ecto_gammat: (Jurassic Park - Not Fun)
Sabotaging birth control methods (be it condoms, pills, the patch, the ring, what have you) is nothing to fucking joke about. Especially when it happens every. single. day. Seriously. Google "reproductive coercion" sometime.

I had someone make this "joke" to me the other day. If I hadn't been at work and able to safely walk away, I would have a broken hand right now. I take my bodily autonomy very seriously. Do NOT fuck with me on this. You will lose.

Not to mention that I need hormonal birth control for medical reasons. Medical. Reasons. As in I need to take these pills to function. And you think my partner and I will "have cute children", so you're willing to find where I live and "switch my pills for sugar tablets"? You're already on my shit list for other wirechewing comments; way to dig yourself even deeper.

Don't disrespect me and my body with your snide little "jokes". Because they are not fucking funny.

And if I see anyone on my lists make these jokes? You're gone.
ecto_gammat: (Jurassic Park - Not Fun)
Sabotaging birth control methods (be it condoms, pills, the patch, the ring, what have you) is nothing to fucking joke about. Especially when it happens every. single. day. Seriously. Google "reproductive coercion" sometime.

I had someone make this "joke" to me the other day. If I hadn't been at work and able to safely walk away, I would have a broken hand right now. I take my bodily autonomy very seriously. Do NOT fuck with me on this. You will lose.

Not to mention that I need hormonal birth control for medical reasons. Medical. Reasons. As in I need to take these pills to function. And you think my partner and I will "have cute children", so you're willing to find where I live and "switch my pills for sugar tablets"? You're already on my shit list for other wirechewing comments; way to dig yourself even deeper.

Don't disrespect me and my body with your snide little "jokes". Because they are not fucking funny.

And if I see anyone on my lists make these jokes? You're gone.
ecto_gammat: ([gits] ensnare the violent)
(I haven't written a real entry in a while, so, dear F-List, you're in for a doozy)
I'll say this now, out loud (well, written down), for the first time:

I. DO NOT. WANT CHILDREN.

I do not want to reproduce. I do not want to adopt. I do not want to foster. I do not want anything to do with children of my own.

Oh hell yeah, I'll be the most awesome Auntie out there. I want to be the one that they can feel that they can call if they get too drunk at a party and do the responsible thing to not drive home (because, yes, that will happen). I'll let them sleep it off on my couch or drop them off home. I'll listen, I might babysit, I might even spoil them rotten.

But I know that I have no maternal instincts. I don't know how to conduct myself around kids. I was the youngest in my family for thirteen years, before my little cousin came along. She was the youngest in the family for almost as long, until my other little cousins were born. I adore them all, but I rarely see two of them. And even when I do, I have no idea what to do. I've got no maternal instincts.

And to be honest, for the longest time, reproduction hasn't been in my plans. I remember when I was 5, after seeing a very pregnant woman in the grocery store (she could have given birth right there in the lobster tank, she was that ready to go), and me, just having learned "where babies come from", declaring that I didn't want a baby. If I had a baby, it would be cut out of my tummy (for my limited vocabulary couldn't handle cesarian section). My mom thought this was thoroughly amusing, and had me tell my dad. They both got a good laugh out of it, apparently.

I'm preparing myself for the onslaught of Bingoing that is sure to come my way. I'm keeping a running Bingo card on my computer (along with a PUG Bingo, but that's another story =P) Under the cut are some of the typical Bingos. I've got answers to many of them, but one bothers me the most. See if you can guess which.

B-I-N-G-O )

How is my not wanting kids selfish? Explain that to me, because I don't get it. And why do people get so offended when I mention that I don't want kids? It's not a personal attack on you, so don't attack my choice.
ecto_gammat: (Sailor Moon - ChibiUsa Punt)
(I haven't written a real entry in a while, so, dear F-List, you're in for a doozy)
I'll say this now, out loud (well, written down), for the first time:

I. DO NOT. WANT CHILDREN.

I do not want to reproduce. I do not want to adopt. I do not want to foster. I do not want anything to do with children of my own.

Oh hell yeah, I'll be the most awesome Auntie out there. I want to be the one that they can feel that they can call if they get too drunk at a party and do the responsible thing to not drive home (because, yes, that will happen). I'll let them sleep it off on my couch or drop them off home. I'll listen, I might babysit, I might even spoil them rotten.

But I know that I have no maternal instincts. I don't know how to conduct myself around kids. I was the youngest in my family for thirteen years, before my little cousin came along. She was the youngest in the family for almost as long, until my other little cousins were born. I adore them all, but I rarely see two of them. And even when I do, I have no idea what to do. I've got no maternal instincts.

And to be honest, for the longest time, reproduction hasn't been in my plans. I remember when I was 5, after seeing a very pregnant woman in the grocery store (she could have given birth right there in the lobster tank, she was that ready to go), and me, just having learned "where babies come from", declaring that I didn't want a baby. If I had a baby, it would be cut out of my tummy (for my limited vocabulary couldn't handle cesarian section). My mom thought this was thoroughly amusing, and had me tell my dad. They both got a good laugh out of it, apparently.

