March 19th, 2012

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Cats still dominate my life.

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I've now had 2 days with almost no wrist or thumb pain. Huzzah! Even when washing my hair, which was nigh unto excruciating for several months, I didn't experience more than an occasional twinge. It still hurts the most when I'm in bed, trying to fall asleep or trying to wake up, probably because my movements are less careful during those times, but I'm just excited that it's so much better! It was July 2011 that I carried the damn chairs that started this whole problem, so it's about time!

In other news, I've become obsessed with an online "to do" app called Toodledo, which also has a version available for the iPhone. I've been playing with it on and off for the past 2 days. It's fun! I've always been an avid list writer, and this allows me to indulge that particular quirk. I haven't tried it out on my iPhone yet, but I'm looking forward to it. Lists! Cool!

I wish there was some way to graph your LJ entries based on what "mood" you indicated, just because I'm curious. I think I've been using the "tired" label extensively for months now.

I've been feeling rotten about my weight lately, but then I was watching this week's episode of "Criminal Minds," and one of my favorite characters was getting a fair amount of attention, all about how her boyfriend wanted to get married but she didn't, and I realized, "Hey, wait a minute. She's fat. She's really cool, and brilliant, and strong, and beautiful, and admirable, and someone many viewers would want to be like ... and she's fat. Her weight is never mentioned, never an issue ... she's just a cool person who happens to be fat. How often does that happen on mainstream tv?" And so I felt a bit better by the time the episode finished, like being fat doesn't necessarily mean that I suck. Like even Hollywood is starting to accept that you can totally rock and be fat at the same time. And that rocks.

I still want to work on my weight, purely for health reasons, but I'm no longer beating myself up about the whole thing.

Hey, Hollywood ... see what kind of impact you can have? See how you can encourage people to feel good about themselves, instead of bad?