NO SIR I DO NOT BITE MY THUMB AT YOU SIR BUT I BITE MY THUMB SIR
Your lips fall on my
Skin so beautifully I
cannot even breathe.
Stirring awake with
Eyelids stuttering open;
Marks on my body—
All these messages from you
Written onto me.
We’re doing this mock trial for my government class, and I got smacked onto the prosecution team. We’ve interviewed five different people, and I’ve had to write all of the interview questions for those interviews, ask all of the questions, lead interrogations, take notes on everything, and decide what other evidence and statements we need to gather. None of the other three people on my team have taken a single note, or even read the briefing packets and evidence summaries we were handed out.
Now, we’re starting to write our opening statements, and the others are insisting that I need to write the statement because I am the best writer and the most familiar with the case. As if their slacking makes it admissable to lay more work on me. All they want to do is deliver the case in front of the court and do the fun shit.
Also, they’re pissed off because they want to use a tag line in our statement, and I’m not letting them quote a movie for it. It just seems like a bad idea to a) steal a line from a movie or b) build my case off of a reference to “The Accused”.
Fuck you people.
- Me: Mr. Grumpy Gills
- Kurt: What?
- Me: Mr. Grumpy. Gills.
- Kurt: Mr. Grumpy Kills what?
- Me: e.e
Follow me down the rabbit hole for a second:
I’ve long wondered if this - that women don’t recognize the symptoms of a heart attack in themselves, and consequently don’t get the fast care that is vital for heart attack survival - is the reason heart disease is the #1 killer in women. Women statistically take better care of themselves health-wise, than men do. Women see doctors more frequently and are more likely to follow those doctors’ recommendations closely. Why would both men and women have the same most common cause of death?
Heart attack symptoms in men are well known. We all know what it means when a guy on TV clutches his chest or left arm and falls over. This scene is often followed by a rush to the emergency room in an ambulance, and a shirtless guy being shocked back to sinus rhythm with the electric paddles. “CLEAR!” Right? Everyone knows that’s what a heart attack looks like. Because of TV.
Except you can’t show a topless woman on TV - and you can’t defibrillate a woman in a bra. So victims of heart attacks on TV are *always* male. Did you know that a woman having a heart attack is more likely to have back or jaw pain than chest or left arm pain? I didn’t - because I’ve never seen a woman having a heart attack. I’ve been trained in CPR and Advanced First Aid by the Red Cross over 15 times in my life, the videos and booklets always have a guy and say the same thing about clutching his chest and/or bicep.
And people laugh when I tell them women are still invisible in this world.
Things I did not know, but should.
“The study found that 42% of women who have heart attacks never experience the “classic heart attack symptom” of tightness or pain in the chest. Instead, they may develop pain in the back or jaw, light-headedness, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath.”
I remember reading about this earlier, this is important to know.
Eating raspberry yogurt cos I’m feeling lonely.