2010-07-21 10:50 pm
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Meme

Stolen from Not Another Nursing Student.

1. Are you currently in a serious relationship?
Yes

2. What was your dream growing up?
To be a writer

3. What talent do you wish you had?
Writing LOL

4. If I bought you a drink, what would it be?
Grapefruit-orange juice. And I still haven't looked up whether grapefruit is okay with my antipsychotic.

5. Favourite vegetable?
Bell pepper

6. What was the last book you read?
Half way through Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet.

7. What zodiac sign are you?
Cancer

8. Any tattoos or piercings?
No.

9. Worst habit?
Procrastinating. And nail-biting.

10. If you saw me walking down the street, would you offer me a ride?
No, I don't have a car.

11. What is your favourite sport?
None.

12. Do you have a pessimistic or optimistic attitude?
Others would say pessimist. I prefer to think of myself as an idealist.

13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
I would be too busy freaking out to notice if there was someone in there with me.

14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
Can't select one thing from the crap that I went through.

15. Tell me one weird fact about you.
I was born weighing 850 grams. This one is easy.

16. Do you have any pets?
No.

17. What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
I would end up in a meltdown and you'd run away scared.

18. What was your first impression of me?
Pretty whimsical.

19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
Neither.

20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
I wouldn'change anything.

21. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
Your conscience.

22. What colour eyes do you have?
Blue.

23. Ever been arrested?
No, I always went with the police vountarily.

24. Bottle or can soda?
Neither.

25. If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
Not the slightest idea.

26. What's your favourite place to hang out at?
My bedroom.

27. Do you believe in ghosts?
Nope.

28. Favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Interwebbing. Writing bad blog posts. Reading.

29. Do you swear a lot?
Yes

30. Biggest pet peeve?
Don't know.

31. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
Overwhelmed.

32. Do you believe in/ appreciate romance?
Believe yes, but I am terrible at it.

33. Favourite and least favourite food?
Risotto

Mashed potatoes

34. Do you believe in God/ a higher power/ whatever you want to call it?
No, but I am a philosophical Idealist, so everything is spiritual in nature.

35. Will you repost this?
Yes.
2010-06-21 12:19 am
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Random Questions Meme

To distract myself, I decided to do a meme. I stole this one from [personal profile] amadi

  1. It's 2AM and you are not home. You are more than likely:
    At my boyfriend's.
  2. What’s the last thing you spent more than $100 on?
    Instittuion care copay bills, LOL.

  3. What do your bank cheques look like?
    Don't know.

  4. Where did the shirt you are currently wearing come from?
    I don't remember where I buy my clothes.

  5. Name something that is on your Christmas wish list:
    Heck, I don't even know what I want for my birthday, let alone Christmas.

  6. What color is your toothbrush?
    Purple?

  7. Name something you collect...
    Blogs for in my feed reader.

  8. Last restaurant you ate at.
    A pancake restaurant in my city

  9. Last person you bought a birthday card for:
    My mother.

  10. What is your worst bad habit?
    Biting my nails.

  11. Name a magazine you subscribe to?
    Zapp.

  12. Your favorite pizza toppings?
    Salami, peppers, onions and fresh tomatoes.

  13. Whose number were you looking up the last time you used a phone book?
    I've never used a phone book.

  14. Who is the person that you love most?
    My boyfriend, duh.

  15. What is the last thing you cooked?
    Macaroni I think. Haven't cooked in months.

  16. Name something you wouldn’t want to buy used?
    Underwear.

  17. Which shoe do you put on first?
    Whichever one I find first.

  18. What is the last thing you remember losing?
    Can't remember

  19. What is the ugliest piece of furniture in your house?
    The blue chair. It was in my house, but when I went to empty that, the ward wanted to have it. All other patients like the chair.

  20. Last thing you bought and ended up returning?
    Tried to return a piece of software I bought online, but failed.

  21. What perfume/cologne do you wear?
    None.

  22. Your favorite board game?
    Scrabble.

  23. Last board game you played?
    Scrabble.

  24. Where did your vehicle come from?
    I don't have one

  25. If a movie was made about your life what would the theme song be?
    Can't think of anything.

  26. You're sad, who can cheer you up easily?
    Random people on the Internet

  27. What was the color of the bridesmaid dresses of the last wedding you went to?
    I don't have a clue even when the last wedding I attended was.

