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13 hours ago, Scaly Freak said:

All this nail polish talk made me go and take inventory.... I have a navy blue, a very dark purple, and three textures of black (solid, crackle, and sparkles).

 

So how are we doing this? :) 

 

I believe on the fingernails is the usual way?

 

12 hours ago, Everstorm said:

Ooh, I have black sparkle too!

 

I am so plain. Oh well, suitable for Vulcans. (Although I'd bet they do a good crackle with some bling color under it.)

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I'm making tracking optional this week, because it seems to be slowing me down. That's one more week 1 "getting back on the wagon" thing.

 

(Also, this is super annoying, but apparently the Vulcans looked at A Certain Wizard suspending me for an overly high sleep deficit and were all like

 

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which makes A Certain Wizard unbearably smug.

 

Guys, I cannot have fictional characters suspending my challenges.)

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9 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

I believe on the fingernails is the usual way?

 

Toenails are also an option. I feel like my toenails need sparkle.

 

3 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

Guys, I cannot have fictional characters suspending my challenges.

 

...why? 

 

I mean, if they're doing it out of a sincere desire to increase your health and well-being... how much of a problem is it, really? 😇

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1 hour ago, Scaly Freak said:

I mean, if they're doing it out of a sincere desire to increase your health and well-being... how much of a problem is it, really? 😇

 

You have been spending time with wizards, haven't you. I can tell.

 

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3 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

You have been spending time with wizards, haven't you. I can tell.

 

Maaaaybe....? 

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“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

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32 minutes ago, Scaly Freak said:

Maaaaybe....? 

 

Fictional people, even wizards who insist they are not fictional, should not be making real world decisions for me. That is the problem. That goes beyond breaking the fourth wall. It's not on.

 

(Have you finished the series? Am I nearing my golden bookmark?) :D

I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

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On 2/15/2024 at 7:35 PM, sarakingdom said:

I think I have black, brown, and dark navy blue. Maybe I'm in a navy blue mood.

 

On 2/16/2024 at 4:11 AM, Scaly Freak said:

All this nail polish talk made me go and take inventory.... I have a navy blue, a very dark purple, and three textures of black (solid, crackle, and sparkles).

 

So how are we doing this? :) 

 

On 2/16/2024 at 4:24 AM, Everstorm said:

Ooh, I have black sparkle too!

 

Yay, dark nails gang! 

 

terror in resonance nails GIF

 

On 2/16/2024 at 5:17 PM, sarakingdom said:

I am so plain. Oh well, suitable for Vulcans. (Although I'd bet they do a good crackle with some bling color under it.)

 

I love plain colours. Sparkle is more, but is it always better? Not always. 

But... but maybe I need to buy some sparkle colours to find out if I love them, too? I have a total of two colours. It's part of my new stop-neglecting-myself self-care thing. 

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11 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

 

(Have you finished the series? Am I nearing my golden bookmark?) :D

 

Not yet. Nearer than before. :) 

The Great Reading Thread of 2024

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

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I'm having a sleep disaster. Being suddenly not sick means I have all the lack of routine of being sick and none of the physical limits on my behavior.

 

I'm also having a related sinus disaster. Staying hydrated is hard.

 

I'm going to treat this as a physical illness, and consume many vitamins. Also, my yoga DVD should be here soon.

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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15 minutes ago, Scaly Freak said:

Not yet. Nearer than before. :) 

 

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

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Ooh love hearing about the meditation vs somatic work stuff! The latter is super relevant to the course I’m taking. What resources are you using? What kinds of movements do you feel resistant to, or is it more the language used? 
 

One thing we touched on in the course is how the focusing on the breath is actually contraindicated to certain people. I definitely can sometimes feel stressed out if I focus on the breath and notice that it’s too fast or too uncomfortable or I can’t breathe normally anymore (“don’t think about the pink elephant” sort of thing). For some it can trigger really big unpleasant reactions though, which is not exactly ideal for something supposed to make you feel better… Not to say breath is not useful, but the way my teacher prefers to incorporate it is in a non-direct way. For example instead of talking about exhaling she might talk about melting into the floor or asking us to discover what makes us exhale deeper (as opposed to tell us exhale deeply for a count of 5 and do it right now) 

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On 2/17/2024 at 11:19 AM, Harriet said:

Yay, dark nails gang! 

 

terror in resonance nails GIF

 

 

I love plain colours. Sparkle is more, but is it always better? Not always. 

But... but maybe I need to buy some sparkle colours to find out if I love them, too? I have a total of two colours. It's part of my new stop-neglecting-myself self-care thing. 

