“I’m gonna like this post so I can find it later.”
I have 305 tumblr followers as opposed to 200…something…lj friends. But, most people who read my lj are not on lj, at least according to my hit counter. They’re people off site who come in and read anonymously, and that varies greatly - I have months where I get tens of thousands of hits per week, and months when I get like, 500 unique hits the whole month. *shrug*
Sooooooo I had to take lortabs to
live sleep during the throws of my terrible terrible ear infection, and…it was so awesome. So ridiculously too awesome. When I have any kind of opiate I can just lay down in any position on any piece of furniture - never mind my probably-arthritis or my hernia or my misaligned hips or my restless fucking legs - and just GO TO SLEEP in this drowsy awesome haze that is…heaven. Super heaven. I am a lifelong insomniac but with narcotics I lie there smiling, feeling my heart beat really slow and my breath coming very calm and just drift in and out of sleep like all is right with the world.
I did that, for three nights. Then last night, my pain was not really enough to warrant taking lortab anymore. I mean really the night before it wasn’t, mostly.
Last night, without it, I tossed and turned until 5:30 in the morning and have been tired all day. Tired and knowing there’s more lortab in the cabinet since like, afternoon. I started drinking wine while I cooked dinner JUST so I CAN’T take lortab because otherwise it would be so tempting.
I actually told my husband I want him to hide it in case of, like, recurrent terrible ear infection or sudden…whatever. Somewhere. And now I regret telling him that. There is this big part of me that just wants him to take it too so we can lie there together and be like, man. This is awesome. Everything is so easy. Obviously (probably?) that is not such a good idea.
But my brain’s like WHY NOT? You have a bottle, one bottle, you can’t ruin your life with a bottle of lortab, it’s a finite supply!
FYI, the only other thing that makes me sleep that reliably is sex. Which makes me feel like my whole life is this black hole of fruitless longing.
I think it’s ridiculous that she’s being prosecuted at all. I think that when teenagers are in peer-relationships with each other (her and the other girl were both on the basketball team), it’s natural for crushes, kisses and so forth to occur in a totally non-predatory way, and over time that generally develops into more. I think it’s ridiculous to imagine her labeled a sex offender for the rest of her life, or spending a bunch of years in jail. It also grosses me out how it started when she was 17 and the other parents called the cops after she turned 18. Like last week it was legal - but THIS week, it’s a crime! Come on. They go to school together, get over it.
The thing is, as far as the LGBT part goes, the younger girl’s parents were freaked because KH was also a girl. I am betting that if they’d had an older boy making out with their daughter, they would not have resorted to calling the police. Or if the younger teen had been a boy, HIS parents probably would not have. In a way I get what you mean, but the younger girl’s parents are homophobic, have been against the relationship all along (including when Kaitlyn was still 17) and blame Kaitlyn for making their daughter gay O_o They’re using the law to keep their daughter from homosexual activity in general (as in, it was lucky for them that Kaitlyn happened to be older and hence, able to be prosecuted).
I don’t know man. Ananda naturally hangs out with (good) kids much older than herself. It would make total sense to me, if in a couple of years she was in a relationship with one of them. That calls for certain warnings and some guidance but not POLICE INTERVENTION.
You may or may not find it noteworthy that I have been appalled by the concept of statutory rape laws every since I was the 18 year old being threatened with them.
Also: petition to stop the prosecution is here - http://www.change.org/petitions/assistant-state-attorney-brian-workman-stop-the-prosecution-of-an-18-year-old-girl-in-a-same-sex-relationship?utm_campaign=friend_inviter_chat&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=permissions_dialog_false
If you’re a Florida resident you can find your representatives and let them know what you think, here - http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm?CFID=295718277&CFTOKEN=95887900
And this is the (moderated) Free Kate facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeKate/members/
I have never encountered anything like that in the wild - although there are a lot of exotic pet stores and exotic animal shows that I think mean I do see them more than other people might (my kids have multiple friends with large constrictors for pets).
Mostly in yards and fields what you encounter here are corn snakes and black racers. I did once see a flattened cottonmouth dead in the road.
Food for fascination: I see lizards EVERYWHERE, ranging from the standard brown “porch lizards” that scurry out of my path on my front porch and back deck every day to the more colorful collection of foot long things that live in my bank’s parking lot (mostly cuban lizards and red headed agamas), and on up to the 3-6 foot long iguanas that are taking over in an invasive, non-native way. We can hear geckos from the surrounding blocks at night, too.