Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It Couldn't Be More True

Emotions Run Amok in Sleep-Deprived Brains Charles Q. Choi

Without sleep, the emotional centers of our brains dramatically overreact to bad experiences, research now reveals.

"When we're sleep deprived, it's really as if the brain is reverting to more primitive behavior, regressing in terms of the control humans normally have over their emotions," researcher Matthew Walker, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Berkeley, told LiveScience.

Anyone who has ever gone without a good night's sleep is aware that doing so can make a person emotionally irrational. While past studies have revealed that sleep loss can impair the immune system and brain processes such as learning and memory, there has been surprisingly little research into why sleep deprivation affects emotions, Walker said.

Walker and his colleagues had 26 healthy volunteers either get normal sleep or get sleep deprived, making them stay awake for roughly 35 hours. On the following day, the researchers scanned brain activity in volunteers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while they viewed 100 images. These started off as emotionally neutral, such as photos of spoons or baskets, but they became increasingly negative in tone over time-for instance, pictures of attacking sharks or vipers.

"While we predicted that the emotional centers of the brain would overreact after sleep deprivation, we didn't predict they'd overreact as much as they did," Walker said. "They became more than 60 percent more reactive to negative emotional stimuli. That's a whopping increase-the emotional parts of the brain just seem to run amok."

The researchers pinpointed this hyperactive response to a shutdown of the prefrontal lobe, a brain region that normally keeps emotions under control. This structure is relatively new in human evolution, "and so it may not yet have adapted ways to cope with certain biological extremes," Walker speculated. "Human beings are one of the few species that really deprive themselves of sleep. It's a real oddity in nature."

In modern life, people often deprive themselves of sleep "almost on a daily basis," Walker said. "Alarm bells should be ringing about that behavior-no pun intended."

Future research can focus on which components of sleep help restore emotional stability-"whether it's dreaming REM sleep or slow-wave, non-dreaming forms of sleep," Walker said.

Many psychiatric disorders, "particularly ones involving emotions, seem to be linked with abnormal sleep," he added. "Traditionally people mostly thought the psychiatric disorders were contributing to the sleep abnormalities, but of course it could be the other way around. If we can find out which parts of sleep are most key to emotional stability, we already have a good range of drugs that can push and pull at these kinds of sleep and maybe help treat certain kinds of psychiatric conditions."

The findings are detailed in the Oct. 23 issue of the journal Current Biology.

57 comments:

Deanna said...

Jesus, I could have told you that. Why do you think I'm so psychotic?

Richard said...

Well yeah. I'm just glad that science is finally catching up to what we've all known for years. I found the whole frontal lobe thing fascinating.

Richard said...

Gosh, that company man Bob Dylan sure loves both corporations and advertising on behalf of them. He appears in ads more frequently than he makes albums! It's post-modern art! No one listens to music anymore anyway.

So, now the mystical poet is selling cadillacs. And what great depths can Dylanologists old and young pull together about this mysterious man of integrity. What great insight can we gave in awe at discovering? That God himself uses his turn signal when cutting off 18-wheelers.

The answer is blowing in the wind emanating from the tight handling of the new cadillace. And then that very same wind blows of Ms. Botox's face revealing her Victoria's Secret undergarments. At least her iPod was undisturbed.

Say, let me drink some Planet Waves wine to help me relax!

JoJo Dancer said...

The wine will wash down the slice of dead horse.

Richard said...

and hopefully the leave the refreshing aftertaste of success

Richard said...

Anyone out there have any advice on computer repair?

Richard said...

actually scratch the above for now, I got some decent technical advice. Hopefully, it works.

Deanna said...

This is cool.

Richard said...

That's awesome. On WFMU they also have the singing icebergs.

Now in total silliness...
Jackie and I created something fun...SPOT THE REAL PRODUCT NAME. WINNERS RECIEVE A SPECIAL PRICE OF SPECIAL VALUE!

