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Starting to dislike the weather [Nov. 3rd, 2004|02:27 pm]
[mood |coldstill cold]
[music |The drip drip drip of water from the roof - ambiance]

Well, it wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't always freezing. You see, sitting in front of the computer tends to not really burn a lot of calories, and research shows that those who don't burn tonnes of calories tend to have slow metabolisms. A slow metabolism means that it takes longer for a person to burn the calories that they need to to keep up body temperature, do chemical reactions, all that. Ergo, I am a freezing cold computer nerd. Why couldn't I be born with hyperthyroidism [1]?

Furthermore, it is cold and rainy outside, and I wanted to lay in the sun like a certain cat I could mention, whom is currently stealing my body heat. Finally, the owners grand backyard construction plan[2] requires that any sort of whole-house environmental control system be removed so the heavy equipment can make its way to the back from the street [3].

[1] Just kidding, really. That would kind of suck.
[2] Currently on its fifth or sixth draft [4]
[3] Which means heavy equipment buzzing past my window in the morning. And jackhammering. Oh, how I loathe the jackhammer...[5]
[4] Being that of solid concrete and a pool/spa combo. Who needs greenery?
[5] Next door (on the other side of the house) is building their pool now also; hence I can already loathe the jackhammer. And the gigantic hydraulic chisel. Good lord, make the buzzing stop!! [6]
[6] In this respect I am enjoying the rain today, because it means I don't have a motivation to go postal on the help[7].
[7] Okay, the footnote thing was cute the first three times, but at this point I'm annoying myself.

[User Picture]From: chosen179
2004-11-03 11:00 pm (UTC)
hehe Dork :)
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From: cutawaycutaway
2004-11-04 02:29 am (UTC)
I was so confused for a minute there! What a funny guy. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: polisciguy101
2004-11-04 05:38 pm (UTC)
funny indeed... but looks arent everything MUAHAHAHA
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[User Picture]From: lawrencebacchus
2004-11-05 05:57 am (UTC)
hyperthyroidism - Graves disease

yes bill, it does suck...I have it. I weigh less now than I did in highschool. read more about it here
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2004-11-07 04:56 am (UTC)
*reads long enumeration of symptoms from link*

"* Decrease in menstrual cycle"


Yeah, I especially like the fact that then I would have an intolerance to heat rather than cold, were I to be a sufferer. That, and the fact that it's GRAVES disease. Sorry, bad pun which few will ever get.

As a postscript, it can be treated with Iodine 131?!

I guess that means the people exposed to the first 12 days radiation field of the chernobyl accident don't have hyperthyroidism then, what with the 7.3 million curies of i-131 released.

I knew reading about radiation disasters would be fun and exciting!

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[User Picture]From: lawrencebacchus
2004-11-07 05:59 pm (UTC)
not all the symptoms are universal...I actually do profer the heat to the cold, considering I have no body fat.

They might not get hyperthyroidism, but they sure as hell would wind up with some other rare cancer from all the gamma radiation causing mutations in their dna...and mostly from radioactive isotopes their thyroid glands absorb. in fact, there are 3-4 million children the United Nations recognizes as suffering from the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 - for a total of 5 million including adults, which, I believe, also holds the world record for numbers of cancer from one fuck up... here here here and here
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2004-11-07 07:03 pm (UTC)
yeah, I meant to mention on there that while hyperthyroidism is rare to nonexistent, the reason is that there is no thyroid left, only tumors. Leeds has it.
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