1) I have things I want to write about. Really difficult things. It's slow going, and I haven't looked at it in several days. A bit depressed as a result. Both because of the lack of writing, and because the subject matter is depressing and rage-inducing.
2) Also depressed because I've been sick. Mild sore throat, mild nausea, mild headache. Enough to make me want to sit around and do nothing. Or spend the day sleeping (which I did the past two days).
3) Which means I haven't been getting anything done at work this week. Which makes me depressed.
4) I could also possibly be depressed because I changed a medication recently. I finally got fed up with the hyperhidrosis so I complained about it. Got weaned off Cymbalta, and weaned on Sertraline. Too early to tell how it's working.
5) And actually, I could be sick due to side effects of the Sertraline and not because of a bug or anything. Hmm.
6) Either way, this all adds up to feeling depressed somewhat.
7) And one of the things I sometimes do when I am depressed is stay up way longer than I should, even though my body is crying out for sleep.
8) Which is why I am currently awake at one A.M. Yes, I am going to bed after I post this.
(this is just venting.)
My beloved vaginapagina
is hoping to put together a disability 101" post/resource
. This is just another reason why VP rocks. I pimped the Spoon Theory
(link goes to a PDF), and I am pleased to see that they put as their first link under "Framework for Understanding Disability: Medical & Social Models". \o/ I highly, highly recommend reading it, if you haven't done so already; it explains very well what life with a disability is like, via an awesome, easy-to-understand metaphor.
While looking for links and/or reading my flist, I happened to stumble across FWD - feminists with disabilities
. It is my new favorite blog. <3 Their Ableist Word Profile series
is rather awesome. I see less people using retarded
as a slur these days, but lame
still is common (and I've been guilty of this myself. Stuff to think about.
While catching up on my Dreamwidth rlist (I am soooo far behind) I stumbled across a link to an USA Today article about a wheelchair user on "Glee"
who was played by an able-bodied actor. Grrr. The title of the article makes me >_< ("'Glee' wheelchair episode hits bump with disabled"). But then I saw the caption on the picture, and oh HELL no. Currently it says "Actor Kevin McHale, who is not disabled, plays a wheelchair-bound
student on Glee." (emphasis mine) I wrote them an email complaining about the wording. I'm hoping they'll fix it. (For those who might be going "bwuh?", the proper phrasing would be "a student who uses a wheelchair".)
Also, here is a post about Daleks, Davros, and Disability
. I haven't read the entire article because I am planning on watching classic Doctor Who soon and I'm a total spoiler-phobe. But I wanted to link anyway, in hopes of remembering to read it later after I've watched the episodes in question.
And with that, I am going to bed.