There’s something about hotel rooms that leads my brother to think he can get away with physically abusing me. This has happened way too many times. Even once is too many, of course, but multiple times is just ridiculous. No doubt my head pain will last the rest of the trip. So much for vacation.
“Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth. We walk through it, yell into it, rake leaves, wash the dog, and drive cars in it. We breathe it deep within us. With every breath, we inhale millions of molecules of sky, heat them briefly, and then exhale them back into the world.”—A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
“The funny thing about arguing that same-sex couples will damage the lives of the children they raise is that never once has a same-sex couple conceived a child by accident. Every single gay and lesbian couple who decided to have a child together must plan for it, often in great detail; whether this is a lesbian couple who need to find a sperm donor, a gay couple who must find a surrogate mother or either of these looking to go through the lengthy and often difficult process of adoption. Every single child brought into the home of a gay or lesbian couple is wanted.”—
an incredible point which i have been trying to put into words for years
In a bad, stressed-out mood earlier, I decided I’d watch Mad Men in order to relax & calm down for a while. Lo and behold, the episode I was scheduled to watch next in my marathon graphically presented a guy getting bloodily run over by a lawn mower. The universe has a very sour sense of humor.
Should I strike it rich in my future, I will seriously hire somebody when needed to pack my bags when I travel. I stress way too much over what things to take and leave behind and never end up taking the appropriate things after all. Plus, I overpack, leaving my in my present situation of my ginormous suitcase weighing half my weight. Which means that after having spent around 4 hours packing, I’m going to have to go through what I put in there, choose which half of it to remove, and repack. Jesus chrysler, what the heck am i supposed to be taking to freakin’ ALASKA for two weeks?!