 

You all might persuade me to join in the nail polish party.

 

When Elf came to live with us, I discovered an inexpensive brand of nail polish called Sinful Colors. It comes in a full spectrum of shades and has fun glitter and iridescent colors too. I have a whole box of them. At $3 a bottle, I could splurge. B) 

 

My problem is being willing to sit still long enough to let the polish dry so I don't mess it up. I could incorporate that into my self-care relaxation time.

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24 minutes ago, Mistr said:

 

 

You all might persuade me to join in the nail polish party.

 

When Elf came to live with us, I discovered an inexpensive brand of nail polish called Sinful Colors. It comes in a full spectrum of shades and has fun glitter and iridescent colors too. I have a whole box of them. At $3 a bottle, I could splurge. B) 

 

My problem is being willing to sit still long enough to let the polish dry so I don't mess it up. I could incorporate that into my self-care relaxation time.


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8 hours ago, Mistr said:

My problem is being willing to sit still long enough to let the polish dry so I don't mess it up.

 

I have this same problem. Sally Hansen's Insta-dri line of nail polishes has solved this problem for me. :) 

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The Great Reading Thread of 2024

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

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On 2/20/2024 at 12:03 PM, Mistr said:

My problem is being willing to sit still long enough to let the polish dry so I don't mess it up.

There is apparently no amount of time that satisfies this requirement for me.  I always destroy my mani in 24 hours or less.  I stick to pedicures for this reason. 

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Soooooooo last week my sleep deficit hit 32 hours. Ridiculously bad. I suspended myself by accident.

 

star trek bloopers GIF

 

It's coming down now, and I had a pretty good day today, challenge-wise and overall. I'm down to 24 hours or so. Probably time to start posting tracking again.

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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I need less being quiet and polite, and more hauling off and punching people, power-posing, and sipping tea sarcastically.

 

Maybe also more sleep.

 

 

(Don't think I didn't notice Bev Crusher's bisexual chair sprawl. That'd have been a way cooler plotline than being the incubator for two different manic pixie dreamboys. ST:Picard, you are fired.)

 

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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19 hours ago, sarakingdom said:

I need less being quiet and polite, and more hauling off and punching people, power-posing, and sipping tea sarcastically.

 

I advice either wearing padded gloves, or aiming for soft tissue while punching. Sipping tea with swollen knuckles takes a lot of the style out of it (also aches more).

The Great Reading Thread of 2024

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scalyfreak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29; Ch 30; Ch 31; Ch 32; Ch 33; Ch 34; Ch 35; Ch 36; Ch 37; Ch 38; Ch 39; Ch 40; Intermission V; Ch 41; Ch 42; Ch 43; Ch 44; Ch 45; Ch 46; Ch 47; Intermission VI; Ch 48; Ch 49; Ch 50

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13 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

Smart. A sexy pair of gloves will also look good when sipping tea and powerposing.

 

Exactly. Multi-use accessories!

The Great Reading Thread of 2024

“I've always believed that failure is non-existent. What is failure? You go to the end of the season, then you lose the Super Bowl. Is that failing? To most people, maybe. But when you're picking apart why you failed, and now you're learning from that, then is that really failing? I don't think so." - Kobe Bryant, 1978-2020. Rest in peace, great warrior.

Personal Challenges, a.k.a.The Saga of Scalyfreak: Tutorial; Ch 1; Ch 2; Ch 3; Ch 4; Ch 5; Ch 6; Intermission; Intermission II; Ch 7; Ch 8; Ch 9; Ch 10; Ch 11; Ch 12 ; Ch 13; Ch 14Ch 15; Ch 16; Ch 17; Intermission IIICh 18; Ch 19; Ch 20; Ch 21; Ch 22; Ch 23; Ch 24; Ch 25; Intermission IV; Ch 26; Ch 27; Ch 28; Ch 29; Ch 30; Ch 31; Ch 32; Ch 33; Ch 34; Ch 35; Ch 36; Ch 37; Ch 38; Ch 39; Ch 40; Intermission V; Ch 41; Ch 42; Ch 43; Ch 44; Ch 45; Ch 46; Ch 47; Intermission VI; Ch 48; Ch 49; Ch 50

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5 hours ago, Mad Hatter said:

How’s the punching and sarcastic tea sipping going?

 

*glances around shiftily*

 

Look, a shiny thing!

 

*scampers off the other direction*

 

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I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever.

Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge

Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,  #7#8, #9#10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23

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