Something something something festive

Obligatory festive season post coming up, just as mask mandates are reintroduced in Western Australia. I could say “Merry Christmas” but obviously not everyone celebrates it, myself included. (I don’t care if you say Merry Christmas to me though. Neither does any other non-Christmas celebrator I’ve ever met.) “Happy Holidays” is a nice catch-all, butContinue reading “Something something something festive”

Choice and consequence

While I don’t think I’ve ever actually said so until now, it’s not a secret: I’m pro-vax. I think everybody should be vaccinated unless they genuinely can’t for medical reasons. “But you’re vaccinated, right? So you’re safe, right? Or doesn’t your jibby jab actually work?” Newsflash: We don’t just get the jab for ourselves, butContinue reading “Choice and consequence”

A phaser to the heart

As William Shatner said in an infamous Saturday Night Live skit, “it’s just a TV show, God dammit, it’s just a TV show!” But it’s kind of more than that. It’s hard to explain how the crew of the Enterprise became my stand-in friends when my mental health was at its lowest point, or howContinue reading “A phaser to the heart”

The comfort zone is so comfortable

I don’t watch that much TV but one show I’m really digging at the moment is Star Trek: Lower Decks. In an episode entitled “Where Pleasant Fountains Lie”, there’s a scene in which Rutherford is nervous about an assignment on an alien ship, away from his familiar surroundings. “You need to get outside your comfortContinue reading “The comfort zone is so comfortable”

Not throwin’ away my shot

I have now received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and I feel awesome. 🙂 I’m also happy to have reached the “feeling awesome” stage, because I wasn’t in the days following my second shot. I got Pfizer, and literally the only side effect I had from the first dose was a sore arm forContinue reading “Not throwin’ away my shot”