Thanks to sulfate-free shampoo my hair is finally drying curly (with the exception of the bits that have been bleached to shit), and the not-red section is currently this awesome raspberry + orchid combo, and IT’S FALLING OUT. MY HAIR IS FALLING OUT.
Not shaving my head yet. Waiting until I can’t avoid it any longer, just in case it, you know, decides to be nice and stop with this nonsense. (Unlikely, but a girl can dream.)
Also I don’t know what’s up with my nails so I’m just pretending they’re going to be okay because let’s be real, I’ll need a giant fucking daily dose of valium if my nails fall off. Strengthening polish + color to hide the weird looking parts. 
My blog is basically just a record of my recovery from Toxic Shock Syndrome right now and will likely continue to be that and little else for a good while.

Thanks to sulfate-free shampoo my hair is finally drying curly (with the exception of the bits that have been bleached to shit), and the not-red section is currently this awesome raspberry + orchid combo, and IT’S FALLING OUT. MY HAIR IS FALLING OUT.

Not shaving my head yet. Waiting until I can’t avoid it any longer, just in case it, you know, decides to be nice and stop with this nonsense. (Unlikely, but a girl can dream.)

Also I don’t know what’s up with my nails so I’m just pretending they’re going to be okay because let’s be real, I’ll need a giant fucking daily dose of valium if my nails fall off. Strengthening polish + color to hide the weird looking parts.

My blog is basically just a record of my recovery from Toxic Shock Syndrome right now and will likely continue to be that and little else for a good while.

1 year ago  #photobooth #my life #gpoy #toxic shock syndrome #toxic shock #tss 
Hey everyone. I guess this is a public service announcement of sorts, as well as an update on my life. This is me doing a saline push before I give myself my antibiotics. Why am I giving myself antibiotics through a PICC line? Because I got Toxic Shock Syndrome and spent the last week in hospital.
That’s right, Toxic Shock Syndrome, the thing that all your tampon packages warn you about, it actually still happens. Do me a favor and go throw out those tampon packages and buy a menstrual cup immediately, because I have news for you. Using a tampon of the right absorbency and taking it out in a timely manner WILL NOT prevent TSS. It will lessen the odds, but it WILL NOT prevent it completely. I got TSS from a brand new tampon of the right absorbency. I got sick almost immediately. Following the tampon box rules lessens your chances of getting TSS, but you can still get it anyway, which they don’t mention, which is kind of fucked up. I’ve been meaning to switch to menstrual cups for ages, and I really wish I’d gotten around to it sooner and prevented this entire ordeal.
I called an ambulance after spending two straight days vomiting. I thought I had the flu. Even the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong right away, they just knew that I was extremely ill. I spent a week in hospital with some great doctors who were able to treat me and get me well again. Did you know most doctors never see a case of TSS? It’s pretty damn rare. They were testing for a bunch of other random infections when they realized that they should check for TSS. Also even after they get the infection under control, you still have to deal with symptoms. My skin on my fingers and elsewhere is peeling, and my hair might all fall out, so I might end up shaving my head. And I get to give myself antibiotics through a PICC line every day, which is only cool because it’s purple and has a bright pink sticker on it saying when it needs to be re-dressed. The only bright side was that the hospital had a pretty impressive vegetarian food menu, for when I was able to start eating again. I’m not really up for discussing what all happened in the hospital, so just know that I was extremely ill and it was very bad and I’d prefer not to worry people with the details.
So now I’m trying to catch up on a week’s worth of coursework, finals start on Monday and I’m sitting here still feeling kind of exhausted and wishing I could justify napping when I already slept until 2pm. Toxic Shock Syndrome is the worst thing I’ve ever experienced, I don’t think I need to explain how terrifying it is to have an infection trying to shut down your body. Tampons suck, y’all.
Oh, and my dad flew out to spend a few days with me, so I had someone to drive me home from the hospital and whatnot. We went to this place in North Portland where they serve you fish & chips in a Doctor Who-decorated room while you watch episodes of Doctor Who, it was pretty cool.

Hey everyone. I guess this is a public service announcement of sorts, as well as an update on my life. This is me doing a saline push before I give myself my antibiotics. Why am I giving myself antibiotics through a PICC line? Because I got Toxic Shock Syndrome and spent the last week in hospital.

