re: Vaccine (+) 

There is this LIST of shit that I just didn't do for 15 months because I was bound and determined not to catch COVID.

All that stuff about how people found themselves and tried new things in the lockdown? Well, the inverse is true; a lot of us were ABOUT TO, and then the wildest fucking thing happened

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I am not breathing completely easy - still masking up and avoiding crowds - but it is nice to think the thought "I could go to the game store tomorrow" and actually do it.

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Vaccine (+) 

I have a reminder in Google Calendar to inquire about my second jab in four days, since back then I was operating on the assumption that it'd only be available now. I'm a month out from having gotten it.

God, the first few months of 2021 waiting for that thing were absolute sheer agony.

*extremely Boltzmann Brain voice* im probably a Boltzmann Brain

Productivity (~) 

Lately, I have decided to accept that my body doesn't want to do jack shit before 11:00 in the morning no matter how early I go to bed, and I have planned around it by doing a little extra work at night after everyone else is asleep.

It's probably not viable long-term but the alternative is a vastly shortened workday and an accumulating backlog I can't make a dent in. The past couple of nights, I've made a nice little dent in it, and I've also racked up a few extra hours that I can use for financial expenditures that are coming up soon.

And I'm oddly, kind of okay with the break in the routine; I felt this intense pressure to have one single block of a workday but I feel better about myself breaking up the workday like this.

Whatever works, I suppose! I continue to be extremely fortunate that I even have this privilege in the modern job landscape, and I endeavour to find a way that everyone can enjoy a work schedule that works for them.

re: Vaccination (+) 

YES!

I am now (two weeks from now) (conditionality) (probably should avoid super packed indoor environments for a couple months regardless) INVINCIBLE!!

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Debating two things on a possible post-vaccination vacation.

1) Grabbing a train ticket and departing to tour Canada.

Pros: I've always wanted to do it.

Cons: not everywhere's lifted restrictions yet, not all my friends are immunized

2) Just doing the earthquake walk around town, seeing what's here, what's changed, what's gone, and seeing a movie every Goddamn day.

Pros: allowing myself to relax in a familiar environment.

Cons: just basically doing what I was doing before COVID.

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I have managed to book my second shot, far earlier than I thought I would!

Come the end of June, I will be essentially immune.

Truth Emerging From the Bathroom to Shame Mankind

Reality show concept: STRANGER DANGER

Contestants are taken to a stranger’s home where they stand in the shower and try to (A) get the water to come out and (B) of the right place and (C) to 100°F / 37.7°C in the fewest adjustments

asking for money help, boosts needed :boost_ok: 

hello!

i need $50 for groceries and $80 for medical weed

i didn't get the 2nd and 3rd stimulus because my abusive parents claimed me as a dependent to steal them. i tried filing my taxes but they got rejected, and i need a credit card to access the IRS site with the forms i need to fix that -- but that application got rejected, too. so i'm gonna be calling the IRS later today, i guess

i've been trying to find a job video editing or something, i can't work anywhere facing the public because i have asthma and if i catch covid i'll die excruciatingly

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

cashapp: cash.app/$vantablack420

venmo: venmo.com/vantablack420

thank you so much for saving my life multiple times and continuing to keep me alive, fediverse!!! :black_sparkles: :blacker_heart:

#MutualAid #TransCrowdFund

re: Vaccine (~) 

And here comes the shot fatigue. Time to go to bed!

Just kidding, I will work through it 'cause I have to make up for the parts of work I skipped to get healthy.

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I still gotta wait four months for jab #2, because ha ha, Canadian vaccination rollout - but at least I have a deadline for when I will start to feel like I can leave the house without guilt.

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Thank you, autism. You have gifted me so many things, like the ability to hear when a light bulb is on, a vague sense that I am constantly wasting everybody's time, a love of food that feels great in my mouth and tastes like cardboard and now: this vague pain in my arm.

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My sister had to call me up and tell me, "listen, you have a formal diagnosis of autism and that is on the list of conditions that let you get it before general rollout. You are not jumping the line."

It helped.

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Got my jab scheduled! It's in a week and a half.

to the Joker, when people run in circles it's just a very, very regular world

Periodic reminder that suffering is not a contest. It is normal and okay to be objectively better off than other people and still in misery and deserve comfort and support for it.

...I mean, being in misery isn't okay, it sucks, but it's not a fault on your part. There are always people who are in more dire straits than you. Your suffering is still valid.

May your life get better soon if it's not great now.

- Packbat 🎒

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