Monday, September 22, 2014

I just wNt sleep to happen before an anxiety attack that’s all

nicocoer said: I have to say stumbling across this tumblr was a good point in my day.

autisticallykitty:

Hello human friend! Yes, my blog is nice! I am glad you like it. If we were talking in the real world I would let you scratch my ears for me, or even pet my tummy. Because we would be friends, because you are a good human. I can tell.

Love, Kitty

Sunday, September 21, 2014

So.

My mom paid my sister $50 to come do housework while I was out. Sister says it was 5 hours of work. Garbage was picked up in more open floor areas and bagged but not taken out, stove was cleaned and some of the dishes done but not the pots and pans. Kitchen floor swept. I groan and mom and I talk about getting someone else to be cleaning.

Then I go to put away dishes from the dish bank in preparation for dinner making. Any dishes that she did that required more than just a single quick wipe down and rinse were still grody and had to be redone.

Finding garbage that wasn’t in open floor is still there and my dogs food tray is missing presumably tossed as it was a disposable pie tin.

If it had just been a favor it would be mildly annoying but acceptable. But she is getting $50. And there is no way it was 5 hours to do what was done.

So not happening again. Talked with my mom and next time we are hiring cousin Teresa who while does need gigs for money reasons at least has done housecleaning work before, is honest, and does it well enough to be a professional. Also? Doesn’t over charge. And since help maintaining my living space is something I need not a luxury at this point…

Giving the work to my sister instead of Teresa was a favor. And it was not respected. Even if it was really the doing of my sisters fiancée * which is possible, they are being paid and by someone who can’t afford to pay someone for nothing. Someone who needs that work done by someone.

* Said sisters fiancée keeps getting fired from regular work for his lack of any work ethic, lying about if he’s needed at work, and basically blowing things off repeatedly. He also refuses to get help from the assistance people, instead expecting others who can’t really afford it to drop everything. So if it was actually him working here, that wouldn’t surprise me. At all.

I think if I had given Kirk and the others what I suspect 23rd century values and morals may actually be, they would have either angered or scared the pants off the average viewer.

Gene Roddenberry (x)

THIS.  This is exactly what Star Trek XIII should do.  ST09 and STID were too CONSERVATIVE.  Go there, do that.  YES.  Boldly go, motherfuckers!

(via klinfield)

(Source: teraya-martaya)

Brain you are a jerk

you were tired UNTIL I take the pain meds that re supposed to have the side effect of making you drowsy. OF. COURSE.

MY FELLOW NERDS HAVE LET ME DOWN

firlalaith:

nicocoer:

I cannot find chords for star spangled man with a plan. >:-||||

You’re just not searching using the right terms or something?

chordify has chords for it.

Chordify makes no sense to me? Like I look at it and my brain goes “ha ha you are on your own bye.”

are there any that are written out over lyrics? Or someone who can convert it to that? 

so tl;dr

I did basically the opposite of what the original post was about for a long time because I was worried I wouldn’t be taken seriously because of rural and class backgrounds. I spent time taking on markers that were slightly more from the academy to hide the folks and y’alls. And it sucks. 

sadtrashhobobuckybarnes said: Hello yes, there is no point to this message except to complain about how people who obviously do not use any other colloquialisms in their speech but use "folks" in sj contexts makes me want to bite off their ears. (I'm sorry for bothering you but you're the only person I know who also gets mad about this.) Also you are wonderful and important. ANYWAY. Continue conquering etc.

into-the-weeds:

nicocoer:

into-the-weeds:

FOLKS

FOLKS

FOLKS

BODIES BODIES BODIES FOLKS FOLKS FOLKS

Y’ALL

LOOK AT ME, TALKING LIKE ONE OF THE PEOPLE

But… I use folks? and y’all? :( 

The people around you do too, tho? Like it’s your actual dialect, not something you have decided to add in to disguise that you are From The Academy. That’s what I’m talking about.

