Daylight Savings Time Changes Are A Week-Long Scourge AKA The Ballad Of I Just Wanna Nap All Day, OK?
Darlings, today I’m breathing a bit easier because yesterday I proudly received my first Pfizer vaccine shot. Knowing me (you can take the theatre kid out of the theatre…), I’d assumed I would have sobbed, been super emotional, had some sort of intellectual epiphany that brought me close to herd immunity enlightenment. Instead, I walked five minutes to my local Walgreens, chatted pleasantly with a man who’d just got his shot, walked into a room where they administer flu shots (I imagine) and found out that vaccine administrator Mark was a pharmacy student who said his favorite job as of late has been giving out these shots. Instead of crying, I took a #selfie because 2021, and I walked out of there after my 15 min wait and got myself a burrito to-go because San Francisco. Today, my arm is quite sore and I am a bit achy, but overall doing good. I am so grateful to the researchers, doctors, pharmacists, epidemiologists, nurses, lab techs, workers, volunteers and public servants working so hard to get the vaccine into arms, for the medical professionals helping us get closer to normalcy and togetherness.
To the internet!
Yesterday, there was a horrific series of shootings in the Atlanta-area, with 8 killed, six of whom were Asian women. This is after months of anti-Asian attacks during the pandemic. (CNN / NPR)
I speak with Friend of the Missive Tre a lot about the value of doing nothing, of unplugging your phone, of not looking at email or listening to a podcast, of just disconnecting and being alone with your thoughts in order to start thinking again. And the WSJ has a few simple ideas as to how to add some more nothing into your routine.
Yea, I’ll admit that I am now this gal: This Is Your Brain on Peloton (NYT) and yes I have taken that Cody Rigsby class.
Someone designed a program called Zoom Escaper which messes up your audio on purpose so no one will ever want to be in a meeting with you again. Diabolical, but I respect it. (The Verge)
And finally, feel like screaming? 17 Gendered Products That Are Both Stupid And Offensive. The trash bins were the looniest imho. (BuzzFeed News)
That’s it, that’s all. Be kind to yourself, wear a mask, and stay safe.