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I should study for my final tomorrow, but let’s be honest: I’m probably just going to play video games and blame it on being sick.
i’ve been playing pokemon Y and whenever i encounter a horde i kill all the male pokemon and then catch the female one. pokemon misandry.
I finally got myself out of bed, made tea and ate some popcorn & then took a shower in which I coughed up a ton of really awful-looking phlegm & still feel congested as fuck. I’m not coughing but I can feel it all in there and it’s awful. Ethan gets out of work in 30 mins and I hope he can help me bc I am back in bed and probably need to eat something more substantial than popcorn.
waking up intermittently from my weird sickness sleep-dream to tell tumblrland that my advisor made me put on the mountain goats on our car ride from the airport to home, and he actually liked them. this is an important development.
lol oh my god, i’m so sick that i literally couldn’t even get out of bed for coffee, this is bad.
if you are not feverish, perhaps taking separate antitussive and decongestant and antihistamines might be better than bundled w/ tylenol in the future? feel better <3
yeah idk I took some nyquil and I think it’ll be ok for now, I just have a really bad sore throat and my head feels awful. I think the elevation change and being near my constantly hacking-up-a-lung advisor has made me acutely ill :( but thank you for responding <3
can i take nyquil if i took my methotrexate dose today? will it kill me and/or make me more miserable, please respond
I’ve had such a gr8 time in Idaho guys. I got to meet with a sensory ecologist who works on bat echolocation and the moths that develop strategies to ‘jam’ bat echolocation calls, look at his little lab-raised bats that are much quieter and tamer than the ones I’m used to dealing with, and check out his cool bat videos of bats eating moths that they use to study how bats sense their environment and how background noise affects them.
I also had awesome discussions with our collaborator, who is an accomplished woman ecologist, about sexism and misogyny in academia and our field. It was very validating & she even told me if I ever run into something weird that I didn’t know how to handle, I could email her and talk to her about it. Which is just really valuable, and I am so grateful I’ve had this opportunity.
I’m in the airport now waiting to fly home, and I can’t wait to get home and snuggle up with Ethan and my kitties.
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party were forced to fight in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.
“Gandhi remained committed to nonviolence; I followed the Gandhian strategy for as long as I could, but then there came a point in our struggle when the brute force of the oppressor could no longer be countered through passive resistance alone. We founded Umkhonto we Sizwe and added a military dimension to our struggle. Even then, we chose sabotage because it did not involve the loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Militant action became part of the African agenda officially supported by the Organization of African Unity (O.A.U.) following my address to the Pan-African Freedom Movement of East and Central Africa (PAFMECA) in 1962, in which I stated, “Force is the only language the imperialists can hear, and no country became free without some sort of violence.”
-The Sacred Warrior, 1999.
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