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YsaPur EsChomuw 07-12-2008 11:54 PM

:o Ach, you see, with me and my Mum, fault was on both sides. Now, it's only on one: mine.

The bees are disappearing in Europe, too. They have some parasite that makes them weak, then kills them. There're some experiments to pollinate flowers with bumblebees, even butterflies! It's ridiculous. Some people believe they can fly to the Mars and live there, when in reality, they cannot achieve the smallest important thing. :(

lukkucairi 07-13-2008 03:43 PM

I am very, very tired!

YsaPur EsChomuw 07-13-2008 06:10 PM

I'm drinking tea made of nettles.
It tastes and smells like stale urine gone bad approximately three weeks ago. It has a darkish green colour.
It's supposed to supply my body with iron. So far, it only makes me want to go puke.

brightpearl 07-13-2008 06:15 PM

^Can you have a little wine? Soak the nettle tops in a bottle of good red wine, maybe along with some stone fruit like peaches or orange peel, for a couple of weeks, strain, and just have a few sips per day.

If you eat meat, beef and oysters are good sources, but so are beans/peas and dried fruits like plums and apricots.

eta...you are female, right? Too much iron can be dangerous for men...

YsaPur EsChomuw 07-13-2008 06:21 PM

I tried drinking a glass of red wine every day for about 4 months, but it didn't help. Plus, I stopped enjoying wine. :(

But it sounds so witchy, I'm going to soak some nettle leaves right now. That is, if I can find any red wine at home.


YsaPur EsChomuw 07-13-2008 06:22 PM

Yes, I'm female. :o

brightpearl 07-13-2008 06:28 PM

The acid in the wine helps with iron absorption. Calcium inhibits it, so if you take it with a meal with lots of cheese or canned salmon or whatever, it won't help as much.

A glass of nettles and wine is probably too much unless you're severly iron deficient. Just 2 or 3 tablespoons...

YsaPur EsChomuw 07-13-2008 06:38 PM

I've been taking iron tablets for about 9 months. After the first three months the results were worse then before medication. I stopped drinking black tea and switched to another brand of meds. Last month a kind pharmacist told me I shouldn't take it after meals, because the absorption of iron is worse then.

Of course, for 8 months I took a tablet after each lunch. (Because I never forget lunch, but I might forget taking my meds.)

Tomorrow I'm buying a bottle of red!

brightpearl 07-13-2008 06:54 PM

^Hrm. Been evaluated for other kinds of anemia other than iron deficiency, or for some kind of hidden blood loss? Very important...

Yes, taking just the iron supplement on an empty stomach with orange juice is best -- don't take with other multivitamins as the calcium with interfere, and wait a couple of hours to drink coffee, tea, or milk. Get enough vitamin C? Also, vitamin A deficiency can contribute to anemia, so be sure to get those yellow and orange fruits and veggies -- it's the inside color that indicates beta carotene, the precursor to vit A. Not so hot on Vit A supplements as you can overdose on those, but not the precursor carotenes.

Whole grains can help, but sometimes going gluten-free is necessary, with even slight gluten intolerance.

And you might just be one of those people who needs to eat beef, though it's always good to try to stick to the healthier cuts like brisket. The kind of iron in meat (heme iron) is much, much more easily absorbed than the vegetable source kind.

Sorry for the nutrition lecture. :o

YsaPur EsChomuw 07-13-2008 07:03 PM

You're very kind, thank you :) :) :)

I'm going to get some sleep now, it's midnight over here.

Frieda 07-14-2008 08:11 PM

i'll be out on a training course for a couple of days, no internuts so good luck with all the spam! :)

topcat 07-15-2008 02:10 AM

zen will take care of the spam.

lukkucairi 07-16-2008 11:41 AM

*the spouse is OK but has had trouble with heart irregularities. they're testing him for apnea.

lukkucairi 07-17-2008 06:15 PM

after a herculean 14 hour all-night stint at the warehouse, a case of PBR, and four ounces of jagermeister, the $hrine is in a state of near-doneness :)

took piccies and film at 6am today- uploads soon :D

skip intro 07-18-2008 04:37 AM

Brynn 07-18-2008 05:35 AM

excellent :D

Stephi_B 07-18-2008 09:02 AM

Yesterday I printed out the really and definitely and absolutely final version of my thesis and gave it to boss, who'll give it casual glances for like two days and THEN: I'll hand it in (OK, that means at least 3 days fight with the bloody bureaucracy, but wtf :D)


zero 07-18-2008 09:15 AM

well done stephi, you must be relieved to have it finished

so now it's in the lap of the gods and we all wish you the very best of luck as things progress

trisherina 07-18-2008 10:23 AM

:) Aww. Well done!

