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I love love love your musings on the 1990 TMNT movie. :)
Anonymous

Thanks, dude and/or dudette!  The 1990 TMNT movie is pretty much my favorite movie of all time.  I appreciate you taking the time to say you enjoy them, and I’d love to do more write ups about it as soon as I’m feeling better!  :D

overly-analyzing-animation:

This is a split second after they kiss.  It’s a mouth kiss people! I can’t tell you how many times I had to hit the pause button to get this moment!

This was literally the best part of my week.

overly-analyzing-animation:

This is a split second after they kiss.  It’s a mouth kiss people! I can’t tell you how many times I had to hit the pause button to get this moment!

This was literally the best part of my week.

Kidney fun

Ended up in excruciating pain with a fever on Saturday, went to the Urgent Care and they sent me to the ER.  Got a full workup to rule out infection or active bleeding.  Fortunately, it appears that I just have a 2 x 4 cm collection of blood by my kidney, that is insanely painful, but not dangerous.  No sign of infection or fresh bleeding, thank goodness.   But I feel AWFUL.  And it would appear that all this kidney trauma kicked me into a full blown Lupus flare, because EVERYTHING hurts now, including that kidney.  It’s been a super, super miserable week.  Thank god the Percocet actually knocks me out enough to get some sleep.  But it’s bad because I’ve missed so much work, and not sure when I’m going to feel up for going back in.  I also REALLY want to be working on my school work, but I can’t do shit but lay here miserably.  SO FRUSTRATING.

paintedgoat:

biodiverseed:

malformalady:

Raynaud’s is a rare disorder that affects the arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to different parts of your body. Raynaud’s sometimes is called a disease, syndrome, or phenomenon. The disorder is marked by brief episodes of vasospasm , which is a narrowing of the blood vessels. Vasospasm of the arteries reduces blood flow to the fingers and toes. In people who have Raynaud’s, the disorder usually affects the fingers. In about 40 percent of people who have Raynaud’s, it affects the toes. Rarely, the disorder affects the nose, ears, nipples, and lips.
Photo credit: nicolewade14

I have this disorder, and often it makes garden work very difficult, as I periodically lose sensation in my fingers whenever it is colder than ca. 10˚C. If you also have Reynaud’s, or other disorders that cause reduced sensation in your extremities (carpal tunnel, etc.), make sure to wear thick working gloves, especially when working with thorny plants or soil: not just for the heat they provide, but also because you need to protect yourself from sharp objects that you won’t necessarily feel, even if they penetrate the skin.
I also suffer from low blood pressure, which is related to circulation problems. If you have any of these conditions, make sure you carry water with you at all times. Fainting and dizzyiness can be dangerous when you are in precarious outdoor work situations, and managing drops in blood pressure as well as poor circulation has a lot to do with hydration.
I get made fun of a lot for this (because apparently it makes me look like hipster scum), but I often wear a 2 L wine bota filled with water when I go out to fend off the first signs of dehydration and low blood pressure.

#disability #health #PSA

My daughter has this. The ends of her fingers turn white and her lips turn blue/purple. It doesn’t even have to be very cold. If she is exerting herself in cold weather (soccer, running) it happens. When it does, it scares her. Every time.

Paintedgoat, please send your daughter my reassurances.  I’ve had Raynauds affecting my feet and hands for almost 15 years.  In the beginning, it was super scary.  There were times I ignored it too long, and then in a panic would get in a hot shower, looking at my horribly wrong-colored feet and desperately trying to rub sensation into my numb fingers and toes, convinced that THIS time, I’d waited too long, and surely I was going to lose a toe or more.  It hasn’t happened yet, and with time, I’ve learned to dress myself better and minimize attacks.  It’s so ingrained in me now that it’s habit, and it’s no longer scary to have an attack.  Annoying, absolutely, at times.  But the fear will ease up eventually, I think.  Hugs to her, it is definitely a disturbing condition!!

paintedgoat:

biodiverseed:

malformalady:

Raynaud’s is a rare disorder that affects the arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to different parts of your body. Raynaud’s sometimes is called a disease, syndrome, or phenomenon. The disorder is marked by brief episodes of vasospasm , which is a narrowing of the blood vessels. Vasospasm of the arteries reduces blood flow to the fingers and toes. In people who have Raynaud’s, the disorder usually affects the fingers. In about 40 percent of people who have Raynaud’s, it affects the toes. Rarely, the disorder affects the nose, ears, nipples, and lips.

