I have started to organize Boston-area meet-ups for women with endometriosis. There was a support group associated with the Endometriosis Association that has since become defunct, so I started a virtual support group on Facebook a while back. There became an interest in doing meet-ups, so we’ve had two so far. It’s been good to have an opportunity to vent and share tips about pain management, etc.
I decided to make a website for those who Google something along the lines of “Boston Endometriosis Support Group” for women who are searching for it and might not be on Facebook, or might not think to check Facebook for a group.
So for anyone looking for a support group in the area: Visit the Boston Endometriosis Support Group Meet-Up WebsiteFiled under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
I always have the weirdest dreams when I’m sick. Last night was no exception. The dream from last night that stands out was me on a safari in Zimbabwe. I saw lots of giraffes. Then I was stranded in a restaurant with strangers (still in Zimbabwe) and I ate lots of chocolate cake. In the dream I kept thinking that Zimbabwe was in South America. I was upset because Matt left me at the restaurant…but at least there was chocolate cake!
Not sure what to do for Project 365 today. I really don’t feel like having my picture taken…I’m the sickest today that I’ve been since I got sick on Monday. Maybe we’ll have to get creative…Matt’s sick now, too.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
1) I don’t get fevers. Never have. The highest fever I’ve ever had was 99. I don’t know if this is a good thing or not.
2) In the winter, I drink probably about 5-10 cups of tea a day. I like Morning Thunder or Yerba Mate at work. At home, my tea of choice is currently loose leaf lapsang souchong. I also like Genmaicha and white peony.
3) I’m super picky when it comes to beer. I don’t like Miller or Coors or Bud. I think Corona tastes like Bud, and I think Heineken tastes skunky. I like ales the best.
4) I’m less picky when it comes to wine. I’m more apt to drink cheap wine versus cheap beer. And in public, I will only drink white. Otherwise my lips and teeth turn brownish purple.
5) I was a very picky eater as a kid. When I was very young, I only ate pizza and grilled cheese. Then as I got older, I liked buttered noodles. I liked bagels with lox, but I didn’t like cream cheese. For Chinese food, I only liked crispy noodles that I don’t really see outside of the NYC metro area, egg rolls, wonton soup, and lo mein. NOW I’ll eat almost anything!!
6) I had a mole removed from my face in December, and tomorrow I am having one removed from in between my toes. I have lots of moles in general but the one from my face had jagged edges and was getting increasingly large, and the one on my foot has a weird shape. I miss the one on my face. I liked it. Luckily it was benign. Now there’s a red mark where the mole used to be.
7) I function better after 6 hours of sleep than 10 hours of sleep, but I function best on 7-9 hours of sleep.
8) One of the reasons I want to have kids is so that I have someone to play with Play Doh with.
9) Proposition 22 is what got me interested in politics when I was 18 and living in California.
10) I have a love for farms. Sometimes I wish I could move to the country and raise goats, sheep, and alpacas. But at the same time, I don’t think I could stand living so far from a major urban center and I like being able to walk to stores and restaurants.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Many people dislike January, but I actually quite enjoy it. Here’s why:
1) It’s a month of laziness for me. The weather is cold, the days are still short, meaning that it’s filled with opportunities for me to lounge on the couch.
2) Even though the days are still short, they are noticeably longer by the end of the month.
3) It’s a short month, work-wise. The first of the month is a holiday, and sometimes that ends up with a few extra days off, depending on where New Year’s falls. I also have MLK Day off.
4) After Christmas sales. Things are very cheap in January!
5) My football widow status is usually over by January because Matt’s team (Atlanta Falcons) doesn’t usually make it this far. Fantasy Football is also over at this point.
6) The rush of the holidays is over. No more Christmas shopping or traveling (though we stayed home for the holidays this year so that was easy enough).
To summarize, January is an opportunity for me to be lazy and relax. So, instead of getting depressed after the holidays are over, I look forward to a month to decompress.Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (2)
NSTAR is the electric company we use. If I had a choice, I would not use them, but they are our only option for power, and they are terrible.
Their eBill system stopped working for me, so I’ve had to pay over the phone. I’ve called them SIX TIMES and each time it didn’t work. They have this automated voice system, and 3 times it simply didn’t understand what I was saying and would say, “I cannot help you with that. You will need to speak to a representative but unfortunately our offices are closed. Please call back during business hours.” The other 3 times, it just stopped working.
These automated voice systems are terrible. I’d rather just hear menus and press numbers to get the job done.
Just another reason to hate NSTAR.Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (3)
May I just say that I can’t stand that word? It makes me cringe. Even worse is when it’s used without a personal pronoun preceding it (i.e., “I cooked hubby spaghetti tonight.”) What’s wrong with just saying “husband”? It’s not like “hubby” is saving syllables. I never call Matt “hubby.” I refer to him as “my husband” or simply “Matt.”Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (1)
I remember 9 years ago when people starting wearing those “2000″ glasses for New Year’s. I came to the realization that last night was the last night people will be able to wear those glasses for the next thousand years.
I never partook in wearing those glasses, as I found them to be a little silly, but it feels like the end of an era.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (1)
A week or two ago, Matt was on Facebook. I believe he was playing a game. On top of the game there was an ad and it used my Facebook photo and said something along the lines of, “KRISTINE MUNROE-MAHONEY THINKS YOU’RE STUPID. Take the IQ test here to prove her wrong.”
Um, wtf? I thought this was a little disturbing that these Facebook apps are using my name and my picture to advertise another app while saying that I think someone is stupid.
What if someone reads it and thinks I did some Facebook game where I rated my friends and deemed some as stupid? What if a coworker or MY BOSS sees that ad?
Really stupid advertising on the part of these apps. They shouldn’t be allowed to use a user’s name and picture to advertise their app, and they certainly shouldn’t say that a user thinks another user is something bad!Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (2)
I CAN’T believe this GARBAGE article made it onto CNN’s website: http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/personal/12/26/tf.women.say.love.you/index.html
I am sickened by this article. Even the title: “Why women shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ first”
I guess my advice to my future daughter would be this: “If you love a man and want to have a long relationship with him, give him time to get there. If you think you’ve given him enough time and you’re ready to move on if he doesn’t feel the same way for you, then go ahead and tell him you love him. But only say those words if you’re prepared to let him go.”
The author also stated: “Men process emotions slower.” PUH-LEEEZE.
I HATE when people make blanket statements and think are applicable to all members of the same gender. This article just perpetuates gender stereotypes. Plus, it’s practically 2009!!! Get with the MODERN program…what about homosexual relationships? If it’s two women, who should be the one to say I love you first?
It’s funny, because at first the article allowed comments and the negative comments came flooding in, then CNN turned off the comments capability. What did they expect? They allow an article like this to make their front page, the article promptly gets criticized so they shut off coments?
This article riled me up to no end. It really upset my feminist sensibilities and I honestly wonder how rubbish like this wound up on the front page of CNN.com. I could probably have my cat type up an article and have it be more meaningful than this tripe.Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (2)