Looking her up [ProTip: it's "Pallotta" -- 2 T's], I found queer, poly, multi-cutural Australian YA.
I was also reminded of Lauren Berlant (who I only know of because I saw her speak at Smith once while I was there).
Her pubs include:
- "Risky Bigness: On Obesity, Eating, and the Ambiguity of "Health," in Jonathan Metzl et al., Against Health/ (NYU, 2010).
Tiger Beatdown quoted Michael Warner (The Trouble With Normal) and I remembered that I own Crip Theory [which is not by Michael Warner, but the mention of The Trouble With Normal made me think of it] and various other books on disability.
There are things I'm passionate about, which I love engaging with. Which was really good to be reminded of given my recent feeling of spinning my wheels.
I am really bad at making good use of e.g. downtimes at work, and so many of the projects I wanna be doing are organizational projects which I feel like don't have the same sort of productive caché... (like they don't have a lot of utility or interests to persons other than me). But I can figure out ways to do SOMETHING.
On Friday I got asked to print out some doctoral papers, and skimming one I was reminded that oh yeah, lit reviews are a Thing -- my desire to read All the things and regurgitate that information can actually be parlayed (with some adjustment) into a standard way of doing academia.
Theologian, academic, social justice warrior ... there are things that are What I Do, and I don't necessarily do them in ways that people find standard, but I can cultivate them into more a part of my life, in ways that I find rewarding and enriching.
I'm going to take Koester's Paul class [7:40-9:40pm? I may acquire a coffee habit] this Fall for credit. ("Do one thing every day that scares you.")
-mylittleredgirl [more info]
Thus says God to these bones: "I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am God." (Ezekiel 37:5-6, NRSV, alt.)
Good things about today:
- sleeping in!
I went to bed close to midnight, which felt much too late; I first woke up at 6:02 (hahaha) but didn't actually get up for real until quarter to 9.
- Scott emailed me back :) Ff
- I got a [better than I was expecting] response to a letter I'd shot off.
- Missy continues to have a lot of supportive patience with my Stuff.
- "midnight breakfast" with Housemate and 2 of her friends
- all the errands I had intended to do
- ... I have no idea how this will actually play out, but did my best to Do What's Effective
- restocked on milk and bananas
["anything that you're looking forward to, that means you're facing tomorrow with joy, not trepidation," as Ari says]
- ANOTHER day off
- getting clothes mended
- bff phonecall