@Redheads have even more fun I actually grew up at the top of the Central Valley! So my town mostly swapped the self actualizing hippie speak for prosperity gospel stuff & the energy healings for the faith healings. I cannot say it is preferable! They are kind of the two sides of the same coin, though, aren't they? There are a lots of things I miss about California, though, like warmth & mountains and fresh accessible produce & hot springs.
It's interesting that you'd say that about OK, b/c I recently learned that my area had a bunch of people migrate there during the Depression - enough so that some d the dialect was preserved.
@supernintendochalmers Man, one must be unrelenting! If he's not an actual coworker (this is sounding like one of those shared workspaces?) then one has more leverage, despite the lack of an HR department. Think about dog training, and extinction behavior. It'll get worse before it gets better, probably, but never give in! Just like my border collie eventually learned, you can't get everything you want by jumping around and nipping at people's butts.
DEAR LORD. I have relatives who are super into that "don't want to deal with your negativity" thing, so I fear it may have spread up the entire West Coast at this point in time. My burgeoning love for the Midwest really bloomed the day I realized that 1) no one has ever, ever asked to adjust my chi (OR WORSE TRIED WITHOUT ASKING), and 2) no one has ever talked about their own or anyone else's energy or levels of spiritual evolution. Sometimes I'm sad b/c I cannot find anyone to teach me to make my own tempeh, and also mountains are great and the snow sucks, but we all have to make trade offs.
Aside from my simmering and growing hatred for Californese, this story was extremely invigorating. Shaming people into decent citizenship! That is my favorite thing! As you can see, with this & the repeated failed tempeh attempts, I'm a real party.
@j-i-a Jia, I figured you would've checked but since it didn't say anything about that in the article I was worried. Thanks for responding!
Please tell me that Angela is not her real name.
On "The truth is, the ten or twenty minutes I was somebody’s mother were black magic": Ariel Levy's "Thanksgiving in Mongolia"
@aphrabean Ms. Haze, specifically: what an impressive person.
GOD MILLENIALS WHY ARE YOU SO GREAT.
@themegnapkin Read the shit out of bell hooks herself! "Feminism is for Everybody." But also all her other stuff. Also Kimberle Crenshaw who literally invented intersectionality!