Monday, July 31, 2017

Nerdy questions you were afraid to ask me

Lately, I've been playing UnovaRPG, a Pokemon RPG of sorts. I admit it, I like Pokemon, but most people don't really know about me and my strange love to certain video games. So I figured since I've been sick and haven't really done much it's time for one of those tag things today instead of tag Thursday since I've been MIA for awhile.

10 questions you may be wondering
  1. Do you watch Naruto?
    I used to watch Naruto, but I haven't been much of a fan now that I've grown older. For a long time, I wanted a leaf village headband so I could do the whole Naruto thing. My brother had a headband, but I really didn't care for it as much.
  2. What do you spend time on your computer doing when you're not blogging or working?
    I love to play games. The Sims 2 is my go-to game right now. I The Sims 2, The Sims 3, The Sims 4 and The Sims Medieval, but I still have a soft spot for the Sims 2 for some reason. So it's usually me playing the Sims 2. 
  3. What Nerdy TV shows and YouTube channels do I like?
    I haven't been watching too many TV shows, as much as I like watching YouTube, my favorite nerdy YouTube isn't overly nerdy or dorky. I have Foamy, Happy Tree Friends, Ask a Mortician, Walk the Prank, and Matthias to give you a little bit of an idea. I'm pretty eclectic when it comes to YouTube. 
  4. What kind of cookies do I like?
    This isn't nerdy exactly, I mean who likes computer cookies? I like chocolate chip or white chocolate chip. I will go to the dark side if they had good cookies.
  5. Favorite type of game?
    I've always been a fan of simulated life like games, and games that are the puzzle, brain sort of games. I like using my head and creating things as much as I can. I do like the virtual story games that they have out as well. Those games are always cool. They remind me of the choose your own adventure books when I was younger.
  6. Do you have any nerdy collections?
    I have a few I have a Nintendo collection, which includes Pokemon, and Mario Brother's Characters, There's Pop vinyl, some Ninja Turtle stuff, My Little Pony, and Plants vs. Zombies.
  7. What's your opinion of Tumblr?
    I like it sometimes, but I hardly ever use it. I kind of forget about it most of the time. I know I probably shouldn't but I do.
  8. How much do you know about computers?
    I know the basics. I used to be much better at it, but the older I got the less I knew about computers?
  9. Anime or Manga?
    I like Manga better, I can actually imagine the characters a bit better if I"m reading something rather than seeing it on TV. 
  10. What was the last nerdy movie that you saw in theaters?
    Ghost in a Shell

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A bit about probiotics

It's time to talk about probiotics. I should have jumped the band wagon long ago, but I do admit, I hate the taste of probiotics and taking the pills taste so bad, I almost gag while trying to swallow them. Just recently I was able to Try BeLive Probiotic Gummies. Yum! The more exciting part is the fact they sell it on Amazon and at Walmart. Belive's gummies are gluten free, vegan, and are sugar-free.

What probiotics do

I wasn't sure what probiotics did, to be honest. I know I had them, and that yogurt contains probiotics but I didn't know what it was for. I heard it made people 'regular' I know, it sounds really dumb I had no clue what they were used for but I took them anyway.

After my fun search of Google, I know a bit better what the probiotics are for and it makes more sense than it did before I started taking them.

🗸They can help IBS
🗸Probiotics can help with urinary health
🗸Probiotics strengthen the immune system
🗸I even read that probiotics can help with weight loss

Always check with your doctor if you're unsure of a supplement, they are there to help you make the right choice.

What exactly are probiotics?

Probiotics are nothing more than the good bacteria your body needs. I have explained the whole bacteria thing from my doctor years ago. If you're taking something like an antibiotic, it kills both the good and bad bacteria, the good bacteria will fight the bad, and keep the bad out so something like yogurt or a probiotic will give your body the bacteria it needs to keep your immune system from being weak.

So what are ways someone can take a probiotic?
You can either take the probiotics in capsule form or in chewable form. I always enjoyed chewable supplements. It's easier to take than some bitter tasting pill that causes that nasty taste when you burp for the next few hours. My latest probiotic like the one above tastes great, it's easy to take and I don't have to worry about the burps afterward.

I received the item above at a reduced price for review purposes. My opinions are my own and are not swayed by the company. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Test Time

It's one of that kind of days I don't feel too good. I keep having headaches, and feeling extremely fatigued, instead of writing an entry, I'm going to do a couple quizzes I took 5 random quizzes from Blog Things. Maybe one day I'll do some commentary. 

