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Sep. 23rd, 2004 | 09:03 pm
mood: sleepysleepy
music: Underground Bass Masters - Electronic Digital Bass

So, I ran out of Adderall a week ago, and I've been engaged in a freewheeling experiment in being, since then. My sleep cycle is shot. I have only the slightest notion that today is Thursday

It's a lot like not wearing pants.

no pants no pants, la la la

Yet I have managed to get some work done and meet with clients -- a day late in each case but still putting a roof on the table and bread over my head.

I ran errands today. Plunging forward from one to the next, being amazed by each, like a kid in the baby seat of a parent's 10-speed. Making lots of good choices about which errand NOT to run because there isn't "time" but still getting lost in thought/the grocery store for a few hours. I am taxing my newfound (and hard-earned) coping skills and techniques as far as they go and then some. Yes, we happen to be taking a shortcut through the Target store parking lot. No, we can't go to Target. Yes, that is one of the errands we need to run, and it is useful and we could be proud of getting that done. But we already told the client we will be there shortly and we are now only a few blocks from their office. And Target is very, very large. And orange. Sooo very orange and plastic. I need sugar and caffeine. This is the third time I've remembered that I need sugar and caffeine since I first noticed but the gas station was on the wrong side. Yes, I know, you could try very hard and go straight to the one item you need and straight back to the checkout. But EVERYTHING TAKES 15 MINUTES and I think we can agree that Target contains at least two everythings if not three. So on we go and so it goes on and on as we do.

Naptime.

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Emerald

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from: sea_of_change
date: Sep. 23rd, 2004 07:16 pm (UTC)
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I love you.

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cattnip

You Speak the Truth

from: cattnip
date: Sep. 23rd, 2004 07:45 pm (UTC)
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Everything does take 15 minutes! And don't you forget it!
love, cat

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Mickey Moore

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from: chiaroscuro25
date: Sep. 23rd, 2004 09:01 pm (UTC)
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I started taking Adderall recently, and I think it is the most effective ADD drug I've tried. I'd loan you some but I'm nearly out too. I intended to call the doctor about that today, but I kept getting distracted, which goes to show that there is only so much a drug can do sometimes. :) Even with it, everything takes 15 minutes. (My rule of thumb is more like 20.)

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JP Sugarbroad

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from: taral
date: Sep. 23rd, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC)
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Caffeine is a very effective, if addictive, coping mechanism.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 09:28 pm (UTC)
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It helps, but I am remarkably insensitive to it. (As is common, it's at least twice as effective for me when combined with sugar.)

I was addicted once, and went cold turkey, and that was before the ADD diagnosis. Them was some rough times, they was.

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R. Frost (a.k.a. "Ashe Von Darquestar")

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from: colour_of_ash2k
date: Sep. 23rd, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Plastic, I would agree. But orange?!

I dated a girl who took Adderall. When she ran out, it was interesting.

Ashes to ashes...

~Ashe Darquestar_falling

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 02:13 am (UTC)
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okay, more of a reddish-orange.

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R. Frost (a.k.a. "Ashe Von Darquestar")

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from: colour_of_ash2k
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 02:29 am (UTC)
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Tehe.

You're getting warmer. Are you colour blind?

Ashes to ashes...

~Ashe

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 04:28 am (UTC)
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Nope. (I checked.) I pass all the tests I can find online. However, a "slightly analomous trichromate" may pass those tests. I might have a bit of atypical dueteranalomy.

Side note: I can make #ff3300 text against an #ff0000 background fade in and out of contrast if I stare at it.

But so yeah, I go and look at the Target.com site, and its branding message is clearly RED. With orange as an accent color.

But the store is quite ORANGE in my metaphorical memory. This bears some further looking into, I think. I know that one of the treatments for ADD involves using colored filters (usually incorporated into tinted glasses or sunglasses) and this has effects on perception, which can sometimes be an improvement, which further can sometimes be permanant.

A theory:
It may be a branding failure, but I associate Target with the color of its plastic shopping carts... after they've faded in the sun. Or am I imagining that, too? I'm going to go look.

Sorry I put no links in this; maybe later.

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valkyriie

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from: valkyriie
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 07:03 am (UTC)
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Tinted glasses are also used to help with dsylexia.

My lingere adventure has been mostly at Target actually.

I liked your bread on the headline and read it to my co-workers.

I also like this "no pants for you" plan. ;)

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Triple Entendre

As I always say (well, starting now)

from: triple_entendre
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 10:07 pm (UTC)
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Life is so much better when viewed through tinted lingerie.

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R. Frost (a.k.a. "Ashe Von Darquestar")

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from: colour_of_ash2k
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 08:10 am (UTC)
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That's great! I laughed -- a lot indeed.

I will agree with you on most excerpts, though. My memory of colour is very poor at best. My older cousin still debate to this day the exact colour of his father's work truck in comparison to their family sedan. We were both much younger back then.

I know little about being ADD; however, (and there's always a however) I've been questioned to being at least slightly ADD. I do employ darque glasses at any rate. I shall look up this "use" of treatment.

Ashes to ashes...

~Ashe

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Triple Entendre

"ADD" is a convenient and useful placeholder term

from: triple_entendre
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 09:13 pm (UTC)
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ADHD, ADD, and especially "Adult ADD" is a fuzzy diagnosis that encompasses something like 10 different tendencies and three or four different sorts of structural brain differences, all overlapping, of which I have perhaps seven or eight and everyone has at least two.

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Chef Monkey

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from: chefmonkey
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC)
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I think the problem is that the older target *signs* have faded somewhat, so that they're mostly red at night, but orangy when backlit by fluorescent lights.

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NobodobodoN

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from: nobodobodon
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 08:29 am (UTC)
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We have your tupperware!

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Chef Monkey

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from: chefmonkey
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 09:28 pm (UTC)
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You're supposed to state a ransom amount or something, I think. And probably a place to leave the money. I don't know. I'm kind of new to this.

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from: nobodobodon
date: Sep. 24th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
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All your tupperware are belong to us!

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from: nosugarsadded
date: Sep. 25th, 2004 12:11 am (UTC)
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When I clean out the refrigerators at work each month, I'm told to throw away anything without a name and date on it. Sometimes, I throw out the food and keep the containers for mine own. I wonder, could I use the above line to warn people to mark their food?

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NobodobodoN

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from: nobodobodon
date: Sep. 27th, 2004 11:53 am (UTC)
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I think so. Just print that out and stick it to the fridge and let people figure it out themselves.

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from: nosugarsadded
date: Sep. 25th, 2004 12:04 am (UTC)
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Damnit. Had I but known that I could get cash, I would have kept it.

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