Isla Fisher once gave a quote about how irritating it was to be mistaken for Amy Adams all the time.
SEE KATE, I TOLD YOU IT WASN’T JUST ME
If he wants you, being “too nice” is not going to scare him off. If he doesn’t want you, being the nicest and most accommodating person isn’t going to convince him that it’s a good idea. If your relationship is solid and great, hopefully one cranky advice writer isn’t going to tank it. One of the things that’s telling me “Go slowly” is you framing the issue as something you could do or be differently to make this work. Be you. He’s into it or he’s not. He’s the one who is married to another human being. You’re not the one with the most stuff to prove right now!
Today in things I need to get tattooed on my brain: Be you. He’s into it or he’s not.
I’m definitely the kind of person who obsesses over whether I’m Doing Everything Right in a relationship and worried if I misstep, I’m going to bring the whole thing crashing down, which of course does not lead to relationships in which I can relax and be myself, which is a huge reason why I haven’t dated in four years.
When I was in the sixth grade, my social studies teacher, Ms. Goldstein, stood in front of my class full of black eleven year olds on the first day of February and said. “Don’t listen to people who tell you that slaves had it bad. The slaves had some of the best treatment of anyone in this country. When they were sick, their masters took care of them, when they were hurt, they were nursed back to health. They were fed properly. The slave masters greatest concern was to keep them strong and healthy so that they could produce more for them. So all of this crap about how we should all feel sorry for the slaves is a bunch of bologna. You wanna hear who had it bad? We can talk about the holocaust.” She then proceeded to speak to this class of all black eleven year olds about Jewish oppression in the only month that was set aside for them to hear something about their ancestors. This was the first time that I became fully aware that I was being taught by my enemy and I still cringe to this day at the thought that i’ll have to work triple over-time in order to counter-act the shit that my children are told when I send them to be taught by the same kinds of people.
Oh yes, they were taking excellent care of the slaves in between beating them, raping them, and working them literally to death. I just can’t understand why so many of them tried to escape such bliss…
- Mod D.
Excerpt from article:
Among the racist jokes and emails found in recently released documents connected to the criminal probe of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2010 campaign, one stood out: A “joke” about a woman trying to sign up her dogs for welfare, because “my Dogs are mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who the r Daddys are. They expect me to feed them, provide them with housing and medical care, and feel guilty.” The punch line: “My Dogs get their first checks Friday.”
Walker’s deputy chief of staff Kelly Rindfleisch replied: “That is hilarious. And so true.”
The joke is bad enough on its own, but it’s also worth noting: Back when Walker was Milwaukee county executive, and Rindfleisch was a top aide, he managed the county’s welfare programs so abysmally that after lawsuits by local clients, the state was forced to take them over. “They didn’t just call people dogs, they treated them like dogs,” one Milwaukee elected official recalled angrily.
“Milwaukee County has demonstrated a sustained inability to successfully provide services to its (poor) customers,” state health services director Karen Timberlake wrote in a February 2009 letter to Walker announcing the state takeover. Milwaukee became only one of 72 Wisconsin counties to wind up with its programs for poor people under state control.
It’s a chapter in Walker’s career that shows why, to many in Milwaukee, his staff’s racist jokes aren’t funny.
Did you know that during World War II, FDR actually proposed a cap on income that in today’s dollars would mean that no person could ever take home more than about $300,000? OK, that is a little low. (audience laughter) But wouldn’t it be great if there were Democrats out there like that now, who would say to billionaires, ‘Oh, you’re crying? We’ll give you something to cry about. You don’t want a minimum wage? How about we not only have a minimum wage, we have a maximum wage?’
Depression is hard to understand, because it is not a consistent state. Depression is rather like a virus, but like a virus, it has its manageable days and its acute, life-threatening flare-ups. You can be in a depression and still laugh at a friend’s joke or have a good night at dinner or manage low-level functioning. You grocery shop and stop to pet a puppy on the corner, talk to friends in a café, maybe write something you don’t hate. When this happens, you might examine your day for clues like reading tea leaves in a cup: Was it the egg for breakfast that made the difference? The three-mile run? You think, well, maybe this thing has moved on now. And you make no sudden moves for fear of attracting its abusive attention again.
Drama! I like it.
Q:i dunno why virgo is chocolate ice cream tbh...
It’s like they didn’t even try at all! Here, I bet I can do better:
- Aries: Coffee (gets you going in the morning)
- Taurus: Butter pecan (old-fashioned & reliable)
- Gemini: Mint chocolate chip (two great tastes that taste great together)
- Cancer: Chocolate (nostalgic & comforting)
- Leo: Chocolate chocolate chip (like chocolate, but with more drama)
- Virgo: Vanilla bean (dependably delicious)
- Libra: Neapolitan (something to please everyone) (I agree with the other list on this)
- Scorpio: Chocolate chip cookie dough (you know you shouldn’t, but you want it anyway)
- Sagittarius: Cake batter (light-hearted & fun)
- Capricorn: Rocky road (because mountain goats)
- Aquarius: Rainbow sherbet (doing its own thing)
- Pisces: Phish food (I’m hilarious)
This has nothing to do with the above graphic, I just want to say that I clicked on the zodiac signs as ice cream flavors and
- THESE ARE NOT IN THE RIGHT ORDER what kind of zodiac sticks Pisces in there whenever they feel like it
- Deeply offended that my zodiac sign is not mint chocolate chip
- Really not fond of the “a bit nutty” puns
- Oh god so hungry