Funky Wall Test:

You Are Analytical

You see patterns in life that others neglect to notice. You are good at putting things together.
You like constructing new theories and frameworks for looking at the world. You make sense of disorders.

You hit a wall when things are too crazy to make sense of. You need at least a very small order to things.
Super chaotic situations make you feel uneasy. You don't like to make long-shot predictions.

You break through walls with logic and reason. You feel like brute force is unnecessary and exhausting.
You love solving puzzles and breaking codes. Even if you don't know the answer at first, you'll get to it

The optical art test

You Are Driven
You are a very assured person who wants it all. You like to be doing well in all aspects of your life.
You are a bit self-centered at times, but you don't think there's anything wrong with that. You like who you are.

You are both smart and hard working. You apply yourself, and you're proud of all that you have accomplished.
You are a bit of a thrill seeker, and others would be surprised to know it. You like to play hard when you have time off.

The Butterfly Tests

You Are Intense Yet Happy
You are a pretty tightly wound person. You can be extremely passionate and dedicated.
And while you definitely have a lot of intensity, you don't take yourself too seriously. You still have a good time.

Whoever first said "Work hard - play hard" was thinking of someone exactly like you. That's pretty much your personal motto.
You never do anything half way. You always go full force - whether you're working or having fun.

The Ginger Bread Cookie Test

You Are Fanciful and WhimsicalYou're the type of person who acts on impulse. If you're inspired, you just go for it. You're inspired for a reason.
You are a big dreamer, and you tend to get lost in your ideas. You can't help but imagine how things could be.

You tend to get swept up in the holidays. You love almost everything holiday related, and you stay as busy as you can.
You're the type of person who might take on too much this time of year, but you hardly notice if certain projects don't get completed.

The Sunglasses Test

Your Sunglasses Say You're a Free Spirit

You are spontaneous, open minded, and optimistic.
You are very youthful and free wheeling, no matter what your age happens to be.

You need to be shaded from the darker, more depressing aspects of life.
You feel sunniest when everyone around you is up for a good time.

Friday, July 21, 2017

A review from Freya

Sadly I didn't take a picture of Freya or Freya eating her cat food she got in the mail today, so I just copied the picture from Purina instead, then I'll let Freya have the floor to talk about the wonders known as her cat food.

Image result for fancy feast tuna with real milk

todai mom hooman got somethin in da mail. i knew wut it wuz teh second man hooman gaev her teh box. mom hooman promisd me dat shd git sum kat fud 4 me try, so i can talk 2 peeps bout wut gud fud mom hooman gaev me.

mah fancy feast had yummy tuna, gravy, an milk! i drank all mah milk gravy furst, it tastd so gud. mom hooman laughd an sed 2 me, "freya, iz teh kat fud dat gud." ignord her cuz i rly wantd 2 eat mah fud all gone.

i eatd an i eatd, monkey didnt liek sharin teh kat fud wif me but mom hooman sed 2 share cuz teh fud wuz 4 both ov us. we both shard r foodz. thank u, mom hooman ure amazin. they only givd me wan kat fud can though! i needz moar, an mom hooman only gaev me sum ov mah othr kat fud.

aftr eatd mah fud i cuddld wif mom hooman put mah pah on her chest an sed thank u vry mutch 4 da yummy suprize. well thaz all i wants 2 say rite nao. im sleepy, freyas r busy kittehs

*This cat food was given to me in my PinchMe box, all opinions are my Freya's own opinion. This post was cross posted on Fuzzy Furry Paws

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Throw Back Thursday

It's Tag Thursday, I'm sorry that Freya was busy yesterday, she was spending time with her favorite little girl so she didn't have much to say other than, "Play with me. Play with me." The tag today, is a throw back tag. Things about me in the past. It's more or less a Throw Back Thursday Tag!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Random tag

I've missed Tag Thursday the last few weeks. I don't know why I forgot about it, it wasn't like I meant to forget it, but I did. So Its' Tag Thursday Monday.

1. When is your birthday?
August 16

2. What are 3 of your favorite colors?
Black, light blue and hot pink

3. What are 3 of your favorite quotes?
"Darling, forever is a long, long time, and time has a way of changing things." Big Mama (Fox and the Hound)

"When you're taught to love everyone, to love your enemies, then what value does that place on love?" Marilyn Manson

"There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth - not going all the way, and not starting." Buddha
4. Are you addicted to youtube?
I am not. 