Photo credit: nicolewade14

I have this disorder, and often it makes garden work very difficult, as I periodically lose sensation in my fingers whenever it is colder than ca. 10˚C. If you also have Reynaud’s, or other disorders that cause reduced sensation in your extremities (carpal tunnel, etc.), make sure to wear thick working gloves, especially when working with thorny plants or soil: not just for the heat they provide, but also because you need to protect yourself from sharp objects that you won’t necessarily feel, even if they penetrate the skin.

I also suffer from low blood pressure, which is related to circulation problems. If you have any of these conditions, make sure you carry water with you at all times. Fainting and dizzyiness can be dangerous when you are in precarious outdoor work situations, and managing drops in blood pressure as well as poor circulation has a lot to do with hydration.

I get made fun of a lot for this (because apparently it makes me look like hipster scum), but I often wear a 2 L wine bota filled with water when I go out to fend off the first signs of dehydration and low blood pressure.

#disability #health #PSA

My daughter has this. The ends of her fingers turn white and her lips turn blue/purple. It doesn’t even have to be very cold. If she is exerting herself in cold weather (soccer, running) it happens. When it does, it scares her. Every time.

Paintedgoat, please send your daughter my reassurances.  I’ve had Raynauds affecting my feet and hands for almost 15 years.  In the beginning, it was super scary.  There were times I ignored it too long, and then in a panic would get in a hot shower, looking at my horribly wrong-colored feet and desperately trying to rub sensation into my numb fingers and toes, convinced that THIS time, I’d waited too long, and surely I was going to lose a toe or more.  It hasn’t happened yet, and with time, I’ve learned to dress myself better and minimize attacks.  It’s so ingrained in me now that it’s habit, and it’s no longer scary to have an attack.  Annoying, absolutely, at times.  But the fear will ease up eventually, I think.  Hugs to her, it is definitely a disturbing condition!!

Holy crap. My kidney huuuurts. This is definitely worse than the bone marrow biopsy was, ugh. I was hoping to go back to work today, but I don’t think that’s happening.
BUT, the good news is that they got the results back already and according to my nephrologist, the results are “the best you could hope for” for having lupus nephropathy. So, that is good news, the best news possible at this point! Will be talking to both her and my rheumatologist and we’ll see what sort of treatment is in order.

Got through the biopsy OK. The nurses and doctor were all terrific, but I am still pretty sore today, and probably will be for awhile. I don’t remember the last half of the procedure (yay, drugs!) but I am pretty sure I was offering home-grown lamb chops to all the doctors and nurses for being so wonderful, haha….
Eagerly awaiting pathology results, but that’ll probably take a week.

Whelp, getting my kidney biopsy tomorrow.  Kinda nervous, but hopefully this will yield some good information to help get an effective treatment action plan in place.  Wish me luck!

TMNT: WIthin The Woods Theory
turnonred:

I have never seen a more accurate portrayal of my creative process.

turnonred:

I have never seen a more accurate portrayal of my creative process.

tmnt-central:

anon submitted:

TMNT Season 3 sneak peak

AAAAA YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!

THIS BLOG IS NOTHING WITHOUT YOU PRECIOUS BABIES!

Season 3 preview!!  I am LOVING this very “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”/horror movie feel!  The season 2 finale destroyed me and I am not yet prepared to rewatch it, but seeing this gives me the strength to try, LOL!

Does the Rope Trick picture of Kristoff exist anymore?
Anonymous

It does indeed still exist.  I’ve made many of my older posts private (I HATE that Tumblr doesn’t have better privacy options, so I go back periodically and tuck stuff away), but you can still find it on blogs that have reblogged it.  Try Tumblrs like http://50shadesofkristanna.tumblr.com, or http://minnothebunny.tumblr.com and http://gingerhaole-afterdark.tumblr.com.

OMG.

Guys, I cannot even handle the TMNT season 2 finale.  Like, I have so many emotions about it that I’m not sure what to do.  I haven’t freaked out about a show this much since I was originally watching The X-Files back when it was new on T.V. and I didn’t know what was going to happen.  GAH!!!

