When I was a kid, I used to get in trouble for crying. Now, I kind of just do it all the time. Periodically, I share what made me cry lately so we can commiserate together like a great big bawly mess.
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At age 4 or 5, my mother and Bubbe take my sister and I to a diner. They order my sister a milkshake, which she doesn’t want. I ask for one and am refused, told that I don’t need it.
A few weeks ago, I attended this show with my mom. It was nice to hear all these men and women tell stories about mothers or motherhood. Naturally, some of their stories made me cry. Motherhood seems exhausting and emotionally taxing 100% of the time. I think I’ll stick with dog ownership for the time being.
This article about Thunder player Steven Adams totally made me cry. Just the idea that he’s such an amazing player now, and that he got there simply because a coach took a chance on him that allowed him to go to a private school that gave him the opportunity to become the person he is now is pretty mind blowing. Imagine if all kids were given that chance. Now, imagine how many kids don’t get that chance.
Oklahoma has the highest teen birth rate in U.S. among Hispanic teens (and among highest for white and black teens) https://t.co/IpMKOOrF4W
— Jaclyn Cosgrove (@jaclyncosgrove) May 2, 2016
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Oklahoma likes to use the “necessity” of small government as an excuse to fail women. And while I wholeheartedly believe that all mothers, no matter their age, should be valued and not judged, I also believe that we need to expand education and birth control resources to help those young women who would like to delay having a baby.
If your response to that is that young women should keep their legs together, you need to fuck off immediately. This blog is not a place where your judgmental, backward ass is welcome.
The wife of comedian, Patton Oswalt, recently passed away in her sleep. I’ve enjoyed many of Oswalt’s comedy shows. Some of my best memories with Chris involve him — like the time we listened to one of his shows as we drove up to Colorado for the Great American Beer Festival. It seems like an unfair thing to happen to a man who brought so much laughter to so many people.