I'm preparing myself for the onslaught of Bingoing that is sure to come my way. I'm keeping a running Bingo card on my computer (along with a PUG Bingo, but that's another story =P) Under the cut are some of the typical Bingos. I've got answers to many of them, but one bothers me the most. See if you can guess which.

B-I-N-G-O )

How is my not wanting kids selfish? Explain that to me, because I don't get it. And why do people get so offended when I mention that I don't want kids? It's not a personal attack on you, so don't attack my choice.

OMFG

Apr. 7th, 2009 11:45 pm
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
DEAR AMERICA:

DON'T WE HAVE BETTER FUCKING THINGS TO DO THAN WORRY ABOUT BASIC CHILDREN'S PETS?!

L2NOTBSTUPID

DON'T TAKE MY LOLA AWAY FROM ME

KTHNXBAI

ETA: from the original entry

...

Why would you ban animals like Guinea Pigs? They can't survive in the wild, thus they're not a threat.

Why would you ban pets that can survive in the wild? Southern FL is a classic example of not why we need this law but rather what people will do with these animals if they are banned thus more environmental damage not less. Also, animals that get banned are still pets people just get them on underground basis which leads to lack of protection for those animals.

And why exotics?!!! They should throw cats on there too if they're even remotely doing this out of concern for the environment! Cats are feral in pretty much every state but Alaska. Feral cats do faaar more damage than all other escaped animal species combined and we don't even enforce laws against people feeding them! It's not cats or dogs because they know that would cause more of an uproar.

Did you see that Humane Society and the Nature Conservancy are two of the groups pushing this? I'm so disappointed in them.

...

Oh and for the few on my flist who don't like exotic pets, just think of the economy. Shutting down a major part of the pet trade... that's a lot of jobs, people.

Or notice that their list of representatives includes Hawaii but not FL. Of the two states that are supposedly effected the most by this, one isn't even allowed a say!

OMFG

Apr. 7th, 2009 11:45 pm
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
DEAR AMERICA:

DON'T WE HAVE BETTER FUCKING THINGS TO DO THAN WORRY ABOUT BASIC CHILDREN'S PETS?!

L2NOTBSTUPID

DON'T TAKE MY LOLA AWAY FROM ME

KTHNXBAI

ETA: from the original entry

...

Why would you ban animals like Guinea Pigs? They can't survive in the wild, thus they're not a threat.

Why would you ban pets that can survive in the wild? Southern FL is a classic example of not why we need this law but rather what people will do with these animals if they are banned thus more environmental damage not less. Also, animals that get banned are still pets people just get them on underground basis which leads to lack of protection for those animals.

And why exotics?!!! They should throw cats on there too if they're even remotely doing this out of concern for the environment! Cats are feral in pretty much every state but Alaska. Feral cats do faaar more damage than all other escaped animal species combined and we don't even enforce laws against people feeding them! It's not cats or dogs because they know that would cause more of an uproar.

Did you see that Humane Society and the Nature Conservancy are two of the groups pushing this? I'm so disappointed in them.

...

Oh and for the few on my flist who don't like exotic pets, just think of the economy. Shutting down a major part of the pet trade... that's a lot of jobs, people.

Or notice that their list of representatives includes Hawaii but not FL. Of the two states that are supposedly effected the most by this, one isn't even allowed a say!
ecto_gammat: (Hot Fuzz - headdesk)
Dear Licensed Drivers in Maryland Everywhere:

Stop driving now.

Go back to Driver's Ed. You obviously didn't learn this shit the first time around.

If it's raining, and I mean raining in the Biblical sense, like it was last week, you don't fucking drive 60 MPH on a winding back road in the woods. You do the speed limit. Hell, you go under the speed limit. The speed limit is set for IDEALISTIC standards (i.e., that perfect sunny day with no wind and 73 degrees Farenheight). A new Noah's flood is NOT idealistic standards.

And when it's raining, turn on your fucking headlights. There's a law in the state of Maryland stating that when it's raining hard enough for your wipers to be on at a constant rate, even if that rate is one wipe every 30 seconds, your headlights need to be ON.

And isn't it common sense that if you drive a car that is a color that BLENDS IN with fog, your headlights are on? I mean, that is their function, after all.

If it is raining, I am not going faster that 5 MPH over the goddamn speedlimit. I have a Jeep. Anyone who knows anything about cars knows that Jeeps are top and front heavy. This means they LOVE to fucking hydroplane. When my car hydroplanes, I have no control where it's going. So if you're riding my ass while I'm skidding out of control, it's not my fault that I hit you. You're a fucking idiot for riding my ass in a rain storm in the first place.

If the traffic light has turned yellow, and I have enough room to safely stop, I will stop. You know why? It's the fucking law. Honk at me all you want. Curse, swear, make obscene gestures, but if I have enough room to safely stop, I will.

