CHAOSTOCOSMOS

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Color Test Results

imageYour Existing Situation

Feels there are barriers between herself and the essential things she desires.

Your Stress Sources

"Needs some help and support in order to improve her current situation. Her lack of appreciation and understanding makes her feel as though no real connection exists, causing her to feel touchy and sensitive. She needs to feel safer and more carefree. Wants to get away from the depressing relationship and re-establish her individuality. She is sexually self-disciplined which makes her unable to give to much to others; however, the isolation she feels makes her wanting to surrender and give in to her sexual desires. Her mixed emotions make her feel a weakness she must overcome, so she continues to hold back her feelings and is confident that makes her uniqueness stand out.

Your Restrained Characteristics

Feels she is getting less than she deserves for all her hard work; however, she makes no effort to change things and tries to make the best of the situation.

Finds satisfaction in sexual activity, but is emotionally detached which prevents her from becoming too involved.

Her confidence is low but she is unable to admit that is the reason for her avoidance of conflict. Feels it is a situation out of her control and she is making the best of it.

She is being forced to forgo happiness and pleasure and on hold for a new situation due to her limiting circumstances.

Your Desired Objective

Wants interesting and exciting things to happen in her life. She is able to make others like her, because of her genuine concern for them. She is charming and open and makes friends easily. She can have an over-active imagination, which leads her to fantasize and daydream.

Your Actual Problem

Feeling anxious and restless frustration toward current situation or unfulfilled emotional requirements are causing stress. Tries to escape into a fantasy-type environment full of sympathy, understanding, and artistic beauty.

Your Actual Problem #2

Impressed by unique and one of a kind things and by people with exceptional personalities. Tries to takes the characteristics she likes in other people and apply it to herself as well as coming across as a unique individual.

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Links of the day 08/31/2011

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Depression Test Results

Disorder Your Score
Major Depression: Extremely High
Dysthymia: High
Bipolar Disorder: Very Slight
Cyclothymia: Slight
Seasonal Affective Disorder: High
Postpartum Depression: N/A
Take the Depression Test

Clearly “for entertainment purposes only”, but as I already knew my diagnoses, I’m able to say that the results seem accurate.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Links of the day 08/30/2011

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Monday, 29 August 2011

Classic Car Club in Miaoulis Square, Ermoupolis


This was today and I see *Herbie* is still there, which I’ve seen in photos and videos from the island on many occasions. Smile  Via: SyrosToday

Related posts: Another visit to Ermoupolis, Miaouli Square - Ermoupolis

Links of the day 08/29/2011

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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Links of the day 08/28/2011

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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Links of the day 08/27/2011

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Friday, 26 August 2011

Links of the day 08/26/2011

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Thursday, 25 August 2011

A Healthy Lunch

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Consisted of: Co-Op watercress, spinach, red and ruby chard salad with warm chilli dressing; spiced roast sweet potato and butternut squash, plus a slab of Quorn protein pretending to be a chicken fillet slathered with a quick sauce made from a teaspoon each of honey, Dijon mustard, soy sauce and ground ginger, inspired by this recipe for Honey Mustard Chicken Fillets. Simples!

The Quorn thingies truly are a close approximation of a chicken fillet … just so long as you realise that the type they are closest to is this one! Smile

You wouldn’t want to eat them (either type!) without serious disguise, but once they’re masked with the sauce, you soon forget that they’re not really food. Then neither is half the stuff sold in supermarkets these days and, personally I’d sooner eat *plastic* Quorn than 100% water, seriously abused chicken.

My lunch resembles those proportions most days, which would seem pretty good:

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WOT no grains like the recommendations? Nope, coz I have a small wholegrain roll each day and prefer to have that on it’s own for “afternoon tea” to space my meals out through the day. I have the regulation size portion of beans with another plate of salad for dinner and, of course, oaty roughage cereal for breakfast.

Can I have my medal for sticking to this regime now? It’s paying off though: I’ve lost another 4 pounds! Only another 32 pounds to go. LOL!

Links of the day 08/25/2011

  • "CarerWatch have put the letter on hold as they are now in negotiations with Atos, who have conceded that the site should be restored. "

    tags: ATOS benefits cosmos DWP

  • "A live online diary of individuals living with Fibromyalgia, the effects it has on their daily life, impact on relationships, impact on work and socialising. What the daily routines are, what the triggers are and how doing different activities affects them and causes Fibromyalgia Flare 'a full flare up of widespread pain brought on by a stressful/emotional/tiring event'"

    tags: fibromyalgia cosmos

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Links of the day 08/24/2011

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If I Only Had a Brain

imageSo there I was, standing in the middle of my bedroom for some time. Probably only seconds, but a goodly number of them. I'd had to get up for something and before I did, I'd mentally reminded myself to remember something else. I'd done whatever I'd got up for and was standing there, drinking my lemon water, when I began to have that vague feeling that there was something I was supposed to be remembering. You know: it's the same feeling when you leave the house and know that there's something you've forgotten, but you can't actually identify what it is.