That’s right, Toxic Shock Syndrome, the thing that all your tampon packages warn you about, it actually still happens. Do me a favor and go throw out those tampon packages and buy a menstrual cup immediately, because I have news for you. Using a tampon of the right absorbency and taking it out in a timely manner WILL NOT prevent TSS. It will lessen the odds, but it WILL NOT prevent it completely. I got TSS from a brand new tampon of the right absorbency. I got sick almost immediately. Following the tampon box rules lessens your chances of getting TSS, but you can still get it anyway, which they don’t mention, which is kind of fucked up. I’ve been meaning to switch to menstrual cups for ages, and I really wish I’d gotten around to it sooner and prevented this entire ordeal.

I called an ambulance after spending two straight days vomiting. I thought I had the flu. Even the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong right away, they just knew that I was extremely ill. I spent a week in hospital with some great doctors who were able to treat me and get me well again. Did you know most doctors never see a case of TSS? It’s pretty damn rare. They were testing for a bunch of other random infections when they realized that they should check for TSS. Also even after they get the infection under control, you still have to deal with symptoms. My skin on my fingers and elsewhere is peeling, and my hair might all fall out, so I might end up shaving my head. And I get to give myself antibiotics through a PICC line every day, which is only cool because it’s purple and has a bright pink sticker on it saying when it needs to be re-dressed. The only bright side was that the hospital had a pretty impressive vegetarian food menu, for when I was able to start eating again. I’m not really up for discussing what all happened in the hospital, so just know that I was extremely ill and it was very bad and I’d prefer not to worry people with the details.

So now I’m trying to catch up on a week’s worth of coursework, finals start on Monday and I’m sitting here still feeling kind of exhausted and wishing I could justify napping when I already slept until 2pm. Toxic Shock Syndrome is the worst thing I’ve ever experienced, I don’t think I need to explain how terrifying it is to have an infection trying to shut down your body.¬†Tampons suck, y’all.

Oh, and my dad flew out to spend a few days with me, so I had someone to drive me home from the hospital and whatnot. We went to this place in North Portland where they serve you fish & chips in a Doctor Who-decorated room while you watch episodes of Doctor Who, it was pretty cool.

1 year ago  #my life #tss #toxic shock syndrome #gpoy #photobooth  2 notes
Welcome to our second edition of LOOK AT ME STAYING IN AN ADORABLE CABIN, this one is tiny yet gigantic and painted brightly and has a lovely breeze coming through the windows.

Welcome to our second edition of LOOK AT ME STAYING IN AN ADORABLE CABIN, this one is tiny yet gigantic and painted brightly and has a lovely breeze coming through the windows.

1 year ago  #my life #photobooth #NY to OR 
Staying in an adorable cabin in South Dakota. Tomorrow: farther west. A week and a half to Portland with some crazy amazing things to do in between now and then.
(edit: it should be known that I got distracted by Despicable Me while taking this, because I was up before sunrise today to take photos in the Badlands and I needed something non-adventurous to do before bed tonight)

Staying in an adorable cabin in South Dakota. Tomorrow: farther west. A week and a half to Portland with some crazy amazing things to do in between now and then.

(edit: it should be known that I got distracted by Despicable Me while taking this, because I was up before sunrise today to take photos in the Badlands and I needed something non-adventurous to do before bed tonight)

1 year ago  #my life #photobooth #NY to OR  4 notes
Approximate time between clocking out on my last day ever at Job That Said I Couldn’t Dye My Hair and me bleaching and dyeing two sections of my hair ombre pink… LESS THAN 12 HOURS.
I feel like myself again, finally! IT’S BEEN SO LONG.
I’m not going to miss that job very much at all. Yes, I like steaming clothing and making super neat and perfectly organized stacks of panties. (Seriously, I do.) Yes, I liked my coworkers. But no, I didn’t really like the job. Something about it just made me dread going there. The only days I felt less like my life was ending as I walked to work were days like today when I knew I’d be working with Shereena, because we made an excellent sales team and we always had fun. I’m glad my last shift was her and me opening together, I got to end things on a good note with a good person.

Approximate time between clocking out on my last day ever at Job That Said I Couldn’t Dye My Hair and me bleaching and dyeing two sections of my hair ombre pink… LESS THAN 12 HOURS.

I feel like myself again, finally! IT’S BEEN SO LONG.