If you have a nice car, like a Lexus or an Audi, that doesn't give you permission to drive on my ass when I'm already going 40 in a 30. It also doesn't give you permission to be angry at me when I wave my hand in a "back the fuck up" motion. It's called the speed limit for a reason: someone sometime went out and deemed that speed the safest to drive given the conditions of the road; you don't drive fucking 50 in a residential zone (although a lot of you idiots do). Just because you have an expensive car doesn't give you the right to pass me on a double solid line. It's a double solid line. That means NO PASSING. If you're not happy with my speed, deal with it. No situation is that important (unless you're bleeding profusely from a major vein or popping out a kid at that instant) that you need to drive 70 on a windy, wooded back road.

And GET OFF THE FUCKING CELL PHONES! I'm not getting in an accident because your friend needs to hear about the incredible deal you got on your latest pair of shoes. That can wait until you get home. The only reason you should be on the phone in the car is to call 911.

That is my rant for today. Thank you.
ecto_gammat: (Hot Fuzz - headdesk)
Dear Licensed Drivers in Maryland Everywhere:

Stop driving now.

Go back to Driver's Ed. You obviously didn't learn this shit the first time around.

If it's raining, and I mean raining in the Biblical sense, like it was last week, you don't fucking drive 60 MPH on a winding back road in the woods. You do the speed limit. Hell, you go under the speed limit. The speed limit is set for IDEALISTIC standards (i.e., that perfect sunny day with no wind and 73 degrees Farenheight). A new Noah's flood is NOT idealistic standards.

And when it's raining, turn on your fucking headlights. There's a law in the state of Maryland stating that when it's raining hard enough for your wipers to be on at a constant rate, even if that rate is one wipe every 30 seconds, your headlights need to be ON.

And isn't it common sense that if you drive a car that is a color that BLENDS IN with fog, your headlights are on? I mean, that is their function, after all.

If it is raining, I am not going faster that 5 MPH over the goddamn speedlimit. I have a Jeep. Anyone who knows anything about cars knows that Jeeps are top and front heavy. This means they LOVE to fucking hydroplane. When my car hydroplanes, I have no control where it's going. So if you're riding my ass while I'm skidding out of control, it's not my fault that I hit you. You're a fucking idiot for riding my ass in a rain storm in the first place.

If the traffic light has turned yellow, and I have enough room to safely stop, I will stop. You know why? It's the fucking law. Honk at me all you want. Curse, swear, make obscene gestures, but if I have enough room to safely stop, I will.

If you have a nice car, like a Lexus or an Audi, that doesn't give you permission to drive on my ass when I'm already going 40 in a 30. It also doesn't give you permission to be angry at me when I wave my hand in a "back the fuck up" motion. It's called the speed limit for a reason: someone sometime went out and deemed that speed the safest to drive given the conditions of the road; you don't drive fucking 50 in a residential zone (although a lot of you idiots do). Just because you have an expensive car doesn't give you the right to pass me on a double solid line. It's a double solid line. That means NO PASSING. If you're not happy with my speed, deal with it. No situation is that important (unless you're bleeding profusely from a major vein or popping out a kid at that instant) that you need to drive 70 on a windy, wooded back road.

And GET OFF THE FUCKING CELL PHONES! I'm not getting in an accident because your friend needs to hear about the incredible deal you got on your latest pair of shoes. That can wait until you get home. The only reason you should be on the phone in the car is to call 911.

That is my rant for today. Thank you.
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
We never should have done it. This bailout was a horrible idea.

Fuck saving the banks. Fuck the lenders and stockbrokers. What about us? The people that have the loans? The people that can barely scrape the costs of living?

Where's my bailout, George?
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
We never should have done it. This bailout was a horrible idea.

Fuck saving the banks. Fuck the lenders and stockbrokers. What about us? The people that have the loans? The people that can barely scrape the costs of living?

Where's my bailout, George?
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
Fuck you and your Selective Color.
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
Fuck you and your Selective Color.

e-he?

Jul. 14th, 2008 05:01 am
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
So, through [livejournal.com profile] 10_lyricons, I just found out that Fall Out Boy did a cover of Michael Jackson's Beat It (one of my favorites)

I listened to the song for around 30 seconds before my ears started bleeding.

I think it gave me cancer.

Why must horrible bands cover brilliant songs?

e-he?

Jul. 14th, 2008 05:01 am
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
So, through [livejournal.com profile] 10_lyricons, I just found out that Fall Out Boy did a cover of Michael Jackson's Beat It (one of my favorites)

I listened to the song for around 30 seconds before my ears started bleeding.

I think it gave me cancer.

Why must horrible bands cover brilliant songs?
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, CockSucker, MotherFucker, and Tits

So George Carlin died last night. Seriously. This makes my day suck so much more. His 1990 special "Doin' it Again" was one of the first things I can remember watching on TV with my dad. I had no idea what was going on (I was only 3 at the time >.>), but I had such a good time just hanging with my dad and laughing my butt off whenever he did.

Requiscat in Pace, George.
ecto_gammat: (A Clockwork Orange - Frustrating)
Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, CockSucker, MotherFucker, and Tits

So George Carlin died last night. Seriously. This makes my day suck so much more. His 1990 special "Doin' it Again" was one of the first things I can remember watching on TV with my dad. I had no idea what was going on (I was only 3 at the time >.>), but I had such a good time just hanging with my dad and laughing my butt off whenever he did.

Requiscat in Pace, George.

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