Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Rant About...Rants...

I know everyone is entitled to their opinion. I also know that social media is the perfect place to vent such rants. Generally speaking I try to stay out of such things. It's cool, have an opinion. It's your Facebook page so please, rant away.

That being said and this rant being started, I want to say that I realize this is what I am doing right now. I allow this point right off.

What I really hate are generalized rants where everyone within a certain circumstance are lumped together. For example, a friend on Facebook started going off about people who are angry after finding out that their might be horse meat in their hamburger meat. It's all meat. Why does it matter? Why should someone be upset that there is "horse carcass" in their "cow carcass." It's no different from eating a hotdog right?

I don't like hot dogs. And I like knowing what it is that I'm eating. I would also be upset. And I think it's an over simplification and an unfair lumping together to assume that every meat eater doesn't care what they're eating. The fact that I eat meat may not make sense to this person, and that's cool. But I do care what kind of meat I'm eating, as silly as that may seem to them.

And then about two seconds later someone else posted a rant about making comments using words like "rape" and "anorexia" and such without knowing the situation of the people around you. This one started off okay and I followed it and understood it. Okay. Then she went off about not using these words in any form and about the people who use them.

No, I don't know every situation everyone has ever been in but if I'm telling someone that my roommates worry about me walking home at night I shouldn't be afraid to say that they're worried I'll get mugged or raped. I'm no saying that rape is okay or that any of these issues should be taken lightly. But people don't openly talk about such things and quite frankly I don't think everyone should always have to censor themselves in case someone without ear shot is going to get offended. There is a difference between mentioning an event and being tasteless about it. But to ban anyone from every using these terms is just as bad.

And to say that anyone who uses them is bad is a gross over simplification and shows an appalling naivete. Not to mention an unwillingness to look at someone from someone else point of view that I think belittles the very point that the ranter was trying to highlight.

I have no issues with rants but it drives me crazy when some people just lump people together. At least try to use language that shows that you understand that not everyone is like this or that every situation is bad.

Anyway...that's that...I'm done. I really do try to stay out of these things.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Girl Scout Cookies

All I want out of life is girl scout cookies.

Thin Mints.

Girl. Scout. Cookies.

I will find them.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sleeping Late

So here's the thing, I really hate it when people hear that I often sleep until around 11-12 and immediately dismiss me as lazy.

Yes, I sleep until noon sometimes. But that usually means I went to bed around 5 or 6 in the morning. I am not lazy I just don't keep traditional hours. And you know what? I probably spent less time sleeping than you did.

End Rant.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Colds Suck

So, I caught a cold.

I'm not psyched about this. Obviously.

The thing about a cold is that you're still functioning so there's no reason to call off of work but you're just sick enough to really hate your life. And, if you're me, it means you cry randomly.

Okay, so not exactly crying. But when I have a cold my eyes water randomly and frequently and so much than it looks like I'm crying.

I spent my shift at work looking like I'd spent all day crying on and off. I would pretty much weep asking people if they wanted bags or not. It was beyond ridiculous.

And apparently this is just me because everyone, even knowing that I was sick, thought something was wrong. In addition to spontaneously tearing up I had everyone asking me if I okay and, generally, not believing me when I said I was okay.

I am actually sick crying right now.

It's irritating.

There has to be someone else in the world whose eyes water when they have a cold. There has to be.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

New start. Also book selling.

I have been a slacker. Mostly I felt like I had to wait until I had a big long story to post. I don't.

This is my blog and I will do what I want. And if that it post a one sentence story, I will.

If it's just a long string of expletives after a bad day, I'm going to fucking do it.

So there's that.

Also, I have a mini story I wanted to post.

Today I was at work and as I was putting shelving a couple of YA books I heard a couple talking in the nearby fiction section.

The man was trying to explain how much he loved a book to the woman who was scanning the shelves. Somewhere along the line I heard her say that he should just ask someone. So I went over and asked if they needed help.

The man said he was looking for a book about a gorilla. I had a couple of guesses but wasn't sure. He said he remembered that it was by an apple-something. I nodded and walked right back into my section (childrens) and rattled off the facts as I went. Katherine (I think I might have said K.A.) Applegate, just won the Newbery, The One and Only Ivan.

His face totally fell when he saw me go back into the kids section, that sometimes happens when adults realize the book they are looking for is in YA or some such. But then this amazing thing happened.

I said the title and picked up a copy of the book. His entire face brightened. He grabbed it and turned excitedly toward the woman. It happened so fast and he was so obviously passionate about the book. I couldn't help but smile.

He was probably in his mid to late 30's and was in this excited awe about this book. His doubt about it being in the childrens' section was gone as soon as he saw it. It was just amazing.

But there it is. My ministory. I'm such a book geek.