So random thoughts it is! And by random, I mean, these are all pulled off the top of my head.
1. Speaking of Netflix, I've got another documentary for you to watch! This one was recommended for me by Miranda. And it's another one you should have the Kleenex ready for (by now, I'm pretty sure Kleenex should sponsor this blog or something...). The documentary is called The Invisible War and it is about the influx of rape and sexual assault in the military. It interviews several girls who were assaulted and the struggles they have faced. Almost all of their attackers are still in the military, walking free, and have been promoted to a higher rank. Almost all of their cases weren't even investigated or, if they were, they were dropped almost immediately. It really is horrific and I know there are a lot of military spouse blogs out there (some of which I read) and I don't want to step on toes or anything. I can say whole-heartedly that I would never let my daughter (if I have one) enlist.
2. I had my second job interview at the hospital here in town yesterday (for a different position) and it went horrible and I actually hope I don't get offered the job (even though I need one). It just was not a good fit at all.
3. Erin wrote a great blog post yesterday on nannying and how, yes, they are not our children and we are not parents, but if we spend that significant of an amount of time with your children and helping to raise them, we deserve to be able to voice our opinions on other parents.
4. I blame my need to binge watch random shows on the man pictured below and a few of the friends I've made in the SVU fandom.
Seriously, how can you resist?
5. Speaking of SVU (I told you this random post was just following the train of thoughts in my brain), last night's episode was about a comedian who includes rape jokes in his set (modeled after the Daniel Tosh controversy in 2010). The hashtag for twitter was #rapeisnojoke, which, by the way, ended up trending throughout the entire episode.....on the same night when ABC premiered it's new show Mixology, which included a rape joke. However, in all the use of that hashtag last night, it became apparent to me and a lot of other people that some people still consider rape jokes funny and use phrases like "That test just raped me!" or scream "Rape!" jokingly when a friend is teasing you. Rape is not a joke, it is not funny, and using it as something funny is circumstances like this makes light of people's horrible experiences with rape and sexual assault.
6. On a lighter note, my sister is on Spring Break next week and we've already planned a day of shopping and drinking coffee ALL DAY LONG. And I'm meeting up with one of my besties for a coffee date next week too. So, basically, next week will consist of me blowing my money I should probably save and drinking coffee. Cheers to that.
7. I don't understand people who e-mail you asking about if you would like to do such & such a thing and give an urgent notice deadline of the next day and you e-mail them back right away early in the morning saying "Sure. I'll do it" and then you never hear a word back from them. Responsibility, people. You should use it sometime. Comes in handy for most adults.
And I think I'll end on 7 because that seems like a good number to stop at.