5. What are 3 of your favorite shows on tv or youtube or both?
Good Mythical Morning (Rhett & Link), Binging with Babish, and Lucifer 

6. What are 3 qualities you like in a best friend?
Honesty, nonjudgemental, and creatvity

7. Do you like your name?I do not, I hate my birth name, I have always felt it was far too common.

8. If you have the choice to pick your own name, what will it be?
9. What is your fantasy dream?
Besides eating what I want and not getting fat? I'd like to start an animal rescue.

10. Do you wear make-up?
I do, I don't like wearing it often because I become too much of a perfectionist about my makeup.

11. If you could write a book, what would the title be and what would it be about?
I don't know what the title would be, but I can't really talk about the book, all I can say is that it'd be a children's book about being different. 

12. What makes you cry?
Movies, Music videos, and pain

13. What makes you angry?
A lot of things. But the main thing is people being mean to other people who don't deserve it.

14. What makes you happy?
My kids, my family music, and writing,

15. What is “fangirling”?
When someone is really interested in a band, TV show or whatever and is well versed in it.

16. What are your 3 favorite snacks?
fruit, cheese puffs, and peanut butter toast

17. What are your 3 favorite foods?
Salad, peanut butter and jelly, and stir-fry

18. What are your 3 favorite drinks?
Orange juice, coke-cola, and probiotic water

19. What are 10 random facts about yourself?
1. I have a simian crease on my right hands
2. I love Dr. Beer, Dr. Pepper mixed with Rootbeer.
3. I have dyscalculia (number dyslexia) 
4. My sister and I have been able to finish each other's sentences
5. I was bitten by a brown recluse spider when I was 6, and have a fear of spiders
6. I have some weird allergies, red dye 40, lanolin, latex, nickel, and pomegranate juice 
7. I have a cyst right next to my eye
8. I used to call the Easter Bunny Pinky
9. I'm incredibly shy
10.Once "illegally" won $100 of a scratch of lottery ticket

Sunday, July 16, 2017

What does brain fog feel like?

Now that I'm getting used to my problems, which of course I have no clue what my diagnosis is yet. But it doesn't mean that I don't have symptoms. The symptoms are what drive me crazy. The headaches, the pain, the numbness and the brain fog.

The brain fog is the thing that's bothering me a lot lately, and it may be obvious with my writing. It's even almost impossible to write my blog posts without my brain fog taking the backseat. It's really aggravating, to say the least.

Sometimes people have those days, where they're typing, or talking and nothing seems to make sense. When I'm trying to work on words and phrases I get stuck because I don't know if what I'm writing makes sense or if something's not right. To the point when I talk I sit staring and forget what I'm saying mid sentence. It's weird when you're trying to say something and you trail off in mid-sentence.

Brain fog is even more than that. Brain fog to me is going a little step further. I've stood staring at the cheese at the grocery store a few times because I didn't know what to do next. It was quite startling. At that exact time, I wrote it off to me taking Benadryl or my allergies causing me to have problems with my thinking.

As of right now, I'm struggling to write this sentence. The more thought I put into my work, the more tired I get. I got crap for my brain fog on writing sites in the past, because when it gets so bad it makes it look like I can't write, or something. I'd write more and give this post a beautiful banner. I just can't my head hurts and my brain fog is really bad.

Much love,

Friday, July 14, 2017

A new plan for Freya

This is how Freya sleeps 
Happy Freya's day! I, the human girl, have a little idea for Freya's Freya's Friday's and Wednesday's along with the random Freya topics on food. What I plan on doing is something interesting. Freya won't sit long enough to have her own YouTube channel. I was watching someone else who has a YouTube channel for him and his dog. I started wondering if it would be possible to do some of the stuff he did with his dog.

For instance, the guy let his dog try different dog safe foods, Freya would love doing something like this, she loves honey buns, oatmeal, and no-bake cookie dough, minus the chocolate and the eggs. So why not attempt something like that? I'll be finding more things for Freya to do other than updating stuff on her blog.

Freya's in the other room, I tried to ask for her opinion on doing this new thing, but she's not in the mood to talk with me right now, cuddling next to me was enough to last night and now she doesn't want to be bothered.

Monday, July 10, 2017

14 things about my birthday

I saw this post on YouTube Tagsxx and figure that my birthday is a little over a month away. It's be befitting to talk about my birthday a little bit. My brains foggy as of right now, if I wasn't I'd be writing something more than I'm writing

1.) When is your birthday?

August 16

2.) How old are you turning? (Or if your birthday recently passed, how old did you turn?)

