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Showing posts from September, 2017

I Can’t Keep Pretending to Be a Democrat

Let me start here: My husband and I joined several groups involved in our local democratic party at the beginning of this year. We lasted just over six months because we could no longer breathe through the bullshit.

To be fair - specifically for me - party work is just about as far removed from my strengths as I can get. For example, I absolutely LOATHE drama and popularity, and I personally have hidden in my house when refusing to answer an unexpected knock at the door - so why in the hell would I go around unexpectedly knocking on other people’s doors - seriously.

I attempted to get involved because I believed in the message that good people need to get into the party and begin to sway party opinion to a more progressive platform. That may be very true, but what I was neglecting to take into account at the beginning of this year is that there are democratic policies that not only do I not completely agree with - but that I am adamantly opposed to.

This is why I have always been an in…

Reflections on Irma

Today is the first day that I actually remembered to put on body lotion after I got out of the shower.

I haven’t put on make-up since two Tuesday’s ago.

This is the general feeling that I get from almost everyone that I have talked to lately.

I think that the common theme is this:

We are immensely relieved. Most of our friends and neighbors in the Central Florida area weathered the storm pretty well. There are areas that were hit hard - but the majority of us were braced for something worse.

We are a bit shell-shocked too. I am left, personally, feeling like we dodged a hell of a bullet there. If she had remained a cat. 3 or 4 as predicted…good grief…I can’t hardly imagine what the extent of the damage would look like here.

Most of us are resolute in taking this shit more seriously next time. The day after our power came back on, I placed an order for over eight hundred dollars worth of hurricane preparedness supplies. The oceans are getting warmer. These storms will keep getting bigger. W…