Week of 3/17-3/23

Greetings, Internet! I hope everyone is as safe and sane as can be! This week, I finally watched “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” worked on a presentation, and geeked out watching the World Baseball Classic. Daily summaries below!

March 17, 2023

  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Remember that if you read his Vita (which someone else wrote) or his Confessiones (which he wrote), you’re going to get two very different takes on his life.
  • But they’re both so much fun to read, who am I kidding?
  • Went to a doctor’s appointment, and everything’s looking fine, so huzzah!
  • Then got a matcha on the way home!
  • Worked on my presentation that I have to give in two weeks, which is turning into a chapter revision, and omg, I have to translate more Latin.
  • How does this keep happening?
  • Worked out with an SCI trainer!
  • More Latin.
  • Watched RPDR (for the current season), and yay, my favorite queen won this week!
  • Wordle: In five!
  • Currently feeling: Yay, got stuff done today!
  • Currently looping: Lots of Kamelot. I’m going to listen to their new album tomorrow, and I am SO EXCITED.

March 18, 2023

  • Did the FES cycle.
  • Worked on a vocal cover for the first time in who knows how long, because a fellow YouTuber wanted to collaborate, and he basically did all the instrumentation, so all I have to do is sing.
  • I love singing.
  • My boyfriend’s here! And we had an impromptu date night, so that was lovely.
  • And now I’m gassy because I ate brussels sprouts. Whoops.
  • Yay, more brackets being busted (including my own, lol)!
  • Wordle: Whoops.
  • Currently feeling: There really aren’t enough hours in the day.
  • Currently looping: NEW KAMELOT ALBUM! “The Awakening.” It’s pretty darn good.

March 19, 2023

  • Happy St. Joseph’s Day! I hope everyone got a St. Joseph’s pastry. They’re delightful.
  • My boyfriend and I finally watched “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and wow, it’s a trip. Also, give that cast all the awards (wait, they did).
  • So much of the main character reminds me of my mother.
  • I tried grapefruit Lacroix and I think I’m a fan.
  • I also feel like that bitch, but whatever.
  • Wordle: Whoops.
  • Currently feeling: Lines about doing laundry and taxes together are going to be in many wedding vows, I know it.
  • Currently looping: No music today, but I might just listen to the EEAAO soundtrack.

March 20, 2023

  • Audio editing, reviewing, and sending! This is for a YouTube collaboration (my first in over a year!).
  • And doing dishes because my boyfriend made us lunch.
  • And working out with an SCI trainer!
  • And working on this presentation draft.
  • Oh my goodness, I need to read this extra article.
  • Lol, my advisor wrote this article and he quoted a translation from a source that he told me wasn’t a very good translation (i.e. don’t quote it in the dissertation).
  • Then why is he quoting it?
  • I mean, he probably looked over the Latin for his own article and thought, “Okay, this part isn’t bad.”
  • Ooh, I should watch the World Baseball Classic semifinal between Japan and Mexico.
  • I called my father in the middle of the seventh or eighth inning and told him to put the game on. Like, it was awesome.
  • Wordle: Whoops.
  • Currently feeling: I LOVE BASEBALL. And yes, I got a decent amount of work done with the game on in the background (I’m trained in the art of baseball productivity by this point).
  • Currently looping: More Kamelot! Melissa Bonny features on a track!

March 21, 2023

  • Oh my goodness, I’m so tired.
  • My mother’s here! She brought banana bread.
  • And achy. I think I’m going to get my period soon.
  • Ugh.
  • Went to Push to Walk! Somehow managed to be alert for the workout even though I just wanted to take a nap.
  • Got bubble tea! Much needed joy and caffeine.
  • Sent emails, sent actual mail, and printed things out while praying that the printer ink survived.
  • Huzzah, the printer ink survived.
  • I’m so sleepy.
  • I’ve had no time to work on this presentation today. Because I was doing all the other stuff.
  • And I found out that Tom Hanks is the commencement speaker for my alma mater this year, and I’m like, “What?!” We got Michael Bloomberg the year I graduated (and the year before me got Oprah, so I’m like, dang, what did the class of 2014 ever do to you?).
  • Alas, the USA lost, but dang, what a game. What a finish.
  • Wordle: Whoops.
  • Currently feeling: I may be tired, but I still love baseball.
  • Currently looping: More Kamelot!

March 22, 2023

  • So many emails and phone calls.
  • UGH.
  • Got lunch with my mother, so that was lovely ^_^
  • We also tried a delightful strawberry mochi pastry. [It’s the featured picture!]
  • Went to a wheelchair clinic to pick up my Medicare-approved chair, and lo and behold, they put the wrong tires on my wheels.
  • So that’s going to be another month-plus delay.
  • Missed a phone call about another issue on my way to the appointment to pick up the chair. So now that won’t be resolved for another day or so.
  • And oh look, it’s my period.
  • Finally had some time to work on this presentation. I did a runthrough, and oh my, it’s long. I need to cut this down by like, eight minutes. And come up with a better structure. I’m bored reading through this, so that’s not a good sign.
  • Wordle: In five!
  • Currently feeling: Tired. Crampy. But at least I’m making progress on this presentation.
  • Currently looping: Didn’t listen to much music today.

March 23, 2023

  • Does anyone else get headaches during their periods? Because, dang, they suck.
  • And apparently ibuprofen does nothing for them.
  • Did the FES cycle. Watched another episode of “The Mandalorian.”
  • As soon as I finished the bike and showered, I immediately had to take a phone call, fill out applications, send emails, and then make a run to the post office about twenty minutes before it closed.
  • Lunch? What lunch?
  • By 5pm, I finally had time to work on my presentation. And then a bit after 6:30pm, I started dinner.
  • I’m almost out of garlic. Meep.
  • By 8pm, I was ready to eat dinner. And by 9:30pm, I was done-ish with tidying up (I really need to clean the stove at some point soon).
  • On the one hand, I should’ve gotten takeout. On the other hand, I spent money on groceries, and I am not letting them go to waste. And I’m saving up to get myself chocolate and matcha treats.
  • I think I got a decent amount of this presentation edited, but there’s still more to go, and I don’t know if this is going to need a powerpoint (definitely a handout, at the very least).
  • I’m tired.
  • Oh gosh, I need to start getting ready for bed.
  • Wordle: Whoops.
  • Currently feeling: I had no idea this week was going to be so busy. Being super hormonal is not helping. But I vented to my boyfriend about everything and he was like, “It sounds like you had a productive day!” And yeah, I guess that’s the best way of looking at it. And at least the period-induced headache went away by the late afternoon/early evening.
  • Currently looping: Spotify has some DJ option now where it’s like, the music you like, but as a radio station? So far it’s not bad, although I was kind of hoping it’d play more of the things that I loved from like, 2015 (I think that’s when I started listening to Spotify?). Otherwise, it’s just taking my daily mixes and throwing them back at me (although it did play some nice jazzy tunes earlier, some from artists I rarely listen to, so…okay, further listening will be required).

Thanks so much for reading! Stay safe, stay sane, and I hope you watched the World Baseball Classic!

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