You know when you wake up and the day just doesn’t seem promising at all? That happened to me today. It was raining and gloomy and that didn’t change all day. It was only slightly nightmarish for me because I had to catch the bus to work.
When I walked into the kitchen with my stuff I was literally dripping wet, but still managed to say hi to Helen. She was cleaning the woks again. She cleans them every Tuesday. She didn’t like the sound of my ‘hi’ and asked me what was wrong. She hadn’t seen me at that point. I came back up the stairs and I told her: “I’m cold, I’m wet and my uterus is trying to kill me.” She stared at me for a second (because no one knows what to expect when I’m talking) then told me not to stand in front of the fan, I would catch a cold. It was kind of funny and sweet in Helen’s weird and wonderful way. It took me most of the night to warm up, but because I was dishwashing, it was impossible to get dry.
I guess Helen felt bad for me. Later, she offered me some ice cream. I ended up eating two pear and ginger sorbets as well as an ice cream I forget the name of. YAY!
I also watched The View today. I don’t watch it often but my mom came home for lunch and that’s what she was watching. Let me tell you! I don’t think I’ll watch it again for a while. They are annoying! Ugh. Sherri and Elizabeth were coming down on Janeane Garafollo for saying Barrack Obama’s speech calling for prayer to help the Gulf oil spill disaster was “anti-intellectual and pandering”. So... Lauren’s thoughts. Oil spills like this one seem to be technical, engineering, scientific problems which is what I took “intellectual” to mean. And while prayer which is “religious and spiritual” can’t hurt, God also has the right to say “No, I don’t think I’ll help you out with this one”. So, pray on, by all means, but I’m thinking getting some engineers in there will help out too. Next thing that... bothered me, was the discussion about keeping gay men from donating blood because apparently there’s a fear of AIDS. Gah! Haven’t we figured out yet that AIDS doesn’t come from gay people? We don’t have a gene! Also, apparently black gay men on the down low are responsible for the spread of AIDS in the African American community. How is that not homophobic? No wonder they don’t come out. I’m pretty sure that regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, anyone is capable of infecting a partner with AIDS. Why is it that the conservative ones are the loudest on that show? They piss me off. I lost track of how many times my eyebrow raised and how many times I was shouting “What? WTF? Seriously!? Are you friggin’ kidding me?!” They didn’t listen. And here’s my final comment on the matter, coming out isn’t only hard for those of African descent. Other races, cultures, ethnicities have their own hang ups that make it hard.
Okay, I’m done now. I really shouldn’t watch that show... Sorry about the rant.