I just realized that the guys that created Babblr are from Fullerton, CA. I could literally walk to their building and ask them personally when the hell Babblr is going to be back up and running.
Plain crab roll (front) and hana (spicy crab) roll at Sushi On The Rocks, Indianapolis. This was some tasty, nommy stuff.
(Taken with my smartphone.)
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I don’t think my mom knows the new printer is wireless
this is my chance
And the highest paid public employee in your state is…
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One of the ACoA traits that stands out to me the most is “Adult children of alcoholics guess at what normal behavior is.”
Yeah… yeah, that’s a pretty clean and tidy way to say it. I hadn’t thought of it that way. Before seeing it described so simply, it was to me more like wondering what “normal” is supposed to be precisely, why it looks as it does, and why it looks so alien to me. And whether I wanted to be part of it or wanted NO part of it.
Human Skeletons hanging in the basement of the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.
Oh wow the Mutter Museum
It makes me feel morbid but I’ve wanted to see that place for quite a while.
I am becoming really, really addicted to sushi.
At this time last year, I had never eaten sushi and wanted nothing to do with the stuff. Last night I popped little packages of rice and crab into my mouth as if they were sweet, sweet chocolate kisses.
Eating sushi is an odd skill to learn. You’re supposed to eat each piece in one bite, which can make quite a mouthful and goes against everything you were taught as a kid about table manners. All the flavors mix instead of letting your tongue single out a main ingredient with supporting players. The sushi is cool to the touch, which is an unusual state for savory items in the United States. I had to learn to enjoy sushi- it’s no big deal to put in your mouth and chew, but it’s another thing entirely to appreciate what you are tasting and feeling.
I’m pretty stuck on crab rolls. Plain crab, spicy crab, I don’t care. It’s all delicious.
Hyperbole and a Half posted again, and everyone needs to read it because:
- If you are depressed, it will resonate with you like whoa.
- If you are not depressed, it will clarify some stereotypes about depression that need to be said. An explanation like this has been needed for a LONG time.
- If you know someone who is depressed, you’ll be better at interacting with them after reading this.
The Call of The Birds: TRIGGER WARNING - rape culture, sexual assault, victim blaming -
A man is sexually assaulted by four women. Rosie DiManno of the Toronto Star assaults him again.
stfusexists:Enquiring minds are eager to know what the heck befell a young man who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a group of women in downtown Toronto.
**Trigger Warning: Rape culture, victim blaming - exercise caution before clicking the link or reading further**
After a man - who is alternately referred to as a teenager - in Toronto reported to the police that he had been the victim of a sexual assault at the hands of four women in their thirties, Rosie DiManno thought it would be a good idea to pen one of the most disgusting, victim-blaming, pathetic excuse for an article I have ever had the misfortune of reading. DiManno inexplicably thought it was appropriate to write about a sexual assault using the following phrases:
“Of course, one man’s sexual assault is another man’s sexual fantasy come true.”
Having a fantasy of multiple simultaneous partners is not an invitation to be raped.Mustn’t be seen to make light of an alleged sexual crime simply because the victim is a male…snickering quotient.”
Excuse me, but I simply don’t see the “snickering quotient” of someone being outnumbered, overpowered, and sexually assaulted. I doubt the millions of victims of sexual assault - victims of all genders - see that either.
“Sexual assault, you say? Lucky guy others say, nudge-nudge, a fivesome and didn’t even have to pay for it.”
Those people are despicable human beings, they are wrong, and they and their boss should probably be promptly fired from the Toronto Star.
“They could be sex molls or sex maulers.”
The fact that they were reported as perpetrators of a sexual assault makes them criminals, actually. What journalism program taught DiManno or any of her superiors that this was okay?
“Some “assaults’’ are merely unwanted touching, annoying for an adult woman but should be slapped down when they occur rather than directed to police.”
This teenager was offered a ride home by these women, and taken instead to an abandoned parking lot and assaulted. If this is something the police should ignore, I’m not sure what their role is in society.
Wanted: Bad girls in black minidresses and stilettos, approach with caution.
Yes, the sexual predators in their thirties are just “girls,” as well as an excellent punchline, according to the Toronto Star.
This isn’t DiManno’s first horrifying and utterly hamfisted attempt at being clever. In January, she came under fire for her disgusting coverage of another sexual assault, and the Star immediately came to her defense. As a result, another victim of sexual assault has been publicly mocked, mere weeks after teenage rape victim Rehteah Parsons tragically took her life after being mocked by her peers.
Please sign the petition to have Rosie DiManno fired. This is reprehensible, unacceptable, and cannot be allowed to continue.
(Thank you to reader verolynne for bringing this to my attention.)
It is always, always, always unacceptable to blame the victim.
I read the linked article and couldn’t even figure out what its main idea was supposed to be. That some people found the assault funny? The criminal code’s definition of sexual assault? Eh? Go home, article, you’re drunk.
“…four white chicks who may have gang-groped or otherwise molested a teenager because they didn’t have the balls to pick on, or pick up, a man their own age.”
NO. If four thirtysomething women kidnapped a person and did ANYTHING to him that he didn’t want- I don’t care about the article’s rambling nonsense on what may or may not constitute sexual assault- then they are predators. Full stop. Rape isn’t about being cowardly on any level. It’s about thinking you can take what you want.
Why am I even stating the obvious. That article can go to hell.