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The boys sent me champagne and cake (and a comic book hehe) to celebrate my first international publication last night, and this morning i woke up to the news that I've been named a 2020 De Alba Fellow at Columbia University. It's been a nightmare of a year, but in this hot minute it feels like it might all turn out ok after all. Thankful 🙏🏻
A few things:
1. Corona has messed with my hair real bad, not even going to pretend this is a look anymore so much as it is a sign of the times.
2. All i wear now are various sets of pajamas – I now have a rotating wardrobe of fancy pajamas, chill pajamas, and i’ve-given-up pajamas. This old star wars t shirt and pj shorts are basically part of the last category.
3. the other day, as i was working in the living room, my dad looked at me and asked why i type like im fighting enemies off in some video game. so i guess i know now why my back hurts all the time. it’s because my posture sucks and i left the orthopedic love of my life in new york.
4. i was sick all weekend – not pandemic sick, just stress sick i think – and so hibernated nonstop, essentially, and just emerged from the haze of slumber to the very happy news that i’ve been awarded the Felipe P. De Alba Fellowship at Columbia University, which is the first time i have been a fellow of anything, except for maybe when i was 10 and sorted into Yellow house in primary school, and all my friends in the Green house laughed at me for being a yellow yellow dirty fellow. Well, now i am the dirtiest fellow of all, so jokes on them.