A) OTIS SPUNKMEYER'S COOKIES
B) UNCLE SPUZZ'S CREAMY CENTER CAKES
C) MR JIT'S BITS
D) JIZ JOHNSON BROTHERS BRAND DESERTS
E )GUY GLUE'S GOODIES
F) BABY BATTER'S BAKED TREATS
G) FEMALE EJACULATIONS'S ALL ORGANIC BREAD SPREAD
H) DADDY RIM'S FUDGE PACKS
I) MIXER'S BRAND CHOCOLATE-VANILLA SHOCKER

Richard said...

Jackie did this on Myspace, and now Im doing it here, to you:

Do you feel it? Uh!:

105 Secrets

1. real name – Richard Matthew Michael Joseph Millett IV
2. likes - Quiet, Sunrises, Strawberry Lemonade
3. single or taken – 6 years (so far) with the wonderful Liz Ramirez
4. zodiac – Libra, but astrology is a total lie
5. male or female - All man!
6. elementary – My dear Watson
7. middle – To be avoided
8. high school - Tiresome
9. eye color - Blue
10. hair color -Blonde
15. are you a health freak - Im alive
17. do you have a crush on someone - Turtle
18. do you like yourself - Overall, yes
19. piercings - Olive
20. tattoos - Phone
21. righty or lefty - Infinity

FIRSTS
22. first surgery - Gland
23. first piercings - Missile
24. first best friend - Tony LaMarca. I think he was in it for the toys.
25. first trophy - #1 Grandson 1985, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1996
26. first sport - Badminton
27. first pet - Duke, who can be seen on the cover of Life Isn't Hard
28. first vacation - Kindergarten
29. first kiss - Either Jenny or Nicole or Mary
30. first crush - Christine

CURRENTLY-
49. eating - Light
50. drinking - Air
51. I'm about to - Answer another question
52. listening- to Eliza type
53. waiting for - Bush to leave office
54. wearing - An ugly sweater, stupid pants and shitty shoes

FUTURE-
55. want kids - Perhaps
56. want to get married - Liz and I figure it's inevitable
57. careers in mind - Emperor
58. do you WANT to go to college - Of course not, but I may in a few short years
59. if you won $1 million, whats the first thing you would spend money on? - I'd invest part of it, and the rest would go towards making sure my family and I can live safely and happily. Also, a portion would go to support certain "causes"

MISC.
60. do you like wearing socks? Parachute
61. what song do you think describes you? - I Want To Be Rich
62. whats your favorite music genre? Lacayo
63. what was your favorite cartoon as a kid? Voltron
64. what kind of phone do you have? Homeland Security Deluxe
65. do you have braces? Yes
66. last place you ate at besides home? My car
67. favorite movie - You Killed Me First

WHICH IS BETTER WITH THE PREFERRED SEX ?
68. lips or eyes - Cunt
69. hugs or kisses - Stabbing
70. shorter or taller - Shorter
71. tan skinned or light - Lavender
72. romantic or spontaneous- You're one or the other? You can't be spontaneously romantic?
73. dark or light hair - Yes
74. muscular or normal - Uncut String
75. hook-up or relationship - I'm already married, so it doesn't matter
76. similar to you or different - I am everyone, no one is different from me
77. tattoo's or piercings - I'm washing my hair that night

HAVE YOU EVER-
78. kissed a stranger - You know everyone within 30 seconds
79. lied to get attention - Eleanor Roosevelt
80. been in a play/musical - I carried the flag at Iwo Jima
81. been in a chatroom - I was invited to one once with 3 riot grrls cooing about their love of Social Distortion. Haven't been back to one since.
82. broken someones heart - I don't think that's possible
83. turned someone down - No, I did them a favor
84. liked a friend as more than a friend - You mean God? No, friends are friends. I like to put the end in friend
85. skinny dipped - No, you have to pay to see me naked

