I am resting from a medical procedure today. I am and will be posting three times a week now, having a regular schedule of sorts. My panties today are for Pride, or Disability Pride, or getting my Freak and Geek on.
In Seattle GeekGirl Con on Aug 11 & 12th has not only Burlesque but Nerd Burlesque including a show themed around Josh Whedon. The Saturday panels include two on disabilities: one on disability in comics and the other on why with those with disabilities 1 in 10 (or 1 in 7) is there no representation in SyFy, TV, graphic novels, etc? Linda said it looks good but we have no funds to go, or more specifically to stay in a hotel with controlled air con (seattle hotels are expensive!). But if you are in the area, it looks great.
I am winning against my disease. I realized that I should be celebrating, and find a GP that wants help that continue. I wheeled to the library on Monday, and found out from the security guard, who is from Fiji, that the Judo is now in an accessible location. And Judo has a wheelchair classification. As my boxing coach hasn’t returned, maybe I should take up the art of Judo.
On the way back from the library, I was wheeling up the third block going uphill. My style is ‘push, push, push’ then get to the corner and ‘gasp gasp gasp’. I also encourage/insult myself, ‘Come on, you call that pushing, more,’ Then I growl. This helps deal with the strain and clears the pavement as pedestrians almost run to cross the street. I passed a couple, man with his wife who had advanced MS and we both reached the top of the hill at the same time. “No lack of UP in this city.” I said.
“You can say that again.” He replied. But I didn’t (see, my impulse control joke of the day).
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