Wow, uhm apparently it's been awhile. Zeegeek keeps nudging me so I thought I'd stop in and say hello, and let you all know that I'm still alive.
I'm still alive.
Life has been interesting, good, and busy.
Since I've last seen you guys, I've gone to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with my mom and Sarah and we had an absolutely splendid time. We all went on the beach (my mom rented a sand wheelchair for me!), we went in a mirror maze, we went to Ripley's Aquarium, me and Sarah walked down to a super snazzy type of Ferris wheel (called the Sky Wheel) where we got in and ate cotton candy (an item on Sarah's bucket list), my dad actually drove four hours to see me on one of the days, and Sarah, myself, my dad, my baby brother, my dad's wife all hung out together for a bit and it was actually pretty nice and we went mini golfing. We also went swimming in a heated pool, a lazy river, and hung out in a jacuzzi.
Me and Sarah are just super duper good friends and I love being her friend and we have an awesome super duper time together when we hang out. Her mom's still afraid of queers blah blah. Sarah also has a nannying job set up that starts in June along with some other prospects.
Me, Sarah, and Kelly have all been hanging out a ton together. We've gone picnicking where I got to climb a horizontal tree and I was entrusted on doing the grilling (these two clearly have too much trust in me) and we had gluten free vegan food. And we also all went to laser tag the other day and it was AWESOME. And we had gluten free vegan gelatto and cotton candy.
All three of us are considering moving in with each other once my lease is up in November. We hang out ALL the time, get along super great, eat the same food, watch the same TV, and we're just the same types of people and I think it would be really good for us. Also, we're slowly starting a small and fun baking business to bring in some extra cash. We're quite good at making gluten-free vegan things like cupcakes and peanut butter cups and you can actually bake them at home (if your kitchen passes inspection) and then sell them at farmer's markets and online.
I've also been trained for my new position at work. I kind of like bossing people around but I swear, they come to me with the strangest complaints at the worst of times. With the promotion I got a raise. I still get patted on the head by customers but I was told that I can tell customers that I don't want them doing that.
In between all this awesome good stuff, there was some super shitty treatment by US Airways that sucked enough for me to write a letter to them. Basically they had staff that mocked me behind my back, refused to talk to me directly even when I said something about it, called me a wheelchair more times than I could count, wouldn't give us three exchanged boarding passes (we missed a flight due to delays) because my mom was traveling with a wheelchair and someone would be kind enough to give us their seat (and that was a slap in the face after some snotty couple wanted me out of their 'picked' seats even though I was just where the airline placed me, though they did shut up after I shouted 'I can't walk'. And then after that, they changed the boarding area to an inaccessible one, sent a shuttle for me, and while we were waiting the airline employee kept touching my back but when the bus came it didn't have a ramp, and then I just screamed, and the employee wouldn't let us just get new tickets for a new flight, and finally they got another bus that actually had a ramp to bring me up to the boarding area. And the hotel in Myrtle beach gave us an inaccessible room even though we specifically reserved an accessible room with a roll-in shower and said well it was called 'accessible' therefore it must be, even though the bathroom didn't even have grab bars.
Also, my legs are shit these days. Both of them. They don't work. They don't move right. Except for pain they don't even always feel everything. My memory is pretty fucked as of late as well. I lose everything, forget everything within seconds. I did start going to PT again and we're learning curb jumping, though while I'm decent with my therapist watching I'm still doing faceplants in public.
I'm also going through the process of applying for a service dog. I want to live in New York, but I need help in the winter. Tomorrow, I have a telephone interview with Canine Companions for Independence, and if I pass that, I'll only have an in-person interview before finding out if I'm approved for the program.
And so that's my life lately. I think. Hope you guys are doing alright. Leave me a note if there's something you want me to know or see. :)