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kitanabychoice fitness thread!8th-Feb-2013 11:25 pm (UTC)
what workouts are you _p'ers doing? I wanna know!

also, why did nobody mention how delicious candied ginger is to me before? D:


Edited at 2013-02-08 11:25 pm (UTC)
mycenaes Re: fitness thread!8th-Feb-2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
I go to the gym about three days a week (because it's cold, and I walk up to the gym for a warmup/walk back for a cooldown, agh) and I run a mile and sometimes do the plank for an ab workout.

I need to amp up my workouts, though, because...well, because I don't want to be lazy anymore, lolol. >.>
margerydaw_s2 8th-Feb-2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
Stressful as fuck week dealing with homophobes and general dickbaggery. Hope you guys have been having a better week!
thecityofdis 8th-Feb-2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
actually my week has kind of blown and i am p much near tears, and some of it might be my medication making me MORE exhausted, but mostly fuck everything i want pizza and puppies and to never leave my house again.
rjdaae 8th-Feb-2013 11:29 pm (UTC)

In other news, I discovered these action figures the other day, and thought they'd be relevant to _P's interests. XD

There's Wolf Bill, Lincolnstein, Baracula, The Ronmy, Monster from the Watergate Lagoon, Phantom of the White House (Kennedy), and Zombush. I want them all.

Edited at 2013-02-08 11:31 pm (UTC)
wrestlingdog 9th-Feb-2013 12:45 am (UTC)
I thought for a second the Wolfman was Stephen Fry and I couldn't figure out what it had to do with _p.
encircleme 8th-Feb-2013 11:30 pm (UTC)

I'm also sick with the flu, and at least today I seem to be able to stay awake for 2 hours instead of 45 minutes like yesterday and my fever is only 101 instead of 103? I am so bored of chicken soup, oj and insanely large quantities of liquids.

I also finished The West Wing two days ago and I can't. I'm so sad. WHAT AM I GOING TO WATCH NOW?
ms_mmelissa 8th-Feb-2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
Slings & Arrows?
ms_mmelissa 8th-Feb-2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
What is going on in that screencap?
layweed 8th-Feb-2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
MAH JOB <3 The love-fest goes on, lol. Hopefully by this time next week I will be qualified to work on non-active cases! Yay first phase of training over!

Stay safe y'all up in the Northeast! News reports going on about the possibly record setting snowfall/etc that's gonna hit.
thinkatory 8th-Feb-2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
Yeeeeah. ABC News says people in Boston area will be charged up to $500 or get a year in jail if they drive in this weather.
aerdran 8th-Feb-2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
Started my new job on Monday. My shift for two days was 7:30 to 4:00, then I switched 5:00 to 2:30. Getting up early sucks! But I get to be out to get my daughter at school, which is a bonus. Good thing there's an energy drink I like that actually works on me!

I still am hoping to go back to the place I worked before, but they're only hiring temps right now, and through the agency I went to for the job I have now, so they can't help me. Hopefully they'll direct hire soon! This job isn't bad, but I like the other one much better. And it isn't so far.

We shall see.

I am SO sleeping in this weekend.
browneyedguuurl 9th-Feb-2013 12:19 am (UTC)
redstar826 8th-Feb-2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
I feel like it is a great injustice to have a snow day only to not be able to enjoy it due to the flu

/first world problems

also, holy shit, this flu. I feel like I've been run over by a truck
shortsweetcynic 9th-Feb-2013 06:13 am (UTC)
:( feel better, love.
vulturoso 8th-Feb-2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
Guys. You guys.

I got a 21% raise this week.

So fucking happy.
rjdaae 8th-Feb-2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! :D
violetrose 8th-Feb-2013 11:45 pm (UTC)
I've actually been doing pretty good for a while now. I have an active social life, am starting volunteering this month and next, and saw my friends baby on Wednesday. I went to her flat, and we went and had some lunch. Her baby is just the cutest! And I managed to calm her down almost everytime she cried. She loves her bouncer, too. We kept her in that most of the time because it keeps her happy, lol, but I still got lots of cuddles. She's also getting to the state where she's starting to smile! :D

My volunteering will be for befriending (where vulnerable people and people with disabilities apply to get a befriender so they can actually have someone take them to places and give them a link to the outside world). The coordinator just has to match me up with someone first. And I'm also going to start working/volunteering in a shop next month, too. Only four hours for one day a week at first, but I'll build up my hours eventually.
poetic_pixie_13 9th-Feb-2013 12:11 am (UTC)

I want one. I'm 22. Shut up, ovaries.
munky_of_magyar Boston-Stormagedden: Dark Lord of All8th-Feb-2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
A shout out to all the Bostonians on ONTD_P. It has been a surreal experience for me. I am originally from Syracuse, NY. Where we can get 2ft per hour and be in the single digits at the same time. So for me, 2ft of snow is no big deal. Watching everyone panic and freak out...and completely empty Shaws of all non-perishables + bread, has been interesting, to say the least.

