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last week i learned cpr and now i've got a new personality

my employer hooked us up with cpr/aed/first-aid training so you should let me perform cpr on you, it would be real, certfied, fresh and fun. i'm coming for the forklift cert next...

photo of a conference room table with a couple of adult cpr dummies i saved these men

all the training materials were about saving men - like i felt (sarcastically) like i cracked the code as to why fewer women get the cpr they need than men do. i acknowledged this to the instructor who told us she had an order of more diverse dummies. tit size representation finally i guess! anyway ffs if you see ANYONE who is unresponsive, get them help and an aed and you won't get in trouble for any good faith attempts at reviving them.

photo of a bench seat in a conference room and on the far end is a baby cpr dummy i saved this baby

i started to feel like absolute garbagio that day! the only reason why i went into the office the next morning was because i had to go into the city anyway for my wednesday morning ritual: getting an iced almond milk latte at gotham roasters and then going to therapy. shouts out to those baristas and my therapist - my literal glam squad. i took friday off to make art but i was just so exhausted (thyroidly) that i took the day to just recharge because saturday i had plans to meet up with my twin brother juan pablo and pretend we live in high-end furniture stores.

photo of juan pablo, a handsome bald colombian man in leather, sitting on a large expensive blue sectional in a high-end furniture store i saved this man

on the way out a freaking butterfly landed on me. for some reason i thought that was a bad omen but everything online tells me that's actually the opposite of what that means. exciting!

photo of a black and orange red admiral butterfly on the sidewalk i saved this butterfly

oh! so juan and i accidentally came across the portal? it was cool, i just never thought i would see it because they usually keep this kind of stuff up in times square.

photo of a crowd in front of the large portal in nyc, a large screen showing people in dublin in front of their own part of the installation i saved the portal

the actual wildest thing we saw that day, though, was this "arcade" which is literally just a mini casino right off union square - i mean, there were grown women with fanny packs full of quarters there. unfortunately, i'm not beneath casinos even if they are designed to attract children and the photo booth wasn't working.

photo of a pink photobooth interface and you see on the screen juan bent over to get a prop and me taking the photo of the screen. i have bear ears on. i saved this kiddy casino

i then spent the next 48 hours with absolutely zero energy and with symptoms that i hope just mean a brief hormone imbalance and not, say, a full blown hashimotos flareup coming. i went gluten free a couple of months ago and have never felt better until this week so who knows. my body's got until wednesday morning at almond milk iced latte and therapy o'clock to figure it out.

xoxo jenn

this was published May 13, 2024 under living working art certified juan-pablo manhattan hashimotos