one way, or another

I wish I were out of the office until July 20th.

This wrist wrest is far superior to my old one. It’s really more a butt of my hand wrest. What’s that part of your hand called? I can’t remember.

Tangential experience only. Why let that stop me.

The heel of your palm.

I don’t care if schools ever resume.

I still have no interest in a vaccine.

I still believe Gretchen Whitmer is a power hungry fascist who’s never understood a paycheck to paycheck way of life.

I still don’t take kindly to being told what to do.

It’s not sea glass if it’s from a Great Lake beach. Just. It isn’t.

I’m not wearing a mask in my car. It’s not a public space.

Honestly. I don’t even know how I end up with this many tabs open.

I can’t explain this sudden need to listen to Bryan Adams’ (Everything I Do) I Do It For You. But why fight it?

Try all the things.

“Innumerable sensible people have commented on the impossibility that anyone can pass the Purity Test. Someone who passes today will not pass tomorrow.”

And then there are repercussions.  Don’t let this lunacy win.

Ha. Totally read that as homicide cross.

I have been pronouncing hegemony incorrectly in my head since the first time I ever saw it. Happily for me, I’ve never said it out loud.

I almost said something in Random last week. I wrote a thing and I deleted it. I deleted it because everyone had me second guessing myself and my memory of how shit works. When I first started at the U, I worked in INTL admissions, issuing student visas. There is a long list of very strict rules students have to abide by in order to get a visa. One of those rules was “you may not take more than one online class while in the country.” But ICE made its announcement and my progressive friends and colleagues lost their shit. Trump is a bigot. Trump is a racist. This new rule is nothing short of white supremacy. NEW RULE. New rule new rule new rule. I started to wonder if I was entirely misremembering a job I did for months. So I deleted my comments here. I should have known better. I wasn’t wrong. This isn’t a new rule. ICE chose not to enforce this rule for spring and summer of this year so that students could finish out their academic year. Now that they’ve chosen to enforce it again, OMG ORANGE MAN BAD. For the love of whatever the fuck it is you believe in, STOP with your knee jerk, Trump derangement, believe any gorram thing the media tells you. You’ve been verifiably wrong so many times. Aren’t you tired of it? I’m not saying it’s right to make INTL students leave due to a rule enforced during a pandemic. I am saying that a little bit of basic fucking research would do us all a whole metric fuckton of good. I’m sorry to be so long-winded about this one, but it REALLY pissed me off. ESPECIALLY coming from people who bloody work in higher ed. Come on. You’re forever telling people to do better. Well fucking DO BETTER.

OK, I’m done with the rant. I really needed to get that out because of ALL the bullshit absolutely everywhere this year, this one I fucking KNEW was wrong and you all still had me questioning my sanity.

And oh, by the way, TRUMP rescinded the rule.

(Proof that I don’t actually write Random all on a Wednesday.)

I thought about deleting that rant, but I don’t think I will. I’m so tired of people half assing absolutely everything. I didn’t even fucking vote for Trump.

Scurge is not a word.

Man. When was the last time you heard the word dweeb?

Tired of feeling like I don’t fit.

Nothing more irritating than clicking a link to an article you want to read only to find it behind a paywall.

Don’t get me wrong. I like  the new Unsolved Mysteries. I like that it’s quiet and eerie and not brash and in your face and neon and poor production value like the original (but oh man, the 80s. I love ya.) but they don’t need to devote an entire hour to one case. That show is like a bloomin’ sedative. I tried to watch episode Frenchy McFrenchersons last night. It was a case I’m even familiar with. I kept nodding off through the whole episode – which was in French. And as you well know, chickens, I do not speak French. Trying to read subtitles while a subtle heavy mood hangs over the place and people speak in quiet sussurating Frenchiness? I didn’t stand a chance.

That new Perry Mason is pretty good.

I feel personally victimized by this fucking fly.

Well. That thread wasn’t nearly as entertaining as I’d hoped it would be.

Evidently Google Play Music is going away.

I don’t know who these people are.

Pretty sure you meant abating, not abetting, Reason.

OMG. There’s dweeb again! WHAT is happening.

“the lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society.” THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS is what I have been saying.

I thought about trying to swear less, but. People.

This post feels like it’s so much longer than it is.

I really hate the word cuck. It’s just gross.

OK, you’re a liberal, this is a book written from your liberal perspective. And I LOVE that you’re writing to implore everyone on all sides to embrace viewpoint diversity, to understand each other as individuals, not groups. But Jesus God. We get it. You hate Trump. Why not serve up some examples of liberal populist bullshit once in a while? Just, you know, be a little more even handed. We get that y’all hate the Donald. You don’t need to keep beating us all to death with it. We heard you. Trust me.

I say this from a place of unfettered annoyance and I DIDN’T EVEN VOTE FOR TRUMP.

Oh look. Reason fixed abating.

“In 2020—as opposed to 1920—I neither need nor want anyone to muse on how whiteness privileges them over me. Nor do I need wider society to undergo teachings in how to be exquisitely sensitive about my feelings.”

Start new Dresden or wait? Start new Dresden or wait? I CAN’T DECIDE.

I could legit use the distraction of total immersion in Harry lunchable Dresden. That is a fact.

Doesn’t matter I suppose. I wonder if I’ll lose some over it.