Amongst the many friends of mine that died one guy was an avid runner and died of a heart attack out running. He was in his 30's. So yes be healthy, but don't stop doing what makes you happy, because it's coming to get 'cha. I never thought I'd be full of so many ghosts back when I was a teenager. Most my other friends died from being wild foolish youths.
Post by SketchyMagpie on Apr 24, 2017 18:06:36 GMT
I'm quite lucky in that I've not had to have a funeral for anyone my age yet. It's always been elderly relatives.
Well, my best friend at Primary School died of a brain tumour but I was too young to remember it. I don't even remember her name! Strange to think there's this whole different life of friendship I would have had if she'd lived.
I have to look at it lighthearted otherwise it devastates me. Especially my best friend stupidly dying at a party. He wasn't even one to do drugs, but just liked being a jack ass for fun. Such a waste. I can blame others for speed drink driving, that's their own stupidity that killed them. But my mate was a great comic book artist starting out and was nice as apple pie. People thought we were brothers. It does feel like I lost a twin. Yeah I must not think about it.
Post by SketchyMagpie on Apr 25, 2017 12:47:47 GMT
Those are really cool, James. What a wonderful thing to have. Is that a zine or something he made?
Ha... spent the last hour looking forward to the walk I was going to treat myself with after finishing some work and, in that time, the blue skies and sun has turned to grey and heavy rain. I'll probably go out anyway but it's a good job I didn't go an hour ago or I'd have not been dressed for not getting wet, that's for for sure.
2 of my step nephews coming by to know me more.They are 17 and 18 years old.Shown them old pictures of me back in Germany and were cool about it.They do call me Aunt Heidi now.Have been doing this since after my husband and I got married.Made me laugh as well,shown me this VW commercial on youtube saying it says me over it,
Post by SketchyMagpie on Apr 27, 2017 17:19:48 GMT
Hey! I've been a little busy the last few days, Working on more comic pages for my portfolio and putting off actual PAID work to do so..... I'm not sure if I'm a good fit for this "business plan" stuff.
Big relief today was that the window cleaner finally bloody turned up. I've living in expectant anxiety for the last week, with my curtains mostly drawn (I work with headphones on so I never hear them ascending the ladder and then I have to sit there awkwardly for 3 minutes and pretend a stranger isn't peering in at me on the second floor). But now he's been so I can have my curtains open and not worry about having to suddenly dive under furniture when I hear that clunk... clunk.... clunk of feet on ladder.
I've never had as embarrassing an encounter as the time that my sister was in the bath when they turned up, though. Thank god for frosted windows.
Uuuugh. Did I tell you lot that I'm supposed to be weening myself off the meds I take for my stomach problems? I visited the docs last year and he said that they don't know the long-term effects of suppressing stomach acid and so I need to stop taking them but I'm really struggling to go more than two days. I woke up in the night on the verge of vomiting stomach acid. Not fun!
I'm taking over-the-counter stuff on my "off tablet" days and drinking an Aloe Vera drink which helps in-the-moment but it's awful. I don't see me being able to stay off the Omeprazole.
That sounds horrible! Have you tried ACV? I put 1 tablespoon of it in a mug of hot water with a tsp of honey every morning and night. It has helped tons.