So, I’ve decided my last post was a bit of a downer, I’m considering it one of the mood swing side effects. On a lighter, happier note KCSC Radio gets in full swing tonight and it’s my birthday.
So if my old-crotchety, pissy moment turned you off…I apolog…WAIT it’s my fucking birthday. I’M GONNA BE PISSY IF I WANT.
No, but really, it’s been a good day.
[See mood swings.]
Fuck you Effexor XR.
I am currently tapering off of Effexor XR an anti-depressant, anxiety medication and the withdrawal symptoms are HORRIBLE. Possibly some of the worst side effects I’ve ever had from a medication. Symptoms include: Nausea, Electric brain “pulses”, exhaustion, mood swings and just over all SHITTYNESS. I’m hoping eventually I’ll be able to get off, but at this moment, it really, really sucks.
I’m constantly dizzy, tired, irritable and nauseous. I’m also really disconcerted with the fact that a high profile medication has such horrible side effects.
Yes most definitely, in contemporary times it seems odd to meet someone who adheres wholly to Freudian beliefs. But as Michel Foucault discusses, the powers of discourse through sociological history served to influence social understandings of the psyche. When “psychology” as a branch was introduced it held itself as an esteemed branch of “science”, in the 17th and 18th centuries science was in the forefront of a lot of social understandings. I myself am a contemporary feminist and completely get why it seems so ridiculous that people don’t see the biases within Freud’s work.
Finally, I’m back into the swing of things. I’ve got some incredible classes for this semester including: Theories and Criticisms of Religious Studies, Religious Pluralism in America (Seminar), World Food Systems (Theme: Global Issues), Library Research Methods in Religious Studies and finally Judaism.
In my academic endeavors I’ve never found courses to be as stimulating as Religious Studies (Okay and Anthropology and Sociology I suppose). I’ve already begun to delve into the subject matters of my courses and I’m already surfacing realizations about the world around me. I think my interest in the avenues of religious thought and practice can be found in the discourses of power religious institutions have strong holds on. Influencing politics, economies and socio-political histories of cultures, religion is something I couldn’t ignore. With that, I’ll leave you with a quote from a wonderful book Interpreting The Sacred by William E. Paden.
“There is an intimate relationship between the way we look at the world and what it is we see going on there. As an axiom has it, “the scale creates the phenomena”.”
Yes, the song The Lowering (A Sad Day in Greenville Town) makes me whimper everytime. I know what you mean though, I’ve been listening to a ton of Phantogram. Try the song Mouthful of Diamonds, it’s awesome.
Thankz Anonymous, I appreciate it!