Ow

Jul. 11th, 2017 09:45 am
highlyeccentric: French vintage postcard - a woman in feminised army uniform of the period (General de l'avenir)
I'm back from the UK! Many things have happened, some good some bad some ???. Instead of any of them I wish to report:

I have a wisdom tooth. It has come through behind my existing molars, instead of underneath them, which is nice. It's not straight (about 20 degrees off upright) but it's not perpendicular or driving straight into my other teefs, so that's better than expected. There's not really enough space for it back there, so it wasn't ever going to come out straight.

However: ow. It's currently not completely out (3/4 corners are free), and the teething pressure/pain is still hangin' around. I realised a while ago that was one source of my frequent 'aargh everything hurts, no, wait if I think about it I don't actually have a headache or an injury?' elusive pain thingies. I'm just so acclimated to jaw pressure (thanks, braces) that it legit doesn't register as a sensation I should pay attention to, until it gets quite severe.

I'm hoping that now the tooth is free it will settle the fuck down; I realise it's much more likely that there's just not enough space in my jaw for it and I will have this pain until I woman up and see a dental surgeon. In the meantime I have baby teething gel.

Also, new tooth means NEW WAYS TO BITE MY MOUTH. It's not fun.
highlyeccentric: road sign: car eaten by monster (pic#320259)
I HAVE COME UP WITH A CUNNING PLAN. Several months in advance, so I can prepare properly.

Things that I do in winter: stay inside, staring at a fixed point, consuming audiobooks or TV; consume vast amounts of cheese and potatoes; be miserable
Things that I do not do (much) in winter: exercise

Reasons I do not exercise:
- outside bad
- lack of outside-worthy clothes
- outside cold!
- decision fatigue: get home, go flop, no more going places
- depress: does not enjoy anything, therefore does not enjoy things normally would enjoy about running, eg, ducks
- outside too dark to see ducks!

Reasons I should exercise:
- lose weight? at least stop gaining weight? (this is the least useful motivation ever, but it must be noted that outgrowing my exercise pants significantly hampers further exercise)
- wish not to make fool of self on 'gentle walks' with swiss people (this is a good motivator: it is the only reason I'm running at all)
- short-term energy boost / smugness / etc (less effective in winter anyway, because depress)
- long-term supposed to be good for mental elfs?

Things I have already figured out are significantly more likely to lead me to exercising:
- monotonous routine (run same route. every time. bonus points if ducks)
- eradicate decision fatigue by using app which tells me what to do when
- minimal human interaction
- Ridiculous music choices
- bicycles if not on roads

CUNNING PLAN:

GYM. Go to gym before 6pm, for minimal human interaction. Pick a gym between uni and home, in order not to get home and then go flop. If necessary, play the 'no speak french!' card for avoiding human interaction.
GYM HAS: running machine. Can stare into space and obey instructions. Bicycle machines that are not on roads.

BUT THAT IS VERY BORING.

CARROT: PODFIC. Headphones in ears is a great way to avoid humans in gyms!

I'm gonna be miserable, staring at a fixed point and consuming trash media anyway, right? If I can somehow convince myself that the best place to do this is in a warm gym while running on the spot, we might achieve either long-term mental elfs benefits or at least cardio-vascular fitness.

Salary goes up in September; there's a 'woman fitness' gym on my street with student deals. If I start this in october or november, when I still have some cope, I might be able to establish an actual habit?

GAAAAH

Jan. 15th, 2010 01:23 pm
highlyeccentric: Paranoia/Anxiety OTP (Paranoia/Anxiety OTP)
New glasses arrived! New glasses are spiffy lookin'.

New glasses are, however, making me dizzier. Suspect this is because I haven't yet learnt to filter out peripheral vision, so clashing input at two different resolutions. Also, everything is BIGGER. It's WEIRD. The font sizes are wrong! I can't deal with font sizes being wrong!

New glasses are going to improve my posture, though. If I try to lean in to the screen, everything is WAY TOO CLOSE. And I can't look down at my hands while typing, or I look under the glasses and make myself dizzy. And if I squirm and put my head on one side, the glasses frame makes a sideways line which is very distracting.
highlyeccentric: Firefley - Kaylee - text: "shiny" (Shiny)
Public servant lenses, apparently. For people who actually have decent vision but whose eyes go spacky from long-term computer use.

I ordered spiffy purple frames. [personal profile] kayloulee should be proud of me.

Finally, I am deeply enamoured of

a) Medicare Australia and the Australian health care system in general, for bulk-billed eye exams

and

b) my parents' private health insurance fund, and its nifty halfway-grownup program whereby independant adults under 25 pay part of your own cover (hospital and ambulance, I think) and the rest can stay under your parents' family cover. I would not want to be paying the price tag on those glasses without it.

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