Stephi_B 07-18-2008 10:46 AM


Yes, am SOOOO relieved (and defense is FAAAAR away :D)
& muchas, muchas gracias! :) :) :) :)

(persistence pays in the end.... at least with such thingies ;))

Hyakujo's Fox 07-18-2008 11:08 AM

now you can really get stuck into killing those braincells! :)

Brynn 07-18-2008 05:04 PM

Party at Stephi's!

brightpearl 07-18-2008 05:29 PM

Congrats, Stephi. That's a huge accomplishment in the arena of perseverance.

lukkucairi 07-18-2008 08:14 PM

yes, congrats congrats!

it feels a little like giving birth, only through your frontal lobes, no? :D

T.I.P. 07-19-2008 01:45 AM

bravo stephi!

you can go outside now ;)

Odbe 07-19-2008 04:43 AM

Congrats Stephi! :D

I'd like to announce that I'm back (as of an hour ago) and exhausted and exhilarated and I'd forgotten that I could see so much and do so much and so many things could happen in just one week. It's been just amazing but I am really, really tired and I planned to have everything unpacked by now but my bags can stay on the floor for now. They all smell like city and they are full of dirty washing bright lights loud sounds fast traffic but my room is quiet except for a burbling fishtank and a little happy dog. I want to tell you about all the pretty things I saw but they are too much for one post with a tired mind so I will post in the happy thread another time. :) Hope you all had pretty pieces in your week as well.

lukkucairi 07-19-2008 06:30 AM

hey there odds :)


^ I made this thing

Frieda 07-19-2008 06:33 AM

congrats stephi! :)

welcome back odbe! :)

that's one pretty dollar sign lukku.. how big is it? :)

lukkucairi 07-19-2008 06:37 AM

thanks frieds - it's about 7.5 feet tall, 5 feet wide at the bottom :)

I've got fillum to share - will post when I've edited it - but I can't right now because that computer is in the bedroom and I'd wake my husband up

damn insomnia! :mad:

Odbe 07-19-2008 07:57 AM

Whoooaaa! That's one epic dollar sign! :D

YsaPur EsChomuw 07-19-2008 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by lukkucairi (Post 393565)

Astounding, lukku! Impressive both by size and look.

trisherina 07-19-2008 11:07 AM

I'd say you've outdone yourself but I have a feeling you're just getting started. :cool:

Coffee 07-19-2008 02:48 PM

Nice job Mrs. Big Bucks!

T.I.P. 07-19-2008 03:17 PM

excellent lukki!

I really wish i had time & money to go to burning man this year and see the rest of your artwork in context. It really seems like so much fun..

brightpearl 07-19-2008 09:20 PM

I remember it's gold leaf stuck on with flour paste or some such, but what's the form made of again? It looks like it took a lot of work.

Marcus Bales 07-20-2008 09:26 AM


topcat 07-20-2008 12:32 PM

ball bearings

skip intro 07-20-2008 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by brightpearl (Post 393683)
I remember it's gold leaf stuck on with flour paste or some such, but what's the form made of again? It looks like it took a lot of work.

the answer is:


YsaPur EsChomuw 07-20-2008 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by brightpearl (Post 393683)
I remember it's gold leaf stuck on with flour paste or some such, but what's the form made of again? It looks like it took a lot of work.


Originally Posted by lukkucairi (Post 382260)
plywood and paper mache with flour-paste glue - nontoxic tempera size - gilding leaf, not paint :)

lukkucairi 07-24-2008 06:49 PM

^^^^thanks thanks guys :D


Originally Posted by skip intro (Post 393782)

the answer is:


:) I ruffle your hair, skippy, I ruffle your hair.

come play in my playground sometime - I promise we check all the ropes thoroughly beforehand ;)

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