Thursday, January 25, 2007

One Step Closer

OK on the recurring music theme I have running through my titles I thought I'd share something that made me a little aggressive, well actually it was more like rage. Angry young man rage, something I remember from 16 years ago when I was an angry young man trying to make sense of it all....snap out of it.

So my new job means I have the pleasure of commuting into London. Idyllic thoughts spring to mind of plush carriage's full of interesting characters. The men all in bowler hats off to the city to ensure our pensions funds and investments are being looked after. Young children with their Nanny's off to feed the birds (tuppence a bag) outside St Paul's Cathedral.

The hustle and bustle of the London Tube and suburban railway links are a million miles from auld London Town. One reason why Linkin Park on the iPod is a bad idea. The other is that I'm 32.
Grow up EMO is for the kids.


Tigger said...

I was just talking with DH the other day about how totally emo music has gotten these days. In a way I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who's noticed!

Brenda said...

My husband has a wonderful EMO song. Very funny!
But hey, whatever gets you through the train ride!! :)


Surfer said...

Hi, Mr. Blue Sky. I found your blog from Smarshy's and have been lurking on and off for awhile. Congrats on the baby on the way. Hope everything continues to go smoothly.

I noticed you mention you have suffered from depression. I just wanted to let you know that my husband is from England (although we live in the US now) and he also suffered from depression. There were probably a couple of contributing factors, but one big one was that he had hypothyroidism. None of his doctors or therapists in the UK had ever suggested he have his thyroid level (TSH) checked, or even suggested it might be related. Even though his mother suffers from hypothyroidism (family member with it means you have a higher likelihood of having it.)

Once his doctor here identified it (simple blood test) and he went on the thyroid medication (one pill, once a day), he immediately started feeling better.

Just wanted to mention it in case no one had ever suggested it to you. (Thyroid problems are much more common in women than men, so men don't get their TSH checked as often.) If you do get your TSH level checked, be sure to get the exact number of your level. Don't just let them tell you you are "normal". That happened to me for a year before I found out that the so-called normal was actually elevated under the revised TSH range recommended by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists in 2003. The upper limit for TSH is now 3.04, whereas it was 5.5 before.

Hope that might be of help. Depression, in my experience, is part psychological and part physical. And sometimes just treating the pysical part can make you feel a whole heap better.

Best of luck with the new job!

Brenda said...

Are you lost? Forgotten how to post? Forgotten your pass word?
I look each day for a new post.
Are you out there????


Mr Blue Sky said...

Hello all

I have been unable to access my blog for 3 weeks due to some difficulties with my blogger account. If I am no nearer getting it sorted this week, i'm going to start a new one.

Everything is well with the misses and Bean. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to update as soon as the 'customer services' dudes actually give me some customer service.

Hope you are all well, take it easy

spark said...

Hope all is well with you both!! How did your 12w scan go? I'd love to hear about it!!

And congrats on the new job - although I don't envy your new commute.

Take care!

spark said...

I'm also embarrassed to say that I had to google "emo":