So, I've never seen Willard. I put it on my Netflix, and today it came in the mail. So I'm sitting there with a beer, trying to watch it while reading some homework, when a movement catches my eye. I glance over and see my cat, think nothing of it, and return to my movie/beer/assignment. Then I see my cat run away, so I looked more closely and BAM! There is my rat, Mr. Bond, chilling in the living room.
He'd never escaped from his cage before, and I thought it was so insanely hilarious that he decided to make a break for it while I was watching Willard that I decided to let him stay and watch the movie with me. What a sense of humor my little guy has. It totally made my day!
I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately, and I get pretty annoyed when I hear people say, [in reference to the gay population] "I don't care what they do as long as they don't force it on me."
I thought this was a pretty legit comment most of my life, but hearing it several times in the last few hours, it dawned on me how much it really gets my blood going. What does it require to be perceived as a force? Being hit on? I get hit on by straight people all the time, and I find it flattering. So someone finds you attracted and they offer to buy you a drink. If it bothers you, you say, "No, thank you" and it's done with. No forcing.
Do they try to convince you that you would be better off being gay? Pass out pamphlets? Assemble in front of your homes, churches, and businesses to tell you how sinful/wrong/disgusting you are for being straight? No. It just doesn't happen. No gay person that I have ever met or heard of has ever attempted to force The Gay on the unsuspecting, innocent, doe-eyed straight folk.
I'm not saying that all LGBT people are beaming rays of sunshine with nothing but love and good intentions, I'm just observing the mass hypocrisy. It upsets me, especially since ever day that I go into work, little Miss Caroline tells me that I'd be happier with a man, and that I only need to have sex with a man to know that it'd be better than with a woman, and then points out a customer who might be looking my way and tells me to ask for his phone number. Do I hate all straight people because of her? Of course not. Why wouldn't a straight person in the same position (which I doubt actually happens) just take it with a grain of salt?
I think they just say that to hide behind their disgust, implying that I am an inherently inferior and unpleasant person. Guh. I'm just so annoyed with people today.
So there's a documentary that came out called 8: The Mormon Proposition, all about Mormons, gays, and Prop 8, right? Now that Prop 8 has been overturned, the demand for it finally decreased on Netflix, and I got my first chance to watch it.
Holy hell. They have footage from this protest at BYU circa 2007. I not only participated in this protest, but I helped plan the Q&A section. Immediately after all the media came out, some with my name on it, declaring I'm a lesbian, I came out to my parents. And they really hated that I'd tarnished the family name forever because of my participation.
I hope they never have a desire to see this film, cuz I'm totally in it. My dad might have a heart attack. Also, my roommate's ex gives an interview. How weird is that??
An old co-worker and I were going to grab some Korean for lunch today, and we planned this like a week ago, but her baby got sick this morning. So now I have no one to eat Korean with, and I really don't want to go alone because this restaurant is not really busy, and I don't want to be the ONLY one in there. :(
I am making homemade kimchi. Three different kinds! Unfortunately I didn't look through all of the recipes before leaving for the store and left out some ingredients, but I'm sure I'll enjoy my kimchi anyway. :D I'm soooo excited and very impatient. I might stay up until midnight, just so I can start the next step in the process. Boo on letting the cabbage soak six hours. :(!!
Can I just say how excited I am for Korea? I haven't even applied yet, and all I can think of is the yard sale I'll have to get rid of all my current stuff, and when I can get my cats to a vet for their checkups so they'll be healthy enough to travel. I'm so obsessed.... I don't know if I'll ever want to come back. For serious.
My roommate made her first payment to me in over two months in the amount of $60. She still owes me $130. And yet today she received a HUGE box filled with books she ordered online. None of them are related to her profession- they are all about sex. The invoice states she spent $112.18 on books.
And yet I have $0.12 in my bank account because of her. I could kill her.
Joanna, my rat, just died of what I can only assume was a respitory infection. She was holed up in her igloo for three days, which I just ignored because I was told pregnant rats sometimes do that. And she was chillin with Lovette, who prefers the igloo anyway. There was some difficulty breathing, a thick reddish discharge around her eyes and nostrils (which I thought was blood from a very bad fight), and severe lethargy.
Carried her all the way to the store (put her in my bag once we got in there) so I could give her some pedialyte as soon as I had it- and as I'm getting the syringe close to her face, she was gone. Last week my favorite mouse died in my hands, and now my favorite rat. So I rush home and check Lovette- sure enough, she's sick too, but she was fat enough that she isn't all skin and bones just yet. So now I'm force feeding her pedialyte, which she likes, and I'm giving her fatty, high protein foods. I hope she doesn't get as severe a case as Joanna. The nearest Emergency Vet is NOT anywhere near me, and my vets are closed on weekends, and I have no money.