Chronically intoxicated. Forgets to wash her face before bed. Always laughs at herself. Pretty smart for a bird. Big fan of the third person. yopartyfalcon AT gmail.com
@redheaded&crazy Shhhhhhhhhh. :)
My darling child. The tale you continue to spin for yourself is glittering and beautifully rationalized. One day, I hope, I truly hope you can see the myopia of it all. I hope you grow and learn. And manage to make your world so much larger and more fulfilled than a perfectly proportioned faux tree.
I felt my hackles rise, reading about your blithe indifference; jealous and spiteful of your waste and carelessness. But as I read to the end, I realized you are, in fact, simply still very young. And there is very little sense in envying or hating the young for their youth or the privileged for their opportunity.
You may have ended this piece, but you don't really have a conclusion. Maybe in ten years or twenty or forty, you'll have the grace and opportunity to revisit, reflect and rewrite about waste and debt and perfection and grief and hopefully, wisdom.
Hey y'all. I've been away, I know. And some of you sent me real actual post mail that I've felt too guilty to open. (Love you, PPM!) And so it sits tacked to my fridge, staring at me.
Miss you all. I'll be back.
@Veronica Mars is smarter than me It's me. I've flown the coop for a bit but had to check in for something so dear to my heart.
@Party Falcon OH and don't forget, no matter how unsuitable YOU think you are as a donor, sign up anyway. You might have pickled your liver and ignored the crap out of your cardiovascular health, but that doesn't mean your kidneys and whatever else aren't just perfect for two other people! Signing up to be a donor doesn't mean they'll HAVE to take your organs, it just gives a professional the opportunity to evaluate them and take what is medically appropriate.
We've got a lot of 70 year olds on our list who wouldn't mind a 75 year old kidney in the least, but those 75 year olds feel like they're too old to bother to donate. Which is silliness, let the surgeons do their jobs. No 6 year old is going to get a 60 year old kidney, but a 65 year old would do great with it, you know?
@packedsuitcase Oh, that is just the hardest prejudice to overcome in terms of organ donation and it makes me so sad. If people like your grandmother could see the number of forms and checks and double-checks that need to happen before an OPO team is even called in? She would understand that something like that couldn't NEVER happen.
Do it. Do it. Do it.
It's so cheesy, but y'all, one person can make SUCH a difference and save the lives of so many. Say yes when you renew your license or ID card and TELL your loved ones. Mwah! PartyFalcon Kisses to all of you!
(And on a related note: Helmets on Motorcyles, at all times. Unless you enjoy playing Organ Donor Roulette, then, by all means, proudly wield your bare melon.)
Thank you for this knowledge, Edith. I will both dust my fancy rock pile AND sally forth with some spectacular cleavage this evening. (Even though we're only having pizza and beer.)
(And who are we kidding, every day is cleavage day for PF. Errbody wants to stroke my breast feathers. )
@Third Wave Housewife Kiddo, a moment of Real Talk, even if you hate PF a little for it:
You are having the world's worst period right now, right? Hormones fuck your shit up and I'm pretty sure they're doing a number on you.
Your dude is probably all of the things you are hating right now. It's clearly been bothering you from some recessed place for a while and you haven't want to deal. But sugarplum, now isn't the time. Hang on to some of these things, of course! Don't let them go back into hiding! Just give yourself some time to get through Period Hell, first, okay?
And I will totally Overnight-Saturday-Delivery FedEx you some Soft Scrub, if it will help!
@The Lady of Shalott MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! For a bird, I'm pretty good at the mails, I promise!