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Oct. 17th, 2002

I think I am being more attentive this time out, rinsing with salt water more often, using colder ice packs. I hope it makes a difference. I get to go back to the dentist Monday and then again Thursday. I do appreciate that this dentist is monitoring me closely. I am also feeling less pain right now, although Mary tells me I have swelled up again. Not as much as the first time, not by a long shot.

Mary brought Joey over this evening, after I had dinner with Karen. We ate and talked, I did most of the talking, even though I am not supposed to be talking much today. It was good seeing Karen. She gave me a book on psychopaths...she knows me that well, knows I'll read it, I'll be interested.

In general I haven't had the energy to respond to emails or do much else. I took home files so I could work on an environmental study but haven't even started that. Maybe tomorrow.



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Oct. 18th, 2002 10:08 am (UTC)
Just keep on rinsing, heal and read. You could play 'How many psycopaths can I find in the people I know?'.
Oct. 18th, 2002 10:45 am (UTC)
Who's a psychopath?
In fact, Karen and I did just that, or a version of it! We both know a guy, in fact I dated him one time and Karen dated him for several months, who turned out to be a pathological liar, a man without conscience...a psychopath. Karen is convinced that he is a serial killer because he has all of the traits. I don't know about his being a murderer but I agree he has the stuff for it. He also travels a lot in his work, so could be committing these murders while elsewhere...

The horrible thing is that I introduced the two of them to each other. I was totally taken in by him at the time. It took a while to see the inconsistencies, the chinks, the questionable statements. I tend to trust in a general way. I tend to take people at face value unless there is something that strikes me amiss, and he is intelligent enough, and enough of an actor, to snow anyone.

Oh - one reason this came up is that Karen is going through a psych tech program at Atascadero State Hospital - a hospital for the criminally insane. She actually works with serial killers. Interesting, I think. But then I have such a curiosity.
Oct. 18th, 2002 03:32 pm (UTC)
psychopaths! *perk*
Heh, just kidding. What book is it? I hope you can relax & recover some this weekend, Judith. Take care of yourself. You've had a hell of a week!
Oct. 18th, 2002 04:13 pm (UTC)
Re: psychopaths! *perk*
Without Conscience by Robert Hare. Looks good.

Another of my strange quirks: several years ago my daughter Elaine took some books out of the library on serial killers because she wanted to do a report on them. She never got around to reading them but I did. And ever since, I have sought out the best and the worst true-crime books, particularly about serial killers, because I was interested in the personality type, which does seem quite consistent (that is, the sexual type). So this book fits right in there.

I am first finishing a really stupid book called Plumage by Nancy Springer. I think this is going to be one of those cases where I finish the book so I can say it doesn't get better later in the book, that it's consistently bad. I am about halfway through and there is no real promise. But it's easy enough to read, takes no brains at all.
Oct. 18th, 2002 04:14 pm (UTC)
Re: psychopaths! *perk*
Oh, and I have been babying myself. Not expecting too much of myself, doing the rinses, taking the pain pills, whatever I need. It feels pretty good.
Oct. 19th, 2002 10:15 pm (UTC)
E Mails
Hello still keeping an eye on your progress. Have you had trouble with my e-mail? If so all my fault in one case. People have been receiving error messages either because I didn't mention a change of address or because mail was being forwarded to dead adress. Nevertheless I was still receiving it - even while it seemed I wasn't.
for the record I am informed that kimhatton@ntlworld.com is as of today free of bugs. I cannot answer however for Hotmail. But that seems ok too.
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