I was lazy.
After about a month off from the gym, I went back on Wednesday to do an upper body workout. Then I went again Thursday to cripple my lower body.
I can barely put a jacket on without wincing in pain. It’s getting worse by the minute.
I just came back from eating supper with my partner in crime, and when we stood up to put our jackets on, I nearly asked her to help…but I didn’t. My pride wouldn’t let me. I cried a little inside as I stretched my arm out to put it in the sleeve.
In other news, I ran across this story about a proposed space station. They’re taking applications for citizenship:
Asgardia, named after the Norse gods’ home of Asgard, will be a democracy with an emphasis on the freedom of the individual to develop space technologies, according to Igor Ashurbeyli, Asgardia project team leader and founder. People can now apply to be selected as one of the first 100,000 citizens through the nation’s website, asgardia.space. At the time of publication, the number of applicants has reached more than 84,000, according to the website. While Asgardia is not officially a nation (yet), prospective citizens must fulfil the legal requirements for Asgardia’s United Nations application — for example, they must be from nations that allow multiple citizenships.
I don’t think it will happen anytime soon, but it’s a pretty cool story nevertheless.
Pakistan says schizophrenia isn’t a mental disorder
Last but not least, I saw this story about Pakistan ruling that schizophrenia isn’t a mental disorder:
The Supreme Court in Pakistan has ruled that schizophrenia is not a mental illness, paving the way for the execution of a paranoid schizophrenic man convicted of murder.
Imdad Ali was declared clinically insane after killing a cleric in 2002.
Safia Bano, Mr Ali’s wife, had appealed against her husband’s conviction on the grounds that he was insane.
But the court rejected the appeal on Friday, saying schizophrenia was “not a permanent mental disorder”.
This despite The American Psychological Association determining schizophrenia to be a serious mental illness:
The American Psychological Association defines schizophrenia as “a serious mental illness characterised by incoherent or illogical thoughts, bizarre behaviour and speech, and delusions or hallucinations, such as hearing voices”.
The UN has said it would be against International Law to execute the man, but the decision means he could be hung within a week.
So depressing and what a step backwards for human rights.
On that note, I’m going to take my tired, old, sore body to bed. I hope you all have a fantastic evening and weekend.