Hi. I'm Amber. I like ladies, Star Trek, Teen Wolf, and porn. Come say hi any time. Malia art is by Daunt. Sometimes I persuade my friends to indulge my whims. It's pretty great. Maybe we could be friends, too. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.
i am drunk and wish to make poor decisions but i’m limited to drinking more and ordering pizza. i am doing both. internet help. i am on skype: affectingly1
Mmmmm :D I love when people list Jim as a favorite. MY BABY
JIMMY T. KIRK IS THE FICTIONAL LOVE OF MY LIFE OKAY. I HAVE A LOT OF EMOTIONS.
Teen Wolf: everybody in the main cast and also braeden because she makes me so happy. that is where my heart is right now. I honestly could not choose, the part I love the most is the way they are together. their relationships make me so happy.
star trek: jim, bones, nyota: i will fight people over all three of them.
slow realization that 2 out of 3 emissaries now have been in love with their alphas
I’m breaking my hiatus because I want to tell you all to go buy Eternal Night by Carina MacKenzie. I squeezed it in between studying for OB this week and am NOT regretting it. It’s so good and I DON’T WANT TO PUT IN SPOILERS but I will just say that I kind of love Weston a ton and Peitha makes me really really happy. It’s just a really great story about friendship and love and hope wrapped up in a lot of fun and reimagined mythology. I LOVED IT.
Also, I really want two sequels just about Weston and Peitha because I love them so much. GO READ IT RIGHT NOW OKAY.
Let us be vividly clear about this.
What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.
Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and killed by racist vigilante forces is not an unfortunate coincidence.
The New York Times deliberately played into an archaic American tradition in devaluing both the merit of black life and the tragedy of black death.
They chose the day of his funeral, as his family, friends and activists everywhere have to grapple with a human being lost to pontificate about how he was “no angel”. Michael Brown was many things to many people; a son, a brother, a cousin, a nephew and another black causality of murderous police institutions and today, amidst all the racist violence he, his loved ones and community have had to endure, he was going to finally receive the respect and moment of honor he deserved and NYT decided today, of all days, to tune in their audience onto wholly irrelevant facts about his life - that in turn, transform the very injustice surrounding his death and the following police violence that plagued Ferguson into a national panel about whether or not his death is actually worth mourning and their language suggested that to them, it indeed is not.
This was hardly an accident or mistake. This is the perpetual hostility that is met against black life in America. The consensus is that black people deserve no respect and for black life to be legitimized and honored, we must meet a list of prerequisites. Subsequently, if black people aren’t valued, neither are our deaths understood as tragic or murders seen as criminal action.
This has been the atmosphere of America since its inception and much has not improved.
"Who cooked the Last Supper?: The Women’s History of the World"- Rosalind Miles (via fyeahnursingthings)
Fuck, now I really want some fanart. Think of all the passive, prim-looking, saintly portraits we’ve seen of Florence Nightingale! I want to see her with a hammer.
customer service people perform a great deal of uncompensated emotional labor
the sad thing is, people think that getting yelled at is just ‘part of their job.’ case in point: my mom called the gas company yesterday to have our service shut off b/c we’re moving. she waiting on hold 30 minutes only to be told when she finally got to a rep that their system was down and they were unable to take work orders. granted, that’s kind of a shitty thing to be told after 30 minutes of waiting, but my mom just started SCREAMING at this person and then told them to fuck off and hung up. And when I called her on it, she just said, ‘oh, that happens all the time. they don’t even care. it’s part of the job.’
and i go, ‘actually, no it’s not. it’s a shitty thing that sometimes happens because people think customer service workers are their emotional punching bags. you haven’t worked a customer service job since you were 22. trust me, when some stranger starts screaming at you over something you can’t control, it’s really shitty and emotionally draining.’
'well, maybe that'll mean they'll talk to their boss and it'll get the problem fixed!'
'that's really not how that system works. most likely, that person now thinks you're a raging asshole and the only talking they'll be doing about you is to their coworkers and friends about how some woman was a total jerk to them.'