3.) What was your favorite present that you’ve ever received?
My Karaoke machine, my mom got it for me, for my 16 birthday, it was a nice karaoke machine, but it stayed in my grandparent's basement, where my room was and the humidity ruined it,

4.) Are you/did you have a party this year? if so what are you doing?
I did not have one last year. I think I was invited over for food and was given money. I hardly remember what happened last year.
5.) How do you usually celebrate your birthday?
I don't really do anything special now that I'm older, I spend time with my children and have cake and ice cream.

6.) What was the most memorable birthday that you had?
My birthday in the years 2011. It wasn't a good memorable birthday. Only 5 days before we buried my son, Gabriel, and it was hard to want to do anything that day. It wasn't birthday, and I was too depressed to want to celebrate it. 

7.) If you had an unlimited amount of money what would you do for your birthday?
It sounds strange but I want to donate some of the money to kids with Progeria, I have given money to them first. I would also give money to my husband's family, and buy a car. Then I think I'd spend it all on a new doll, with clothes and a possible trip to the Czech Republic.

8.) What’s your birthday wish list?
 It's over the top for what I want, but I would really love a Reborn Doll, mixed with dark wavy hair. Eyes don't matter. That's all I really want for my birthday.

9.) If u only had one birthday left, what would u do for your birthday?

I'd probably be too depressed to want to do anything for my birthday. To hear that it's my last birthday would be something that would derail me. But if I summed up enough energy the one thing I would want to do is get pictures done, so that my family could remember me.

10.) Show a picture from your birthday, preferably an embarrassing one
I don't think I have any photos from my birthday. I'll update this later if I did have one. 

11.) do you have any birthday traditions? 

12.)what’s your favorite part about your birthday?

It's the one time I can eat cake without feeling guilty.

13.) what's one thing that changed a lot since your last birthday

My hair style it was long with an undercut, now it's short and black.

14.) Have you ever been thrown a surprise party or have you ever thrown one for someone?
Nope. I think I'd probably get nervous and deck someone if they jumped out at me. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

6 typical auto immune questions

Just recently I had written on my Facebook page, that I had one of those days where I couldn't spell, let alone read, my cognitive function was very low. It brought to my attention that usually with autoimmune stuff there's something called brain fog. You all know what it's like to be me, but that really doesn't help. I know for a fact it doesn't really help, I remember when my dad had flare ups, I didn't understand what was going on around me.

That made me remember all the questions he was asked, and questions I'm asked now. This is probably one of the weirdest lists that I have ever had but it needs to be done. I need to explain more about autoimmune problems. It isn't the symptoms or my journey I want to hone in on, I think it's probably best to talk about how people react when they hear the term autoimmune disorder and all of that happy stuff.

1) Isn't HIV autoimmune?
It is an auto immune disorder. HIV does attack its host like it happens to be their enemy, just like other autoimmune disorders. There are ways to treat the symptoms but the illness will almost always be there.
2) Because HIV can be spread can't other autoimmune disorders be spread. 
No, none of the other autoimmune disorders can be spread. As scary some auto immune system rashes get, or how much we're feeling down and low, we can not infect you with any illnesses.

3) Can't you go to your regular doctor and get diagnosed? 
You can not. Most doctors can help treat your auto immune disorder like most doctors can. But the rheumatologists, the gastroentrerologists, or even the neurologists who are the one's diagnosing. Clearly put, the road to the diagnoses is so long that the other doctors who know more about an illness will always be there.

4)But I've heard of people with autoimmune disorders getting chemo? Does that mean that it's like cancer?
While yes people get chemo for stuff like lupus. It doesn't mean that it's cancer. It has nothing to do with cancer at all. The percentage of people that use actual chemo for lupus is only about 20%, it's usually a lower dose of the treatment is used to help fight lupus.

5)"My family member died from an auto-immune disorder."
It really depends on the person some people have mild autoimmune disorders others have more severe and harder to treat lupus. It doesn't mean that the person is going to die if they have lupus. It's No matter what severity lupus is, sticking with your doctor(s) orders is the most important thing to remember,

6) Do autoimmune problems ever go away? 
They do not go away people can have them go in remission but, as going away totally, that usually (almost never) happens. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A quick happy birthday to Freya

It's a very special day, at least in the world of Freya. Freya's human mom here. Wishing Freya a happy birthday. It was a guess that Freya's a year old, cats don't go into heat until they're about 4 months. She went into heat before we made her appointment to get spayed. Which I figured was the 4 month point. 

I suck at math but when I added 4 months to that time, it put Freya into being born sometime in July. She's you're typical torishell cat, she has her tortitude (torti-attitude) and she also has such a beautiful personality. 

