Thursday, July 27, 2023
Things To Do In San Diego: Thursday, July 27-Wednesday, August 2, 2023: Hasan Minhaj | Lucy's Fur Coat | High Vis | Guster | Earthless | The Dollyrots | Yellowcard | Fred Armisen |
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Rosey's Diary & Newsy Things: Nobody Told Me Dooce Died?! | District 4 Election Underway | COVID Comeback | Teamsters Win Contract Fight | Country Music Controversy |
It has been a very weird week. Last week I was so excited to get all my listings done for Comic-Con but what I didn't realize was how much it took out of me to do them. Not only did they take hours to complete, but I guess I still have some major Pandemic PTSD. I know I'm not the only one experiencing that, but I must've really screwed with my brain wiring by being on constant COVID watch for so many hours a day, day after day, for weeks, then months, then years. The more things I included, the more I thought about crowds and COVID and "what if I run out of water?" and "where are the best bathrooms in downtown?" and "where will I charge my phone?" These are all things I managed many times before the pandemic, but maybe we can't go back to who we were before? Any tendency I had to be a 'prepper' or 'hoarder' was exacerbated and when it came time to actually go to Comic-Con, I had a full-on night of insomnia which turned into a full on panic attack, curled into a ball on my bed, sweating it out with my heart feeling like it was gonna explode until I could get control of the stinkin' thinkin', manage my breathing and body, and finally sleep. Turns out not eating and not sleeping and a sudden summer heat dome and starting your period all together at once isn't really great for your mind or body. Things my 20 year old body could handle are suddenly calamitous for my nearly 47 year old body.
Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Things To Do in San Diego: Wednesday, July 19-Wednesday, July 26, 2023: Comic-Con Edition : Heartless Bastards | Jimmy Eat World + Manchester Orchestra | Cordovas | Califone | COMIC-CON EVERYTHING!! |
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Things To Do In San Diego: Thursday, July 13-Wednesday, July 19, 2023: San Diego Pride | They Might Be Giants | Local Natives | Bumbklaatt | Allie Crow Buckley | Heartless Bastards | Fools & Fables | Comic-Con 2023 |
Newsy Things: Extrene Geat | County Cool Zones | Hiking Preparation | Reducing Gun Violence | Greedflation | Ending Child Marriages | Baby Red Panda Makes Appearance at San Diego Zoo |
|Adira and her baby, born 6.9.23, appeared on habitat 7.6.23 (Taken 7.8.23)|
I didn't make it to the zoo on Wednesday and I feel a little discombobulated because of it, but it was fun staying up late with Darren the night before, sharing stories about his days at the Safari Park and the funny things that happen at the Zoo. It's a whole subculture. He works so much these days that we don't see a whole lot of each other. Nova had a weekend excursion with a school organization and this week is in LA checking out colleges and a day at Disneyland with Upward Bound, then this weekend is Pride, next week she's living at UCSD, and I'll be doing Comic-Con, so we're not seeing much of her these days either. I hadn't really intended to post a newsy things post, but links kinda added up over the past couple weeks, even though I'm kinda checked out from news lately because Comic-Con emails are dominating my life right now.
I hope everyone is having a good summer so far.
Stay safe out there. I'm starting to hear of more people getting COVID with some pretty hefty symptoms, and since we're all several months past a booster, we might consider being extra careful again (or still).