This is by way of saying if you don't want your buzz to be harshed by my rant, don’t click the cut…
*Saying that a person who craves attention is like a drug addict except that they will always crave the attention, whereas once a drug addict is off the drugs, they will never crave the drugs again. Um...NO. WRONG. Yes, you are not chemically dependent on it anymore, but NO, YOU WILL NEVER STOP FULLY CRAVING IT. It may get less or better, but it will NEVER go away. I thought most people, even people without this personal experience, understood that these days.
*Going to the Tumblr tag ‘addiction’ is not the same as going to recovery forums and is, overall, a bad idea. There were some posts that were what I needed, were helpful or thoughtful. But in the middle of those were various people saying things like, ‘I think I have a serious addiction and this might kill me. I'm addicted to Tumblr!!!!! lol.’ Don't tag that shit 'addiction'! Internet addiction is actually a problem, but this was just some dumbass making a joke about it. Pissed my shit off.
*My current physical therapist - who I adore - telling a story about how they often leave soaps on the TV and one day a patient was like, "Uh, can we change the channel?" and she looked up and saw two dudes kissing and was like, "Ewwwwwww, yes, let's change the channel." Woman, you are 34 years old - that is an uncalled for reaction! "When did soaps start doing that?" Oh, Idk, ten years ago! I admit to cutting a lot of slack to people in the generations above mine when they have a kneejerk reaction like that - especially when I know them to not be bigoted in any way - it’s just that in the ratio of their lifetime, this is not something they are used to seeing. But I expect better from my own generation! Now I'm side-eyeing her real hard. (I also spent a lot of time after that telling her about a romance I was reading and emphasizing how the two love interests were both guys! Ha!)
*My cousin’s 13 year old son saying about his step-sister that he has never known a kid who likes to clean as much as she does and how 'she is going to make some man a real good wife'. And I was like, "What if she doesn't want to be a wife? Or what if she wants to divide the household chores up with her spouse?" and he told me that a woman's job is to do all the cleaning. And then someone said something about a male nurse, and he said, "Hold the phone! Dudes are nurses? No, only women are nurses. That's a woman's job," and I was like, "Hey, the best nurse I ever had was a man." And my sister was all, "You know what? That's bullshit. We got to knock that right out of you, boy. No one in our family thinks like that," and I said, "It's the year 2013, you better rewire that brain of yours to this century." Man, the heavy influence I had on the first eight years of this child's life have been completely washed away by his mother apparently remarrying a misogynistic asshat.
The BFF can attest that was only a small portion of the things I ranted about on the phone on Wednesday, so to cheer myself up, I went and watched stories on youtube about foster kids being adopted. And that’s when I found this. Do you think if you just met a random person that you would ever walk away from the encounter and think, “I think that is my brother." Because that’s what happened here.
It’ll make you feel better!