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Random stuff from the Bronster... especially good to read if you happen to like me.

Monday, March 31, 2008

I have discovered a great new work out:

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Why people have babies - a few suggestions:

1) There is nothing else to do, you've got to the stage in your life where you've completed everything else. You are comfortable, you have enough money, you have a partner, possibly even a cat or a dog - there is nothing else. So the next step is children.

2) You are an emotional cripple who would rather care about something else than themself. For example - say you worry about things, wouldn't you rather worry about ONE thing rather than a whole host of things? So have a baby and then you only have to worry about that. Focus all your anxieties onto the child.

3) All your friends are doing it. So therefore you feel you should also.

4) To appease your parents

5) Similar to there is nothing else to do - there is nothing in your life. So to add more meaning you spawn a baby. Then you can have the affection that you crave, and feel worthy and worthwhile - also you may get a house.

6) You are so besotted with your partner you think it may be a good idea to show how much you love each other by committing to having a baby. They are cheaper than the average wedding.

7) You are worried you will be alone when you're old.

8) You need a door stop.

9) You have missed your opportunity to acheive anything and therefore need to prove you have working bodily parts. This also means you can have your second childhood without feeling like the weirdo down the road who still goes outside and skates in the street.

10) You want a bigger car.

11) You want a bigger house.

12) You are a careless teenager.

13) You think you know what you're letting yourself in for.

14) You like to go to resturants and shops and make other people hate you and your snotty child through the amount of screaming and moaning and hitting random people with toy cars... etc

15) You secretly wish you could piss in the street without getting fined, so you get your kid to do it for you.

16) Your partner is allergic to pets.

17) You love people looking at your lady bits.

18) You want to carry on your family name, and then are disapointed when it's a girl.

19) There was no Morning After Pill available.

20) You want to give up your life for at least the next 18 years.... at least.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

what an interesting easter....

my nails are wet - I will write more shortly

Monday, March 17, 2008

Well, I am on my 3 weeks holiday now (with the odd day of work dotted here and there of course - well, it is me ;) ) so I have time to fill you all in stuff!
Firstly - ComedySportz at the Store mark 3!

A smaller crowd (just under 70) but we are blaming the weather, the roads and the trains... oh and a Manchester United Football match... basically, unless you wanted to walk through the sheet of water that was the rain, it was almost impossible to get to the Store for 5pm.
It was a fun match, although I felt rotten all morning. I'm still not feeling 100% now if I'm honest, but am much better than then. There was a lot of tension before the show, I hope I didn't cause it, cos I really wasn't very responsive. Anyhoo, we went on and had a better than average show (not amazing, but certainly not poop), the red team won i think... I can't even remember.. oops. Chris had volunteered to step out of the match - he's regretting that now as he's in Toronto for the April date, Golcar for the May date and watching wrestling for the June date! FAIL!

Things of note... we had a very funny game of Changing Scenes! I am not a fan of this game - not cos it's rubbish or anything (cos it's not) but just because it's one of 'those' games... one of the games all improv troupes do, one of the games that is on Whose Line, one of the games that I've seen sooooo many times. However, I didn't veto it, and I'm pleased cos it went great!

Secondly - had a lovely day out with John

After my two and half weeks non stop work John kidnapped me for the day to the Lake District. I am spoiled by that man. However, the castle we were supposed to view was across a lake that there were no boats for and the museum we went to closed early so we had to rush around it! ;) Hehe, was still a lovely day. Oh, and I forgot to mention the bigotted misogynist that ran the pub that we ate in!
Was a great day though. We want to do more exploring when we have time.

Thirdly - Embarrassment

Ugh - it's even hard to write this one... I went to a School Review at work the other day - I didn't really know what it was, as it hadn't been explained to me. I had even been left off the list for it! Anyway, when i got there it sent me straight back to Surrey, everyone had suits and were middle aged - I was, well, me. Stood there in my duffel coat and pink hair. After a few minutes I wandered off to find where the students were at and had a nice chat with Fay (one of my third years who also does work with me off and on). I stuck with them for the rest of the afternoon... so much so that I wandered into a meeting with them that it became very apparant I shouldn't be in when they were all talking about tutors... I made myself known and scarpered (after explaining a couple of things from the tutors side) but I felt horribly embarrassed :( nearly cried when i left, I hate feeling like that.

