@blair "it's not just an empty word to make my emotional state sound more "real"" That's not what they're saying. It's specifically NOT an empty word, it's a clinical word that connotates differently than just "depression." 'Depression' being a word that manages to sound both wishy-washy and impossibly heavy, I don't know how it does that. My friends and I call it the derps, if anyone is looking for a new depression term.
@janestreet Well, I have an official t-shirt with a bunny on it, is that enough? :3
Having just got back from a 2-week vacation/grad school interview in London, I have the giddy traveler's urge to tell you, "I can spot most of those on a tube map!" Also, I really liked Spitalfields.
The heartless "why couldn't he have just kept his shit together like the rest of us?" line at the end was heartless.
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@frenz.lo I use TaskRabbit to pick up side gigs, and it's been going pretty well. Some cities have a better market for it than others, though.
@TARDIStime The government totally gets it: they don't have to shell out time and money on single payer. The citizens who think it would be a treasonous idea to have single payer are A: wealthy enough to have insurance or B: crazy enough to think that the guv'rmint would institute death camps, etc. Soshulism!
@Kate Dollarhyde@twitter I have to say, I kinda do not trust people who don't swear. It probably makes me a bad person!
That bit about flexible deadlines was the most true anyone has ever spoken. I kinda "got" depression all of a sudden two years ago thanks to an exciting illness, and while it's never been as bad as it was initially, and I'm medicated for it presently, it's still weird having to learn how to re-navigate life.
@hopelessshade Guys I now possess an iphone, which is hilarious to me because that was exactly what I didn't want--it's a status symbol that screams "steal me!" However, A: my need for google maps necessitated a smartphone, boo, and B: the iphone was the least 'huge handheld computer' of all of them! But now I will be able to support Unfuck Your Habitat and probably buy that needlepoint cover that made the rounds a couple of years ago, so, everything works out.
My dumbphone recently decided to stop making or receiving calls, leaving me with what is essentially a pager, so I am in the uncomfortable limbo of realizing I'm going to be getting a smartphone whether I'm totally on board with the idea or not.