What I'm Geeking Out About This Week - 07/03/15



Here's what was going on in my world this week:

  • Massages

I celebrated my one calendar year work anniversary this past week, and it unintentionally coincided with some self-care I took upon myself. Part of this was getting a professional massage at a local spot, which was sorely needed (see what I did there? Because I was sore...). I always carry my tension in my shoulders and lower back, which isn't helped by hunching over a keyboard most days. I'll definitely have to look into making this a regular thing or maybe even doing yoga on a regular basis. Something would be helpful to ease my tension and keep me loose and nimble.

  • Counseling

I went to speak with a counselor this week as well. It is a part of an employee assistance program, where staff can get a few free sessions with local counselors to work out any issues they're having, which is certainly a nice benefit of working at my institution. While I won't go into the details of what I talked about here, just suffice it to say that it is so important in taking care of ourselves to not forget about our mental health. I always value the opportunity to work through things with someone whose job it is to listen and help. Massages are great too, and both are crucial to staying well, physically and emotionally.

  • 4th of July

I have the pleasure of coming down to the Greater Boston Area this weekend for the Independence Day celebrations to visit my partner, Jenn. There seems to be no shortage of festivities around here and it is always nice to hang out here and spend quality time with my partner. We're seriously considering moving ourselves down here in the near future so it is always cool to check out the scene here and continue to vet it as somewhere we could settle down and put some roots down. Be sure to check out my Instagram for photos from the weekend!

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What I'm Geeking Out About This Week - 06/05/15


Here's what was going on in my world this week:

I just started checking out this British series on Netflix the other day and have watched all of it (there's only six episodes). It's an intriguing, dark, dystopic, near future science fiction drama centered around the idea of seeing where different aspects of our technology obsessions and proliferation would possibly take us. Some examples include terrorism, augmentations that record every second of our lives, our indulgences in voyeurism and humiliation, as well as our digital afterlife. There is also just some cool future technology in the show that is pretty creative. I've been wanting to watch the series for a long time and it has definitely been worth the wait. Check it out if you're interested. It's an original look at ourselves through sci-fi, just like all the best entires in the genre.

The impossible sixth season of Community has come to an end. It has been a wonderfully weird ride this past season. The apparent creative freedom the show's been given at its new home on Yahoo has been awesome and I've enjoyed the show now as much as I ever have. I don't know if this is really the end now (we still need that movie!), but even if it is, I'm happy to have been able to watch it for as long as I have. Even so, I could always go for more! #CommunityLivesOn

  • Boston, Redux

So I'm heading down to Boston again this weekend to visit my partner who is working there in the area this summer. We went down together for her birthday back in April, and I'm excited to go down again. We did a lot on that trip and there is still plenty to do this time around. We want to visit more college campuses, take in more local food, and possibly check out some sites like museums, aquariums, and all that good stuff. It's a great city and I could definitely see myself living in that area. I'll be sharing photos and thoughts on the social medias, so connect with me there!

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What I'm Geeking Out About This Week - 04/10/15


Greetings and salutations!

Here's what is going on in my world lately:

I binge watched the first season of this show with my partner over this past weekend after hearing a lot about it not too long ago. It's the first breakaway Amazon Originals hit that has paved the way for some of their other shows to shine. The premise surrounds a family of adult siblings as their father begins to transition to being a woman late in his life. We learn about the three siblings and their relationships with their father, both as children and as adults. Everyone is a little self-centered, confused about who they are, broken, and ultimately looking for something they can't seem to find. I appreciated how raw and real the show felt. I look forward to seeing more of the show, which I hope is soon to come.

  • Wisdom Teeth

So my partner recently had two of her wisdom teeth removed. I didn't really know what to expect with this, and I tried to do some research about it but I think it is just something that is a little different for everyone. I've been helping her recover from the surgery for the past few days and she has started to get back to normal. She's been having her fair share of pudding, Jell-O, ice cream, and mashed potatoes. I might have to get mine out sometime soon so this is helpful for me to prepare with. Also, it is experiences like this that make me appreciate being able to be here for her to help out with this recovery.

  • Boston

My partner's birthday is next week so we've decided to go drive down to Boston for a long weekend getaway. I haven't been and I believe I've talked about going to Boston before but I'm really looking forward to it now as it has drawn closer and closer. We've started to make some reservations for restaurants, have our Air BnB booked and prepared, and are looking up other local attractions to check out (we'll be doing the Sam Adams brewery for sure, of course!). I appreciate having the opportunity to travel and see new places with my partner. It's nice to have the break and to get out of the bubble of the ordinary day-to-day. I'm sure I'll be processing the trip on here in two weeks after I get back (next week I'll be there so I'll share details the week afterwards).

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