Stabby Monday

Monday, July 29, 2013
H/T Thorvaaldr, who knows me so well.
Because who the hell needs another Miscellaneous Monday when there's so much to be stabby about?
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You know, I tend to be rather conservative when it comes to change. I just don't care much for it as a general rule, and I tend to arrange my life around that preference. But I don't intentionally sabotage the efforts of those around me because they choose to do things differently than me. In spite of my conservatism, I recognize that change is sometimes good. And there are certain people in my life who need to quit being whiny bitches and accept that "because we've always done things this way" is not an acceptable reason for refusing to change.
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This "being middle-aged" thing fucking blows. My plumbing is a mess. I've recently developed a tendency to become dizzy and light-headed. I can't sleep through the night to save my life. AND WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON WITH MY NECK? No, seriously, WHAT THE FUCK?

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Remember how I worked my ass off in order to live a courageous life? This is why people who lack moral courage, either personally or professionally, drive me insane. It's not that I think they can't be decent human beings, or make meaningful and long-lasting contributions to our society. They can. But I sure don't want them at my back when the chips are down. If, as the Incomparable Anne notes, courage is the key to living a non-meh life, then having courageous friends and colleagues is the key to having non-meh relationships.
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You know how I mentioned that I was recently accepted to Colorado State University for the Fall term? Well, prior to deciding on CSU, I was looking into several other on-line Universities, and CRAP ON A CRACKER, THESE PEOPLE NEED A RESTRAINING ORDER. Seriously, they're stalking me via phone, via text, via e:mail. And they won't give up. Even if I was inclined to apply to their programs, their desperation would give me pause. Are you listening, Rasmussen College? You're like a bad boyfriend who can't take a hint.
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We've been on the Federal Do Not Call list for many, many years. That doesn't prevent people from calling us, however, each and every day of the week, in order to sell their wares. What the hell is the point of the law if it's not enforced?
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There are a great many people who should just not have children. Seriously. If you're this couple, or this woman, please, do us all a favor and get yourself sterilized before it's too late. THINK OF THE CHILDREN.

6 comments:

Anne C. said...

I am feeling a bit change averse myself today, so your post has been helpful.

Thank you for being my friend, J.

Carol Elaine said...

So, no word yet from the doctor about what's been making you dizzy? Bad doctor! Give Janiece that info immediately!

As for the neck, have it x-rayed. I started having neck issues in my late 20s - early 30s. Turned out I had, somehow, developed arthritis in it (yay x-ray?). Now I have to be a delicate flower about my sleeping pillow and neck support and the like. So annoying, but it's nice not waking up with a nasty headache almost every day.

Love and better health to you, my friend.

Janiece said...

CE, my blood work came back with all normal levels. My blood's so normal, it should be named "Goldilocks." Which means there's no obvious reason for my dizziness. Current best guess is that it's a virus that needs to run its course.

As for my neck, there's nothing wrong with it that a lower face lift won't fix.

aggirlj said...

Janice, may I recommend a book that you might enjoy reading . . . "I Feel Bad About My Neck" by Nora Ephron. You may be able to get it from your local library, it's slim but entertaining read.

Janiece said...

aggrirlj, I've read it, thanks. It gave me chuckles.

Carol Elaine said...

Janiece, remember that you probably think your neck is worse than it really is. Years ago I mourned the loss of my sharp square jaw due to my increasing double chin. While my double chin still exists, I recently realized that I've got one hell of a long neck. It's not quite swan-like (a bit too thick for that), but it is much longer than I remembered. I had lost sight of it for far too long because all I could see was my chin.

I might pick up that Nora Ephron book, though.