23 8 / 2014
I also just realized he’s kind of like me in that he definitely told me some stuff about himself that I probably don’t know him well enough to really know—like hookup stories, an argument he had with a friend about anal sex, and (briefly) his break-up with his ex. I don’t generally go into the relationship details (because there’s nothing to tell) but I also do the oversharing thing, so I don’t feel as anxious that I said too much like I normally do because he also probably did the same thing.
23 8 / 2014
Cute coworker didn’t have cable or internet so when he texted me about plans for tomorrow (which still haven’t been finalized), I ended up just inviting him over to watch television with me. We ended up talking more than watching which was pretty cool since school hasn’t started yet so we actually talked about stuff that wasn’t work related. And I think that I’m a little bit less infatuated, which is also good, because a) awkward but b) it means that we have potential for a good friendship and I’m excited for that.
22 8 / 2014
New coworker just moved down here from upstate NY like 3 days ago and he happens to live down the street from me so yesterday I was telling him what’s nearby. He asked if I would show him around and we exchanged numbers but no definite plans were made. Of course, he’s cute so I have no idea how to handle this in a not awkward (for me, at least) way. I know it’s just a friend thing, but for some reason I feel like checking in to see if we’re going to do this is coming on too strong.
19 8 / 2014
People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.
We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.
AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!"
18 8 / 2014
Two churches located across the street from each other. At least the Catholics have a sense of humor.
Can we swap Tony Abbott for these Catholics?
17 8 / 2014
"Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example."