A Unit of Time in the Life: August 7, 2022

It’s been a month since I’ve been moved to write anything here. I feel like nothing is happening, though that’s kind of always true. I also feel torn between the many things I like and want to do, but wanting to rest and relax. In theory, we should all rest more (see: The Nap Ministry). In practice, there are many interesting things on this earth and I want to do them. Blogging was cut for time over the last month.

I’m currently in my hometown of Redlands, where I’ve been for the last week. My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I’ve been out here for moral support and to attend some of these initial appointments. It’s stressful and I still don’t know what to think about it all. The doctors have said she will need a mastectomy and chemotherapy, so that’s a lot. It’s hot here and I miss my cats (and Kirk).

Here are some other thoughts in no particular order:

  • I still have not heard the results of my Spanish exam. I thought it might come last week, but no. Some of you have asked about it, but I don’t have answers yet.
  • I watched Hannah Gadsby’s show Douglas on Netflix yesterday. I’m never going to get into comedy because she already did all my material about autism. Also she is great and you should watch it.
  • I also saw Nope in the theater with my mom this week. It’s a horror/alien invasion in a western setting. I liked it and appreciated that the alien was truly alien.
  • Here’s an article from Gizmodo about GeoCities and the way the old internet was organized. Long story short: geocities organized people around interests rather than the self.
  • This week I learned that you’re not allowed to sit in the plane’s emergency exit row if you are using a seatbelt extender and this seems unfair to me.
  • Although I’ve been reading books and taking photos of cats, you’ll have to wait for a future post to see them (or check my instagram for book photos) because I can’t be bothered to organize photos on my laptop right now.

Until next time, internet friends.