Without wanting to discourage certain friends who are on a roll at the moment: one of the best feelings is coming home straight after work, having made it through the day feeling pretty yuck, and instead of going to the gym just going straight to bed. Idiot me left my medication in my other bag so I feel like the guy at the end of the nutrigrain ad right now. Am I (metaphorically) roaring in pain or in triumph at having gotten through the whole working day? Or did he just stub his toe? Ninight for now!
smackalicious replied to your post “whenever I heard the words/phrases “total eclipse”, “eclipse of”, or…”I need you now tonight, Angela. I would do the same thing.
AND I NEED YOU MORE THAN EVER
AND IF YOU ONLY HOLD ME TIGHT
WE’LL BE HOLDING ON FOREVER
AN WE’LL ONLY BE MAKING IT…
omg this JUST reminded me, back in high school a phone number i didn’t know sent me 9 smses worth of song lyrics (back when our nokia phones had to get long messages one part at a time) and i’m pretty sure it was just total eclipse of the heart. and I never heard from them again.
Tweeting a killer migraine in real time
Not even the pain of a migraine headache keeps people from Twitter.
Over the course of a week, students collected every tweet that mentioned the word migraine. Once they cleared out the ads, the retweets and the metaphorical uses of the word, they had 14,028 tweets from people who described their migraine headaches in real time — with words such as “killer,” “the worst” (almost 15% of the tweets) and the F-word.
The Twitter users also reported the repercussions from their migraines: missing school or work, lost sleep, mood changes.
The researchers found the information to be “a powerful source of knowledge” about the headaches, because usually sufferers are providing information after the fact in clinical situations.
“The technology evolves, and our language evolves,” Dr. Alexandre DaSilva, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and lead author of the study, said Wednesday by phone. Clinical researchers’ language — such as “throbbing” or “pulsating” — might not be as apt today, to “the generation that grew up with video games.”