Imagine she just walked into the apartment like she owned the place. Since we had her she gained a lot of weight. Please be prepared that the rest of this entry is going to be picture heavy, with the evolution of Freya/

A cute little kitty nose

The purely sassy cat 

Freya, busy learning

This is how she sleeps

Freya the first night we got her. She looks pretty scraggly don't she

🎵🎵I'm the cat in the box Buried in my shit
Won't you come and save me.🎵🎵

getting tosty with a fan. 

Another first picture of Freya, to see how much she's grown in the past few months is nuts. Thank you Freya

Happy birthday to my favorite little kitten. Torti cat, Freya/

Monday, July 3, 2017

What would I be like in 100 years?

Hypothetically, have you ever wondered what you'd look like in 100  years? If you survived a hundred years more without going of the deep end, what would you look like or how would behave. I'm nearly certain that there isn't going to be any hover cars. we were supposed to have them 17, years ago and there still hasn't been any.

How I'd look.
I tried to find an app or a website to help me, but all I got was a website that aged me 20 years and well, I look like the crypt keeper. Or an alien. Possibly the alien crypt keeper. I don't have any websites that are good enough to give people an idea about what I'll look like in 100 years. I can guess if I did survive, I'd either a) be a talking head, like on Futurama (hopefully), or my skin would be so baggy, and saggy, that I'd need tons of creams to keep my face on.

How I'd feel:
Considering, I may have an autoimmune problem, and if I survived 100 years longer, I'm almost certain that I would be extra sore, and extra cranky. I hope to not have a cane because it'd be my whomping stick. I'd go through moments of not wanting to eat. I don't condone suicide but if I lasted 100 more years, I'd more than likely want to die.

What would I do:

If I wasn't wheelchair bound? Easy I'd be the grandma that's dancing and acting stupid. Now if I'm just a floating head in a jar, I'd sleep more often, and just wake up for food. Can floating heads get fat? I'm just wondering.

What the world would be like:
I think the world would be just as it is now corrupt, crazy, and people trying to destroy themselves. That's what I think will end up happening. But what do I know? I'm not going to be around that long. At least I hope.

So now that I'm done taking a weird trip, down "What if Lane" what do you think you'd be like in 100 years.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Yikes, if that's what's in my cabinet I don't want it

A few weeks ago there was a topic on my page about the issue women have with having unknown ingredients in their womanly items, and how companies don't have any legal obligation to tell us what's going into the products. I know news was dropped pretty hard, and I do apologize a little bit for the ball being dropped. But now that you've collected your pieces what if I told you that it wasn't just womanly items that aren't labeled?

Cleaning supplies are the same way. I know many people who use a pot of Fabuloso, an all purpose cleaner to make their homes smell fresh. I'm sure they wouldn't be doing that if they knew what was in Fabuloso, or they wouldn't be using it.

Okay maybe the attack on people's burning all purpose cleaner on the stove was a blow to the stomach wasn't too nice, or maybe doesn't have any effect on you at all. The tips listed below are from Generation Good's page it self:

  • The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) “has found that nearly 10% of all work-related asthma cases are caused by exposure to cleaning products.”CDPH is concerned that the use of some cleaning products in schools may contribute to asthma in students and workers.
  • About 8 percent of adults and children in California have asthma, with almost 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year.Asthma is much more prevalent in lower income communities
  • Children born to women who held cleaning jobs while pregnant have an elevated risk of birth defects, according to a 2010 study by the New York State Department of Health.
Wouldn't you like to eliminate some of your asthma medicines, or at least know what's triggering your asthma symptoms? Or possibly have your kids asthma curbed at least a little because their away from harmful chemicals. Generation good says that janitors, maids, housekeepers, minorities, children, and they said that California's department of health stated that cleaning problems caused 10% of workplace asthma. That's a bit mind boggling, and is quite scary?

I know, I know, you're thinking, "My breathing is fine, I don't have asthma problems." Which I do get, but let me flip the table a little bit, once I was sent a product from a cleaning company. It was an antibacterial spray, I was excited to use it because I wanted to get rid of germs. The bottle said it was all natural, but it didn't list the ingredients. I thought the price was nice if I had to buy more, but I Googled what was in the bottle. Would you believe that the only two incidents they had listed mostly everyone has in their house, water and salt. Salt water! Yeah, I can make my own spray for a lot cheaper.  Crazy right?

What can someone like you or I do? Raise awareness, raise it really good. How are people going to know if you don't tell them?