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Duck Vs crocs and a rake

February 7, 2017 - 14:42 -- Admin

The other day I lost my rag at the duck. It came to the gate to bully me and I was in the middle of a flashback. I snarled and charged into the pen to chase it down—it freaked and waddled as fast as it could away from me. It took about 10 seconds of that frenetic anger to burn out for me to realise what I was doing. I left without damaging the duck.

Raging grief out

February 4, 2017 - 11:50 -- Admin

Another joy of psychological injury is the raging grief out where you are suddenly sucked back into the welter of appalling crap that swept you out at the knees. It was due to land at some point; another attack. I made it all through January without one.

Trimmed my own nails

February 3, 2017 - 14:26 -- Admin

It's funny the small capabilities you lose for being psychologically injured. Being able to trim my own fingernails with ease for one. With trembling hands it is difficult to do.But I hunted down a pair of baby safe nailclippers from the tupperware box of assorted medicarnia and with care set forth on the task.I succeeded; and without trimming into the quick either.

Take two valium then shit

February 2, 2017 - 16:16 -- Admin

Being a bundle of nerves I dropped two valium before the public performance. Then roughly 15 hours later I sharted. Though sharting is not listed as a side effect for most people it seems to be a side effect for me.The irony being when it happened I got distressed. Mainly at getting to the toilet without leakage.Valium: good in the moment but for me at least it comes with blowback ... or blowout.

Once more with feeling

February 1, 2017 - 22:45 -- Admin

I did another "in the public" performance piece. It went okay. But then I was followed by someone so awesome I thought instantly "she's won it".And she did. I like that my assessment chops are good enough to pick a winner. I was pissing sweat on a humid night but once I was done my body re-synced and the sweat went away thanks to the cool of air-con.Until I then stepped back out into the hot humid night. Now I am pissing sweat again.Thanks a lot, sultry Canberra evening.

Sucked on a robot

January 31, 2017 - 17:58 -- Admin

It was in the dark that I encountered the robot, its bulbous head slipping into my mouth when I eagerly sought something else refreshing. I got a combo pack at the cinema whose drink cup lid came with a Rogue One plastic bust of one of the characters—in this case a droid whose name I do not know.

Broke a glass mug

January 31, 2017 - 09:08 -- Admin

One of the shitty aspects of having a shitty psychological injury is the increased propensity to drop things—the wound and medication cause hand tremours whose severity varies depending on overall anxiety. My fingers also spring open of their own accord unless I actively concentrate to hold it when picking something up.I picked up a glass mug balanced on a glass mug beneath it but my trembling hand meant it hooked the one beneath and the mug fell to shatter into a cloud of a hundred splinters

They knew what they were voting for

January 30, 2017 - 14:39 -- Admin

There's a view that Trump voters voted for him because of their pain.Crap. They voted for him because he was the projection of their nativist id and immoral certitude.I have little sympathy for the impact that Trump will have on his supporters.I believe Trump is the dead cat bounce of white male privilege and I heartily suspect he will be gone before 2020.But then I didn't think there were enough deluded people to have voted him in.

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