Health update, for those who wanna know….

I went to the Rose City Comic Con in Portland this weekend specifically to meet the original TMNT (and April) voice actors, and it was AWESOME.  I instantly felt about 8 years old again, and I haven’t been this ridiculously smiley and happy for a LONG TIME.  And it couldn’t have come at a better time, as I’d had a particularly rough week.  So it meant a lot to have something so great to end that crappy week with!


They were all so incredibly nice, and you could tell they were all really genuinely having a ball being there and meeting fans.  I managed to not make a COMPLETE jackass out of myself, but i was definitely freaking out in the best way possible and not able to be especially articulate.  Hopefully they’re used to stuttering, bumbling, ridiculous fans by now!  :D  

I first saw them for the photo op (top picture).  Something went weird with the camera for a few minutes, so I got a little extra time to talk to them all while it got fixed - lucky me!  I told them I hauled ass down from Seattle (a three hour drive) just to see them, and that I haven’t been to a convention in about 10 years until now.  They seemed flattered by that, and were all just so sweet, you don’t even know.  Cam and Rob are hilarious, and Townsend, Barry and Renae are so super nice. I wish I could have just stayed and talked to the group of them forever, but then they got the camera sorted out so we took our picture and I said “thank you and I’ll see you later!” and literally bounced out of there in search of something to find for them to sign.

I found this awesome print by Justin Orr that was definitely my favorite of the pieces on offer at the con that day.  All the actors liked it as well when I took it to them to sign.  I wish I’d been able to be a bit more coherent with them while getting signatures, but I’m a gigantic star-struck nerd so it was difficult.  I’m actually impressed with myself for holding it together as well as I did!

Cam was the first actor I talked to one-on-one, and I was still freaking out too hard to say much of anything useful other than “thank you” and “I love the Turtles” (obviously…) but he loved the print I had them sign, and said he wanted to go buy one for himself.  
Renae was so gracious, and she talked about how it always made her happy to meet women who were big TMNT fans, and how many awesome women in amazing career fields have told her what an influence April O’Neil has been on them.  
Townsend was really lovely, just seems like a super-sweet fellow.  I asked if doing Mikey’s voice was hard on his throat, and he switched into Mikey-mode and told me not at all.  It was so fun!  :B
 I was probably most excited to meet Barry Gordon and Rob Paulsen, because I have been a Donatello fangirl all my life, and here I got two Donatellos for the price of one!  I told Barry that my childhood was confusing, because half the time I wanted to be Donatello, and the other half of the time I was in love with him.  He thought that was pretty funny.  He was very gracious despite my weird confessions, and it was a pleasure to shake his hand and just hear him talk, because his normal voice is so similar to his Donatello voice that I’ve loved all my life.  
Rob Paulsen is ridiculously charming, you can tell he’s really a pro at doing conventions and talking Turtles with fans.  I pretty much have a gigantic crush on him at this point.  ;)  We talked about how great the new show is, and then I got a picture with him and Barry, the two Donatello voices that I love the most.  Rob said "We’re taking a picture of stereo Donnies, with a hot chick in the middle".  Flirt!  :D

Then I saw them at the TMNT panel, and that was just a whole damn lot of fun.  Everyone sang the theme song, and they talked about their time as turtles and beyond, and answered audience questions.  I just had a big stupid grin on my face the whole time, it was so much fun, even more so than I expected it to be.  

I’m so glad I went, and I’m so grateful that these guys and gal are such class acts and so generous to their fans.  It’s always nice when people who had such an impact on your childhood turn out to be super awesome people!  

If by some random chance any of them find this post, let me just say thank you, Cam Clarke, Townsend Coleman, Renae Jacobs, Barry Gordon and Rob Paulsen, for being so super awesome!  If you do a convention in this part of the country in the future, I hope to see you again and maybe I’ll be more coherent next time!  :D

hotmilkytea:

HAPPY MEMORIES <3

I really love Nickelodeon’s Leatherhead.  He’s never been a TMNT character that really stood out to me, until this interpretation of him.  I just love him, poor baby.

hotmilkytea:

HAPPY MEMORIES <3

I really love Nickelodeon’s Leatherhead.  He’s never been a TMNT character that really stood out to me, until this interpretation of him.  I just love him, poor baby.