human of the year

Hey guys! Listen, here is the deal: defying all expectations, I have found myself having a lot of positive feelings this week. I wasn’t sure how to handle it; usually hating stuff is something I’m really into. But I know I shouldn’t hide my light under a bushel, so I’m going to make a little list of things that I’m really into right now.

Regina Spektor’s new album Far. Oh man, this is really beautiful. It has new songs on it! And old songs that are just slightly different in the way that they’re performed so I love them all over again. Like, I have tears in my eyes a little bit listening to it right now. But in a good way! In a very good way.

This news story about a transwoman who performed her own SRS after being ridiculously waitlisted. Is it weird that I find this really, really moving? Like, the sadness of her having to wait 61 years to finally have a body she feels comfortable in contrasted with the self-possessed and content way she says “From the moment I walked down the stairs after I did it I just felt right.” It makes me want to stand up and applaud.

Today I helped one of my friends lower her couch from an upstairs balcony with rope. Yes.

Margaritas! I can drink those now! Legally! I’m 21! How nice! I love everything! I love you! Let’s hug! Also in related news it turns out my mom has a stash of contraband Cuban rum, true story

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One response to “human of the year

  1. Heather

    Happy birthday! You enjoy that illicit rum!

    In unrelated news, I need to borrow your Regina CD for burning.

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