If you’ve been following along recently, you’ve probably noticed that my Crazy Lady diagnostic status is up in the air. Well, not exactly – everyone still thinks I’m crazy, but after more than two years, the docs still haven’t figured out what’s going on. Sad but true.
When I started this blog, my diagnoses were Bipolar Disorder II and Attention Deficit Disorder. Earlier diagnoses included Major Depressive Disorder (Recurrent), and Anxiety Disorder NOS (not otherwise specified). More recently, I was handed Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (aka Depressive Disorder NOS). Mood Disorder NOS shows up on my test orders, but Bipolar II is still on my therapy slips. NOS fits nicely, I think, since it basically means “something’s definitely screwy but we don’t know what.”
The lack of diagnostic certainty around the mood disorder used to bother me, but I basically don’t care anymore so long as I get what I need (as if). However, unlike the mood-related brain cooties, the ADD Dx has 100% agreement from every single clinician. Not once or twice, but five times, and verified by computer-based testing. So that diagnosis is sticking. I wish the rest were as clear.
The bottom line is that with so much uncertainty, I’m really not comfortable with my blog tagline anymore – “Bipolar bird tells all” hardly seems to capture the crazy properly and I’m a stickler for truth in advertising. Plus it was never really that good of a tagline.
Which leads me to announce my first-ever blog contest: help me craft a new tagline! Your very own clever/snarky/witty words could grace the header on my successful, well written, attractive (smartypants crazy) blog!
- Submit as many taglines as you like via comments on this post.
- If you put more than one tagline in a comment, they must be numbered. Sequentially. With integers.
- Reader support for submissions will be taken into account, so reply with your +1 (or whatever) on taglines you like. Vote early and often!
- Taglines must be three to six (or so) words long, in English, with no line wrapping.
- Spelling and grammar matter. Incorrect use of apostrophes is unacceptable under any circumstances. Punctuation should be avoided unless necessary for cleverness or clarity.
- Submissions are open through Friday, July 25; finalists will be announced on Monday, July 29 (probably with a poll for voting).
- The winner/s will be announced on Friday, August 2.
- In the event of temporary insanity (ha!) decisions will be delayed until I’m able to make sound judgments and rational comments.
- The winning tagline author will be credited and linked on my “About” page, if so desired.
- If y’all are incredibly clever, there could be more than one winner.
- I have the right to censor anything I feel is inappropriate.
- I will make the winner a prize.
- I have the final word.
- Play nice, OK?
Let the games begin!