DO YOU BELIEVE IN-
86. yourself - I believe I exist
87. miracles - Yes
88. ghosts - Energy
89. Santa Claus - Electricity
90. Sex on the first date - Banker
91. angels - Yes, yes

ANSWER TRUTHFULLY-
92. Is there one or more people you want to be with right now? Yes

93. If the person you like asked you out right now, what would you say? Ok, see you at 6

94. Are you cool? Flora

LASTS-
95. Text message - Around
96. Recieved call - Some lady asking to speak to Laura Barkenquest
97. Call made - To some lady, explaining how to update her database
98. Comment on myspace - From Jackie, Im sure
99. Missed Call - Liz maybe?
100. Person you kissed - Liz
101. You hugged – Liz
104. You slapped – Shazam's sucky cousin
105. Said I love you to – You

Richard said...

More surveys from Jackie!

secrets about yourself.
be honest no matter what.

[one] have you ever been asked out?
Not that I can remember

[two] where is your default picture taken?
Oak Park, February 2004

[three] what's your middle name?
Matthew Michael Joseph

[four] your current relationship status?
Liz and I were married in 2003.

[five] does your crush like you back?
Rocks

[six] what is your current mood?
Livid

[seven] what color underwear are you wearing?
None

[eight] what color bra are you wearing?
Seven

[ten] if you could go back in time and change something, what would you?
This is a question of such far reaching significance, I couldnt think of answering it

[eleven] if you must be an animal for one day, what?
Boa constrictor

[twelve] ever had a near death experience?
Nearly died in November 1993

[thirteen] something you do a lot?
Think

[fourteen] the song stuck in your head?
I Like My Shirt by Donovan
Look At This Shirt! by Matt Geraldi

[fifteen] who did you copy and paste this from?
Jaqi

[sixteen] name someone with the same birthday as you?
Anwar Saddat got killed on my birthday

[seventeen] when was the last time you cried?
Maybe a year ago

[eighteen] have you ever sung in front of a large audience?
Yes

[nineteen] if you could have one super power what would it be?
To control time

[twenty] what's the first thing you notice about the opposite (or same?) sex?
I notice if theyre making eye contact. If they are I smile and say hi and then look down. If not I keep looking down

[twenty-one] what do you usually order from starbucks?
I have never ordered from starbucks

[twenty-two] what's your biggest secret?
Im white

[twenty-three] favorite color?
Zebra

[twenty-five] do you still watch kiddy movies or tv shows?
I think 2 Dudes Catering sure counts

[twenty-six] what are you eating or drinking at the moment?
Plastic and styrofoam

[twenty-seven] do you speak any other languages?
Yes, LaMonta and I can speak backwards

[twenty-eight] what's your favorite smell?
Dog shit, fresh tar, nursing homes the Hillside garbage fire which is sadly closing

[twenty-nine] if you could describe your life in one word, which word would you use?
God

[thirty] when was the last time you gave/received a hug?
Its been 40 years

[thirty-one] have you ever kissed in the rain?
I kiss in the rain

[thirty-two] what are you thinking about right now?
Going home and trying to fix my computer

[thirty-three] what should you be doing?
Adding the ~MIC Leaders to Form B

[thirty-four] who was the last person that made you upset/angry?
You know who you are. Thats right, you better back up!

[thirty-six] do you like working in the yard?
I prefer working in metric system

[thirty-seven] if you could have any last name in the world, what would it be?
Reagan

[thirty-eight] do you act differently around the person you like?
I love everyone and yet I'm always acting. Alone in a crowd. Loud.

[thirty-nine] what is your natural hair color?
Ocean

[forty] who was the last person to make you cry?
Dennis

Deanna said...

OTIS SPUNKMEYER'S COOKIES

What's my prize?

Richard said...

Well, we promised you a special price at a special value. And that price is...$10 at 54% off. Congratulations!

Richard said...

more surveys to come!