  28. What house cleaning chore do you hate to do the most?
    Vacuuming.

  29. What is your favorite way to eat chicken?
    I like any sort of chicken except for chicken liver.

  30. It is your birthday. You hope the cake is?
    Home-made apple cake.

2010-04-30 01:26 pm
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Sanity Score

I decided to take the Sanity Score quiz. Here is my score. Total scores range from 0 to 288, while subscores range from 0 to 100.

  • Total score 95
  • General Coping 61
  • Life Events 38
  • Depression 38
  • Anxiety 58
  • Phobias 42
  • Self-Esteem 50
  • Eating Disorders 20
  • Schizophrenia 15
  • Dissociation 33
  • Mania 30
  • Sexual Issues 25
  • Relationship Issues 0
  • Alcohol 0
  • Drugs 0
  • Physical Issues 33
  • Smoking Issues 0
  • Gambling Issues 0
  • Technology Issues 25
  • Obsessions/Compulsions 44
  • Posttraumatic Stress 42
  • Borderline Traits 50

Of course it was indicated that I have major issues with anxiety and some with obsessive/compulsive symptoms. I also was said to have minor depressive symptoms, but they were only on the border of real depression. I tend to consider this an overestimation due to issues with self-esteem, sleep and fatigue which are unrelated to mood. More surprising was that it was also indicated I have quite a few bipolar traits. I do have some mood swings, but those tend to be reactive and not at all classic mania/depression episodes.

I do have to say I consider some categories to be quite narrowly defined. For example, dissociation was only defined by dissociative amniesia, while depersonalization, dissociative identity, etc. are not considered. In some categories, like "sexual issues" hyper and hypoactivity were considered in the same department, so you'd be really strange if you scored 100 on them.

I do think my Sanity Score is kept relatively good by the fact that I don't smoke, don't drink, don't use drugs, don't gamble, and am in a wonderufl relationship. :)

2010-04-13 02:27 pm
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I Am Neuroticism

You Are Neuroticism
It's hard for you to relax and unwind. You don't really handle stress well.
You tend to be tense, and you worry a lot. It's hard for you to let things go.

You are more than just a bundle of nerves at times - you can be downright emotionally unstable.
You let your emotions get the better of you, and that can lead to disaster.

Now I understand why I scored as high as possible on Neuroticism when I had to fill out a personality test in college. And suddenly my hugely unstable self-image was gone... oh wait, maybe not. ;)

2010-04-10 07:48 pm
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Meme of Lists

Stolen from [personal profile] devon.

SIX NAMES I GO BY (or did in the past):
1. Astrid [legal name]
2. Elfenkind
3. Silent_Fairy_1986
4. Elfgirl or Elfgirl(s)
5. ChangelingGirl
6. Phoneutria_Fera

THREE THINGS I AM WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. Black jeans.
2. Black T-shirt.
3. Black socks.

THREE THINGS I WANT VERY BADLY AT THE MOMENT:
1. Coffee.
2. Some fruit that hasn't rotten all week.
3. A quiet mind.

THREE PEOPLE WHOM I HOPE WILL DO THE MEME:
1. The first person who reads this.
2. The first person who doesn't want to read this but does so anyway.
3. The first person who thinks a good meme makes a good journal.

THREE THINGS I DID LAST NIGHT:
1. Hung out on Twitter.
2. Created my DW account.
3. Concluded I'm a social media addict.

THREE PEOPLE I LAST TALKED TO ON THE PHONE:
1. A man from the mobile Internet service provider.
2. A woman from the ISP.
3. Another man from the ISP.

THREE THINGS I AM GOING TO DO TOMORROW:
1. See my boyfriend.
2. Hang out online.
3. Do some studying, I promise, seriously.

THREE OF MY FAVORITE DRINKS:
1. Coffee
2. Herbal tea
3. Water

THREE THINGS THAT MADE ME SMILE TODAY:
1. The sheer silliness of this meme.
2. When the ISP problem seemed solved, until I realized there may still come a huge bill.
3. What else? *Feigns smile.* This.