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1. A remarkably efficient trick to stop me neg-stimming over People Who are Wrong on the Internet, particularly on Facebook: message whoever the host is, and ask if it's okay to continue to respond or if they'd rather I dropped it, making very clear that my default course of action is to drop it. (Their space, their rules, their capacity to moderate, etc.) At the point at which they say "actually I'd rather that thread stopped there" I feel basically completely fine about not continuing.

2. Minor hand injury, everything is fine, I'm just amused. So I messaged A:
Okay I'm going to preface this by saying I'm pretty sure I just need pressure and a plaster, not a&e

But I just fucked up during dinner prep and took a slice off my thumb

And it hurts and I am dealing with adrenaline and I would appreciate sympathetic noises and internet cuddles

(Had completed wound cleaning and started application of pressure before starting to type at you)

[5 minutes elapse]

(Bleeding seems to have stopped)


... at which point A gave me sympathy and scritches, and I dithered at him about whether to soak the kitchen roll off and dress things properly or tape it down. A checked whether advice was welcome/sought, and then, er, this happened:
A: (if you reckon it's worth doing the skin graft, take off the kitchen roll and attempt the graft now)
me: (Got skin into place before applying pressure)
A: (Well done <3)
me: (What kind of amateur etc etc etc :-p)
me: (This is how I ruin your first aid training)
A: (in which case, just tape it up; you've incredibly little to gain from getting the paper off at this point)
A: (:-P)


(The actual reason I froze up is that it's not possible to non-destructively remove my ring splint without getting the current dressing off, even now I've trimmed the kitchen roll down a lot, but if I leave the splint on overnight that's going to start threatening skin integrity. So I froze up, but I froze up at the point at which Not Doing Anything Further made absolutely no medical difference whatsoever, it just delayed dinner. So: go me.)

3. Oh also: I got an e-mail from the Irish government today! ... I submitted the wrong form of my birth certificate and need to submit a different form within 21 days. I have made this my mother's problem. And they didn't specify any other issues with my application, so...? Maybe Irish citizenship soon.

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Date: 2017-07-03 06:25 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
\o/

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Date: 2017-07-03 07:35 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
>> So I froze up, but I froze up at the point at which Not Doing Anything Further made absolutely no medical difference whatsoever, it just delayed dinner. So: go me. <<

Good work!

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Date: 2017-07-03 08:15 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Go, you!

Also, fingers crossed for citizenship.

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Date: 2017-07-03 08:44 pm (UTC)
recessional: a small blue-paisley teapot with a blue mug (Default)
From: [personal profile] recessional
Haha. I did that to my thumb (I totally deserved it too I was being That Idiot and trying to use it to cut something I shouldn't've, I knew AS THE BLADE HIT and thought "oh my fucking god I deserve this") and I was sitting there with the towel on it going "please stop bleeding I do NOT WANT TO HAVE TO GO to the ER and tell them what I just did."

XD

But yes, go you!

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Date: 2017-07-03 09:15 pm (UTC)
recessional: a small blue-paisley teapot with a blue mug (Default)
From: [personal profile] recessional

Uhhuh. Like I even know that if I show up WITH THE SHEEPISH, the worst that will happen is that kind of commiserating-“everyone does stupid shit sometime” thing! I know emergency staff! I just . . . DON’T WANT TO. >.> Okay? I do not want to have to admit so them I just did this. XD XD

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Date: 2017-07-04 12:18 am (UTC)
fascination: 'It was as though she was an exile from a world that saw things her way'. (Exile from a reasonable world.)
From: [personal profile] fascination
...'neg-stimming' is a wonderful phrase for a horrible habit that I think I share with you. I've had hate-perseverations/stims for years and I loathe them.

Also, good luck with the Irish citizenship application!

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Date: 2017-07-06 03:22 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Oh, wow, hadn't thought of that aspect of new citizenshp!

Shiny!

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Date: 2017-07-04 04:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] birke
Yay for Irish citizenship! An tAontas Eorpach go Brách!

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Date: 2017-07-08 11:53 pm (UTC)
cjwatson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cjwatson
I'd be happy to have another person to exchange occasional amateurish bits of Irish with. (I'm nearing the end of the Duolingo tree and am considering where to go next with it; my dad's partner is AFAIK fluent and I follow a few random interesting-looking Irish speakers on Twitter, but it'll take a bit more than that to hoik my ability up beyond not-entirely-clueless-beginner.)

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Date: 2017-07-05 05:43 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Well done in coping, all around.

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Date: 2017-07-06 03:24 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Blood sausage is not meant to include you in the ingredents ;)

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