Richard said...

NO MORE! (from jackie again)

The longest survey you'll ever fill out! Do the world a favor: fill it out and post it for all your friends. Do this because the person who sent it to you didn't sit here for ages for nothing. Answer all the questions honestly, no lying to avoid stuff.


Start Time: 2:28 PM
Name: Richard Michael Joseph Matthew Millett III
Sisters: I have billions of sisters
Brothers: I have billions of brothers
Shoe size: Sometimes 8 and sometimes 10
Height: 5'6"
What are you wearing? A delightful ensemble
Favorite Number? Wow
Favorite Drink? Fountains
Favorite Month? January
Favorite Person[s]? Madame Bhikaji Kama

***********Have You Ever*****************
Broken a bone: No
Been in a police car: No
Been on a boat: Yes
Swam in the ocean : Yes
Cried when someone died: No
Saved emails: Yes

--------------------------Ever Had- ------------------------------

Chicken pox: No
Stitches: Yes
Broken nose: No
-------------------Do You------------------------------------
Like cake? I like faces
Like school? I'd rather not

------------------------Questions----------------------------------------

Who was the last person you danced with? Flower Man
Who makes you smile? Police Academy 6

--------------------------Who------------------------

Who did you last yell at? Frown

-------------------Questions--------------------------

What are you listening to right now? Someone used a stapler

----------------------------Today did you------------------------------

1. Talk to someone you like as a friend? I said hi to the security guard
2. Get sick? For weeks on end. All stress related
3. Sing? Not yet. Im waiting for the midnight show
4. Miss someone? Not yet. Im waiting for the 6pm show

--------------------------Last person who ---------------------------

6. Who was in your bed besides you? The Friends
7. Talked to on the phone? Some guy who needed help with the Candidacy Form
8. Last person that made you cry? washington
9. Went to the movies with? Jewish Guy
10. You went to the mall with? ??????????????????????????????????????????

-------------------------Have you been to------------------------------
11. Been to Europe: Yes
12. Been to Asia: No, but I want to
13. Been to Russia: No
14. Been to the Bahamas: No
15. Been to Mexico: Yes
16. Been to Canada: Yes
17. Been to Africa: Only in my mind

----------------Random-----------------------

18. Do you like someone at the moment:? I Love You All! Except for you, you totally suck

19. What books are you reading right now:? Dressing Yourself: For Fun & For Profit by Mayor Bloomberg

20. Best feeling in the world: Gettin it sucked

21. Future kids names: well IF i have kids then: Orson, Roger, Susan, Grace and Nayota

22. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal: Not since 1986 or so

23. What's under your bed? My bills and insurance info

24. Who is your best friend(s)? The sky, the water, the animals, the smiling children

25. Who do you really want? Someone to fix my computer

26. How's your life right now? Frustrating

27. What's your favorite color?: All colours, all the time

28. Are you lonely right now?: I was last night till Liz showed up

-------------REVEAL A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF-------------

NOW...

Is your hair up?: Up down and all around

Is your phone right beside you?: Yes

Do you wish you were some where else?: I'm where I should be

Do you have plans for tonight:? Washing dishes with Liz. Plus exercise!

Who was the last person to call you?: Someone about something

Anything you regret?: I regret everything except everything

Ever stuck gum under a desk?: No!

Ever kicked something living?: The dog

Ever had your nails done?: Tortilla

Ever thrown up because you cried so hard? Flung

Had any plans last week? Yes

Who did you see last week? All the beautiful souls

Was last week interesting?: In context, yes

Kiss anyone last week?: Yes

Have you cussed?: Dolphin

-------------SPILL YOUR GUTS-------------

First thing you did this morning?: Turned on my computer

Last thing you ate?: Rice Krispie treat

What’s something you look forward to most in the next 6 weeks?: Peace of mind

What is the last movie you saw? You Killed Me First

Do you think someone is thinking about you right now? Well yeah

Do you wish on stars?: No

Does it work?: Yes

When was the last time you cried?: Like, a year ago

Do you like your handwriting?: Yes, it's more aesthetically please than anyone else's Ive seen

Are you a friendly person?: No, yes, fkhg;

Are you keeping a secret from the world?: No!