My mind was blanker than the first (or last) page of an unwritten novel, but I eventually remembered that what I'd reminded myself to do was to take my daily handful of various supplements - you know, the ones that I had the lemon water – that I was drinking - to take them with!

Oh yeah, the reason I'd got up in the first place was to get my painkillers out, coz my pain levels have soared once again with the change in weather.

Clearly, the brain fog quotient has increased with it, commensurably!

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“Fibromyalgia: turning intelligent people into brainless scarecrows, for centuries.” Oh well, I guess there are some compensations!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Links of the day 08/23/2011

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Monday, 22 August 2011

Links of the day 08/22/2011

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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Links of the day 08/21/2011

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Links of the day 08/17/2011

  • The decision of a Spanish-British couple to live in the UK (as in the case of Nick Clegg MP, the Deputy Prime Minister, and his Spanish wife) has no undesirable consequences in terms of expat voting rights, because the Spanish spouse has a lifelong right to vote in Spanish national elections. But a decision made by a similar couple to live somewhere like Spain would, under the present legislation, lead to the denial of voting rights to the British spouse after15 years.

    tags: expat cosmos

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Links of the day 08/16/2011

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Monday, 15 August 2011

Links of the day 08/15/2011

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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Links of the day 08/14/2011

  • "We cannot replace one opportunist mob with another. This needs to be a time for calm and compassion, for conversation and questioning. Neither the right nor the left can afford to let themselves be blinded by prejudice and anger."

    tags: uk cosmos

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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Links of the day 08/13/2011

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Friday, 12 August 2011

Who’s idea was it to make them red?

imagePoor old Alf is not alone. There’s one of these boxes on the main road right by the turning into our estate, so, one day when someone was bringing me home in a car, I instructed them to “turn right at the dog shit box” (as you do) and they had replied something along the lines that they had thought it was a post box.

Hardly surprising, because they are almost indistinguishable.

Whoever decided that these things should be red in the UK, the same colour as the post boxes, needs hanging, or better yet, castrating by the vet.

Whilst I suppose it would be too much to ask that the post boxes be changed to a sensible colour like yellow, why not make the shit boxes brown in keeping with their content, or a nice eco-green perhaps. Red was just stupid.

Then again, expecting common sense here is equally daft!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Links of the day 08/11/2011

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Backed up against the wall

For ages – I’m talking years – I’ve had the tune of this playing over and over in my head (off an on), but I just couldn’t tie it down; couldn’t work out what it was called or who it was by. Found it! I still don’t know WHY! Smile

Links of the day 08/10/2011

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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Links of the day 08/09/2011

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A mobility quiz

  1. Handicapped_Accessible_sign.svg.medHow far can you comfortably walk?

    You answered: Less than a street away

    If you have trouble walking, see your GP to look for causes and possible remedies. For example, is the root problem knee pain or lack of stamina? You may get around better with a walking stick or walking frame.

    Walking frames let you steady yourself more if you're in danger of losing your balance and falling. Some models come with a seat that allows you to sit and rest, or consider an electric wheelchair or mobility scooter.

  2. Can you climb stairs?

    You answered: With difficulty, perhaps one flight

    To prevent falls, make sure all stairs have secure handrails and good lighting. If you have trouble climbing stairs, think about whether you can modify your home, for example, if you have steps in front of your house, install a ramp. If climbing stairs inside your home becomes too hard, you may want to consider installing a stairlift or moving to a ground floor flat or one-storey house.

  3. Do you have trouble with cooking or doing housework?

    You answered: Yes, often

    People with limited mobility can sometimes manage daily tasks better with the help of special devices. There are kitchen aids to help you cook more easily. Carpet sweepers can help people who can't push heavy vacuums, plus there are many more devices to help you clean your home. Altenatively, consider taking on a cleaner to help you.

    Talk to your local council’s social services department about any assistance you may be entitled to, or ask a charity like Help the Aged for advice.

  4. Do you have trouble with bathing or dressing?

    You answered: Yes, often

    You may be able to bathe or dress yourself with helpful devices, such as bath and shower seats, grab bars or Velcro garment fasteners. If you have trouble with bathing, washing your hair and dressing on your own, see if a relative or friend can help you. If you can, hire a helper who is trained to assist you for a short time each day. Talk to your local council’s social services department about any assistance you may be entitled to, or ask a charity like Help the Aged for advice.