That is mostly true except there’s more “Yinz” users than “y’all” users locally… (Like, ppl with the Pittsburgh regional dialect- less ‘burgh more western PA if we want to be picky- are actually called “Yinzers” and I know one of the guys at the DRN office in Alleghany county actually has a google user name as “Yinzburger”.) We are in a area that blends north appalachian with pittsburgh dialects but yeah. 

But yes. true. I actually spent a large chunk of my adolescence neurotically avoiding using this sort of dialectic marker (because ha ha classism is so fun) so like… around age 24 was about when I was comfortable enough to start using them again. And it was ~freeing~ but also it now makes me worry sometimes that that former neuroticism has taken away my right to use it now sometimes… :-/

into-the-weeds:

Okay dash listen up I need to tell you all about ELECTRIC RAZORS.

You can shave your legs ANYWHERE. You do not need soap or water! You don’t have to try and balance in the shower! You could shave your legs in bed with this probably! 

YOU CAN’T HURT YOURSELF. IT CANNOT NICK YOU OR SCRAPE YOU.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PEEL ANYTHING STICKY OFF OF YOUR LEGS. 

You can get a close enough shave, if you use a good one and go slow, to last a WHOLE WEEK!

YOU CAN JUST SPEND 10 MINUTES A WEEK SHAVING YOUR LEGS, COMFORTABLY, WITHOUT TAKING A SHOWER OR RISKING LIFE AND LIMB, AND VOILA. DONE. GENDER CONFORMITY UNLOCKED.

Anyway yeah, I have struggled with shaving my legs since I was 12 years old, and this is basically a game changer for me. WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS??? So now I am telling you!

THis is what practical thing I want for my next gift appropriate event. A decent electric razor.

But that was bcause I havve other areas to shave right now I’m going omg that is a huge time saver I could actually get my brain to take care of it happening! wowowow~!

factsinallcaps:

HARRIET TUBMAN ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY AND THEN WENT BACK TO GET OTHERS. LIKE, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO HARRIET TUBMAN IS AND THAT SHE DID THAT, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO TAKE THAT IN FOR A SECOND. 

HARRIET TUBMAN WAS HELD CAPTIVE AND BOUND TO UNPAID, BACK-BREAKING LABOR SINCE BIRTH UNDER PENALTY OF TORTURE OR DEATH. SHE MANAGED TO ESCAPE THAT LIFE, AND SHE TURNED THE FUCK AROUND AND WENT THE FUCK BACK TO GET EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS STILL TRAPPED IN IT. AND THEN SHE DID IT AGAIN EIGHTEEN MORE TIMES.

WHEN ABRAHAM LINCOLN WAS UNSURE WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS PREPARED TO MAKE A STAND AGAINST SLAVERY, HARRIET TUBMAN BASICALLY SAID HE SHOULD STOP BEING SUCH A DIAPER BABY AND THAT GUYS WHO ARE TOO SCARED TO END SLAVERY DON’T DESERVE TO WIN WARS.

NOT ONLY DID SHE SECRET OVER 300 SLAVES TO FREEDOM ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, BUT SHE ACTED AS A SPY FOR THE UNION ARMY DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD AN ARMED ASSAULT IN THE CIVIL WAR. THAT RAID BROUGHT FREEDOM TO OVER 700 SLAVES IN ONE GO.

