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Holy Clothes Horses Batman!

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I've been 'tar -cvf'-ing and 'gzip'-ing up the contents of my room... or at least trying to. I'm making superb headway. Aside: I can totally hear myself yelling at my child: "You cd to your room and make clean!!!".

I started on my clothes last night.

Oh. My. Freaking. Gawd.

I have 4 big garbage bags packed full of clothes. And I'm not done yet. I've never been too wardrobe-keen. My Mother bought me all my clothes until I was 24. I wore what I liked and used what I didn't like as sleepwear. My Mom is a Clothes Horse, for sure. I just want a few things with mix-and-matchability; I don't have a problem wearing the same thing two days in a row; hand-me-ups and hand-me-downs don't bother me.

But as I was folding and packing these clothes, I couldn't help but notice how incredibly huge my sweaters and shirts were. Granted, "loose", "floppy" and "oversized" were probably in style back then, but jeezus, these things were ridicu-freaking-lous. I don't ever remember being THAT big. WHAT was the fashion society THINKING?!

Or maybe that's why I never wore many of them, because my Mom tended to buy me clothes that I could "grow into".

I'm going to keep these archived for a while, just to see if there's anything I can use for pregnancy clothes (if that EVER happens). Even then, I'll pick out a few things and take the rest to consignment.


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badkarma_05
Mar. 15th, 2002 12:49 pm (UTC)
Grow into... snort.
green_paper
Mar. 15th, 2002 01:12 pm (UTC)
I'm going to keep these archived for a while

Bride, you need to step away from the computer for a while. Clothes are stored, not archived! :)
bride
Mar. 15th, 2002 01:21 pm (UTC)
Re:
No way. Computers are my life. I almost died when they told me I probably wouldn't ever be able to type or use the mouse again.
dcm_wong
Mar. 16th, 2002 12:05 am (UTC)
I've been 'tar -cvf'-ing and 'gzip'-ing up the contents of my room...

Dude, talk about hooked on 'puters... glad I don't see you don't "tYpE L1k 4n 31337"
bride
Mar. 16th, 2002 10:31 am (UTC)
'puters is my profession and my life. =)

And, no, unlike a lot of script kiddies, I believe in proper spelling and proper grammar because those are penultimate components to communication.
green_paper
Mar. 16th, 2002 02:21 am (UTC)
I almost died when they told me I probably wouldn't ever be able to type or use the mouse again.

Woah, what happened?! Seriously though, I know several people with severely messed up hands/wrists as a result of improper use of keyboards and/or mice. So you HAFTA take breaks.

I should do so myself - I can't play piano (or with Lego, for that matter) like I used to...
bride
Mar. 16th, 2002 10:27 am (UTC)
Re:
I had nerve damage. It had nothing to do with my time on the computer like so many people automatically think.

The biggest suspicion is that it was from an immunization. I was going on vacation to Asia, so that was the thing to do. My right thumb, index, middle and half of the ring finger on my right hand was completely numb (as if I slept on my arm all night).

Eventually, it swelled up and blood tests showed that I had general inflamation, but none of the tests I ever did showed any conclusive results - I was tested for Lupus, Guillain-Barre, I had protein and electro-encephalographies. Inconclusive. All of it.

It looked like a classic case of Carpal Tunnel, until I went to get further tests (can't remember what they're called now) where they send electrical pulses up and down your arm and measure the reaction of your nerves and muscles. It was SO NOT Carpal Tunnel.

When I touched my own face, it felt like someone else was touching me. When I pet my friend's cat, my left hand was petting soft fur, my right hand was petting sewing needles. When I washed my hands, my right hand hurt no matter what temperature the water was. In the shower, my right hand felt like had mothballs pelting it.

It's mostly gone now, but I can still tell that it's not the same as it was before. And on cold winter days (like we've had this year), it sometimes goes a little numb in the same areas that it did before... just not nearly as bad.

I still take breaks from the computer. I get water, I go for walks, I hike up and down stairs every day because my company is split over two floors.
bride
Mar. 16th, 2002 10:47 am (UTC)
I said:
I went to get further tests (can't remember what they're called now)

Electro-myogram. That's what it was - it's kinda coming back to me now =)

The EMG is done as a last confirmation of Carpal Tunnel before surgery. They were going to slit my wrists when they discovered that I didn't have CTS.
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