bloodrose

bloodrose wrote

I'm not reading a wall of text that defends a rape apologist. I highly doubt there is a bit of empathy in there for the people of this world who are afraid of men because rapists are defended and victims are harassed and threatened.

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bloodrose wrote

Wood sorrel is a very tasty weed that grows all over the place in the US. While on a hike, I'll often pick one of the flowers and chew on the stem. It's juicy and sour and so feels nice when you're a bit warm on a hike.

Also, wild mustard is a common weed near me. There's a big field across from my work that gets covered in the stuff and no one is weed-killing in that field. If I get there early enough in the spring, the greens are good and tender. If not, I've been meaning to get around to harvesting seeds to make mustard or medicine from. Although they keep bulldozing the field in the summer when it gets unruly.

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bloodrose wrote (edited )

I pulled some passive-aggressive shit on a friend who then ended said friendship. This was after me directly confronting her about her abusive behavior and it falling on deaf ears. So, while I dislike the methods and am slightly ashamed of my behavior in this instance, I am happy with the result. I am also happy that having grown up in WASP-y environment where all conflicts are dealt with in a passive-aggressive manor that I at least tried the direct approach first. Next step is learning to walk away before I get angry enough to behave poorly.

I found some land I'm interested in in Kentucky. Anyone know if that is a stupid place to move to?

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bloodrose wrote

If I didn't have to work, I would home-school her. And would find groups of kids for her to hang out with so she had friends still. But I have to work. :(

My husband had a conversation with her about the Pledge of Allegiance. He told her he didn't like it either when he was a kid. He didn't tell her to not do it, though, as he doesn't think she's old enough to handle the weight of criticism from a teacher yet. And that's just awful. I've had to talk to her about how much it sucks to have to sit still in one place when the teacher tells you to. I advised her to spend the time thinking about things she wants to do later.

How to deal with her having to deal with authority sucks. :(

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bloodrose wrote

when it gets cold i’m not sure what i’ll do.

If you have a car, you could sit in your car at the park. It's not in the park but it's still away and you can still look at the green.

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bloodrose wrote

My daughter is in kindergarten. She came home from school this week with a "Patriot Day" book. It was a little teacher-made coloring book of jingo-istic bullshit. She had originally colored red and blue but then got bored with it and started coloring everything green. She asked me to read the book to her. The fucking book was talking about how Patriot Day is to honor people who died on 9/11. I read some of it, leaving a lot of shit out. Why does a five year old need to be taught about mass death? Why? Trying to teach her to hate early? Is that why?

After 9/11, there was a lot of flag-waving and mental jerking-off for the military. A German friend of mine went to a sports event and reported later to us that all the pageantry seemed "awfully German" by which he meant "awfully nazi-like" because he referenced that that sort of shit was outlawed in Germany post-Hitler. It seems to get more intense as the years go on. I'm tired of all the flag waving bullshit.

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bloodrose wrote

I can't believe I am so pleasantly surprised by the police not retaliating. I mean, that should be a normal and correct response but here I am surprised by it.

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bloodrose wrote

It most definitely does not. I need a cold quiet place alone to sleep. Thankfully, they are sleeping at the foot of my bed and seem to be smart enough not to walk on my bed during my sleeping hours.

That kitten is awesome! I wish mine would go on a harness for walkies!! So fun!!

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bloodrose wrote

I'm so sorry for what has happened to you with your children. I can't imagine. I can't even cope with tv shows or movies that play on a parent losing a child without absolutely losing my shit and bawling like a baby. I offer you my love and sympathy for what it's worth.

I don't particularly want human friends any more, just pleasant, shallow interactions.

I've been really feeling this sentiment lately. I had someone I thought was a very close friend turn out to be a monster when I showed human weakness...and it didn't make me yearn for better friends, it just made me want to have none. Maybe I'll get over the loss and want a friend again, but for now, just some pleasant shit would be nice.

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bloodrose wrote

Getting some improvement in my health. I'm really excited about that.

My cats have started to sleep in my room. They have been banned for the last 7 years but the kiddo keeps opening my door and letting them in.

My boss goes on maternity leave in a month. She is starting to be nice and give advice instead of bullying and being demeaning. I think she is feeling like she is giving me parting wisdom as I doubt we'll be working together again (she will probably look for another job while out on leave).

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