August 30th, 2020

#7277: I can breathe fine, so why does it feel like I can't?

Extra-extra annoyed edition:

Absolutely could not sleep last night. I could drop off, briefly, but then would wake up again almost immediately. Eventually I did fall asleep, but I kept waking up, with the result that when I got up around 8 AM I felt half embalmed. PBJ and back to bed, still unable to sleep.

The problem was that I didn't feel like I was getting enough air. Normal breathing, both rate and depth, but it felt like I needed more air than I was getting. The only way to fix that was to take a deep breath. Body wouldn't do that on its own (getting enough air, remember) so the discomfort of the sensation of needing more air (when I didn't) was keeping me awake.

When I was at the doc on Thursday--same as two weeks ago--my lungs, she said, sounded perfectly clear. There is no reason for me to have these symptoms except the same-old-same-old, so I took Xanax, and then I was able to fall asleep just fine, for a few hours.

This is dicks, it's aggravating, and I'm sick of it. Plus side, Xanax helps, so it's got to be anxiety, which means that eventually it should stop.

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And to my surprise, that's all I've got.

My wife wants me to cook ravioli. Guess I will.

#7278: Did they just unperson Mae Jemison?

An outfit calling itself "" just said someone named Jeanette Epps was the first black female astronaut.

Here's a screencap of that claim:

Here's some of NASA's bio on Mae Jemison:

Notice that the NASA site says, "Mae Jeminson is a...former NASA astronaut."

Notice that the Faceboob post says, "...the first black woman to become an astronaut for NASA...."

The headline is right; Jeanette Epps will be the first black woman astronaut to go to ISS.

"Layers and layers of fact checkers."