Not getting answers
Being pushed aside
Dealing with the same shit
Nearly every day
Feeling like there’s no
End to feeling this way
Being here for everybody
Except for myself
Things aren’t always
What they seem
Known that for a while
Such superficial souls
Leading us on
This week the world was faced with the words of a dimwit who declared that childhood diseases should make a return, as it would prevent future generations from getting cancer.
This week much of the world let those words dissipate as there are more people in the world who know the importance of vaccinations. If you believe otherwise, that is your foolish choice and you will need to live with the potential consequences. Unfortunately, so will your children. If they live.
As long as there are still communicable diseases and foolish people, it will be necessary to get vaccinated. Because if the disease itself doesn’t get you, the foolish people carrying the disease will.
Getting vaccinated isn’t going to turn you into a zombie. It’s not going to make you get cooties. And, contrary to popular belief, it won’t suddenly make you autistic. It doesn’t work that way.
Do yourself, your children and the rest of the world a favor: get vaccinated.
Another year is almost done and amazingly I have yet learned more things that I didn’t know at this time last year!
So for shits and giggles here’s the list:
10. I never thought I would go to NYC twice in one year. But I did.
9. The tree in Rockefeller Center looks a lot bigger on TV.
8. It’s hot and humid in FL whether you visit in July or in September. I knew this already. But I just wanted to mention it for the hell of it.
7. Mary Poppins is much prettier in person
6. There is a really neat Forrest Gump statue at a rest stop somewhere in GA. Box of chocolates included.
5. If you think something is lost, it’s never really lost. It’s just stuck in the empty Christmas tote waiting for you to find it.
4. Never underestimate the child with Asperger’s. Or any child for that matter.
3. Nobody is perfect. But Mr. Rogers was pretty damn close.
2. There’s still a SHITHOLE taking up space in the White House and ruining the country more and more each day
1. Nuts with guns still kill.
On that note, I bid you a (hopefully) peaceful, blessed new year.
The day we’ve been waiting two years for has finally arrived. Election Day. The day Americans have the power to have their voices heard. To make choices. For the good and for the bad.
In my state of Massachusetts we’ve been able to vote early since October 22. That’s the day I voted. Now I understand that many of the robocallers and survey takers have no way of knowing I’ve already voted. But if you wanted to try to convince me so much to vote “yes” or “no” on your question, you should’ve started calling me way before October 22.
Just now, at 2:00 p.m. on Election Day, I got a call from none other than the Visiting Nurse’s Association asking me to vote “yes” on question 1. I shit you not. I told her I cast my vote on October 22 and I voted “no”. No way in hell would I ever vote “yes” on something that would make our hospitals worse than they already are.
I received the book in the mail outlining all the questions and what they were about. I read them all. I understood them all. I don’t need any caller to try to convince me otherwise. Especially after I already voted. Even if I hadn’t already voted I STILL would have voted “no”. In fact, the only question I voted “yes” on was number 3 because I feel it’s a human right for anyone to use whatever gender facility they feel comfortable using. I don’t need a robocaller to tell me stories to convince me otherwise. Especially after I already voted. Sorry, too late. You lose. You lost anyway because I had already made up my mind.
Oh, and did I vote straight Democrat? Yes, except for Governor Charlie Baker. I feel if the sink isn’t broken, there’s no need to fix it. Shit, I think he’s done a way better job for this state than many Democrats before him.
If you are someone who hasn’t voted yet, well, you have about six more hours to do so. Make your voice count. Because it does. More than a robocaller.
Vote like your life depends on it. Because it very well does.
Give it a try. It may change your life!