April 14th, 2003


Poll fun (ha!)

Why bother getting a serious psychiatric diagnosis, when you can just stick a stupid poll in your LiveJournal?

Am I borderline?

What's borderline?

EDIT: As provided by the lovely and talented cynical7, DSM-IV criteria for diagnosis of borderline personality disorder:

1. frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in Criterion 5.
2. a pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.
3. identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self.
4. impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving, binge eating). Note: Do not include suicidal or self-mutilating behavior covered in Criterion 5.
5. recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating behavior
6. affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days).
7. chronic feelings of emptiness
8. inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights)
9. transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms
  • Current Music
    "Hurt" -- Johnny Cash

Interlibrary loan specialist injured, film at eleven

I just impaled my thumb on a staple. Ow ow ow ow ow.

It looked so weird in the middle of the ow to look at my thumb and there's just this staple sticking out of it. So I pulled it out (ow!) and then I had this little gushy geyser of blood on my thumb.

See, don't let anyone tell you librarians don't lead dangerous lives! Think I can get workers' comp for this?
  • Current Mood

The injury update

I have washed the puncture wound thoroughly and applied antibacterial ointment. However, much to my boss' dismay, it appears to be turning this funky shade of gray. I expect by the end of the day, the story will involve a tourniquet, the emergency room, and the office paper chopper.
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    tired tired