I’m not going to miss that job very much at all. Yes, I like steaming clothing and making super neat and perfectly organized stacks of panties. (Seriously, I do.) Yes, I liked my coworkers. But no, I didn’t really like the job. Something about it just made me dread going there. The only days I felt less like my life was ending as I walked to work were days like today when I knew I’d be working with Shereena, because we made an excellent sales team and we always had fun. I’m glad my last shift was her and me opening together, I got to end things on a good note with a good person.

2 years ago  #rejoiiiiiiiiiice #gpoy #photobooth #my life 
It’s too hot for bras and I woke up with beach hair and the apartment is currently my own private topless beach minus the sand but plus the wind and a nearly-adequate water substitute (fancy showerhead mabob).
Also +100 points for my perfect eyeliner today, seriously. 8am me apparently has some rather untapped skills.

It’s too hot for bras and I woke up with beach hair and the apartment is currently my own private topless beach minus the sand but plus the wind and a nearly-adequate water substitute (fancy showerhead mabob).

Also +100 points for my perfect eyeliner today, seriously. 8am me apparently has some rather untapped skills.

2 years ago  #photobooth #gpoy  3 notes
and yes I said yes I will Yes.
So pleased with my Bloomsday shirt. I’m going to be wearing it more than once a year, I think! (Wish I hadn’t messed up the spacing on the second line, but that’s what happens when I freehand lettering I guess.)
None of the customers at work mentioned my shirt, but then my name tag lanyard was kind of in the way of it all, so…

and yes I said yes I will Yes.

So pleased with my Bloomsday shirt. I’m going to be wearing it more than once a year, I think! (Wish I hadn’t messed up the spacing on the second line, but that’s what happens when I freehand lettering I guess.)

None of the customers at work mentioned my shirt, but then my name tag lanyard was kind of in the way of it all, so…

2 years ago  #and yes I said yes I will Yes #bloomsday #gpoy #james joyce #molly bloom #my life #photobooth #ulysses  14 notes
Got this in my email this morning! It’s almost a hundred pages long, so onto the kindle it goes!
I’m pretty much salivating over the course options. I can’t believe that this is going to be my life.

Got this in my email this morning! It’s almost a hundred pages long, so onto the kindle it goes!

I’m pretty much salivating over the course options. I can’t believe that this is going to be my life.

2 years ago  #my life #photobooth #ooligan #portland state  6 notes
1. It is hot as balls in this apartment.2. My solution is to make my hair wet and then sit in front of the fan, which actually just results in homemade beach hair. Cool?3. Pico might actually be a girl, so, there’s that.

1. It is hot as balls in this apartment.
2. My solution is to make my hair wet and then sit in front of the fan, which actually just results in homemade beach hair. Cool?
3. Pico might actually be a girl, so, there’s that.

2 years ago  #my life #photobooth #gpoy #little cat  1 note
The other night he curled up to sleep and tucked his paw in my hand, and was peacefully snoozin’ holding my hand for a good half hour at least. It was so adorable.
(I know he’s hard to see but I swear, that dark blob is Pico and his paw is the tiny dark blob between my thumb and fingers.)

The other night he curled up to sleep and tucked his paw in my hand, and was peacefully snoozin’ holding my hand for a good half hour at least. It was so adorable.

(I know he’s hard to see but I swear, that dark blob is Pico and his paw is the tiny dark blob between my thumb and fingers.)

2 years ago  #my life #photobooth #little cat  1 note
Look who came to visit and try to steal my orange juice!
Culture Shock was this weekend. Discovered that no one really wanted to actually do Culture Shock this year, which was a relief, because I just wanted to see everyone all in one place and didn’t really care about any of the music (except Mal) and it was cold and oh my god too cold and too loud. I hung out with Roisin, Mal, Jessie, Chrissy and Erica for a bit, saw Tara and spent most of the night in Rachel’s studio, where Jakob eventually joined us. Anti-Shock again, and it was nice.

Look who came to visit and try to steal my orange juice!

Culture Shock was this weekend. Discovered that no one really wanted to actually do Culture Shock this year, which was a relief, because I just wanted to see everyone all in one place and didn’t really care about any of the music (except Mal) and it was cold and oh my god too cold and too loud. I hung out with Roisin, Mal, Jessie, Chrissy and Erica for a bit, saw Tara and spent most of the night in Rachel’s studio, where Jakob eventually joined us. Anti-Shock again, and it was nice.

2 years ago  #my life #photobooth #little cat #roisin #mal #rachel #chrissy #erica #jakob