With friends like Natalie, who needs frenemies? :-/
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose The Hairpin Club for Sweatpants-Clad Misanthropes? Yes, this could be a thing. (Though right now I am actually wearing yoga pants. I believe that is an acceptable variation that is allowed for by the bylaws.)
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose yeah, I mean, to be fair, work ruins everything, you know? Except sweatpants at the end of the day.
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose After I posted this (and the edit timer ran out, natch) I realized the vagueness of this comment made me sound perhaps more aggressive than intended. I just don't find religion very interesting, to be honest. One of my previous jobs involved a fair bit of interacting with religion/religious history/theology on a scholarly level,* and it was just really boring to me.
I don't begrudge anyone their religious practice or beliefs (though the standard "keep your religion out of my bedroom/pants" disclaimer applies), I am just... uninterested.
*being intentionally vague here for reasons of anonymity
Jia, you're a great interviewer -- one of the best -- but frankly, this whole series leaves me cold. (That said, I clicked through, so I guess you win?)
@readsonly I was just about to make this point. This is their full time job... the point about people not taking their jobs seriously (why can't you go day drinking, etc) is a valid one, but it doesn't have anything to do with the second shift.
Also, making labor invisible is just how good writing works. Whether that's fair or not (or even widely known) is of course open for discussion.
@stonefruit they sure did! These people are idiots. Though I take their point about the Capitol (during the party scene) looking like the 80s threw up on it. That's a legit criticism.
@hedgehogerie I mean, if someone can't get their shit together enough to google "resources for parents of transgendered kids" or "what is transgendered" or "transgender etiquette" or fucking "PFLAG," which may not be a perfect match but could probably point them in the right direction, I just don't think that LW3 is obligated to do all the heavy lifting for them. QC is right; acceptance doesn't just arrive in the mail. You have to do the work for it. An occasional misgendering (honest mistake) or clueless question is one thing, but they're being deliberately obtuse and hurtful, and that's not okay.
I needed some new pants, so I bought some new pants (same pants, three colors) online at 40% off. Does this count? I hate shopping, crowds, cold weather, holiday music, and forced cheer, so plan to stay inside until April. I may rouse myself sufficiently to come to the door to meet the pizza delivery man. We'll see.
@leonstj your plan involves putting on pants, which is impressive! Good luck to you.