Whose bed did you sleep in last night?: Rich's

What shirt are you wearing???: Cliff Huxtable

What is the color of your bedsheets?: Maroon

What were you doing at 11 last night?: Asleep in front of the tv

Last person you talked to?: Wendy

Ever cried on a friends shoulder?: NO

Are you a normally happy person????: Why not

Is your self-esteem low?: It's all relative

Finish time? 3:00 PM

Richard said...

Taken from D's Myspace page:

6 years ago: October 2001

1.) How old were you?: 24

2.) Where did you go to school?: I was almost two years out of school

3) Where did you work?: Winter help at Oakbrook Mall Marshall Fields

4.) Where did you live?: With parents

5.) Where did you hang out?: The basement, Kappy's, driving around with Paul, the Empty Bottle and following Jack & Meg from state to state

6.) Did you wear glasses? Yes

7.) Who were your best friends? PK and a bunch of old ghosts I can't remember. Tim and I were about a month away from speaking again, and Liz and D only existed on the phone.

8.) How many tattoos did you have?: None

9.) How many piercing did you have?: None

10.) What car did you drive?: My much missed silver Taurus

11.) Had you been to a real party? What a stupid question

12.) Had You had your heart broken? No, but at the time I was trying to fix my broken spirit

13.) Single/Taken/Married/Divorced: Only weeks away from starting life with Liz

3 years ago: October 2004

1.) How old were you?: 27

2.) Where did you go to school? School was well in the rear view mirror by this point

3.) Where did you work? ELCA in DCM, months away from moving into the Foundation

4.) Where did you live? Westchester

5.) Where did you hang out? The ELCA Library, my bedroom

6.) Did you wear glasses? I've been wearing glasses since '87, so yeah

7.) Who were your best friend(s): The usual gang

8.) How many tattoos did you have? None

9.) How many piercing did you have? None

10) What car did you drive?: Still had my beloved '96 silver Taurus. By this point it had its famous blood stains

11) Had your heart broken?: Not at all

12.) Single/Taken/Married/Divorced? Liz and I had been married for a year at this point

Today:

1.) How old are you? 30

2.) Where do u go to school? : Fuck U

3.) Where do you work? The ELCA. Got fired from the Foundation in early 2006. Now I work in the RIS section of CO

4.) Where do you live? Westchester

5.) Do you wear glasses? Yes, but next year Im going to learn how to correct my vision

6.) Who are your close friends? The walls and floor

7.) Do you talk to your old friends? No

8.) How many piercings do you have? None

9.) How many tattoos? Go away

10.) What kind of car do you have? The black Taurus which is a fine car, but I still miss my roaring bad attitude silver Taurus

11.) Had your heart been broken? No but my spirit has been getting really tested lately

12.)Single/Taken/Married/Divorced?: Married for 4 years

Jackie said...

oh me me me me me!

6 years ago: October 2001

1.) How old were you?: 19

2.) Where did you go to school?: NWTC. tech school to get into university.

3) Where did you work?: sueann's bagels

4.) Where did you live?: with my parents.

5.) Where did you hang out?: uh... i drove to milwaukee and madison a lot. like every weekend, so there.

6.) Did you wear glasses? no.

7.) Who were your best friends? holly, eric, steph, aaron, trina, renee, sarah, laurie. for the most part, the same people except for a few.

8.) How many tattoos did you have?: None

9.) How many piercing did you have?: let's get embarassing, my eyebrow and maybe my nose then

10.) What car did you drive?: pearl! the blue dynasty.

11.) Had you been to a real party? yeah, several.

