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I was educated and worked as an archaeologist; I have traveled to many parts of the world & speak many languages. That's just me. I guess I can be an elitist: sometimes I joke about classic cinema, switch languages in the middle of a sentence, and reference works of literature. In fact, on the wall of my livingroom is a framed 16x20 print of the last two paragraphs of the Great Gatsby. I also have a rather large white queen chess piece in that particular corner. Other times I'm completely immature and giggle a lot. I'm a real time owned submissive and do not seek anything else; especially from "online Doms." My general outlook on people is best summerized by a line of lyrics by Nirvana: I wish I was like you: easily amused.
I quilt a lot and belong to a very conservative Christian church. On the other hand, I'm a radical feminist.
In summary, I'm a delicious mix of dichotomies. Oh, and I love the Yankees.
RubyAdams: Just came home from a 3 hour budget meeting at our church. My board got everything on our budget - including a $2000 scholarship. That was my lil baby project to get the money for "my" kids.
I love it when I finish a project successfully. Moving on to my next project.
RubyAdams: Who watched the first day of the impeachment hearing? I didn't. Someone joked to me "we'd pay off the federal deficit if the hearing was PPV." Is it really that interesting?
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RubyAdams: I'm so tired! Tomorrow will be the 11th straight day of working, morning meetings, teaching, etc. Planning to sleep most of Monday. Then there are the whiny little bitches who say I don't have time for them. Real life comes first, duh.
RubyAdams: Ya know, people who are in the wrong will say anything to justify their actions. If he cheated on you, he cheated. The end. If he lies about it, there's cheating and a lie. If he he doesn't just come out and tell you, up front, that he plans to start a new relationship, well, he's a pussy - not a Dominant. Please already.
RubyAdams: What a fun-filled day I've had so far! Was late to work, we had a person go through heroin withdrawls in front of our store and no one wanted to help so I got to call 911 and try to keep the screaming freak calm until the paramedics arrived,, I got to start a difibulator on someone, and I got pulled over by a cop cause I was going 87 in a 70 zone. Didn't get a ticket, just a phone number. What's next? Maybe I'll hit a male pedestrian. (My sister did that, sounds random to you, but makes sense to me)
RubyAdams: In my life, I've found that whenever I tell someone I can't live without them, I realize I've already been living without them quite nicely
RubyAdams: Thank you to all who have served in our armed forces. I am forever grateful for my freedoms ... I'm also grateful that not everyone suffered debilitating bone spurs.
RubyAdams: I'm home from a weekend meeting. I'm sorry, but what crap. I'm so tired. Woman with whom I shared a hotel room snored badly and kept me awake until like 2am. then her alarm went off at 6am.
This morning, at the meeting, everyone was asking me if I'm okay because I look like crap. 4 hours of sleep will do that to you.
RubyAdams: Just to clarify, I don't talk to random people with "69" in their user name, I'm not horny, I don't want to see your penis picture, I don't PM with people who use numbers as part of words like gr8 and be4, your and you're aren't interchangeable, and I teach preschool - I listen to 5-year-old ask if I want to look at the picture they drew of themselves sleeping in bed naked. Naked naked naked. That's how stupid and childish you sound when you ofter a dick pic to a random stranger. Do you also pick your nose and announce that you found a "boogie." Freaking wankers.
RubyAdams: This morning, I started teaching the children their songs for the Christmas pagent. They do need a long time to learn them. I just never thought I'd sing "Away in a Manger" over and over again in early November
I help with the pageant every year, but this year, the director backed out last week, so until we interview the thousands of people clamoring to direct 25 lol ones in costume, I get to do it. I did find 3 people willing to be my assistants, but I really don't want to do this. We already had an argument over who gets to be Mary.
RubyAdams: Many of you know my father recently died. I had always known he served in the US military. He never went into detail about where he served or anything he saw or did. That's really common for soldiers not to bring it home to their families.
When he was in hospice, he told me about being deployed to Germany in the fall of 1963. He was in the Army, but was stationed at an air base. In November of that year, JFK was assassinated. My Dad was working night shift [day in the US] when it happened. He said that was the most scared he's ever been as they weren't immediately sure if it was a domestic assassination or if foreign countries were involved. They were told to move the missiles into launch position, get all aircraft ready to go airborne, carry weapons...