I work as a bartender/server at the Holiday Inn and my boss is freaking out. She has put everybody that was scheduled to work this weekend up at the hotel, to make sure we all came to work. So I am just hanging out and drinking tea until the breakfast shift starts. What is everyone else doing?

Stay safe and warm.
layweed Re: Boston-Stormagedden: Dark Lord of All8th-Feb-2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
That's how I felt when I was in NYC last year during Sandy though. I've lived in places which are no stranger to bad storms and typhoons and hurricanes (Taiwan especially, every other week during typhoon season). So I was like...ehhhh? What's the big deal? And then the storm hit and the rest is history, so Idk.
otana 8th-Feb-2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
This week has been amazing for me. My two unemployed roomies got jobs, I have four more auditions lined up, my audition yesterday wasn't great but taught me TONS about how to improve, I got amazing free advice from a makeup artist, got called in for background work AND I got my tax refund.

In bad news, my homeless friend, Red is doing very poorly. We took him to hospital today and we're hoping they keep him overnight so he can rest, then tomorrow we'll offer to take him to rehab. Random Acts is going to send me a $200 check and we're gonna go on a shopping spree for him, get him some new clothes and a backpack and some prepaid cards for local food places. The poor guy was mugged recently and lost everything he'd saved up from begging, and I hope this'll help replace some of what he lost.
violetrose 8th-Feb-2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
The poor guy was mugged recently and lost everything he'd saved up from begging, and I hope this'll help replace some of what he lost.

Ugh, that's awful. I really hope he can get back on his feet soon enough. Is he on any lists for low-income housing? That could help.
popehippo 8th-Feb-2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
oh god I'm gonna need context for that banner XD
margerydaw_s2 9th-Feb-2013 12:03 am (UTC)
maynardsong on sexism in superbowl ads - this could get TL DR8th-Feb-2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
I basically had a vehement disagreement with one of my (female and feminist! WTF!) friends, and half our mutual friends agreed with her wholeheartedly, about sexism in the superbowl. Basically, she put up a wall of text in her fb status that said, "Ok. I'm sure I'm prodding the hornet's nest here, don't give a s**t cause I'm a little irritable atm and I've been hearing this all week. Sick of women complaining about sexism in Superbowl commercials. Do they cater to men? Of course, it's a sporting event. They're trying to market to the demographic that is on by in large most inclined to watch football. Duh. It would be amazingly stupid to try to market all of your commercials to the gender less inclined to be watching. Does this mean women don't watch the superbowl? Of course not. But everyone has a demographic to cater to, and the goal of commercials is to SELL S*T, not make a statement. Why the hell are women crucifying companies for acting like....uh...companies? They're not running charities, they're trying to make you buy crap. Duh. And come on, being pissed about portraying people in assumed gender roles? Let's face it, companies pay millions and millions for mere seconds of air during the superbowl, they really don't have time to sit and say "Here's Bar Rafaeli," she's beautiful but just because she chose to be in a career that is all about aesthetics doesn't mean we only value how she looks as a supermodel" I mean, come on--how many extra seconds (millions) would it take to caveat every effin commercial with a politically correct disclaimer? And are we forgetting that there was some pretty nice Calvin Klein objectification of the men-folk? Did guys get all pissy, or did they just figure that maybe a company was acting like a company and was trying to sell a product?"
maynardsong Re: on sexism in superbowl ads - this could get TL DR9th-Feb-2013 12:02 am (UTC)
I pointed out that objectification of hot guys versus hot girls are not equivalent, given that guys aren't routinely reduced to their looks. I also pointed out that women aren't just a minority in the superbowl audience. We're pretty damn close to a full half! And it would be even higher if it weren't for the sexism. And that getting bothered by "pettier" forms of sexism hardly detracts from the "real" issues. (side note: yeah, in her comment, she actually went the "God, why are you bitching about sexism in ads, you're totally undermining the fight against violence against women this way." To which I made a side note that dude, your two walls of text lambasting women who bitch about sexism in commercials don't also do that?) And that what, does this mean I don't get to get angry about some idiot on the street shouting a racial slur at me because hey, back in the motherland, people have it way worse?

