“When a childless person says ‘Kids are terrible’, I hear “I’m broken inside”. Parents are the only people qualified to say such things.”—(via kellyoxford)
really? because nobody without a kid has any idea what having kids is like, or is entitled to their own feelings about them? really? what about people that are really, truly, not broken up about not having kids? what about people that never want kids?
ugh. i have been home for hours and hours and it is still hours until will is home from work. i’m actually drinking coffee just so i can have a chance at being awake when he gets home.. i hate fridays…
i’m going to apply to an internship for the summer that would be doing clinical work with children and adolescents. it would be like my ultimate dream position if i were to get it. i do think i have a chance though. i mean, i worked in a group home before with schizophrenic adults, i’m a nanny, i’ve been trained (but not certified) to administer medication in a group home setting, and my office job is at a super major association within the social work world. it’s going to be a tough job to get, but if i got it i would get 750 hours of clinical experience, partially supervised. it would be soo amazing because it would really give me a chance to figure out if this is a population i want to work with, which is so important. especially since i was totally convinced i wanted to work with super clinically ill clients and then worked in the home i did, and found out that it was so depressing and awful because there was absolutely no hope of them ever getting any better. i think i have a chance, but even if they just called me in for an interview i would be so psyched. also- i have killer letters of recommendation from both my old bosses from the group home and i’m sure i could get one from the office i work in too.
“The argument that eggs and fetuses may be treated as if they are legally independent of the women who carry them has been used to deprive pregnant women of their status as full constitutional persons. Angela Carder was forced to have cesarean surgery to advance the rights of the fetus inside of her. Shortly after the surgery both the baby and Ms. Carder died. Ms. Carder was deprived of her right to life. Recently, a pregnant woman was kept prisoner in a Florida hospital because doctors believed that doing so would advance the rights and health of the fetus. She nevertheless suffered a stillbirth. Ms. Burton was deprived of her right to liberty. Although courts in both cases eventually held that these deprivations of life and liberty were wrong, adopting fetal separatist measures would allow outsiders to take similar actions whenever they disagreed with the pregnant woman.”— PersonhoodUSA’s Radical, Fetal-Separatist Agenda (via RH Reality Check)
“Employers need to stop thinking “degree=qualification” and instead establish qualifications that can be met in more than one way. For example, a poor smart kid can learn every skill needed to be an editor in a publishing house. Books and textbooks are readily available, and there’s information all over the internet, which can be accessed for free at most libraries, so self-education is very possible. Instead of requiring an English degree, a publishing house could instead require applicants to describe in an essay what they’ve done to train themselves for editing (whether that’s college or self-education). After weeding out the ones who don’t impress, the publishing house would interview applicants and give them an editing assignment to complete on the spot under supervision (to avoid the possibility of cheating). The publishing house would still get quality employees and poor smart people would have a fighting chance for good jobs.”—College has become a barrier for smart poor kids
There are a number things the public “knows” as we head into the election that are just false. If people elect leaders based on false information, the things those leaders do in office will not be what the public expects or needs.
Here are eight of the biggest myths that are out there:
Reality: While many people conflate the “stimulus” with the bank bailouts, the bank bailouts were requested by President Bush and his Treasury Secretary, former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson. (Paulson also wanted the bailouts to be “non-reviewable by any court or any agency.”) The bailouts passed and beganbefore the 2008 election of President Obama.
Reality: Social Security has run a surplus since it began, has a trust fund in the trillions, is completely sound for at least 25 more years and cannot legally borrow so cannot contribute to the deficit (compare that to the military budget!) Life expectancy is only longer because fewer babies die; people who reach 65 live about the same number of years as they used to.
8) Government spending takes money out of the economy.
Reality: Government is We, the People and the money it spends is on We, the People. Many people do not know that it is government that builds the roads, airports, ports, courts, schools and other things that are the soil in which business thrives. Many people think that all government spending is on “welfare” and “foreign aid” when that is only a small part of the government’s budget.
Spread this list around, please. We have less than two weeks before people actually vote.
so this is due in an hour and a half and i can’t figure out why i keep getting the answers wrong. i’ve literally been working on this since 6 pm tonight.
3-A 130 lb student races up stairs with a vertical height of 8.0 m in 5.0 s to get to a class on the second floor. How much power, in watts, does the student expend in doing work against gravity?
