Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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Personal Update

Okay... while I've been posting fairly consistently, I haven't really been addressing what's been going on with me. This hasn't been out of any great sense of privacy, but merely because I felt that I summed up my feelings pretty clearly when we first found out about this. It's hard to maintain some sort of perspective, but I'm working on it. It helps that life, indeed, goes on; it's why I have continued to post the critical essays on Richard III and The Presige and whatnot here. Maybe it comes across as callous to immerse myself in the movies and the music, but that's how I deal with things. It's certainly better than spending the time moping.

While the trip to Boston was something of a bust, it was nice hanging out with suitboyskin, and I got some serious cat therapy from Kato. Never, never underestimate the healing power of felines. Those of you who have them can take them for granted, but for those of us who have to live vicariously through other people's pets don't have that luxury.

Today is my first day back to work. That's helping too, going back to a familiar routine.

The approach I've been taking to this whole situation is one of pragmatism. That's not the same as defeatism; my take on it is that if my grandfather has but three months to live, it's not a matter of making him comfortable for those three months, but of making those three months worth living for him.

Once again, thanks to everybody who has offered their support.

Yoinked from melancthe:

You scored as CPO Galen Tyrol. You never wanted to be a glamorous Viper pilot. You are happy knowing that without you to fix their birds, they cannot fly. You fell in love with the wrong girl, but is that so wrong? Maybe, but you don't really care.


CPO Galen Tyrol


Capt. Lee Adama (Apollo)


Commander William Adama


President Laura Roslin


Lt. Sharon Valerii (Boomer)


Dr Gaius Baltar


Lt. Kara Thrace (Starbuck)


Number 6


Tom Zarek


Col. Saul Tigh


What New Battlestar Galactica character are you?
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