SO I JUST WANT YOU TO STEW ON THAT FOR LIKE A MINUTE. ACTING IN THE SHADOWS, SHE WALKED INTO HELL ON EARTH 19 TIMES TO SAVE HER FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS FROM THE TORMENT SHE ENDURED, AND THE SECOND SHE WAS GIVEN EVEN A MODICUM OF POWER, SHE MANAGED TO FREE SEVEN HUNDRED SLAVES IN ONE DAY

I GUARANTEE, HOWEVER IMPRESSED YOU ALREADY ARE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN, YOU ARE FALLING LIKE AT LEAST 40% SHORT OF HOW IMPRESSED YOU SHOULD BE WITH HARRIET TUBMAN. SHE IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF BADASSERY IN THE ENTIRETY OF AMERICAN HISTORY. 

sadtrashhobobuckybarnes said: Hello yes, there is no point to this message except to complain about how people who obviously do not use any other colloquialisms in their speech but use "folks" in sj contexts makes me want to bite off their ears. (I'm sorry for bothering you but you're the only person I know who also gets mad about this.) Also you are wonderful and important. ANYWAY. Continue conquering etc.

into-the-weeds:

FOLKS

FOLKS

FOLKS

BODIES BODIES BODIES FOLKS FOLKS FOLKS

Y’ALL

LOOK AT ME, TALKING LIKE ONE OF THE PEOPLE

But… I use folks? and y’all? :( 

MY FELLOW NERDS HAVE LET ME DOWN

I cannot find chords for star spangled man with a plan. >:-||||

Anonymous said: Then what would you say is the point of the Old Testament? (From a curious Terry Pratchett lover)

swanjolras:

I HAVE

SO

MANY

FEELINGS ABOUT THIS

so here’s an interesting fact: in the entirety of genesis and exodus, monotheism is not mentioned once.

not once! not at all! not until much later does anyone say “oh yeah there is only one god, none of the others exist.”

"but cat," you say, "what about the ten commandments?" well, i say, commandments #1 and 2 read, "i am god; you shall have no other gods before me.” the micha mocha, song of joy after traversing the red sea, says, “micha mocha ba-elim adonai?” which is usually translated as “who is like you among the gods that are worshiped”, but actually translates as “who is like you, adonai, among the gods?”

so there’s historical evidence that the early hebrews were henotheistic— they worshiped el/yahwe/adonai/whatever you wanna call him, but that didn’t necessarily mean that other gods didn’t exist.

now: reread the old testament in this light. it begins with this god creating the heavens and the earth— so he’s a creator god— and making the first man and woman, adam and eve.

so adam is our ancestor. then why are judaism, christianity, and islam called “the abrahamic religions” instead of “the adamic religions”, or something like that?

because when god comes to speak to humans in the old testament, every single time he begins, “i am the god of abraham”. because it’s abraham that he made the bargain with— if you will be my people, then i will be your god— and it’s abraham’s descendants who he’s agreed to keep the bargain with.

and chapter after chapter of the tanakh is lineages— they trace back the heritage of noah, of abraham, of moses, of david. who’s this prophet’s father? who was his father’s father? what was his exact family tree?

think about this group of middle easterners, shepherds and soldiers. when they sat down to write a book, what did they want that book to do? if you were in this great ancient desert, with other tribes constantly at war with you, no stable villages, no stable homes, what would you want from your god?

you want, firstly, a god who will unite you. and, secondly, a god who will defend you.

you’re lost and lonely, and the desert is wide, and you don’t know where your family is, or even who— you want a god who promises you will always be one people. you always will be safe. and your family will be as numerous as the grains of sand, as numerous as the stars in the sky.

so here is the point:

the point of the god of the tanakh is not to be kind, or to give you comfort, or to send you to some better afterlife.

it is to be metal as hell.

c’mon y’all. turning an entire river into blood? that is super metal. splitting an ocean? metal as shit. the god of the tanakh is not meant to be loving. he is meant to be hella punk rock. (why do you think they call him “awesome” all the time?)

because the old testament isn’t a story about god. it’s a story about family. it’s a family tree, it’s a family history, it’s a family set of rules. it’s a family with a god who is not the only god, but cooler than all the other gods, and more likely to be able to defend you.

which is why the torah is not in heaven, and why there really isn’t that much emphasis in judaism on loving god— i know christians are quite big on this, i know i heart jesus stickers are a thing, but we just really never did that. it’s not about god.

it’s just about us.