Mental Health

April 9, 2010 at 6:50 pm (film, Life) (, , , , , , , , , , )

This week my depression was upgraded from dysthymia to major depressive disorder. That doesn’t really do much to change my treatment, it just changes how much (more) the state is willing to help pay for said treatment. I won’t be able to get back on meds until I see a psychiatrist on May 14, however. That, my friends, sucks. All refills have run out and the mental health department (where I’ll be going) is backed up until May 14. That greatly saddens me, not just for myself, but for what that indicates about the mental health of my fellow citizens of Greensboro, NC. It saddens me because there just aren’t enough psychiatrists to go around.

This isn’t a sad blog post, however. Even though this has been a sort of rough week mentally (mainly due to financial woes…as always), I was also able to make this video. It was fun to write, fun to shoot, fun to edit, and very fun to watch. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve watched it like 8 times. It makes me laugh every time. They say to write for yourself and others will like it. I hope so, because I only know how to write for me. And I make me laugh 🙂

I don’t normally ask this, but if you like the video, could you give it a thumbs up if you visit the Youtube site? Also, please feel free to re-post the video or send the link to anyone you think might enjoy it or need a laugh. Like I told my friend on Twitter the other day, I’m here to bring laughter.

I’d like to leave you with this: just like weather isn’t the same thing as climate, being depressed doesn’t mean you aren’t happy.

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It’s Better to Give. I’ll be Your Recipient.

December 16, 2008 at 8:55 pm (Life) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I know what you’re all thinking, “Lemonbar (or Jacumba… you know who you are), I really want to get you something over $100 for Christmas, but I don’t know what.” A common dilemma, I know. To help ease your stress, I decided to give you all my Wishlist:

And here it is…in all its glory

You’ll notice a portable external hard drive (MAC COMPATIBLE!) is high upon my list, as is a Wacom Tablet (NOT the Bamboo, you’ll notice!). Those are two very important things I’d like.

Digression: from a video on Wacom’s website, I found that it isn’t pronounced “way-com” like I always thought. No, it’s “wack-om.” Kinda like “wack-em.” Can’t say I agree with their decision on that.

“But Lemonbar77 (because you sometimes use my full name), I really want to get you a gift that’s more like $1.98 or even $0.01 because I love you, but it’s winter 2008, and if NPR has taught you anything, it’s that we’re in a recession.”

In that case, you can use the exact same list but scroll down and find books such as Wil Weaton’s “Dancing Barefoot” or an assortment of Alex Dumas’ books (if it’s not on the list, I’ve read it…but thanks).

“But Lem (because you’re “that guy”), I’d rather get you something between one cent and $280. Also, I’d rather you didn’t read my gift or use it in conjunction with your computer. Is there nothing I can do for you?”

Glad you asked. To you, I offer an eerily familiar list, upon which you will find Monty Python’s “Flying Circus” for around $60.

“Well, hey, L77 (I have no idea who you even are), can I get you some clothes?” No. I have enough clothes to dress an army of flannel-wearing lesbians. If you’ve already gotten me clothes, give them to some lesbian (because I dress like one, trust me).

If you have already purchased a portable external hard drive for my Mac, then you can send it to the following address. I also like Christmas cards or even just the occasional letter during any month, it doesn’t have to be for Christmas.

225 Edgar St.
Greensboro, NC 27403

P.S.-I wanted to use as many tags as possible 🙂

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