  5. Are you able to drive?

    You answered: Not at all

    Limited mobility, as well as poor vision or memory problems, can put an end to driving, but the right tools can help some people continue to drive safely. You can also ask if a relative, neighbour or friend can take you along when they go to the shops or perhaps run errands for you. Many local authorities offer free or reduced fares for elderly or disabled passengers on public transport, such as the bus or train, making it easier for you to keep doctor's appointments and social engagements.

  6. Do you do all your own shopping?

    You answered: Rarely, I need help to shop

    Fit your walking frame, electric wheelchair or mobility scooter with a bag or basket to help you to get some shopping done. If shopping is a big struggle, you may need assistance. There may be volunteers in your area who will help with trips to the shops. Many supermarkets allow you to order online and will bring the bags of shopping to your home.

  7. Do you turn down family or social events because of limited mobility?

    You answered: Yes, often

    It can be easy to become socially isolated. Contact your local council to see what services are available for social activities, such as day centres or support groups, where you may make new friends and discover many enjoyable activities. If it's hard for you to leave your home, speak to a charity such as Help the Aged or your local council to see if there are volunteers who can pop in once a week to provide company or talk with you about any problems you're having.

  8. How often do you feel sad about your limited mobility?

    You answered: Most of the time

    Health and mobility problems, along with loss of independence and social isolation, can affect your quality of life. If you feel sad, irritable or tired much of the time, or if you have trouble with sleeping or eating, talk to your GP about whether you're depressed. There are treatments that can help. Also, reach out to your friends and family. Think about volunteering or join a group of people who share your interests. Keeping strong social contacts helps to counter isolation.

Are health problems limiting your mobility?

Monday, 8 August 2011

Links of the day 08/08/2011

  • "According to tea enthusiast site The Right Tea, catnip's calming properties can help relieve stress, anxiety, and help treat insomnia and migraines. It is a natural antacid and can help with colic, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and flatulence. " Meow! :)

    tags: cosmos

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Please can I have one?

Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Meets Blue Bicolour Kitten 

A Spaniel puppeh, I mean.

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Sunday, 7 August 2011

Links of the day 08/07/2011

  • "... because psychiatric masturbation is a lot nicer than being a proper journalist, writing proper articles and making a proper newspaper. "

    tags: me_cfs cosmos

  • "Surely it is high time S@P, and the other two rating agencies were brought down, in another age the directors of these company's would have been charged with treason. Prior to the crash of 2008, not one of these agencies down graded the banks who were about to crash the US and European economies. And now, at a time when the world economy is on a precipice, these jerks come out with this. One wonders if their real intention is to tip it off the edge, as one cannot but notice the markets are calling for more government austerity and tax cuts for the wealthy. They have concluded the only way they can maintain their wealth and power, is to ring fence the wealthy, pauperise the masses, and they do not care how they achieve this."

    tags: cosmos

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Saturday, 6 August 2011

Lay Your Head On My Pillow

Finally caught the little cutie pie on film, sleeping with his head on his little “Love” pillow on my bed. And I hope you realise that I had to stay awake ages, watching him and listening to the loud snoring to ensure he was properly asleep and not going to wake up as soon as I pointed the flash in his face! If that doesn’t melt a few hearts, please get checked for a pulse. Smile 

(“The cutie pies they all know, They can always lay on my pillow …”, from Lay Your Head On My Pillow by Tony Toni Tone)

Links of the day 08/06/2011

  • "Is it just me, or does the British press appear to have lost its collective mind? How many times do these journos need to have Malcolm Hooper and other rational, clear-headed people take pains to explain to them that Simon Wessely—a.k.a. Crybaby—is up to his neck in nasty deeds, fraudulent science and conflicts of interest that rise to the level of obscene? "

    tags: me_cfs cosmos

  • "The consultation document [...] provides a useful and fairly noncontroversial summary of rights protections as they currently exist within the UK constitutional structure. "

    tags: uk cosmos

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Friday, 5 August 2011

Wireless Cat

imageA rare technological breakthrough was observed in Dullsville-On-Sea, on the south coast of England today, it has emerged.

The event is thought to be the first ever successful chronometric synchronization of a completely wireless cat with a laptop.

The wireless cat had attempted to synchronize itself at around 17:05 hours, however, this was not allowed and the animal encountered a bad gateway.

The cat then went off in a huff and returned to sleep mode nearby.

However, its next attempt at synchronization was successful. “At the exact moment that the laptop’s internal clock (itself synchronized to the world time server) clicked over to 18:00 hours (otherwise known as dinner time), wireless cat woke up and stretched,” reports our correspondent on the spot.

Usually, these wireless cats make several, repeated, unsuccessful attempts, always out of synch and, so far, had resisted all attempts at resetting them.

This is a first, although it’s not envisaged they will become dependable.

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