The Polyamorous Misanthrope

Wielding the Stick of Grandmotherly Kindness

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becausemyrageisamusing:

brockthecasbah:

buzzfeed:

Finding a job sucks.

my life right now

That first one needs a separate circle, not touching the others that says, “jobs that will make your parents happy.” 

Yes, finding a job is very difficult.

If you can bring yourself to do it (I know not everyone can), a thing I can recommend is dressing up in “respectable” drag, knocking on doors and making a pest of yourself about how valuable an employee you’ll be.

Not saying it’s easy and perfect and will solve everything (it won’t), but it’s also an option that can get you work.

My (not neurotypical) son had to resort to this and it worked for him.  Not that he has a brilliant job, but he can put gas in his car and pay for his school books.

(Disclaimer, no it isn’t a panacea, just one thing you might try)

(via deathpigeon)

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shouldnt:

THE FACT THAT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY TOLD AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEMS THAT TEENS SHOULD NOT BE UP BEFORE 8:30 AND ONLY 15% OF SCHOOLS LISTENED ANGERS ME SO MUCH

Forgive me for being a bit pedantic.

The recommendation is to delay school start time until 8:30am.

Pity they can’t seem to move school hours to the traditional 9-3.

http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/Let-Them-Sleep-AAP-Recommends-Delaying-Start-Times-of-Middle-and-High-Schools-to-Combat-Teen-Sleep-Deprivation.aspx 

(via omnipresentadam)

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Turquoise Horse

noelfigart:

“Miss one day of practice, I notice; miss two, the critics notice; miss three, the audience notices”

This has been credited to a lot of different musicians over the years –Liszt among them. I first heard of the expression from my husband, who trained for many years as a classical pianist. While I studied piano for about four years, I never really did practice well, or with sufficient dedication…

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*FACEPALM*

Dear gaming company,

It’s set in DC. Most people you see in DC are actually not white.  Believe it or not, it throws the game for me not to see the way people are in a particular city.

It’s one thing when all the white DC cops in the Winter Soldier is a clue that something is Seriously Wrong, mind… But if this cab driver and the museum guard don’t turn out to be agents or a ringers, I am going to be disgusted.

No love,

Me

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19ninety1:

The fact that I like being alone but hate feeling alone makes me the most confusing person ever.

Being alone and being lonely are two completely different things. To an introvert, that alone time is amazing, restorative and regenerating.

Feeling lonely can happen in almost any context — socializing or in solitude. Feeling lonely is when you feel a lack of the connections you want to feel, when you feel misunderstood, when you feel isolated from the human experience.

Here’s the real conundrum.  No matter how unique or common your personal experiences are, will confront periodic feelings of loneliness. It seems to be part of the human condition.

(via yearoftheflood)

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Swimming v. Runnin

noelfigart:

I was looking up some stuff about relative swimming v. running equivalents. Basically, however much distance you swim in a given time is multiplied by four to give a running/walking time.

I don’t entirely believe it. You see, while my swimming rate isn’t particularly impressive, I do swim about 1000 yards in half an hour. That’s okay for a fitness swimmer who doesn’t give a rip about competition…

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Old Married Couple Conversations

The Prince:
The average density of the universe is one hydrogen atom per cubic meter.
Me:
*winces*
Peter:
And when you think that a hydrogen atom is really mostly empty space.
Me:
STOP! There is not enough booze in the house for you to continue with this.

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michaelblume:

kelsbraintumbler:

idbha:

So this is the status of a hot 20 year old jock that I know.

this…
doesn’t seem like the right way to handle this? like I maybe see where he’s coming from, but it’s not suddenly okay to revenge post someone’s secrets just because they’ve done that.
and being someone’s parent doesn’t give you the right to post messages on their social media.
most people I know learn the way to act around other people by example, and this guy’s dad clearly thinks it’s okay to post compromising information about someone who used to be under his power (possibly still is? he’s 20?) and and trusted him with or was forced to reveal a highly embarrassing secret/problem. and thinks it’s okay to do that because it’s justified because the person he has power/blackmail material over did something he doesn’t approve of.
I don’t think it’s okay at all to post people’s information without their permission on the internet or anywhere else, but it really annoys me when people act like it’s okay as long as the victim is bad/disapproved of/okay to make fun of or the attack is funny to them.

Everything Kel said.Also remember that when you put someone down, even someone who’s done something wrong, by pointing to morally neutral stuff like bedwetting, you’re making it just a little more ok for others to hold bedwetters, or whomever, in contempt, which is bad.(I can’t actually remember when I finally stopped wetting the bed, I *think* it was before 14, but I’m not totally sure)

20 year old?
*head scratch*
Maybe I’m weird, but I wouldn’t have forbidden my eighteen year old access to Facebook.  
I would have been (and AM) perfectly capable of saying I’d refuse financial support to someone over 18 under certain conditions, but you don’t ground an adult. That dynamic isn’t teaching that person to be an adult in any way, shape or form.
I don’t like this keeping people children for longer than they’re of legal majority, I really don’t.

michaelblume:

kelsbraintumbler:

idbha:

So this is the status of a hot 20 year old jock that I know.

this…

doesn’t seem like the right way to handle this? like I maybe see where he’s coming from, but it’s not suddenly okay to revenge post someone’s secrets just because they’ve done that.

and being someone’s parent doesn’t give you the right to post messages on their social media.

most people I know learn the way to act around other people by example, and this guy’s dad clearly thinks it’s okay to post compromising information about someone who used to be under his power (possibly still is? he’s 20?) and and trusted him with or was forced to reveal a highly embarrassing secret/problem. and thinks it’s okay to do that because it’s justified because the person he has power/blackmail material over did something he doesn’t approve of.

I don’t think it’s okay at all to post people’s information without their permission on the internet or anywhere else, but it really annoys me when people act like it’s okay as long as the victim is bad/disapproved of/okay to make fun of or the attack is funny to them.

Everything Kel said.

Also remember that when you put someone down, even someone who’s done something wrong, by pointing to morally neutral stuff like bedwetting, you’re making it just a little more ok for others to hold bedwetters, or whomever, in contempt, which is bad.

(I can’t actually remember when I finally stopped wetting the bed, I *think* it was before 14, but I’m not totally sure)

20 year old?

*head scratch*

Maybe I’m weird, but I wouldn’t have forbidden my eighteen year old access to Facebook.  

I would have been (and AM) perfectly capable of saying I’d refuse financial support to someone over 18 under certain conditions, but you don’t ground an adult. That dynamic isn’t teaching that person to be an adult in any way, shape or form.

I don’t like this keeping people children for longer than they’re of legal majority, I really don’t.

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Dudebros are Shooting Themselves in the Foot

It is a source of endless amusement to me that the two men I know who seem to enjoy the most relationships with women are both feminists.

P.S. One of them actually gets to sleep with me :)

P.P.S  They’re also both into BDSM on the dom side.  This is getting a bit brain splody.