The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About

Being a woman, you are always afraid of being raped or killed because some man feels entitled.

Drifting Through

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There’s this thing that happens whenever I speak about or write about women’s issues. Things like dress codes, rape culture and sexism. I get the comments: Aren’t there more important things to worry about? Is this really that big of a deal? Aren’t you being overly sensitive? Are you sure you’re being rational about this?

Every. Single. Time.

And every single time I get frustrated. Why don’t they get it?

I think I’ve figured out why.

They don’t know.

They don’t know about de-escalation. Minimizing. Quietly acquiescing.

Hell, even though women live it, we are not always aware of it. But we have all done it.

We have all learned, either by instinct or by trial and error, how to minimize a situation that makes us uncomfortable. How to avoid angering a man or endangering ourselves. We have all, on many occasions, ignored an offensive comment. We’ve all…

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Can you hear me now?

I found this article via Facebook. I think that it’s a great article to help understand hearing loss.

I am at about 40dB hearing loss due to the Meniere’s. It fluctuates between about 30dB and 40dB depending on what the fluids in my ears are doing.  Since I am an adult, I’m not quite at the stage for hearing aids, but it’s enough to really annoy me.

Lazyish Sunday

My boyfriend hung up my betta fish shelf for me:


I do need to clean the bathroom. I will do that tomorrow so I can have something to do while my boyfriend is at work. I managed to find three different jobs. All part time. Two of them are art modeling gigs. I applied for quite a few jobs at two of the local hospitals. So we’ll see how that pans out.

My studio space is still pretty unorganized because we’re waiting to find a book case and desk that we like. It’s kind of pointless to put things in a place until I know how the other pieces of furniture will fit.  I also have to bring my drafting table from Indiana. I didn’t bring it because it’s very heavy and both of us are kind of out of service when it comes to lifting things.  I’m not sure when I will bring it, but if I do, it will be when both of us aren’t laid up.

My dog Zoe Zlata is doing pretty well. I think she’s still a little confused because she’s now the only dog. She’s used to having lots of other pets around her. She’s met two doggy friends so far.


I may buy an easel if I see one at the right price. I also need to get a drawing board.

As far as art stuff, I’ve been coloring pictures I’ve printed from online. It’s relaxing and works well with quelling panic attacks.

Chaos, chaos, and more chaos!

Moving is such a pain in the arse, isn’t it?  I just moved back to my sweet home Chicagoland.  This was not without some pretty crazy bumps and bruises.  My mother wound up with a nasty fever that had her in hospital for four days.  I stayed with her until she started feeling better. I moved half my stuff up and then a week later, I drove back to Indiana to get the rest of my things, get my dog, and check up on my mother.

The room where I will keep my studio is still a mess. The things are in their right area, but not in their proper home yet. There are some  other health things we are dealing with, so that may have to wait.  Nothing serious! Just annoying.

Once I get everything settled, I’ll update this thing again and actually do some art.

Wouldn’t it be great to have some Harry Potter skills and be able to wave a wand and watch everything walk to their places?

Website lets you make yourself into a Sanrio character for a virtual parade with Hello Kitty!

Website lets you make yourself into a Sanrio character for a virtual parade with Hello Kitty!

Yay! Make yourself into a Hello Kitty pal!



Do you love Hello Kitty? Of course, you do! Everybody does! But have you ever wanted to be as cute and adorable as Hello Kitty? If so, we have some excellent news for you: Sanrio recently unveiled a website that you can use to automatically make yourself a Sanrio character! It’s cute and easy, our two favorite things.

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