The Lexapro Diaries, Day 23
It’s been a few days since my last update. I’m on day 3 of 1/2 dose
I’ve been better than before, but still nowhere near what I’d like to call “good”. My appetite seems to be slowly returning, which is good. I’ve been eating nothing but ramen, toast, and crackers. Starch and salt, basically.
I’ve found that the ginger ale, contrary to all other experiences I’ve had with it in the past, is actually making my nausea worse. A couple of times, I’ve gone the majority of the day without drinking any, and I felt a lot better than usual until I drank any. It’s strange. The only thing I can assume is that Canada Dry changed their formula/recipe since the last time I needed it.
It’s really unfortunate, because my anxiety causes the back of my throat to become very dry, but the water here kind of sucks, and it leaves me very thirsty and my throat even dry, and the ginger ale was the only thing that ever took care of that.
The fatigue is still here, though it seems to be getting a little better. Today wasn’t so good for it, though, but that might be just because I didn’t really sleep all that well last night. I ended up taking a nap this evening, even though I’m loath to take them. I couldn’t help it, I just fell asleep while I was watching a Let’s Play of the Outlast DLC, of all things.
I’ve spent the majority of my time lately either playing Guild Wars 2 while watching stuff on Netflix, or watching LoadingReadyRun Let’s Nope videos. The distraction is really nice to have. It’s nice to smile and laugh again.
Said the Oracle to the Witch…
Witch: Hey, my fox familiar can talk to other foxes for local gossip.
Oracle: Yeah, but you can’t rely on fox news.
The collision between the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy.
the grand showdown
Andromeda is a bit bigger than us. So when that happens, Andromeda’s black hole is gonna consume our black hole in a vicious act of galactic canabalism.
Which is an actual term used in astronomy apparently.
“Galactic Cannabalism” sounds like an electro/death metal fusion band.
Galactic cannibalism is one of my favourite astronomical terms, but it doesn’t beat the term used for the stretching out into a long thin tube that occurs when something falls into a black hole (spaghettification) or the term used for a rock thought to be a meteorite but which later turns out to be an ordinary terrestrial rock (meteowrong).
“So you’re made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?”
―Neil deGrasse Tyson
These photos are on the shortlist for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014, a competition and exhibition run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The winning images will be posted here on September 18.
Reid Wiseman is a national treasure.