I ended last month on an important message, and I’ll do the same for this month!
And, because today is Trans Day of Visibility…
…as of 2:15PM my time, I’M FULLY VACCINATED!!
Those two weeks of waiting for the Covid vaccine to fully kick in got me kind of anxious, though. Like, worrying if the wind would blow a new strain of The Rona onto me on the off-chance I had my mask off while taking a walk outside, thus ruining me and the vaccine’s efficiency. (For the record, I take the mask off when there’s no one nearby.) But now that I’m fully protected (or so the CDC says), I am so gonna live it up like a validation-starved influencer and get my free donut at Krispy Kreme! (What, did you expect me to go party in crowds again?) Fuck yeah, living!
I’m late on this, but I’m doing laundry and cleaning right now. Would’ve done all that yesterday, but my work schedule ran me ragged–for the second Sunday in a row, I should add. No more lazy Mondays for me again. Boooo.
Also, for those who like to know more about the history of IWD, check out this informative article on Vox.
As an Asian-American, I’m proud to see my fellow Asian-Americans (and other nationalities) stand up to the ongoing racism and brutality against Asian communities in the Bay Area and beyond! (I wasn’t able to be at those protests, however, since I work weekends, but I was there in spirit.)
This site also provides many ways on how to help Asian-American communities. I also must share this feel-good story on how a multiracial activist group is helping out the Bay Area Asian community. (And if you wanna get around that damn “disable your ad-blocker” message from that site, Archive.Fo is your friend.)
My regular job is in massage therapy. I’ve been a state-certified MT for almost ten years (it will be ten years this summer), although I don’t know if last year counts towards experience. Then, I only worked for two-and-a-half months rubbing bodies (professionally, now!) before bitch-ass Covid shut down my industry and drove me to take up a temp job. I thought that since I did essential work, my kind would be one of the first to get the Covid vaccine. Then guidelines changed and us essential workers gotta wait (while sulking and bitching about it–oh, wait, that’s just me). Then, because I have the luck of being the last to know important things, I found out today, er, yesterday from my state massage board that they were able to have MTs be seen as healthcare providers (we’re seen as “Alternative Medical Practitioners”), thus allowing us AMPs to get the vaccine right now! Now I realize the importance of opening emails from the CAMTC. In my defense, they’re boring most of the time.
Booking an appointment was tough at first, but, unexpectedly, my regular health care provider came through and hooked me up for an appointment next week. My mood right now:
This will be the first time ever that I look forward to getting jabbed!
Guess who finally finished editing her first novel?
Since I’m fussy like dat, I do need to reread the whole thing for the umpteenth time to make sure it all looks good. But the editing part is done. Months and months of editing and I’m finally finished and I can now work on getting it formatted into an eBook (I plan on self-publishing this) and also start working on my next story. Yaasss.
Yes, I still say “woot” like it’s the mid-2000s again. And I was about to let Mr. Sandman do his thing so I can dream of Irina but I made the oh-so wise decision to dick around on the internet for “just a few more minutes”. Then I saw this:
And, of course, the news is also the top Reddit headline at the moment.
Say it with me, everyone: Senate MINORITY Turtle Moscow Mitch. That’s got a ring to it! Also, fuck him for all eternity and I still hope he chokes on a Lego.
Most importantly: THANK YOU, GEORGIA!!! Thank you to all the peach state residents who voted and rallied for restoring democracy! And much thanks and props to Stacey Abrams, the true leader of Georgia!
As someone who has a few friends who used to do sex work, I support those who get into the adult industry/do sex work to support themselves when other resources that should be supporting them (like their regular job, parents/relatives who refuse to help out/the current blasted federal government, etc.) fail to. That her medic job wasn’t paying her enough while she was out there in NYC saving lives during a pandemic is the REAL shame. That and New York Post still exists. Fuck the NY Post, and double fuck Dean Balsamini and Susan Edelman for sharting up that article and doxxing her at the same time. All of them are right down there with dysentery.
Happy 1st of December, and much love, respect, and congrats to Elliot Page for coming out as trans! I adored the former Ellen Page for years, and will continue to adore Elliot (as long as he stays unproblematic).
If this makes J-Karen Rowling pop a vein, all the better!
*And by that I mean my nerves are through the damn roof and it’s only 90 minutes into Judgement Day, I mean Election Day. I cannot be the only one who believes that this country will be a different place 24 hours from now, no matter the outcome. I have my hopes but the tension is there. And I loathe that what’s supposed to be a nonviolent civil moment in our nation has turned into some of us fearing a pending brutal post-election clash between those who value human rights and democracy, and scum of the earth aka hypocritical, racist, domestic terrorist rotten asswipes. (I call it like I see it.)
I have help, though. Got my weed on standby, unfinished seasons of The Simpsons, ANTM, and Spongebob Squarepants (judge away) I haven’t watched, and I can always look to tweets like the one below for some laffs.
And for those who still haven’t voted yet (and received their ballot a month ago, I should add; those who received their ballot late get a pass), I’ll side-eye you for taking so long to make up your mind later. VOTE!