Week of 3/3-3/9

Greetings, Internet! I hope everyone is staying as safe and sane as can be. This week, I worked on the dissertation, had a meeting with my advisor (and need to nix like, half of a chapter while extending the other half), and mourned the loss of Judy Heumann.

March 3, 2023

  • This intro outline has turned into a “go through all of my notes and read through all of the things, and why haven’t I read this book that’s been sitting in my apartment since the pandemic started?” moment.
  • Worked out with an SCI trainer, and now I’m exhausted.
  • This table is so crowded with stuff and snacks and books. Oh dear.
  • Got a jar of Gojuchang and was like, “Hmm, let me try this!” It’s hot, but not too hot.
  • Finished “All Stars” season two. I’m a fan.
  • Wordle: In six!
  • Currently feeling: I’m so tired, 
  • Currently looping: Spotify’s “Upside Down” playlist.

March 4, 2023

  • Did the FES cycle.
  • Long overdue Zoom meeting with my advisor. He liked half of my chapter, and thought the other half was unnecessary. BUT, he liked one half, and wants me to expand on that, so I’d call this a good meeting.
  • Oh, and he wants me to read an entire 400-page book in Italian, and get back to him once I’ve read it and have notes.
  • <laughs and then cries>
  • My boyfriend’s here! And he brought me flowers!
  • We made turkey burgers for dinner. [It’s the featured picture!] Wanted a cider with my food, but then realized I drank all of them. Whoops.
  • Wordle: Whoops.
  • Currently feeling: We lost a legend today. Judy Heumann, disability rights advocate and badass, passed away at 75. She pushed forward and brought the entire disability community with her. I can’t even process how much of my life would have been different without her activism and overall beast mode. Thank you, Judy. I hope we may all carry on your legacy of accessibility for all.
  • Currently looping: The Decemberists’ “We All Raise Our Voices to the Air.”

March 5, 2023

  • Lazy Sunday! My boyfriend and I started watching “The Dropout.” Dang. That Theranos lady is bonkers.
  • Went to the nearby wine store (mostly to get a half bottle).
  • They have canned wine?
  • Am I going to get a canned rosé?
  • I feel so basic, but I got a canned rosé.
  • Dang, this is a strong rosé.
  • Am I drunk? Maybe a little.
  • Wordle: In three!
  • Currently feeling: Seriously, that Theranos lady is bonkers.
  • Currently looping: Not much music.

March 6, 2023

  • Started reading the super necessary dissertation research book in Italian.
  • With Google Lens, which translates things after you take a photo of it. Thank you, technology.
  • I mean, it’s not a perfect translation, but it’ll do for figuring out what is relevant for my argument.
  • Dang, this is a super helpful book.
  • Worked out with an SCI trainer!
  • Caught up on “The Last of Us,” and oh my gosh, this episode was even more intense. Like, they keep getting so intense, it’s terrifying. What on earth is going to happen in the finale?
  • I have to watch some “RPDR: All Stars,” because oh my goodness, that episode of “The Last of Us” was too intense.
  • Wordle: In two!
  • Currently feeling: Thankful for Google Lens.
  • Currently looping: My “Burn Things” playlist.

March 7, 2023

  • Went to Push to Walk!
  • And got bubble tea afterwards, because of course.
  • My mother baked a blueberry lemon loaf ^_^
  • Another parking ticket. Seriously? And this time, we got a ticket for parking somewhere we didn’t actually park, which, wtf?
  • Still thinking about “The Last of Us,” because dang, that episode.
  • Wordle: Whoops.
  • Currently feeling: My mother and I can’t believe that daylight savings is on Sunday. That was fast.
  • Currently looping: Just podcasts today.

March 8, 2023

  • Getting materials together to go argue this parking ticket. Gah.
  • Worked out with an SCI trainer! Dang, working out for two hours three days in a row is exhausting.
  • Wheelchair maintenance! There was an alarming amount of hair in my front casters.
  • I’m also super dehydrated. <chugs water>
  • I managed to get about three pages of reading done because of all the parking ticket nonsense. Seriously, why are they giving tickets for parking violations that didn’t happen?
  • Wordle: In three!
  • Currently feeling: Celebrating International Women’s Day by listening to women of metal from around the world (so…Canada, The Netherlands, Ukraine, and Switzerland?).
  • Currently looping: My “Burn Things” playlist, which features Alissa White-Gluz, Courtney LaPlante, Floor Jansen, Tatiana Shmayluk, and Melissa Bonny).

March 9, 2023

  • Was going to get through this large book written in Italian, but then realized I have taxes I have to prep for.
  • Gah, taxes.
  • At least I can have RuPaul’s Drag Race “All Stars” in the background while I prep. Finished season three and just started season four. Because that’s how long prep takes.
  • Was also originally planning to do the FES cycle, but I’m so tired after three days in a row of two-hour workouts, so I took the day off (but I still did the standing frame).
  • Made myself dinner, because apparently I do that now?
  • Wordle: In five!
  • Currently feeling: Glad I took the day off for doing workouts.
  • Currently looping: Neko Case’s “Wild Creatures” anthology album.

Thanks so much for reading! Stay safe, stay sane, and watch “The Last of Us”!

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