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post-graduate losings and musings Formerly lalie (apologetic mess) on the JZBL. Faux-academic librarian. Midwest is best.
~ Friday, July 25 ~
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Is Hotwives any good?  Should I watch that tonight?  I need wine and funny things because fuck this week.


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What the fuck how did I not know that Jay is 12 years older than Beyonce?

I feel so ashamed by this gap in my pop culture knowledge.


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susiethemoderator:

susiethemoderator:

unapologetically-black:

Study finds: White children far more negative about interactions with different races than Black children.

Is anyone actually surprised though?

These are the children of the adults who were raised by the people who fought to keep Jim Crow alive. These children are being raised by the offspring of men and women who lynched black people for sitting on the wrong side of a restaurant; the very people who fought to keep segregation alive and killed Martin Luther King Jr.

So by all means, I doubt we needed a study to prove this fact true.

To add to the above argument:

Even if the child is raised in a household where race is NOT a topic of discussion the child will still pick up on Racial Micro Aggressions.

If you have never spoken ill of black men, yet you clutch your purse or lock your windows when one is around; your child will notice that and process “black men are dangerous”. If you discuss how you don’t like when people get tans and have darker skin your child will process “dark skin is ugly” and it doesn’t help that the mass media the child is watching also projects this notion that white is the standard of beauty and those who do not adhere are deemed ugly and unworthy. If you don’t associate with people of color or keep any relations short and brief?; your child will too.

Many parents fail to realize that their children are ALWAYS watching them, always. Just like baby ducks following their mama, a child follows it’s parents. It’s a survival tactic for a child to copy the adult and bring the caregivers characteristics into their own being.

You may think “oh he didn’t say anything” or “he’s playing he’s not listening to my conversation”; but he is. Which is why many people turn out like their parents or develop similar parenting styles.

My cousin’s first memory of my father is him yelling racist shit out the window at a black person.  My dad is racist as all get out.  My mom is more of what I call a “casual racist,” which she claims to be anti-racist but some of the shit she says/does, man…

It took me years to even BEGIN to undo that.  I have to constantly check my own thoughts in surprising ways.  It’s fucked.  The way I explain it to people is that it’s like alcoholism. Even after alcoholics stop drinking, they’re always an alcoholic.  And I will always be a recovering racist.


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Should I be a dick and put “Main Campus Librarian” on my business cards rather than just “Librarian”?  It is my title, it’s just not the title on my job description.  Plus it sounds more important.

They did just give me another department to manage with no raise in pay so I’m kind of tempted.


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teamsternation:

Why are these workers protesting? Because their bathroom breaks are limited to six minutes per day. Seriously: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/regulate-bathroom-work/story?id=24581940

This is some Catholic school style shit. 

teamsternation:

Why are these workers protesting? Because their bathroom breaks are limited to six minutes per day. Seriously: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/regulate-bathroom-work/story?id=24581940

This is some Catholic school style shit. 


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~ Thursday, July 24 ~
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aka14kgold answered: My mom uses AmEx for the miles, no idea what the fee is.

$175/year @_@


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What credit card do y’all have for airline miles?

And what’s your annual fee?

Living away from home and having all these upcoming weddings and shit is gonna be a pain.  Might as well try to get something with rewards.


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Bridesmaid shoes.  Yea/nay?  3.5 inch heel.  I wanted a chunkier heel but close toe + chunky heel + silver seems not to exist.

Bridesmaid shoes.  Yea/nay?  3.5 inch heel.  I wanted a chunkier heel but close toe + chunky heel + silver seems not to exist.


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As of yesterday I’ve been given an entire additional department to run with 4 more employees to oversee (including two who the dean admitted are “useless”) with no additional pay.

That came a day after my coworker tried to kiss me.

Is this week over yet?


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