This Open Thread is Backing Away From the Googles

We all know that the first rule of the Internet is to never read the comments. (Present company excluded, of course.) 

I’m usually good at following that, or at least realizing that I’m setting myself up for a rage-stroke as I wade into the cesspool that is the comments section of a HuffPo article.

The second rule of the Internet, never Google medical symptoms after dark (or really any other time of day, but especially when you should be sleeping), however, I am guilty of breaking on a regular basis.

Dr. Google tells me that my current symptoms could mean: lupus, Lyme disease, a brain tumor, a major neurological event, seasonal allergies, or possibly a sinus infection.

What are y’all up to instead of sleeping this lovely evening?

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7 thoughts on “This Open Thread is Backing Away From the Googles”

  1. I have done both these things lately. And rather felt I shouldn’t have. I slipped a little in my Internet detox, but I realised I need to go back to it. All these strange sites do me no good. I like Pmag a few select others. Harumph.

    I should probably note that the person who keeps singing “Do you want to build a snowman?” is my darling husband. I walk into a room and am greeted by “Do you want to build a snowmaaaaaaaaan?” (And as snarky as I am in response, I love how happy he looks when he does it.)

  2. One time, I WebMd’d itchy feet. Because my feet get really itchy at night when I’m trying to sleep! Either I was 8 months pregnant, or in end-stage kidney disease. This was several months ago and I have neither popped out a baby or died.

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