Like, by the end of it, I think I had her KIND OF understanding, but to her, I was just being oversensitive and ridiculous. That’s PART OF THE JOB. She didn’t get that it’s only part of the job because people like her MAKE IT part of the job. And customer service people really do not get paid to be screamed at like that.
Sometimes my mom is an asshole, y’all.
appolsaucy replied to your post “OKAY SO. I’ve never heard of the decreased appetite from taking sugar OUT of your diet that devildoll described, BUT that sort of pinged me to something else. What I DO know about the body and glucose/sugar is that it’s tightly regulated with the pancreas and glucagon/insulin production. Usually, if you have low blood sugar, that’s when you get hungry. Because you NEED a certain level of glucose in your system for your cells to function. When you have high blood sugar, there’s a loss of appetite”that is definitely the case. before my diabetes diagnosis, I was running so high that I felt like I had low blood sugar when I was at 200 (instead of like….80). there’s definitely an adjustment period while your insulin levels out.
YES. When I was eating so much sugar, I was always hungry and exhausted. Which made me want to eat MORE sugar.
Now I am actually feeling more awake because Im sleeping a lot deeper at night, which is something I always notice when I go off sugar: much better sleep.
SORRY FOR REBLOGGING THIS I CAN DELETE THIS IF YOU WANT, but it’s easier for responding…
SO LIKE, your body stores extra glucose as fat, that’s what insulin does, it stimulates the uptake of glucose into adipose tissue if you’ve got too much glucose (sugar) circulating. glucagon does the reverse of this, breaking down your glucose reserves and increasing your blood sugar level. type II diabetes is when your body stops responding to insulin because it’s been overexposed to it, so you can’t regulate your blood sugar on your own. This is why typically type II diabetics don’t do insulin shots, they take prescription meds. Because giving them more insulin isn’t effective. (Type I diabetics, which typically manifests in childhood, just don’t produce insulin, which is why they take insulin shots and are NOT on any oral meds, typically.)
QUESTION: when you were pregnant, do you know if you had issues with your blood sugar?
Eating lots of sugar regularly can make your insulin levels spike like crazy, for sure. If your body is used to having lots of sugar at regular intervals, cutting it out would definitely cause weird things.
Also, my pathophysiology text tells me that IBS is often associated with lactose and other sugar intolerances. So it’s not unusual for one person to have a combination of things. And it’s basically like, ‘learn to manage your stress, eat a high fiber diet, and if that doesn’t work, go to the doctor and get on prescription meds.’ SO THERE YOU GO, THAT IS WHAT MY EXPENSIVE EDUCATION AND FANCY NURSING TEXTBOOKS HAVE FOR YOU.
I definitely had blood sugar issues with my second one, but not enough to have gestational diabetes. Just enough for my midwife to be somewhat concerned.
THIS IS ALL REALLY HELPFUL. I am actually going to cut-paste a bunch of this in an email to a friend who has had similar issues with IBS in the past. It’s interesting to hear that about IBS because I have only heard people say the lactose stuff, but not the sugar stuff! For me, IBS has often been high stress + sugar addiction. So much.
NURSE AMBER, I have another, unrelated question: is there a known correlation between heart arrhythmia/palpitations and your period?
I definitely have noticed an increase of heart-related symptoms (I have a first degree av block with mild regurgitation) right before my period. It comes right along with increased breast tenderness and joint pain, so I assume it’s hormonal. I also remember first feeling heart palpitations just around the beginning of puberty (junior highschool).
Yes, there is a known correlation between palpitations and the hormonal shifts during menstruation (also pregnancy and menopause), this I know off the top of my head, but I can’t remember the exact physiological reaction that’s happening to cause it. But it occurs even in people with typical hearts. Hearts are really sensitive to a variety of things, they have to be, but it can mean they react when maybe they shouldn’t. Since hearts don’t have brains, they can’t filter out unnecessary reactions to chemical signals, they just have to react as if it’s all necessary/urgent.
Usually, it’s nothing to be worried about, but if you ever feel sick to your stomach, short of breath, sweaty, run a fever, and/or have chest pain in conjunction with the palpitations, I would get to the ER tout de suite.