I've spent the better part of my life being belittled for having the audacity to have actual feelings and....get this...showing them. I know, how dare I inconvenience the world with my empathy. How dare I think it's ok to cry at a sad part in a book in public. I mean, what if someones kid sees me. I might ruin someones $5 coffee for god sakes.
I got one the other day on my post about Oklahoma Turnpikes from forever ago (way to creep my page weirdo) that called me a bitch and told me if I didn't like how things worked I should start 'slaughtering politicians'...... Uhm.... holy shit this guy has lost his fucking mind Wow that guy is unhinged. I do not now or ever suggest that anyone "slaughters" anyone else....ever. He went from 0 to ape shit immediately. Calm the heck down bro! Take a chill pill ( do people still say that?).
For most of us deep in the trenches of the book world this kind of question has a pretty obvious answer. Our books are our lives and we live and breath each part of every story. We well know that each person's reading experience is unique and having an intimate view of our favorite stories from all angles is what dreams are made of.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
All my life I have been told over and over that working hard will get you what you want in life. I have been told to get there first and leave last. Work as much overtime as they will give you. I have been shamed for wanting to use my earned vacation days. I have … Continue reading Being a Workaholic is NOT Something To Admire!
Like many Oklahoman's, I am angry. Our state is in such a horrible financial crisis that the public school system (which has continually suffered budget cuts) is now in survival mode. This means cutting the school year short. Oklahoma already has one of the shortest school years at 180 mandatory days. Now, they are talking … Continue reading Local News Thursday -Oklahoma Needs To Put Education First!
For those of you who don't live in Oklahoma, we have a shit ton of toll roads. Oklahoma has more toll roads than any other state in the nation. The toll roads are operated by the Oklahoma Transportation Authority. They are not elected officials. The governor appoints the director and the board. Both of whom … Continue reading Why Turnpikes Are Bullshit
Yesterday Daniel and I took Mason to see Santa. Knowing that two year olds can be shy when meeting new people, I had a plan. We have been reading Christmas books about Santa since December began. We've watched Christmas movies about Santa. Mason has colored in Santa coloring books. We've sang songs about Santa. I literally … Continue reading Not Santa
So, if this tiny daughter of mine doesn't decide to vacate on her own by the 9th, she is being evicted. This is an attempt to avoid having a c-section. She will be 40 weeks on the 9th and is already measuring bigger than my son was. At a whopping 5'2, my size and the … Continue reading New Baby Jitters
Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe has urged Obama to deny entry into the states to any of the Syrian refugees until stricter measures can be taken to assure none of them are members of ISIS. First off, I have seen many articles refering to the above mentioned senator as a "leading senator". I just want everyone … Continue reading Oklahoma Senator Inhofe Urges Denial To Syrian Refugee Acceptance