12.) Had You had your heart broken? nope.

13.) Single/Taken/Married/Divorced: single.

3 years ago: October 2004

1.) How old were you?: 22

2.) Where did you go to school? UW-Green Bay

3.) Where did you work? Sueann's bagels

4.) Where did you live? downtown Green Bay with Kaelin

5.) Where did you hang out? any bars on washington ave, kavarna, school

6.) Did you wear glasses? yes.

7.) Who were your best friend(s): um... same people as above for the most part.

8.) How many tattoos did you have? None

9.) How many piercing did you have? none at that time.

10) What car did you drive?: my badass blue and white gmc truck.

11) Had your heart broken?: uh, in the process, haha.

12.) Single/Taken/Married/Divorced? technically single, but i was in the throws of first lesbian love.

Today:

1.) How old are you? 25

2.) Where do u go to school? : nowhere. (i like how i surpassed all of uw-madison here, haha, that's the most interesting stuff!)

3.) Where do you work? nowhere currently, will start at ADC legal in november

4.) Where do you live? casselberry, FL

5.) Do you wear glasses? yes.

6.) Who are your close friends? most of the same people and add a little rich and liz to that recipe.

7.) Do you talk to your old friends? yes, most of my friends have been with me at least 10 years some like 20 years.

8.) How many piercings do you have? well just my ears now, since 8th grade

9.) How many tattoos? none... yet

10.) What kind of car do you have? i dont have a car.

11.) Had your heart been broken? i guess so, i dont like to admit it though, haha

12.)Single/Taken/Married/Divorced?: single, see a pattern?

Deanna said...

Wow, are you guys that bored?

Richard said...

no just that unable to focus on anything substantial

Richard said...

For all you lesbians out there.....

1. Are you feminine?
I used to be mistaken for a female all the time. Even though I've been losing weight i doubt it'll ever happen again on account of ever present facial hair and inevitable baldness.

Thats the physical...as for being feminine in other ways, I have no idea. Im not sure whats inherently male or inherently female. There are aggressive women and submissive men. Those are human traits, not gender ones. I have no fucking way of knowing. Im not the emotion designer.

2. Do you like Bi women?
I love women. Men I find difficult to deal with. Ive always been like that. Its not some political or social stance.

3. Are you a good kisser?
Ive gotten both cheers and jeers, just like Johnny Carson

4. Whats your favorite thing about women?
Ok one thing ive found between men and women that seems more inherent is competitiveness. That seems really male. I love the lack of competition in dealing with women. It keeps the air clean. This isnt some blanket statement or anything, so Im aware of competition within females, and so forth.

5. Do you play softball?
Not since grade school

6. Which would you prefer beach or movie?
I like to be by myself and watch You Killed Me First.

7. Do you like to make the first move?
I try to not move. I like where I live.

8. How many times have you been asked "how do 2 girls have sex"?
On way too many occasions. I buy porn not because Im a masterbatin fool, but cuz Im an educator.

9. How many times have you been asked "are you the girl or guy in the relationship"?
hmmm.. maybe a few times, i guess...

10. Do your parents know?
Know what?

11. Coke or Dr. Pepper?
Grape juice.

12. Nike...Adidas...Kswiss...puma?
Converse?

13. Have you ever proposed to a girlfriend?
No, Liz and I got married without any of the need for stuff like that.

14. Have you ever been cheated on?
Not to my knowledge.

15. Whats your favorite color?
Blue.

16. Do you do any drugs or drink?
No.

17. Do you have any piercings?
No.

18. Any tattoos?
No.

19. Do you ever get called by your last name or some random form of ?
I get called "sweetheart".

20. Do you like T.A.T.U. even though they're "fake" lesbians?
Fake or real, the music they made was worthless. And they're ugly.

21. Do you like Tegan and Sara.?
No.

22. Do you know at least one lesbian that sings and plays guitar at a local coffee shop?
No longer, thankfully. I'm out of college.

