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Venting and Angstcakes.

This will be therapeutic, I think. I had a colossally bad day at work yesterday which resulted in a tension migraine which therefore further resulted in unsatisfactory sleep. I am now sufficiently cranky.

So! I figured that I should find a way to channel this frustration before going back to work. I tried focusing on the positives, like a) I only have two more days (after this) until my weekend! b) I have a spa appointment tomorrow, and c) I mastered a new crochet stitch!

Didn't take. So instead, I'm going to focus on the negatives and create a list of things that have been pissing me right off lately.

  1. Stupid, stupid, stupid people from my hometown writing notes about how it's "unfair" that "only whites can be considered racist", "whites can't be proud of being white", whites are so put upon by all the other groups that insist on separatism in their "black churches" and "Hispanic chamber of commerce", and posting them on facebook.
  2. Stupid, stupid, stupid people from my hometown saying that it's a good note, and about time someone finally said it. *facepalm*
  3. The same stupid kids from my hometown -- who are younger than I am -- trying to give me political advice about the upcoming election when they only know what mommy and daddy told them or what they've heard Rush Limbaugh say, and tell me that I don't understand the issues we're facing in the country today. People, I'm a journalist. It is my job to understand and relay in an easily readable form what is going down in the country today.
  4. People looking at facts and just denying them because it would be inconvenient for them.
  5. Conservapedia.com: The fact that this exists scares the shit out of me. Go there. Look up Evolution. Oh it's a fun ride.
  6. This story. It sucked my soul out my nose, felt like a history paper, and took forever. It was extremely frustrating. It is hard to get dirt on any president from a reliable source. Wiki still doesn't count, y'all. Try finding dirt on 10 presidential pardons and then write a 4 page story on it all within 3 days. It's finally done, but I hate it.
  7. Sarah Palin.
  8. The complete desensitization of the word "crisis." Everything is a crisis. The economy is in a crisis. Housing is in a crisis. Gas is in a crisis. Your face is in a crisis. Housing is in a slump. Markets fluctuate. Gas is in short supply in the South because of a completely natural weather phenomenon that happens every goddamn year. Crisis? Really?
  9. The bailout bill. I haven't read all of it yet, but I remain unconvinced that this is entirely necessary. I see us a few years down the line doing an investigation and seeing that this whole thing was planned and bought by lobbyists. Honestly, the only thing the Bush Administration has ever been good at is freaking our shit out -- but note that they never give specifics and then we get angry later. Right now they're doing a good job of scaring us. They keep telling us the sky is going to fall if we don't act NOW, but they have utterly failed to mention how, or when, or why the sky would fall if we don't shove 700 billion into Wall Street.
  10. 700 Billion. I want someone to explain to me exactly how this sum was reached.
  11. The fact that people keep hitting my Grandmother with their vehicles while she's riding her bike. She lives in a small town. This has happened way too often. Pay attention. For the record, she has a concussion but is otherwise fine.
  12. The fact that I missed all of season 2 of Heroes, and have seen one episode from season 3 replayed, and I have no idea what's going on but I really want to.
  13. I still haven't called or texted Mike. He still hasn't called or texted me, though I know he asked Faith about me. I want to, but I don't and that's stupid! Awesome!
  14. I want to do things like go horseback riding, go climb rocks, go hike through wilderness... and I feel like I have no one to do them with. Time is also an issue.
  15. I have 56 hours of PTO, and am absolutely forbidden to take any of it in November! What the hell?!
  16. I don't have any food in the house.


*Whew* Much better.

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greyduck
Sep. 29th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
1-5) GRRRRRRRR. That's as articulate as I can get on those, I'm sorry.

6) What, you mean Wikipedia might not be the be-all and end-all of fact sourcing? Pish.

7) Yeah. I'm not sure which is more galling: The pick itself, or that it's having its intended effect upon the election drama.

8) Desensitization, or tool of adding sensationalism to stuff that shouldn't be quite so sensational? Either way: Agreed 100%.

9-10) It's funny how they had that number sitting in their collective hip pocket, ready to slap down on the table, isn't it? Oh wait... no, it isn't funny. *sigh*

11-14) Can't help you there, sorry. But I can appreciate the frustration.

15) A week and then some, and they won't let you have ANY time off in November? BASTARDS.

16) Ugh. My sympathy, as I was there very, very recently.
virtuistic
Sep. 30th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
I can't take time off then because I work for the media and a) there's an election, and b) there's sweeps. So I understand the reasoning, but it's still a bummer.

We're all required to work overtime too, which kind of stinks because I'm salaried... so I don't get extra dough, but I just bank more PTO. Seriously, I might be able to take off the entire month of December! lol
nini_darko
Sep. 29th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
omg i sent conservapedia.com to everyone i know cause WTF!!!
virtuistic
Sep. 30th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
I just don't know why it doesn't strike any of them as odd...

They talk about propaganda all the time, but is this not exactly what they preach against?
mattador
Sep. 29th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
Actually, a treasury employee has been quoted admitting that 700 billion wasn't decided on by math, they just wanted to use "a really big number."

virtuistic
Sep. 30th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
Fuck them.
mattador
Sep. 30th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah.
promiseoftin
Oct. 2nd, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
HAHAHA Your face is a crisis! I'm going to use that. :)
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