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That's what has become of me.  I have well and truly lost it.

Thanks to one of my RL friends, who reads my journal, for letting me know how much of a bitch I sounded in this post.

I think we all know what a rant is, don't we?  Trust that I am polite 99.9% of the time.  It's that 0.01% of sociopath that brings on posts like that.  Probably too many shots to the dome from good old mom.  :P

1.  Once you've lost a certain amount of weight, you can't let up on your workout routine.  Things start to sag in places that make you cringe.  I never worried about what my ass looked like in jeans before.  Now I have a BIG motivator to get back to the gym after days weeks almost 2 months. 

2.  People are nicer when you're thinner.  You don't get those "goddamn, that's a big fat ass" looks.  The guy in the drive-thru window at Wendy's (*cringe* staying away from fast food is one of my goals) actually said, "have a nice day, now" while smiling at me.  I was weirded out by that.

3.  I WEAR THE SAME SIZE PANTS AS MY SKINNY-ASS SISTER!  Ahahahahahaha!  However, she has a very large chest, which means she goes home with the prize.  I just have my horizontal valley.

Also, positive vibes and good karma going out to everyone who is having a hard time right now.  It seems to be a long list of people.  I do take time out at the end of the day to think about the people I care about, and the majority of that list lately has been people from LJ and online.  Special hugs and loff to:

[livejournal.com profile] annibug
[livejournal.com profile] strangerface
[livejournal.com profile] silverbookworm
[livejournal.com profile] light_music
[livejournal.com profile] littletort

'Night, y'all.

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Date: 2005-01-11 10:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lissannej.livejournal.com
Er, I didn't think you sounded like a bitch. We all need to vent, no? Thanks for the hugs -- right back atcha. ♥

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Date: 2005-01-11 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dopeydora-67.livejournal.com
You are entitled to have a moan and a bitch, especially if you've have had a bad day or someone has upset you.
Sometimes if you share whats bothering/upsetting you, it can make you feel so much better after you have posted it.

Cathy N/dopeydora (who does not think you bitch too much)

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Date: 2005-01-11 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] authenticjoy.livejournal.com
Er, where's teh beeyotch? Maybe I have a lot to learn about social graces, but I don't see bitchiness in that post. I just got through ranting about smoking and I was twice as bitchy as you.

Was it about all the kids running wild? I call it Squall Mart. I can't stand all the free-range children in that store. They drive me nuts.

I worry about them too. They are ripe for the picking if a person with nefarious intent happened upon some of them. The parents aren't paying the least bit of attention to them. That sucks.

I know parenting is hard work, but honestly, it isn't as if people don't have plenty of warning that they are going to become parents. It's a choice people make. Don't parents love their children enough to make sure they are safe? That's what annoys me just as much as the frikkin' noise - And that annoys me a whole lot.

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Date: 2005-01-12 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quidditchgrrl.livejournal.com
Amen to that. I'm a student of Gavin DeBecker - who's written books on personal and family safety - and it scares me to death to see a kid running around a store without a parent in sight.

What gets me is that this seems to be normal, everyday behavior for these kids. And add the parents' screeching, "Y'all SHUT UP!" every five seconds...that's just what I get for going to Mall-Wart.

It's much worse at the library. At the other branch I worked at, there were emergency doors in the children's department that opened right out onto the circular dropoff area. It would be the perfect abduction point - far enough from the librarian's desk that they couldn't get there fast enough and the door was facing where you couldn't see cars parked in the circle. Two steps from the door and the kid is out of sight. Eight steps and they're gone.

People leave their small children alone at the library all the time, and just assume that a)"nothing bad ever happens at the library" and b)it's the job of library staff to babysit their kids. We've called the police for children under the age of 5 left alone (i.e. their parents dropped them off and LEFT THE LIBRARY), and the parents had the nerve to be angry that the authorities were called. *headdesk*

This guy might be one of our regular customers, and we have a couple of convicted pedos who come into the building nearly every day.

Scary, ain't it?

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Date: 2005-01-12 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] authenticjoy.livejournal.com
I don't get it either. I honestly don't.

I have to say right now that the problem isn't all parents. I see plenty of good ones. I see plenty of really good kids too. As a childfree person in her 40s, I really try to see the good in both. I pay compliments when I see it because I'm a big believer in Skinner and positive reinforcement and I don't think we have enough of it for good parenting. Unfortunately, my little contributions are just a drop in a huge ocean.

I worry about little kids I see roaming around all alone too. Sometimes I will keep an eye on them myself, just because I know that I don't have ulterior motives, but in the long run, I suppose I'm putting myself at risk.

The people who leave kids at the library just floor me. Librarians are not babysitters. (Teachers aren't babysitters either, but they won't ever get that one.) I honestly don't understand that. People really do have the whole "village" mentality when it comes to kids. Maybe it's because society as a whole has allowed them to think that their contribution to the gene pool is actually a lot more valuable than it really is. They are too valuable as people to allow them to be abused or used by guys like that, though.

Okay, enough beeyotching for one morning.

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Date: 2005-01-11 03:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] instantramen
Considering I don't like Wally-world too much myself, I think that entry sounded perfectly reasonable. I'm only nearly twenty and I've got a whole section in my brain about "kids today."

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Date: 2005-01-12 09:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deirdre-riordan.livejournal.com
People are nicer when you're thinner.

Dear lord, so been there. I did it in high school. In May I was worthless and ugly and not worth talking to, and in September I was suddenly OMG teh kewlness. It made me so incredibly bitter to think that I'm only worth associating with when I'm skinny. Though I think part of that is probably that the way you feel about yourself influences the way you act, and thus how other people react to you. Unfortunately, though, it's not the whole picture. *shakes fist at society*


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