23.Have you ever watched But I'm A Cheerleader.?
Yes. Good film, and I love Bud Cort.

24. Lost and Delirious?
Neither.

25. Bound?:
I am free.

26. Gia?:
Only the nude parts.

27. D.E.B.S.?:
Bored.

28. Better Than Chocolate?
Air is much better than chocolate.

29. Kissing Jessica Stein?
No, but Stuffin' Martha's Muffin ruled

30. Any other good ones we missed?:
Life has passed you by

31. Who's your favorite famous lesbian?
Oscar Wilde

32. Do you love Angelina Jolie?
I've never met her.

33. Do you own a pair of cargo shorts?
No.

34. Polo shirts?
No.

35. Admit it, do you pop your collar?
No.

36. Do you love basketball shorts?
Yes, I love when they show the highlight reel.

37. Ever wear boxers to bed?
No.

38. Do you wear make up?
I stopped doing that around '91. I looked stupid in it.

39. Have you ever given flowers?
Yes.

40. Wrote a poem or song for someone?
For someone specifically? No. I write for the world. It's a gift to you.

41. Had a girl give you flowers or write a poem?
One girl wrote a poem called "I Want To Fuck Rich Millett", but I hated her and I never read the poem. I have no idea if Ive been given flowers, maybe.

42. Are you just as bad as one of the guys when watching a football game?
I don't watch football.

43. Would rather have a one night stand with a girl or a long relationship?
I'm married.

44. Do you like tattoos and piercings on a girl?
No.

45. Are you confident in bed?
I'm the same everywhere I go.

46. Ever get a bit freaky?
Oh, like when I speak in tounges and throw dishes at people? Yeah!

47. Do you like taking the lead or letting someone else?
I let other people win all the time.

48. Who is the hottest chick on the L-Word?
Mary Todd.

49. Do you shop more in the girl's or guy's side of stores?
I never buy clothes. I'm still wearing things bought for me in '94.

50. Have you ever noticed the difference between a gay girls and a straight girls dancing style?
Nope.

51. Can you be caught wearing a hat a lot?
Not so much.

52. Do you usually have your hair up in a pony tail or down?
When my hair was long I kept it up in a samurai bun.

53. How much rainbow stuff do you own?
I have that one Lightning Bolt album.

54. Have you ever been to a pride festival or parade?
No but I went to the Shriners circus as a kid.

55. Is chapstick a must for you when going out?:
No. What a stupid fucking question.

Deanna said...

Yay, I'm no longer a redhead!

Richard said...

Are you blonde again?

Richard said...

New Neil Young album...thoughts anyone?

Here's my quick thought on it---I think its brilliant and wonderful.

Deanna said...

No, I'm a brunette. It suits me far better.

I haven't bought the new Neil Young album yet, because I have to eat.

Tell me what's funny about this paragraph:
"A study last year of women from the Dominican Republic migrating to Spain, primarily to work as domestics, found that most of the women sent money back to their husbands or partners, yet they quickly changed their minds if they weren't happy about the way the money was being spent. In a great number of cases, the report found, the men were squandering the money on drinking, gambling, sexual dalliances and other bad investments. "

Richard said...

I think being a brunette suits you better as well. You were a fake fire-crotch for too long.

as for the paragraph, i find NOTHING funny about exploitation. unless youre talking the exploited with their hilarious mohawks and angry angry anthems.

Jackie said...

i just saw a fucking lizard in the living room. what do i do? i can't find it now. i feel like i'm gonna go in the bathroom and it's gonna be like sitting in my hair or something.

damn florida and their abundance of wildlife.

Richard said...

Lizards are nice. Very friendly. Do the right and polite thing and offer Mr Lizard a cold beverage

Deanna said...

I just thought it was funny that the author referred to "drinking" and "sexual dalliances" as "bad investments" as though the only impact of their actions was economic.

