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Jeraliey
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Hiya, folks! I'm Jeraliey, and right now I can't sleep. So I thought I'd say hi.

I'm 22 and a senior in college (premed, major: analytic philosophy; minor: American Sign Language).

I love science fiction (when I get a chance to read, which is unfortunately very rare this semester), and I just started writing a year ago. That's not to say that I haven't been telling myself stories...I've been doing that for as long as I could remember. I just never got the guts (or the chutzpah) to put pen to paper.

Thanks to the awesome folks on the forum, I now have both! And as a result, I currently have my first story out rejection-hunting. How 'bout that! (I still can't really believe it...)

Outside of school and writing, I like to do a little bit of everything. Jack of all trades, master of none? Well, maybe not ALL trades, but there are certainly a lot that I have fun with!

I'm looking forward to getting to "know" you newbies!

Yeah, and a bit of a repetition: the folks on the forum are AWESOME!!!!

Did I mention you guys are awesome? In case I didn't, you guys are awesome. Just so you know.


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Hi Jeraliey and thanks for the welcome. I hope to get to know you and as a newbie learn from you. I admire people who are in the midst of the School years. I went through it a while ago and it was a tough time. But worth it in the long run! Good luck.

MC


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Actually, if you wait 20 years, half the science they're teaching you now will be outdated and considered false. Therefore, you ARE reading science fiction, even though you don't know it.
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Jeraliey
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Hey, historical fiction is hot too!


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Jaina
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Seems I never gave you a proper welcome. *shame on me!* And since we're now officially bantering, I figured I ought to pop in and give you a wave. Here you go:

*waves*

Sorry, nothing bantery. Brain's running low.


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Jeraliey
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::continues the wave::

Anyone else?


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Ooh! Me! Look, I'm waving too! *waves madly at the computer screen and then realizes that no one can see it, so she sits back down and finishes typing this post*
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I'm waving at you, although owing to atmospheric reflection, you won't see it. That's why we have the internet.
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Jeraliey
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All right! Now we can go be fans at a football game!
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(Ok, boos are expected. But can you really blame me? I've been cramming clinical psychology and mammalian physiology into my poor, overworked brain for the last three days...)
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Well, if they're expected:

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *deep breath* OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

(Edit: apparently, I can't type. Perhaps I deserve a boo... *cringes in anticipation*)

[This message has been edited by Jaina (edited March 04, 2005).]


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Jaina
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I can't really blame you, no. But booing is too much fun to pass up the opportunity.
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Are these loud, lusty, lung-busting boos, or just the simple, thumbs-down garden-variety boo? I'd hate to not fit in with the crowd.

And I can't do the wave because my back hurts. [sulk]


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HEYLO- ... - *shuts up because she realizes she has nothing else to say*
*but, does manage to abruptly halt the wave*
oops. *and the boo* ergh.

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Welcome fellow insomniac!
I am looking through the time stamps on this thread and it's awesome to see other living beings awake after 10pm besides me.

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Shendülféa
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I'm awake after 10 pm too! I'm a freaking night owl, seriously. I stay up for hours and hours and hours until I run out of things to do. Then and only then do I go to bed.
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I would sleep, if I could. I'm happy if I manage 5 hours. 8 seems like a cruel joke to me.

The last time I slept for any length of time was when I had surgery almost nine years ago.


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I'd love to be a night owl. I am, actually. Which is bad, since I have an 8:00 class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I really should try to go to bed before midnight so I'm consicous for it. But night is the only time I have to come on Hatrack for any length of time. I can't give that up!
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Here's how I look at it (which is not an AMA approved view of sleep); I do not want to spend a full third of every day of my short life sleeping. Human lifespans are way too short for all the things I want to do and learn. I'll sleep when I'm dead. Unless they find that cure for death before then, which I'm seriously hoping they do.
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Jeraliey
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Gosh, my favorite time of day is naptime! (Right after lunch, half an hour before classes start again...mmmmmmmmm)

But insomnia sucks. I wouldn't recommend it at all.

Speaking of, I'm off to bed...I'm sick as a dog and the room is starting to get all shadowy from the antihistimines....

'Night, all.


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I hope you feel better!!

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It's a curious expression -- "I'm sick as a dog."

Are dogs particularly sick? Anyone know the history behind this phrase?

Regardless, do get better soon, Jer.

And I do feel your pain regarding insomnia. Like many, I suffer from this often. While I usually manage six hours sleep per night, it's never six straight hours. I wake up every few hours, look at the clock, moan, fall back asleep, rinse and repeat. Ugh. But I'm used to it, I suppose.


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Jeraliey
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Thanks for the well-wishing, folks. I guess I'm on the upswing (at least, I sincerely hope so...I made an appointment with my advisor tomorrow, and I also have a load of work that I have to do!)...my friends have been chicken-souping at me all day, and I managed to skip classes with little ill effect. Hopefully I'll be back to normal by tomorrow.

If not, I might very well have major problems at work and in classes....so here's hoping.

Umm, I looked up "sick as a dog", and it seems that the most likely explanation is that dogs are the only animals that we see vomit. (I guess that's ignoring cats...) Aren't you glad you asked?


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Yes, I'm glad I asked. These things are important for some reason.

And I agree, they obviously ignored cats. With four cats, we have cat vomit on a weekly basis in our house. Gross. You should see us vainly trying to get a paper towel in front of the cat so it can vomit on that instead of the carpet. Without fail, the cat sees this, is offended probably, and moves to another spot, thus soiling the carpet anyway.


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My best friend has a rather more....well, effective...solution. The second she sees her cat vomiting, she scoops him up, dumps him unceremoniously in the bathroom, and shuts the door until he's done. It's a little less respectful, but it's always easier to clean up.
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That's a good plan. I suspect my cats would hurl on me if tried it though -- they are spiteful little critters at times.
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Maybe sicka as a dog has a two-fold meaning...

They throw it up, then they try to eat it again.

EWWWWW, GROSSSSSSS, SSSSICK-ICK-ICK!


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Oh wow, I don't want to think about that...or the other things my childhood dog use to eat. Definitely gross.

As for cats, we always scooped our kitty up at arms length and rushed her out the door. She took revenge by vomitting in secret every once in a while so we would find it later behind a curtain, or between our toes when we got out of bed in a rush to find her.


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Ah, just imagine the jubilant feeling I get when I see that my introductory thread has turned into a discussion of the various ways that cats and dogs can vomit....

*sniff* I'm so proud....


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We could segue this thread and discuss the other end of cats and dogs, if you'd like.

But let's not.


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LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Oh. *ahem* HSO, I'M SO OFFENDED!!!!

*snicker* *ahem*


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You're on the list of Official Offendees, aren't you? If not, be sure to tell Mike to include you.
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Not only am I on the list, but my identity switched a couple of times during my membership!
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