Hey-oh. Quick break.
I don’t know about y’all but I can get real dark this time of year. When the sun starts to set around 5 pm, I can get the mean reds something fierce. And they started yesterday…Lately, I’ve been wondering what’s the point of being nice? I know…it’s a terrible thing to think, and is foreign to me to the point that I may actually be physically incapable of really just lashing out at someone with full knowledge aforethought that my attack was unprovoked and unjustified (unknowingly, totally different story. Often it feels like I’m protecting myself when all I’m doing is just being a jerk with a misunderstanding…). Or worse, really selfish. That was like being a demon in my family. I mean, there were only 800 of us in the same house so it makes a kind of sense that selfishness was useless and harmful in my family. Anyway, harming innocents isn’t all that appealing to me. And it’s never a good sign when you come across an article like this one and your first thought is: “So THAT’S what’s wrong with me…” (BA in English. Team Chaucer.) Because it sometimes just literally makes me fume that there are people who run around and don’t feel the need to abide by the rules of basic human kindness. Like, I would not be surprised if smoke actually came out of my ears when I’m feeling like that. And I’ll be honest — personal associations that are reinforced by professional associations make a girl feel like if it’s everyone, it’s you (also, this is past stuff I’m talking. Currently, I’m remarkably free of the soul-crushing tyrants who see everything as a competition. Well, for the most part…) Until I remember…
There are more jerks in the world than good people, so the chances of dealing with them over the really fine bright lights of humanity are greater every single day. But they don’t get to speak for the world, i.e. they don’t get to make the world a bad place just because they’re leaving their oily little spots all over the place.
And I feel better for a time.
And on that note, this made me feel hilariously better because the person who thought this up actually exists and WAS SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING OTHER PEOPLE TO FUND IT. And that’s just awesome. Thanks to Ali for the post.
Charles passed this along yesterday and, while I’m mostly distrustful of polls, I do find it interesting that Republicans are far more likely to be critical of their own party than Democrats are. The ability to self-reflect is an important and generally pleasing quality.
So, this language is fascinating (shout out to the cousins!) but the best is the han geul translator. Play with it. I couldn’t stop. (*word nerd*)
Cool. Stella used to crawl into bed with me and snuggle a day or two before I got a cold. Not sure if it was a self-fulfilling prophecy or not but when she did it, I started drinking orange juice like a crazy person.
Could someone accidentally design something this bad? I mean, have you ever heard of a testing environment? Weird…Not to be conspiratorial but the fee is easier to collect than the more expensive insurance purchase…Okay, sorry. Just a silly thought…
Posted for the dog’s name alone.
Seriously, I’d buy one of these cameras immediately.