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Published by admin on 09 Feb 2017

Your hour of rage

I finally got in to see my acupuncturist. She was the back-up acupuncturist my original provider sent me to when she went on maternity leave. Then my original provider decided to give up her practice in Los Angeles and move closer to her family and Catherine became my regular lady. She’s part of the reason I got pregnant with Manny without any medical intervention.

Anyway, it had been over three years since I’d seen her and I had a lot of things I wanted to work on, mostly my stress, sleep and general life stagnation. And look, I don’t know if this is normal, but I kind of think of her as a therapist. She knows about my entire body and all of my brain, and she’s smart and interesting and she just happens to stick needles in me and leave me in a dark room with my thoughts.

We talked about what I’m reading right now (Strangers in Their Own Land) and she wrote it down so she could check it out, but she also said I shouldn’t read it right before bed. She thinks between that, my mainlining MSNBC in bed and constant twitter and Facebook monitoring are terrible for my sleep and my general well being. So she asked if I could just read it at lunch. And so, while I still have MSNBC on right now and I plan on reading before bed tonight, I did spend my lunch hour calling my Senators and Congressman, writing postcards to Trump and Mitch “Fuckface” McConnell (Nevertheless, we persist…) and it feels so good to have that checked off my list of things to do. So, hopefully tomorrow, I can turn off the news before bed and open a novel.

Oh! Any good novels you want to recommend? Like, YA type novels? Like The Wrath & the Dawn. Or… non-YA like a fun mystery. Basically I want easy shit. There, I said it.

Published by admin on 28 Dec 2016

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Published by admin on 26 Jul 2016

Hillary Damned Clinton, y’all!

Man, do I miss my mom right now.  I listened to Bill’s speech on my commute home from work (I missed the part that a few pundits are calling creepy) and basically just wept the whole way home.  I turned the TV on when I got home and listened to the end (Bill, it seems, does go on) and told the kids to fight over a ball in the other room and cried some more.

Listening to all of Hillary’s public service achievements was incredible.  And it reminded me of my mom’s funeral service. She did so much, she was such a good person, she volunteered and worked hard and came from so little and taught her daughters to be strong and dammit, I wish she was here so I could call her and say, “Thanks mom.”

We’d probably discuss what is going on with Bill’s teeth.  We’d talk about how he conveniently skipped that part where Hillary stuck by him even though he couldn’t keep it in his pants.  We’d talk about how after everything the Republicans, Berners, and just regular women throw at her she still manages to get out of bed, can we get her psychiatrists number? We’d talk about how we hope she wears something good at the inauguration and how we’d DEFINITELY be there, it is my birthday after all.  We’d talk about how my boys will grow up with a woman in the White House! One who is actually running things! And we’d probably talk about how mad my dad will be when she’s running things.

I miss my mom. I’m so happy for the country today.  For our kids.  For our moms.