result of stress or some other significant change in your lifestyle (diet?).
normally i have 27- or 28-day cycles but a few times i've had a 24-day cycle, and the longest being 30 days. i think those are still considered "normal" ranges.
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cholulamyheart 12th-Dec-2016 04:44 am (UTC)
Not gonna lie. I'm tempted to buy the new final fantasy. Did you like Final Fantasy 10 and 10-2?
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cholulamyheart 12th-Dec-2016 03:06 pm (UTC)
Ah ok! I loved 10/10-2 as well. Thanks for the rec :)
blackjedii 12th-Dec-2016 12:15 pm (UTC)
I bought FF15 and had a whole week to play it.

I got bored and switched to Oracle of Ages :/
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blackjedii 12th-Dec-2016 04:00 am (UTC)
avoid twitter and beware tumblr. idk about reddit i also avoid that one like the plague.
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4o5pastmidnight 12th-Dec-2016 04:14 am (UTC)
I like Twitter a lot, but it's also super depressing if you follow a lot of news accounts/people who post about politics. You need to filter what you're looking at, but otherwise it's fun!
blackjedii 12th-Dec-2016 12:19 pm (UTC)
Twitter can be good for quick posts but it's a hotbed of harassment and dogpiling. And I don't mean in just the "evil internet trolls" variety - literally anyone who states an opinion that is different from the outgroup will catch it. (Joss Whedon was run off several months ago by his own fans)
And also, thanks to Twitter's algorithms at play, your post may or may not even appear to others if you aren't popular enough.

I post on Tumblr because it's quick but it's the same thing. Say anything against the norm and you will get punished for it. I like to lurk in some of the gaming tags but I try not to participate in fandom things.

The only reason I have a Facebook is for some college friends. I've learned that it's best if I spend less than one minute there a day.

Edited at 2016-12-12 12:21 pm (UTC)
checkerdandy 13th-Dec-2016 02:22 am (UTC)
Tumblr really is about curating who you follow. I follow really chill people and I don't run into any fandom wars or anything. The fandom/hipster distinctions have become basically meaningless. Everyone posts dada memes and political calls to action, which I think reflects the crazy times we're living in and how we're artistically/socially reacting to a potential WWIII.

checkerdandy.tumblr.com yo
mhfromnh 12th-Dec-2016 04:07 am (UTC)
I'm supposed to go to Home Goods for paperwork tomorrow, but the weather...
4o5pastmidnight 12th-Dec-2016 04:15 am (UTC)

I hate this turd so goddamn much.
fuck_of_nature 12th-Dec-2016 04:48 am (UTC)
Like the world isn't going to change in those eight years (Higher Power help us)...

He is repulsive and probably the dumbest person there ever was.
elliotalderson 12th-Dec-2016 04:24 am (UTC)
I've been feeling horrible all day.

One of my professors emailed me saying that my critical thinking is not on par because of my weak/underdeveloped writing and had the audacity to ask how I was doing in other classes (which I'm passing all of them just fine). It also doesn't help that I have a language developmental disorder :/ so now I just feel like a failure.
fuck_of_nature 12th-Dec-2016 04:51 am (UTC)
Yikes! I'm sorry. That must have been a really hard thing to hear.

I have a disability that makes memory and concentration difficult. I was talking to my doctor about going to grad school and she literally asked me 'what's the point?' if I have difficulty with memorizing things...

Do you think he said it to be a dick or with legitimate concern?
cholulamyheart 12th-Dec-2016 04:52 am (UTC)
Damn that's harsh. Sometimes professor are really to-the-point about pointing out their students' problems. I think sometimes it comes from a good place, and sometimes it comes from a dickish place.

Either way, don't feel bad ;)
ladycyndra 12th-Dec-2016 05:48 am (UTC)
Bored all weekend ugh! Fuck this cold, dreary weather. I slipped in my exercise, eating right and drank soda again. Its okay. Just a set back. I'm getting myself back on track. Also, damn holiday foods!!! So delicious...
jeeelim5 12th-Dec-2016 07:54 am (UTC)
Our National Assembly passed the bill to impeach the president awwwww yiss

The results were out on Friday and I legit opened my living room window and screamed "FUCK YESSSS." I know people were celebrating in front of the National Assembly building that day. Now we have to wait till the Constitutional Court makes the decision and it's only the beginning to fixing the whole fucked up system, but oh man, sweet, sweet justice.
shortsweetcynic 12th-Dec-2016 01:03 pm (UTC)
oh, damn!! wow!
linda_lupos 12th-Dec-2016 05:09 pm (UTC)
Ugh. Just found out that my neighbour lost his job because he had posted on Facebook that he was happy about the recent attack in Istanbul. On the one hand I'm like 'serves him right', on the other hand I'm not at all happy he's living in the same building! Right now his FB page is overrun with angry Turkish people threatening al kinds of nasty stuff, bah.
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