When he started his 2nd round of chemo, he decided it was time to "get an old fart military hat" [his words]. If you live in the US, I'm sure you've seen the hats he meant - deep blue baseball caps the are embroidered with "U.S. ARMY VETERAN" [or Navy, etc] on the front. Many get their unit, ship, regiment, etc embroidered on the side. Well, my dad had "NO BONE SPURS" embroidered on the side of his hat. While I found it funny, I kinda of dreaded going out in public with him wearing it - mainly because he was in chemo, he didn't need to get stressed or angry if someone said anything about his hat.
One day, my Dad wore the hat to his chemotherapy infusion. I thought "great, you also don't need to get other people receiving chemo angry or upset." This really old man came over to us - I mean old enough to have stormed the beach at Normandy. I thought "here it comes, I guess I can use the rolling IV stand to separate them until a nurse arrives" But, the old guy said "I didn't have bone spurs either." The two sat and talked about their military service. I heard stories I'd never heard before about Vietnam [I didn't even know my Dad served in Vietnam].
I knew my father detested Trump for many reasons. He got all worked up when Trump said he'd run unarmed into the school in Florida to save the kids when the school shooting happed on 2-14-18. Something like "sure you would you fat orange bastard... just like you went to Vietnam... your epic bone spurs would hobble you again." He got worked up again when Trump didn't visit the Tomb of the Unknowns on Veteran's Day because it was raining. (That was my first clue about serving in Vietnam because my Dad mumbled something about wading through swamps and rice paddies while Orange Boy can't even walk in the rain to place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns).
Anyway... why I'm rambling about this... when a US veteran dies, the family may request a letter thanking him/her for their service signed by the current President. I have one of those letters, I think signed by W, for my grandpa's service in WWII (Pacific Theater). My Dad left a note to me, that was just found while sorting his belongings. It says many personal things, but it includes the line "I know I'm not John McCain and Orange Boy wouldn't want to attend my funeral, so it's pointless to request he not be admitted, but don't you dare request a letter-of-service signed by that 5-deferments for bone spurs Orange Boy" You know, I really couldn't stop laughing, it was so my Dad. It was just perfect.
RubyAdams: Tomorrow, I'm going with the preschool to a children's theater to see the play "Beauty and the Beast." Should be fun. We (the teachers) picked Halloween so that we don't have to deal with costumes. Costumes are cute & fun, but not when you're one of the adults tasked with keeping 18 costumes clean, dry, stain-free...
RubyAdams: I guess neither team in the World Series wants to win a game at home. It would be a good series if I gave a damn. Don't like either team. Don't dislike either team. Pretty much totally neutral on both teams because they aren't worth liking or hating. Both teams are like the pumpkin pie of baseball: the star for a very short time span, a little goes a long way, and yet I'm glad I only have to see it once a year. I have similar feelings for the rest of the AL West and NL East.
RubyAdams: The keynote speaker at the preschool teacher's conference yesterday talked for two hours about how to interest more boys in preschool. I thought interesting but the more I thought about it, the more I feel it was based on gender stereotypes.
For example, in the miniature house play area, he said to interest boys, instead of having a pretend kitchen and dolls for babies, we need to have little toolboxes and a firehose. Please tell me if you have a firehose in your house.
Personally, looking at the same thing, my thought is why is a pretend kitchen seen as the girls area? Most people know how to cook.
I'm kind of thinking his entire speech was based on gender disparities and stereotypes. Instead of adding a toolbox to the kitchen, I'd rather ask myself why the boys don't think the kitchen is also their space.
In our preschool, girls don't tend to go to the block area. So isn't a solution to just paint some blocks pink and add glitter? I'm just going with gender stereotypes.
The speaker also said instead of taking away sticks that boys use as pretend guns, we should encourage them to use the sticks as swords. Wtf?
Please share any thoughts you might have cause maybe I'm overreacting.
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EmmEffinPrincess: What's wrong is more of their identity is hinged on their gender than their age group, their own personal interests, or their personality traits. I love the Montessori method. Let children be children first, and not boys and girls or students. Just. Children.
lightinthedark: Parents need to raise their kids to be self efficient ... at an early age I was taught to cook, sew, and do laundry. Survival skills. As I got older, my mechanical skills developed and I trained to fight. In turn I've raised both my son and daughter the same way.
RubyAdams: Off to an all-day preschool teacher's continuing education conference. What could be more fun? At least I don't have to go all 3 days.
RubyAdams: One thing ya gotta love about Verlander is when he's done, he goes tits-up. Made a fast $20 cause I said he's done, pull him. Not cheering for Astros, just my usual commentary. Guy next to me said "$20 says Verlander recovers" Crash & burn. Taking money from men is like taking candy from a baby.