End of Week Review: January 27, 2018 (I Totally Didn't Miss Last Week Edition)

Let’s pretend like I remembered to do this last week and carry on …

Favorite experience this week: I don’t know if anyone else has heard of Terraforming Mars (the board game), but my family is officially obsessed — we’ve played three times this week. My dad called me to tell me he and my stepmom were stuck in a bar after closing because they were in a middle of the game (yes, they really took a board game to a bar for a date), so when I say obsessed, I mean obsessed.

Least favorite experience this week: I spent some quality time in the hospital learning about every possible way to misdiagnose a stomach flu. On the bright side, I got free apple juice!

Wackiest experience this week: My nine-year-old sister beat everyone in the family at darts.

Interesting article this week: The honorary New Yorker in me (thanks, Columbia!) is in hysterics about this Onion article: “8.4 Million New Yorkers Suddenly Realize New York City a Horrible Place to Live.” If you’ve lived there, you’ll get it, even if you love the city.

Favorite book this week: I finally finished I Have the Right To by my wonderful college classmate and fellow survivor-activist Chessy Prout (and Jenn Abelson). It’s a beautiful memoir about her experience as a survivor. It honestly had me in tears for a lot of it; it’s so down to earth and even though my assault experiences were different than hers, I identify with so much of her writing about the aftermath. It makes me super optimistic about the portrayal of sexual assault in literature and survivors being able to see people like themselves in what they read. Read it if you can!

Photo from this week: My attending nurse at the hospital being optimistic (or annoyed at me— still unsure which):

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Sunday Night Catchall: December 20, 2015

Abby Wambach retired. :'( Flashback to the wonderful week when I got to see her play in person. She was also stiffed by U.S. soccer, which is annoying but not surprising.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the conversation this week about queer stereotypes in YA literature. Feel free to keep Tweeting/messaging/commenting if you have something to add!

I think I found the world's most beautiful hospital room (pictured on the left).

For this week's YA book rec, let me refer you to the cool rundown Barnes & Noble just did of great YA books to look forward to in 2016. Also, be sure to check out #GayYABookClub on Twitter for great YA book suggestions with LGBTQ characters!

Most importantly on the personal front, finals are over! There's nothing like studying by watching the Warriors play while listening to the Hamilton soundtrack in the background. "My Shot" seemed particularly relevant and has just been stuck in my head all week, so linking it below.