Made an estimated 0.4% gin by distilling ethanol away from the ones I haven't touched since my treatment started. Don't miss drinking, socially or otherwise, miss the taste. Yeah, there are boozeless ones you can buy, but this was cheaper, easier, less wasteful, and proved a fun exercise. Kinda want to get a rotovap now since it'd make it easier/possible to further divide fractions and try blending, but that's a stupid expense any way you look at it.
It took fourteen weeks and sifting through a deluge of shitty advice, but I managed to finish a half-marathon. Nothing official, i.e. I didn't pay someone for the 'privilage' of being timed on hot city asphalt, but got there in 2:18 regardless. It was surprisingly fun and fulfilling, but a sub-par replacement to sprinting and other stuff I still can't do because of the foot.
The father of a kid I tutored almost a decade ago got in touch, surprised at how things have turned, asking if I'd be available to teach at a school he apparently presides over. A senior academic pawning off his son's education to a random kid found on the internet notwithstanding, there's a long list of pros and cons, though I probably will take it since it's an obvious opportunity. Currently waiting for my department's whoever to respond if it's kosher with them and avoid stink.
Pretty good summer, overall.