4-A microwave oven has a power requirement of 1250 W. A frozen dinner requires 4.0 min to heat on full power. How much electrical energy, in kWh, is used?
5-Use electrical energy required to warm the dinner in kWh from previous problem.
If the cost of electricity is 12 cents per kWh, how much does it cost to heat the dinner? Provide your answer in cents.
i have spent days on this, not to mention 3 1/2 hours today already. i have redone them over and over and over and i can’t get the right answers on these problems. i’m so bummed too because the last time i submitted it i really thought they were going to be right.
these are the times that i just sing belle and sebastian’s get me away from here i’m dying over and over in my head. i just cannot be right now. i just can’t exist. i can’t fucking deal with all of it.
Today, my boss told me to clean the office so it looks “sparkling fresh for next week.” I’m on my hands and knees, scrubbing some weird spot, when one of my patients walks in and laughs. I’m a nurse at a methadone clinic, and I’m scrubbing floors. FML
this pisses me off, more than it probably should. i love where i work, but some of the women in my office act as though making copies of something us just so beneath them. sorry, but you are not too fucking great to make your own copy of something. get the fuck off your high horse.
Regarding the Romeo & Juliet thing - yes, I understand exactly what you mean. It's natural for people who read it quite superficially (or have never read it) to assume it is a love story, though, so it doesn't bother me so much.
Regarding the language - isn't it fantastic? I love this scene in particular for that sustained metaphor. You don't hear kids flirt like that nowadays. Such a shame!
the language is absolutely beautiful! i love everything about shakespeare. i love the way he jokes, i love the eloquence with which he writes. it kills me how lacking people my age ( i don’t know how old you are) are in appreciation for shakespeare! I’m glad we can agree! I was a bit worried you would feel like i was attacking you with that post actually!
so i need your help. i’ve been trying for months to find a decent frequent wear sweatshirt. (what i mean by that is preferably gray, and warm enough to wear alone in fall or spring, but light enough for layering under jackets in winter.) i had an AWESOME one that i got two years ago, but somehow it was either lost or stolen somewhere along the way and i haven’t been able to find it since march. i really need a good hoodie. all the ones i find are either too big and baggy, or they are too thin and tight. i need it to zip in the front for sure.
i know where i can find something that would fit these requirements, but it’s from American Apparel, and i just can’t support them at all. even though they do make that backpack i want.
so please guys, help me out. (especially if you share my hate for AA) even if you don’t know of something now. if you like happen to see something somewhere that looks like this, PLEASE i live in boston and it is getting pretty chilly and i really need a new hoodie.
bahahahahahahaha! so, my old roommate that i really hated and who i actually wish something bad would happen to, posted allllllll about her internship that she had this summer. the internship that she did nothing but brag about all summer. so it turns out that this graphic design internship that she talked up all summer was actually just her making a database of the different papers that were available to the company she was working for. oh yeah. they also let her design a fucking desktop wallpaper that, honestly, is worse than i could make. (i’m a fucking psych major) i realize i probably sound catty and mean, but honestly this girl is just a terrible human being. this girl had me in tears more often than not. i hate her, and i really don’t hate that many people.
there are actually only two people that i actively wish harm on. they are- 1. the guy who abused my best friend for years, while also killing cats and abusing other women and 2. my ex roommate.
she would just tear me to shreds for no reason except to be in power. she would talk down to my other roommate who was sweet as pie, but pretty dumb. she also shat all the fuck over will. she acted like this shitty fucking internship that she had, was soooo much better than will’s ( who had an internship where he actually did design work (and is a year younger than her btw), at a place that loved his work so much they are now paying him waaaaaayyy more money than i’ve ever made, actually more money than my mom makes, to do freelance work for them on a weekly basis) she’s just a terrible person, she only does things that will benefit her. she has never done one thing in her life that was genuinely nice, and wouldn’t benefit her. i just hate her and i did absolutely nothing wrong, i was a kickass rooomate. i kept things clean, i let them use all my stuff, i didn’t have wild parties, i didn’t even fucking smoke in my own goddamn room for the majority of the i lived there (and when i did it was just because i was so sick of her bullshit). she loved to make up rules for people. i went out of my way to be a good roommate because i had never had one before and i can promise you i will never have one again.