Legitimately having a mini meltdown because Alex decided to enter my inbox today. Not okay…
I HAVEN’T BEEN LAID IN A MONTH, NO WONDER I AM SO GROUCHY THESE DAYS! WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET LAID?!
Everyone whose gone several years/decades is thinking “you get used to it”.
Yeah, I sort of remember what that was like. I hate that I sound like a brat. I’m more raging out because of the breakup. I just really want to get beaten up till I cry and then have nice lovely sex. :( This is apparently too much to ask for given my current partner pool of…none, really.
Since some of you know that I at least live in WA, I wasn’t anywhere near the May Day protests yesterday. I was safely at home with my parents North of Seattle and had no idea the protests had gotten so large until well into the night.
At any rate, my take? I had a few friends who were part of the protest and reporters or press. They witnessed the events and I believe them well over what the news was reporting. It seems to be that the police managed to split the group in two. One group got roughed up but the other seemed to fade off. Anyway, the group that got roughed up was corralled down several streets until they were blocked off by cop cars ahead of them and bicycle barricades around them on all other sides. Everyone was getting pepper sprayed or tear gassed, regardless of press status. My friend actually got hit with a canister of tear gas as he was taking photos.
The acts of vandalism happened during the altercation with the police. Before that everything was calm and the worst I saw from pictures early in the day was silly string on cars. There were some early arrests of people harassing cops, but the crowd didn’t resist and let them happen. Mostly, the crowd was trying to ignore the cops.
Anyway, on the whole it seems more like the cops were goading the crowd into violence. The cops did tell the crowd to disperse but there was nowhere for them to disperse to. They were trapped on all sides by either bicycle barricades or cop cars. This is not a new tactic and I’ve seen this kind of thing happen at many, if not all, protests I’ve watched before.
I am thoroughly disappointed in the SPD right now for actually inciting this level of violence during what was a peaceful demonstration. Not that I expect much out of them as it is anymore, but during a protest I expected much better. Yes, last year’s May Day did end in vandalism and I expect them to try to keep that to a minimum, but it seems that they were encouraging and provoking the crowd into these violent acts. Not surprised but very disappointed.
My friend just broke my brain. I’m pretty sure she’s right, I am totally in one. Or one that fluctuates.
I just saw two of my favorite people, partners, and loves get married in a silly but heartwarming ceremony. I can’t stop grinning and wanting to cry. Nothing has made me happier than seeing that. And I’m so glad I went single, because I don’t think I would’ve appreciated it as much if I hadn’t.
One thing I hate about buying tights is that they’re always really difficult to get over my fat thighs the first few times.I love you thighs. I hate you tights.
Sometimes I wonder what people would see if they just looked at my text posts. Hmmm