Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Songs to listen to when you can't sleep

Fair WARNING: The sounds are actually meant for an incurable insomniac.

My alternative advise: Just don't let the bed bugs bite!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts Improve Productivity

Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts Improve Productivity

One of the biggest arguments I've heard against using Gmail is that desktop clients like Thunderbird and Outlook offer better keyboard shortcut support. To this I say NONSENSE! Gmail includes great keyboard shortcut functionality, you just have to turn it on. You will also have a small learning curve because the Gmail keyboard shortcuts are different than those found in Outlook and Thunderbird. The great thing is, if you turn Gmail shortcuts on once, they work from any computer.
The 5 Gmail Shortcuts I use most frequently are:
c - creates a new email message. Use Shift+c to open the new message in its own window.
/ - puts the cursor in the search box. Email search is probably something I do more than any other email fuction.
u - takes back to your inbox view from any message.
j - moves down the message list taking you to the next older message than the one you are currently on.
x - checks the box next to a message. Used in combination with j you can quickly move through a list of messages and check them for archiving, labeling or any other action.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

One last word

Before I sign off, I just have this to add:

As much as I would like to (appease my sister and) go back to my psychiatrist, if I had the choice, I'd really like to move on with my life and not get stuck for another millenia indulging in psycho-babble. I'm helping the doctor more than I'm helping myself at this point.

A prayer:
May God give me the decency of having a "say", a "choice" in what I'm in this world for. I hate to waste (my talk time) out on some psychiatrist (who will only meddle with my thoughts). Maybe I can do it for a couple of weeks but that's the limit for sure.
Signed, Adorina

Overcoming low grade Depression

Overcoming low grade Depression: "As depression is a state of mind, being with positive people and things can help you overcome negativity and misery. Keep company with people who are positive and easy to be with. Avoid people who like to criticize or complain."

In all 20 years of psychotherapy, this is the Best Advise I've heard of yet!

Objective: Objectivity!

Been to the Doctor (psychiatrist) today, as advised by my doctor sister...before looking for another one to hear my newfound physical complaints.

Exclamation 1: I've never talked to him since 2006!

Exclamation 2: And it was only yesterday when I had a civilized conversation with my sister.

Addtn'l Bit of Record Trivia: Plus I'm 45 and I've never been to a doctor for the longest time (for general check-up anyway).

Record Trivia #2: I've taken up Medical Transcription when I was not under his mutilation er...monitoring. Don't tell me having a sense of dry humor is all that bad.

Points to ponder:
  • Basically, he says I'm more in focus...more than he had ever seen me before. That would mean anytime during the whole length of time I've been seeing him since the early '90s.
  • I haven't been taking my medicines since 2005 or 2006, and apparently I've done well without them (...and something he overlooked completely...him!)
  • He didn't prescribe any...for fear that I might not want to see him again.
  • I have low-grade depression and recommend I read up on Calabrese.
  • He gave me a prescription to have my T3 T4 and TSH taken, as requested.
  • I'm not fat!

Here's what we know about Joseph Calabrese, MD. An article about bipolar II.

Here's what I've read on Low-Grade Depression. I'd rather focus on getting well than on a condition I'm most likely to overcome anyway. Full Stop.

Note: If I were to write (based on my knowledge in transcribing) my own SOAP, here's how it would read...but I guess people aren't ready to hear the truth. Or I'm not ready to write a full disclosure, not that my medical records are all up to me.

TIME Cartoon of the Week

Don't know why I'm posting this really but I can see the commotion from way over here. Am curious myself.

Archie chooses Veronica over Betty

Archie Andrews, the perpetual teenage star of Archie Comics is finally proposing to long-time flame Veronica Lodge in favor of next-door blond beauty Betty. Coming out September 1, I wish already had a copy *smile*.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pangya Golf

Started playing with Pangya on the PSP late this afternoon. Great escape to Fantasy Island. Already finished the first tournament feat Scout!

Blogger Buddy

Hello. This is a test for Blogger Buddy Gadget.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Windows 7 Release Candidate

Writing this blog with Windows Live Writer, part of Windows 7 Downloads.  It’s just a little hard writng black text on a green, mixed background.  Maybe it’s about time I changed my blog’s template again!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Spongebob Cartoon Drawing

I'm drawn to getting to doodle Spongebob time and again. Here's something someone else posted. If the drawing isn't showing up, click on the title for the link.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Two Things

Two of the things I'm looking forward to in the days ahead: Fantasy Golf Pangya for the PSP and Julie and Julia the Movie. Both, hopefully are good for the Sole/Soul.

Some Tennis Games on the Console

TopSpin 3 for both the Wii and PS3, Virtua Tennis 2009 for both platforms, Grand Slam Tennis for the Wii with Motion Plus Control and Mario Power Tennis for the Wii. I have two or three of these right now. I needn't have all. I just like the garden variety of the game. MORE!