And her response was this: I love you but I assumed we would have to agree to disagree on this one. I believe I did actually mention above that women also watch the superbowl. Any time you have ANY beautiful person on TV, someone can make the case for objectification/people only being there as eye candy. The only way to get rid of that potential complaint is to throw burqas/potato sacks over everyone on telivision or only hire the most sexually unappealing individuals in existence. By the same token, putting ANY person in ANY gender role, whether traditional or not, can result in people complaining that "Why did you put a woman in a traditional woman's role? How sexist" ---or "Why did you put a woman in a traditional male role?" Why Doesn't this company care about women doing traditional things?" And time IS actually a pretty finite resource in that there are only so many hours in the day, I'm not saying you don't CARE about multiple things, but yes, time that you spend doing ANYTHING does in fact detract from other things you could be doing with that time. Even If you’re multi-tasking, attention being focused in one direction is attention that was not spent on something else. The goal of ads --reach as many people as you can as quickly as possible and get them to buy s*t. That means you have to market to what MOST of the people react to MOST of the time. That means that you cater to stay-at-home moms when selling laundry detergent. Doesn't mean you don't think there can be stay-at-home dads, or that you think men can't do laundry (they can't, lol) it just means that the company thinks that based on the stats, there are more women doing the domestic thing than men, which is true. Ads are meant to market to the present demographic, no matter who that is. Marketing to what you WISH your target audience would be doesn't make people buy stuff. I COULD have spent that time writing two texts doing something else. But, since I'm already a volunteer at the local sexual assault crisis center, have a full-time job, plus overtime, plus plus harp gigs, plus Shakespeare, plus Muay Thai, plus working on my master's, at some point, trying to devote every hour of my life to women's issues is neither realistic nor healthy for me. Unfortunately, I am not that much of a martyr and I'm ok with that. Neglecting employment/harp gigs would give me more time to focus on rape, but sadly it isn't really an option for me--- since I firmly believe that one of the greatest tenets of feminism is independence and self reliance-- thus if I was unable to pay my rent/student loans I would be unable to live on my own independently and that would be personally damaging to me as a feminist. Would quiting my job, devoting 24 hrs of the day to rape be noble? Of course, but once again, not a martyr."
mycenaes 8th-Feb-2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
1.) I passed the minimum word count on my mini big bang! :D

2.) I got tickets to see Iphigenia at Aulis at La MaMa in NYC with my friend in March! I'm so excited, because it's one of my favorite myths/plays, and I can't wait to see it live on stage. History! Mythology! Yeah!

3.) I'm tipsy off of wine and it is gr8.
keeperofthekeys 8th-Feb-2013 11:58 pm (UTC)

This youtube channel basically saved my week. It's so adorable.

Emotionally this was an absolute shit week (seems to be a theme, hugs to all in _p). Nothing in particular happened. Yay bipolar II. I think I'm through the worst of it but I'm still feeling drained from hitting bottom mid-week. I'm currently trying to gather up the energy to do a short workout, which has been an issue all week. And I need to get in shape for the obstacle 5k I'm running in a few months :|
margerydaw_s2 9th-Feb-2013 12:08 am (UTC)
Hugs back to you if you want them. I'm sorry things are crap right now :(
poetic_pixie_13 Happy Thread!9th-Feb-2013 12:00 am (UTC)

So, my dad just knocked on my door, looked in and very gravely said, "Pi, you smell" before leaving.

This is my family. This is where I get it from. And I hope that there are people in your life that are just as ridiculous and silly and let you know how much they love you by insulting you on a daily basis. (.... or is that just how I show affection?) I hope you have a reason to smile every day, really smile in that way that makes your eyes crinkle. And maybe some days we can't smile. That's OK. Some days we just stay at home with a pint of ice cream and rewatch entire seasons of our favourite TV shows. That's cool. Some days we just need to be. That's normal.

