Literally a Newsletter
filled with mundane news - February 6th
If I waited for something brilliant to write, I could be waiting months, so today I’m writing you a letter filled with news. And not even newsworthy news.
First half for everyone, second half for paid subscribers. :-)
Old-fashioned Smiley Faces
First bit of news is that I’ve somehow reverted to using old fashioned smiley faces.
I don’t know why. I don’t know what’s come over me. But I seem unable to help adding on a little old fashioned smiley face :-)
And sometimes even a frown :-(
It has come to my attention that one reason my hair might partially suck, get greasy really fast, and be really flat, is because my shower water is extremely hard and unfiltered. People probably told me this before, but I did not have ears to hear. But now, I’m hearing.
Apparently your hair creates a hard mineral shell around the follicle, or something. My friend told this to me yesterday. I did not do any research to back it up before relaying the info here, I just listened and believed. Because, my hair sucks, and this must be part of the reason. And my water is so hard. There are white mineral deposits all over my dishwasher, and all over my life.
I went on a shampoo hair saga during 2020, where I tried to stretch out my hair washes, and while I AM now able to wash my hair every other day, as opposed to every day, my hair still looks like near-shit that second day. Flat, greasy-ish, and it must be the water hardness.
I have been toying with getting an insanely expensive tailored-to-my-specific-municipal-water whole-house-water-filter that the health people recommend. You know, the instagram health people. But it’s literally going to cost multiple thousands, so I have not made the leap. If I knew I’d live in this house forever, I would have already made the leap, but I’m feeling uncertain of my future. Especially financially. So the health-people-recommended water filter will have to wait. I use a Berkey for my drinking water for now (and there was a Berkey controversy last year among the instagram health people! Of course!). But… I also want to be able to bathe in amazing water, ok? I take baths these days. So I want my fancy whole house water filter! But… anyway, for now, and for the health of my hair, I apparently need a shower filter. I need to have a handheld-option shower filter because I need it to bathe Molly, so… if you have a good shower filter solution for my needs… let me know, I guess.
A few days after my 35th birthday, I started getting flooded with adrenaline out of the blue. Heart racing, but… no anxious thoughts. You’d think it was just your average life-anxiety. But it wasn’t. I could tell it was different. This is weird… I know I have plenty of things to be anxious about but… I am not actually feeling anxious about any of them… what is going on? It was very physical. It wasn’t tied to any thoughts. And it just kept happening… a few times a day, and in the middle of the night: flooded with adrenaline. Heart racing. So I started trying to figure out what was going on physically… I first thought it was… caffeine. It was either… caffeine withdrawl? Or too much caffeine? I’d been cutting back anyway, and then switched up the brand I drank.
Finally, after a few days of this, I asked my friend Adrian, (who I talked to on my podcast about this very thing). I asked her if a virus could cause anxiety. YES, she said, IT IS HISTAMINE.