“Have you ever noticed?—people, no matter how beautiful or desirable, invariably will, if observed closely while going about their daily business of keeping alive, begin to seem like monsters.”—
Donald Antrim, The Verificationist
Obviously this is great, and it out of nowhere reminded me of Angela Chase: “I mean if you stop to think about chewing, like what it really is, how people just do it, like, in public?” (1:07 on the link)
so i’m going to do more real writing in this blog now that i’m all alone at my summer program and i need a place to air out my thoughts & all that jazz.
a) i’m kind of sad that mahh boyfriend didnt say goodbye to me via fb before jetting off to helsinki for his two week cruise around europe. he’s been in austria for a week, and has had limited internet access so ive messaged him back and forth like once a day, but you would think that he would be like “leaving for the cruise! bye babes!” or whatever. i knowwwwww he probs just lost track of time, but i would have appreciated it!
b) i ammm feeling less lonely because all of the kids for our summer program arrived tonight and i am like feeding off their adolscent weird energy - i loveeee it already. the four-day weeks should fly by and i’m looking forward to an awesome summer.
c) alsoooo my bffs have been doing such a great job listening to me whine about being lonely that they deserve an award.
so i’m at my summer job, and on the weekends when the kids go home, we’re on our own for meals. its a little awk because i dont want to spend money going out to eat for every meal (unlike my other 5 coworkers) so i bought some healthy basics at target to eat when they go out and spend their (apparently) unlimited cash.
it may be a little weird, but im okay with it because all the healthy eating is making me feel really good about myself! plus im proud of myself for sticking to my guns about not spending whats left of my money on pricey meals.
and, the goal is to establish this habit as my routine so that when we do get paid I can use my money for my parking pass (necessary) and to rebuild my savings. this isnt just random mad money for me - its all i’m going to have!
Among 35 major national print publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, men had 81 percent of the quotes in stories about abortion, the research group said Thursday, while women had 12 percent, and organizations had 7 percent.
In stories about birth control, men scored 75 percent of the quotes, with women getting 19 percent and organizations getting 6 percent. Stories about Planned Parenthood had a similar ratio, with men getting 67 percent, women getting 26 percent, and organizations getting 7 percent.
Women fared a bit better in stories about women’s rights, getting 31 percent of the quotes compared with 52 percent for men and 17 percent for organizations.