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Happy Birthday xjenavivex!

Happy Birthday xjenavivex!


I use the LJ notification emails to remind me to make these posts and so I apologise if I miss anyone's birthday - I likely did not get that email for whatever LJReason or you may not have your birthday on your LJ userinfo page. Also, if there are multiple LJ names on this post, two or more of them might belong to the same physical person IRL or to different people in a multiplicity.

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Psychology Experiments: Cambridge Face Memory Test

It would seem that I have face blindness. I scored 35%. I knew that I rarely recognise someone out of context…



StoryCorps | Traffic Stop

"Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and nearly lost his life. Alex tells his mother, Patsy Hathaway, what happened that night and how it affects him to this day."



StoryCorps | Traffic Stop



18 Make-Ahead Meals And Snacks To Eat Healthy Without Even Trying

Yeah, I know, the prep of these takes organisation ans spoons but at least they are ideas for what I can fill me freezer with once there is amy space in it…

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Happy Birthday shadowsculptor and wander_realtai!


I use the LJ notification emails to remind me to make these posts and so I apologise if I miss anyone's birthday - I likely did not get that email for whatever LJReason or you may not have your birthday on your LJ userinfo page. Also, if there are multiple LJ names on this post, two or more of them might belong to the same physical person IRL or to different people in a multiplicity.

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Happy Birthday fjm!

Happy Birthday fjm!


I use the LJ notification emails to remind me to make these posts and so I apologise if I miss anyone's birthday - I likely did not get that email for whatever LJReason or you may not have your birthday on your LJ userinfo page. Also, if there are multiple LJ names on this post, two or more of them might belong to the same physical person IRL or to different people in a multiplicity.

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I discovered at Knit and Natter the other week that I might actually be an expert knitter. Most of the people there can knit and purl and follow a pattern if it is not too complex. I boggled their minds by using interchangeable circular needles instead of straight needles and knitting in the round and using magic-loop and knitting lace and designing my own patterns and… They had never seen anyone do some of these things. They had never been taught them. I ended up teaching them how to knit back and forth / flat using a circular needle - so unbreaking their minds. I was also able to tell them *why* I prefer circs to straights or DPNs; I am VERY clumsy due to the MS and if I drop knitting on circs I am less likely to lose a DPN (or other needle) because the needles are joined together and at least one is within my knitting with a row of live stitches on it.

Then I realised that I had learned most of what I know my watching YouTube videos and that I cannot think of a knitting technique to learn next that I have not already learned by watching YouTube and practicing as I watch (ideas knitters?). Then, whilst watching this TED Talk, I found myself yelling/saying "KNITTING!" at my monitor whenever he listed learning communities on YouTube like 'maths', 'science', 'history' and 'geography'.

John Green: The nerd's guide to learning everything online | TED Talk | TED.com

I am, as you can see in my LJ profile and so many of my other online profiles, a polymath and a philomath. I know stuff in many many subject areas and I love learning new stuff. I also have been known to say that, "I live online," because I spend a lot of time reading online, talking to people online, writing online, gaming online and being a member of many online communities. My online life is ideal for me because of my spoon-starved disabled life in the real world. I have also learned a lot on LJ (and now tumblr) about gender, sexuality, human rights and so much more.

Is there a learning community on YouTube that you belong to?
What have you learned on YouTube?
What knitting technique should I learn next online / on YouTube that I might not already know?



"on self diagnosis"

This really resonated with me:

on self diagnosis

the argument that “if you can’t afford professional diagnosis then you can’t afford treatment anyway so why would you self-diagnose other than just for the ~trendy~ label” is completely bullshit

self-diagnosis isn’t about treatment. not everyone can afford medical care and then again medical care isn’t for everyone. and that’s not the point. self-diagnosis is about giving your experiences a meaning, knowing that you are not alone, being able to better understand yourself and then being able to help yourself cope.

you kind of need to know what you’re struggling with before you can work on that effectively. you need to know what you’re struggling with to read books or articles about it. you need to know what you’re struggling with to find people in the same community, with the same struggle, as you, that you can identify with and draw strength from.

self-diagnosis is about knowing you belong. and knowing that there is always hope.


source: on self diagnosis - 50% Girl; 50% Unknown



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