Richard said...

Yeah, I thought was hilarious.

I just felt like taking the opportunity to make fun of a band no one on thsi blog will ever hear

Richard said...

Jackie---I'm in program training this morning. It may be 15 mintutes or it may go to Noon. Not sure yet. Hopefully, I'll be on AIM after 1. Hope to see you then.

BIG NEWS:
As of 4:30pm yesterday, I have every reason to believe my somputer has finally been fixed and rid of all viruses/evil spirits. 7 days of my life we dedicated to this task. I am so happy its finally fucking over.

I got 8 hours of sleep last night, and I really enjoyed it.

Deanna said...

Yay! Happy day!

Richard said...

Oh, I loved the Edie Sedgwick picture

Deanna said...

Haha, thanks. I was too lazy to do Amy Winehouse, so I found a way cooler drunk addict to be instead.

Deanna said...

Er, DRUG addict. Whoops.

Deanna said...

I'm so tired today. And NW is seemingly devoid of cute boys to keep me preoccupied.

How'd your training go, Rich?

Richard said...

Pointless. The instructor barely said anything, one lady asked about 50 questions and the only thing i accomplished was writing a list of mroe albums for jackie to buy.

speaking of jackie she told me there were tons of amy winehouses this year

Deanna said...

Yeah, my roommate was watching Fox News (local, not cable) and they said that Winehouse wigs were the biggest selling wigs this year. That's when I changed my mind. I didn't see any at the Hideout Saturday night, though.

Deanna said...

Haha!

Deanna said...

After reading reviews of the new Laurie Anderson show, I HAVE to go. It sounds so incredible.

Richard said...

Oh, those crazy second lifers. Im shocked it didnt happen sooner

Jackie said...

i have a training day at my new job tommorow! i'm scared!

Rich said...

Don't be scared Jackie! You'll do great!

Deanna said...

Good morning all!

So now we can apparently question any death with the cause listed as "liver cancer" in the 1970s.

Richard said...

why is that?

Richard said...

oh yes and good morning

and everyone say hi to Liz, shes back from Vegas!

Deanna said...

Hi Liz!

They've just discovered through doing tests of really old blood samples that HIV/AIDS hit the US about a decade earlier than they originally thought.

Deanna said...

Hence my liver cancer remark.

the vegas baby said...

hi there...

i like the edie picture, too, deanna. did everyone know who you were?

i'll post some pictures from vegas soon... maybe on the weekend. the low lighting in almost every situation made it difficult to focus and so a lot of the shots are a little soft. that's ok, though, i guess. did rich tell you i was upgraded to first class? well it was nice! and there was a magazine with nigella lawson on the cover in the pouch of all the first class seats so i got to look at her for both flights! oh, and fresh warm cookies that were actually really tasty.

Deanna said...

I'm glad you had a fun trip, Liz! No, of course no one knew who I was...lamewads.

Anyone wanna take a field trip to see the Evens in Springfield on Nov. 4?

Richard said...

well AIDS was created by the US military in I think 1944. In the 70s it was known as the "gay cancer". I remember being like 12 years old and reading about documented AIDS cases in 1976

Richard said...

and yeah id love to go see the evens

Jackie said...

im at work! being a working gal! just wanted to say hi!

Richard said...

Is Carly Simon's Let The River Run playing in the background?

Did you throw your beret in the air and jump in the air and sing "I'm gonna make it after all"?

Hi!

So yes, Im a workin man. Rough and tough. Takin no shit. Not just like a rock but like The Rock.

Jackie said...

no, none of those things. just lots of southern accents and inter-office humor e-mails. jeez.

Jackie said...

i forgot how great it feels to have a job and be needed, haha.

it's wonderful!

rich, did you see the name for the zine on my LJ entry?

Richard said...

No, but i'll look right now

Jackie said...

so you dont like it? like it?

it doesnt matter, since that's the name, haha.