I can see what she means. <3
I started reading down the neato little graphic they had with it.
I am going to go line by line on the graphic because it gets hillarious.
it goes in a format like if you crave this you are lacking this so eat this instead then gives a suggested recipe.
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give 4 positives about yourself
The I am someone statement. ( I think people, women especially are so used to objectifying and being objectified that they forget each person even themself is soemone at times. so I am making this mandatory)
Now for the fun part,
tell people who look down at you and talk behind your back, or to your face what not to do and why.
Here is mine:
1. I am obese, not chubby but really fat. No excuses just don't move enough to burn the calories I take in I guess.
2. I am getting old, unavoidable and some sort of a sin apparently, especially for women.
3. I am weak and slow, I was a lot stronger before the cancer treatments both physically and mentally. Age isn't helping either.
4. I am a loser, haven't worked full time ever. Haven't managed to get that job to go with either of the things I went to school for. Don't think I even have enough hours in to collect social security when I hit retirement age.
1. I am a mother, I have two beautiful children who are growing into decent, responsible adults. Part of this may be because I stayed home and raised them due to a lack of daycare for my son, who is on the autistim spectrum, and a really poor job market at the time, the big recession.
2. I am a wife, for twenty years this October. I have found my other half and try to show my appreciation for the wonderful man who has stood by me, supported and taken care of me for all of that time.
3. I am a survivor, first a little skin cancer then breast cancer. I made it through chemo, surgery, more chemo, and radiation. It wasn't fun. I was very sick at points, a staff infection after the mastectomy and the cancer itself before the surgery giving me very high fevers and dehydration from nausea. I have lay in bed, laid low with aches and pain from the chemo and heard my family out in the next room conversing and laughing and was glad to hear it, because I knew they would go on without me if it came to that. It was rough, but I didn't give up and I didn't feel sorry for myself over it, I just plodded my way through as best I could and made it to the other side. My last scan was clean so for the moment things look good.
4. I am a decent friend, not to many, but to the few I count as close I will do my best for them. I am not the person to go to with romantic issues, I don't do matchmaking stuff. However, I will order a waterproof messenger bag sent to your house when I hear you regailing me tales of trying to get to the library with your computer in the rain in Brookings Oregon by wrapping the laptop in shopping bags. I would drive to Nevada if one of my friends I almost never hear from anymore needed me because we were friends for so long she is more like a sister to me still. I will wade into a bad situation and take blows from both sides to stop a stupid fight between two friends and know it was my choice to do so and not have hard feelings toward either of them for it. (dont this both figuratively and litterally before)
I am someone:
Someone to be respected, and cared for. Someone who knows what is what and is relatively happy in their life even with the extra weight and health issues.
So, when you see me in the street:
Don't tell me I am fat, because I may be fat, but that is not the sum of all that I am.
Don't tell me I am old, because I am still around to get older, and I refuse to let age stop me.
Don't tell me I am weak, or slow, because I couldn't walk to the bathroom last December and I am getting stronger all the time
Don't tell me I am a loser, because I have a husband, kids, home, family, pets and friends and in the grand scheme of life, I won.
the bathroom thing back east
From what I gather one community passed a local ordinance making it legal for transgendered people to use the bathroom that matched their gender identity. This news prompted the governor of that state to hold an emergency meeting and push through a bill making it illegal in that state to use a bathroom not of the gender on a persons birth cirtificate. This was done so fast I personally refer to it as the bathroom emergency incident. I am not sure that it was exactly something that needed such swift and drastic action with the other issues the state is dealing with, but I obviously think differently than a lot of people.
Here are my views on this subject..
People claim that the ability to use the bathroom that matches the gender you present as will lead to men assaulting women in the restroom by wearing a dress and claiming to identify as female.
It doesn't work that way*, but let's look at it as if it did.
Really think about it,
If you have to use the restroom on your birth certificate, any man can walk into the ladies room and claim to be trans as well, he won't have to dress up because trans men were born female and have spent a lot of effort to look just like men.
Also all of the trans women who have to now use the men's room are open to being harrassed and assaulted for being there and looking like a woman.
How would you even enforce this law? Does every citizen have to carry a birth cirtificate with them to prove their gender if asked? Is there going to be an enforced dress code for male and female? Maybe they will have to sew patches onto their clothing stating their gender.
Who is this law protecting? No one. In fact there have already been instances of women being singled out and told they can't use the restroom because they look too male. I have seen many posts by people threatening to shoot anyone who looks male entering a ladies room. It is a huge hate party and the brundt of it will once again be felt by the female population, you know, the ones this shitfest law is supposed to protect.
The transexual population is small. The chances of having a transexual in the bathroom with you is tiny. You are seriously more likely to be robbed in the shitter by a drug addict than pee next to a transexual.
*Oregon (where I live) has had nondiscrimination laws for trans people since 2007. There have not been hoards of men in dresses claiming to be more comfortable in the ladies room in order to assault women.
In an energetic voice, "I have collected all seven, I win."
In your own space, talk about why you are doing the Fandom Snowflake Challenge? What drew you to it as a participant? What do you hope to accomplish by doing these challenges? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
It is an old, dirty habit I have acquired... seriously I have participated before and enjoyed it a lot so I am back. Last year was really rough and I am trying to start out getting myself involved in things I like again with this challenge. Who knows, I might meet some new people or reconnect with old friends I haven't seen in a while here too.
I love you guysl too!
I was so surprised when the delivery boy knocked on the door, and Sugar wanted to go play with him too, LOL, she kept trying to get to him to sniff him up.