Hahaha. Lose my shit. Get it?
(But seriously, WTF? If it's yellow, let it mellow. IF IT'S BROWN FLUSH IT DOWN.)
In some ways I was much more content when Bush was president. Sure, I did not like him or most people in his administration. But the thing about W's presidency was that the crazy motherfuckas out there kept their crazy underwraps.
Now that Obama is president, it is all out there. And I mean OUT THERE. They are terrifying me! And even if they are a marginalized minority I AM STILL FRIGHTENED!
So, I want an out. A means of potential escape from the good ol' U.S. of A if they reclaim power. Unfortunately for me, it's not all that easy for a criminal defense attorney to make a move to a new country (with a job). No one incarcerates like we do!
However, my international prospects improve if I am an Intellectual Property attorney. Because, contrary to what some of my Republican aquaintences believe, America is not actually the only country making scientific innovations.
I really don't like the idea of pullin' a Palin and quitting on my country, but dammit, those whack jobs are ruining MY country. If they take over and do away with logic, reason, critical thinking skills, and tolerance, then I don't wanna stay.
(Also, I have long entertained the notion of being a law professor someday, and for that to happen I'll need a degree from a better law school. So you see, I really HAVE thought out this whole return-to-school thing.)
I have a high school friend who is pregnant with for the first time. We are Facebook friends, and she often posts things related to her pregnancy. Now, there are some things she says that I find a tad annoying. She refers to her fetus as her "first" baby, as if having more is a done deal. (Don't get me started on people who assume all will go to plan, but I'm a pessimistic, glass-half-empty, if-something-can-go-wrong-it-will kind of person, so it's just a difference of views.) She also is one of those women who is willing to take advantage of the pregnancy stereotypes that drive me crazy. Such as, pregnancy makes you stupid, it's a disability, and it entitles you to special treatment. Again, this is a difference of views. I am of the opinion that women should STFU and not make our gender appear weak in anyway.
But for the most part, I cut her a great deal of slack because, hey, it's a big deal to have a baby. And I imagine it's really exciting to experience all that stuff for the first time. And although I occasionally find her posts annoying, she never crosses the TMI line, and I don't have to read them if I don't want to.
What drives me up the wall, however, are the comments routinely made by a mutual friend who has three children. This woman appears to be under the impression that she is the end-all authority on pregnancy. My pregnant friend cannot make an innocuous comment relating to pregnancy or childbirth without this woman chiming in about her experience, giving her two cents, and being generally annoying.
If I were my friend I think I would snap and tell her to STOP MAKING EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU AND LET ME ENJOY THIS FOR MYSELF. Scratch that, I know I would. The fact that my friend has not, and generally responds with polite comments thanking this woman for her input, I think, indicates that she already has what is perhaps the best parenting trait one can have. Patience.
I get what you were trying to say, but is being "skinny soft" really the worst thing to be? No. I think being "fat soft," for one, would be worse.
I'm glad I'm not a new mom, because these celebrity moms would probably make me want to hide in a cave for the first post-baby year.