But our days change, yes they can go from happy to sad but they can also go from depressed to hopeful, listless to joyful, unmotivated to inspired. Don't give up. You are wonderfulfantasticsuperawesomesexyfinebeautifulsmartamazing. You are all these things and more and you are so, so, so loved because of it. You are loved and not ever ever ever ever everevereverever alone. Please be kinder to yourself. You deserve that and so much more. ♥
teacup_werewolf Re: Happy Thread!9th-Feb-2013 12:06 am (UTC)
I want to hug everyone today. Like give everyone hugs and sing songs. WHERE THE HELL IS THIS COMING FROM?
teacup_werewolf TW: depression and suicidal thoughts 9th-Feb-2013 12:01 am (UTC)
omg _P I had a about of mood whiplash day. I was a wreck this morning I have over 7k in hospital bills wondering how the hell I am gonna get food stamps back and I thought about just fucking taking all my pain pills and drink the Cuervo and jump off some place. I was an utter wreck when I came to work crying. Most of the morning was meh as I focused work and try not to fall to pieces. Then I got a call from my Job&Family caseworker who told me that they found my fax and I have been approved for medicade and I got my foodstamps back. I was in tears again so happy that I can finally get some health shit of mine taken care of and even finally continuing transitioning.

Josh and I decided to go to a local grocery shop and pick up a bunch of shit so I can make salmon for V-day, I also got stuff to make lemon curd mousse which is delish. I am so bless and goddamn lucky shit turned up.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh <3
poetic_pixie_13 Re: TW: depression and suicidal thoughts 9th-Feb-2013 12:06 am (UTC)
*big, massive, super humongous tacklehugs*

Ahhhh, bb! I'm so glad things worked out, even as it sucks you had to deal with any of that in the first place. <33333333333333333333333

I also approve of buying lobster salmon with foodstamps.

Lhave, lhave, lhave you. <3333333333333333333333333333333

mycenaes 9th-Feb-2013 12:17 am (UTC)


poetic_pixie_13 9th-Feb-2013 12:08 am (UTC)
Lawl, that screencap. That thread was a manifestation of #WhitePeople, I swear.

Also, also, also, sorry for not being around the last couple Fridays! I've usually been away from my laptop so I can't upload anything new and doing photospams on my phone is the worst. Retroactive love vibes for y'all! <33333

I'm snowed in, all snuggled up in my blanket listening to classic 90s boybands and generally acting like a fifteen year old girl. It's fantastic.

(I dooooooo, cherish yoooooouuuuuuuuu. For rest of my life you don't have to think twice~)

Edited at 2013-02-09 12:19 am (UTC)
glass_houses 9th-Feb-2013 12:57 am (UTC)

Found the skip button. 'N Sync >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> BSB
ghost_busting 9th-Feb-2013 12:10 am (UTC)
Oh god I've had both McDonalds and Dominos today....gonna have to eat nothing but fruit and go jogging a lot over the weekend to make up for it. /regret

My housemate has started dating a guy I once slept with (& she doesn't know about it) and it's hilariously awkward.
alicedear 9th-Feb-2013 12:14 am (UTC)
_P, do you like where you live? Is it affordable?
I recently won my disability hearing and am looking into moving into a more liberal area (I currently live in Indiana). I am not tied to any particular area of the U.S., but I have a limited budget. If you guys could give me any ideas that would be awesome!
layweed 9th-Feb-2013 12:16 am (UTC)
You really have to define "affordable". =\
crossfire 9th-Feb-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
omg that gif is slaying me--I saw the original trainwreck but missed this part.

OH HEY my husbear received his LPCC licenses! I'm so proud of him I could just about burst. :D
teacup_werewolf 9th-Feb-2013 12:29 am (UTC)
YAAAAAAY *clapclap*
browneyedguuurl 9th-Feb-2013 12:16 am (UTC)
Finally got a job _p! The pay sucks and it's back home, but yay. My car is in Miami though, which sucks. I need to figure out if I should sell it our ship it to Puerto Rico. My parents of course, are being assholes. Because the fact that I am 30 and had to move back in with them because I was unemployed/broke made me a failure. Nevermind that I had been out of my house since I was 23 and supporting myself. They bitched at me because "they aren't my chauffer service". So I get bitched at if I'm unemployed, I get bitched at if I am. I want to move so badly but my salary is pretty crappy and I need to get up to date with things I had to stop paying because I was broke. My credit must be crap by now... But yay job!
sitakhet 9th-Feb-2013 12:17 am (UTC)
Why don't I have a passion in life? Seems like everyone just knows what they want to do...my future is just nothing.
margerydaw_s2 9th-Feb-2013 12:34 am (UTC)
My friend was in this position when we were trying to get into Uni. He decided to take English Language, because it's one of the easiest courses to get accepted in and he really couldn't afford another year of preparation. He is working as a teacher and really loves it!

I guess what I mean is... maybe you haven't found the thing you love yet, but maybe doing something you like (just like) can help you.
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