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My opinion: There is no such thing as 'who you are'.
It actually annoys me when I hear people say, "blah blah blah blah! That's just not who I am". Bull crap. We are capable of ANYTHING. How could we ever argue that? I actually think there is a mathematical argument that would prove this (maybe I'll pull that out some other time...) but seriously: I challenge you to name ANY act that you wouldn't do. I challenge you to tell me 'who you are'.
For some reason, we seem to need to be identified, especially to ourselves. Now this may be a paternalistic issue, not as prevalent in maternalistic cultures. However, at least for the former, we have a drive to know 'who we are' or 'what we're about'. "I'm all about the blah blah, you know? I'm totally blah blah blah and would never blah blah. That's just not who I am" Bollux, I say.
You would literally do ANYTHING you are physically capable of doing, provided the impetus was correct. So would I, of course. We are only a sum of potentials, constantly making the best decisions we can in the circumstances we are in. Let's not delude ourselves that we are incapable of anything that we are actually capable of doing. Let's not pretend that we exist on some etherial plane, above and beyond a horrible act. You are not a mass murderer simply because you've not done it- not because you wouldn't kill. One is not a thief for the same reason that one is a thief. Stealing, or not. Just because you believe that you wouldn't steal doesn't mean that you won't, or haven't. Just ask a criminal thief is he/she is a thief. They will immediately understand your question to mean 'do you think of yourself as a thief'. And they will, most of the time, answer in the negative. They don't 'feel' like a thief. But ask them if they have ever stolen and you'll get the opposite answer. And because it can never be absolute, the belief can never depict identity. It can only depict what I heard once called a Residual Self Image, a rendering of identity that is borne by your brain for the purpose of being able to picture and/or live with yourself.
I've had the displeasure of knowing some bad people in my time. I suppose I could be one of them. I don't know. I don't believe that i am, but there you go. Ask any one of them: Do you think you're a bad person? 99 out of 100 will say 'no'. And of course they believe that. How could they not? How could we exist with any hope of future if we have come to the conclusion that we are inherently not good. I'm sure there are folks out there reveling in their evilness... but seriously, I've either not met them or they are very well disguised. I mean for real: pick a President that you hate. Can you honestly say that you think even they believe they're a bad person? Even though they totally screwed up the country?
We picked our son up from camp...based on what had happened I was very thankful I was alive to see him. We went home to Nashville and as always I made him a special dinner to celebrate his return home. We had pork tenderloin with a fresh peach salsa and his favorite ice cream. I felt like my throat was tight but blamed it on being a little paranoid. On Sunday morning I made bacon and eggs for breakfast and again felt lightheaded and very strange. Again just thought I was being overly sensitive.
Monday Kirk had to leave for a business trip and I promised to take it easy. I also had my sone there to help. By Monday afternoon I was still not feeling well and called my doctor. They suggested I come in to the office. Once there she gave me another steroid shot (with all the steroids I was hoping I was not going to start growing facial hair and have me voice start changing :) ). She was very concerned and set me up the next morning with the best allergist in Nashville. I went to his office on Tuesday and proceeded to go through the whole story of the things I had happen and also mentioned the tick bite I received in June. (This was now August 5th). He looked at me and said based on my reactions and the foods I had eaten he knew what I had..but he wanted to do blood tests to confirm. They drew a lot of blood and tested me for every known allergen under the sun.
I went home to await the results. On Wednesday I had my usual smoothie for breakfast and started again struggling with throat tightening and feeling faint. My son had been to a movie with a friend. When they dropped him off I told my friend I was not doing well and felt I needed to go to the ER at Vanderbilt. I was talking to my doctors office on the way and they said I needed once again to inject myself with an epipen. My friend pulled over to the side of the road and popped the epi in my leg with all her might (she was making sure it got in me..I could not walk for a weak). We laugh about it now but thankfully she was there and not afraid. We were 30 minutes from Vandy, it was rush hour and knew we would not make it before the epi wore off. We pulled into a church parking lot and called an ambulance. They gave me more Benadryl and steroids on the way. Once again I found myself in the ER, not really knowing what was happening to me.
My doctors decided to admit me to the hospital so they could control the environment I was in until they figured out what was wrong with me. They were going to let me go home on Thursday until I had a reaction to plain chicken and rice? Really? Chicken and rice! I was so upset and confused. So they gave me another round of chicken and rice for dinner...this time no reaction?? On Friday morning I got a call from my allergist...I was diagnosed with Alpha-gal.
Most of the things that a child studies is remembered only if he/she has concentrated during that particular time span. Lack of concentration not only affects the education, but also any area of participation.
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TV-series is my one vice, if you can call it that. And I watch a lot of them.
Currently, these are the ones on my list:
I'm cutting back. The three first are "Final season" I'll let those run their natural course. As for the rest, I have decided that I will not be adding on any more series, but will I be quitting some without them ending naturally? At the moment - no.
“My Cute Girlfriend that Don’t Know Me”
They paint on the mountaintops.
They paint the stars,
but I’ll be living here
reaching for your sky.
The viet food trend seems to be catching on here as I can see NamNam at Dhoby Ghaut with many diners at each table each time i passed by.
Also happened to chance upon another great restaurant Wrap & Roll at Ion Orchard that allows you to wrap your own prawn rice skin wrapping dish... ( forgot the name ). The first time I see a restaurant that allows you to wrap it on your own, pretty cool i must say and the pork is delicious !
You just have to try it and I usually dislike the leafy taste in this prawn rice roll but theirs is pretty all right not too strong.
I believe the grilled pork rice should be pretty decent as well and will go try it the next time i visit the place. They also have a branch at Star Vista at Buona Vista so go try if you are nearby.
So, I went to the dentist today. Do you even consider dentists really doctors? I don't know.
I went to the dentist and guess who has five cavities? Yep, this girl right here. I am not thrilled, but what can I expect. When you puke several times a day, it is only a matter of time until your teeth are destroyed.
The dentist gave me the normal lecture that I hear annually. However, it was a bit different this year. You see, over the last year my eating disorder has really gotten crazy in the realm of purging. I go through phases, and that is just where I am.
The acid has created decalcification on my teeth, which are little white spots that appear almost opaque. This is a common sign of an eating disorder, however my dentist is not aware of that. Which I have to say I am very thankful for.
Currently, I am really into the BBC and their shows. If you haven't seen some of their shows or don't live in the UK (don't worry, I don't either) then you should at least see if these shows play where you live.:
Currently in hiatus (the 3rd season airs in January) Sherlock is a masterpiece remake of the classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries by Arthur Conan Doyle. Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, each series contains 3 episodes lasting an hour and a half. Nominated for many awards including Emmy's and BAFTA's, the series stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. Each episode contains excellent production values, writing, acting and directing. My personal favourite episode is "A Scandal in Belgravia" the first episode of season 2. It involves as salaciously acted Irene Adler played by Lara Pulver who stuns as the evil villain for the episode who somehow makes the audience root for her in the end.
Check out the Sherlock BBC site!
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