Fourthly and finally for now - Babies

Before I start - I have no maternal genes. I don't wish to look at babies, I don't want to hear about babies, I officially hate babies.
John's brother just had his first child yesterday.
Of course I'm very happy for them and I know John's really pleased... but I can't join in. There is something about babies that just makes me fill with rage. I don't get it, they are not cute, they are not interesting to me at all. When I'm around them I get so angry I innevitably do something that upsets the owner. I do not want to hold your baby! Why would I want to?
Now... kittens I get.
Anyhoo - that's me, I need a shower.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A friend of Chris's was diagnosed recently with FIBROMYALGIA. It's a problem with your joints and spine and all that... for those of you who know me (certainly those of you who have lived with me for any length of time in the past) will know about my back problems.
I've always ignored it and battled on... recently it's become difficult to. The pain seems to be getting worse and last longer... nowadays if I wake up and am NOT sore then it's something I notice. Right now I am stiff and sore all down my back and neck just writing this.
Chris convinced me to check out FIBROMYALGIA because he thinks it sounds like what I may have. I resisted for a long time convinced that i just 'a bad back'.
However, I read the symptoms today and I'm stunned. Lots of things to do with my body and 'functions' and the like are in there, things I had no idea could be tied in, I just thought I was unlucky...

Here are the symptoms:


Pain - The pain of fibromyalgia has no boundaries. Quite often, the pain and stiffness are worse in the morning and you may hurt more in muscle groups that are used repetitively. People with FMS suffer chronic widespread pain, which can be described as burning,throbbing, shooting, or stabbing, Painful areas often include the upper back, shoulders, neck, the low back, and other areas around the joints. Many people will say, "I hurt all over."

Fatigue - This symptom can be mild in some patients and yet incapacitating in others. The fatigue has been described as "brain fatigue" in which patients feel totally drained of energy. Many patients depict this situation by saying that they feel as though their arms and legs are tied to concrete blocks, and they have difficulty concentrating. Most people with FMS complain of fatigue. It can be profound, interfering with all daily activities.

Sleep disorder - Most fibromyalgia patients have an associated sleep disorder called the alpha-EEG anomaly. This condition was uncovered in a sleep lab with the aid of a machine which recorded the brain waves of patients during sleep. Researchers found that fibromyalgia syndrome patients could fall asleep without much trouble, but their deep level (or stage 4) sleep was constantly interrupted by bursts of awake-like brain activity.). The sleep pattern for clinically depressed patients is distinctly different from that found in FMS or CFS.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Constipation, diarrhoea, frequent abdominal pain, abdominal gas and nausea represents symptoms frequently found in roughly 40% to 70% of fibromyalgia patients.

Chronic headaches - Recurrent migraine or tension-type headaches are seen in about 50% of fibromyalgia patients and can pose as a major problem in coping for this patient group.Temporo-mandibular

Joint Dysfunction Syndrome - This syndrome, sometimes referred toas TMJD, causes tremendous face and head pain in one quarter of FMS patients. However, a1997 report indicates that as many as 90% of fibromyalgia patients may have jaw and facial tenderness that could produce, at least intermittently, symptoms of TMJD. Most of the problems associated with this condition are thought to be related to the muscles and ligaments surrounding the joint and not necessarily the joint itself.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome - Sensitivities to odours, noise, bright lights, medications and various foods is common in roughly 50% of FMS or CFS patients.

Other common symptoms - Painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea), chest pain, morning stiffness, cognitive or memory impairment, numbness and tingling sensations, muscle twitching, irritable bladder, the feeling of swollen extremities, skin sensitivities, dry eyes and mouth, frequent changes in eye prescription, dizziness, and impaired coordination can occur.

Without getting too graphic - there a re a fair few of these symptoms I have... ugh...
I am STILL waiting for an appointment!!

Friday, March 07, 2008

wow - I've been busy.... I'm sooooooo tired and sore and just generally burned out..

CSz show tomorrow - we've had a load of workshops and shows recently too! It's been mad!