Updating the to-do list

So, thanks to a really hectic week and a minor meltdown, I didn’t get as much done as I wanted and managed to add several new things to the pile, so let’s try this again…

  • Work Stuff
    • Read the next four chapters of the textbook so you’re actually ready to teach them. 
    • Come up with lesson plan ideas for the next week of class.
    • Fix the damned schedule you fucked up writing and send it to the class. 
      • (Seriously, how the fuck did I do that?  I CHECKED THE THING TEN TIMES.  *headdesk*)
    • Post the mini-lesson rubric.
    • Get an attendance spreadsheet together.
  • School stuff
    • Respond to advisor’s email.
    • Stat class
      • Teach yourself how to do factor analysis.
      • Do the stats analysis for your paper.
      • Write paper.
      • Write presentation.
      • Tell prof to go screw herself.  OK, NOT REALLY, BUT AT LEAST I GOT TO RANT TO THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR ABOUT HER LAST NIGHT AND A I FEEL A BIT BETTER NOW.
    • Lit Review Class from last summer session
      • Finish first section.
      • Write second section.
    • QP stuff
      • Register for QP class for the fall
      • Write QP abstract and send to advisor.
      • Once approved, write QPP.
      • Once approved, write QP.
    • Independent study
      • Register for class for the fall
      • Read “Thinking Fast and Slow”
      • Write papers.
  • Adulting Stuff
    • Email shoe company to let them know what you want to do about the shoes.
    • Send 2015 tax info to other insurance.
    • Open your fucking mail.  It’s piling up.
    • The pile ‘o’ clothes is reaching scary heights, again.  PUT IT AWAY, ALREADY.
  • Scarves
    • Jason’s
    • Andrew’s
    • Adam’s
    • Terrence’s
    • Joe’s
    • Mark’s
  • Fun stuff
    • Write story for PR Femslash Ficathon.
    • Answer trailing writing meme asks.
    • Check on your garden.
    • Make plans with dad and with Karen to see ST.
    • Back up your tumblr to a WordPress
    • Get your queue sorted, already.  It’s a mess.
      • …it’s a bit pathetic that those last two legitimately fall under the ‘fun’ category.  It’s a bit pathetic that half the time these days ‘fun’ = ‘things that might bright my stress level down just a hair’ instead of things that are actually fun.  😛


italics – the things I absolutely have to get done this weekend 

…yeah, this weekend is going to SUCK.  *headdesk*

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magpieandwhale:

notafuckingwizard:

betatayne:

brainstatic:

I wish the Jewish kids in Oberlin who can’t sit in the cafeteria without everyone getting up and walking away got the same attention as pretend America man.

here is a link for more info on that

I encourage fellow leftist gentiles to look at the language used by the bigots in the examples in this article and realise that these people are us; they’re on our side fighting for our causes and we need to be vigilant because anti-semitism is by no means a right-wing exclusive

Read this one too. “Your Silence Is Deafening” — read it all the way to the end.

theskysuspended:

Ugh. One of my least favourite tropes in fiction is Good Guy Gaslighting. 

You know the drill. Heroic Main Character is part of some Underground World (hidden society of vampires/clones/faerie etc) that needs to be kept Top Secret.

Then oblivious Side Character (most often love interest), who is kept in the dark for Their Own Safety starts to catch glimpses of the Secret World. Maybe they see someone survive an attack that should have killed them, maybe they see someone do magic. Whatever it is, they freak out, and go to The Main Character to tell them this crazy thing they’ve seen.

And of course, of course, the Main Character who Knows Best and is doing it For Their Own Safety, assures them that they were seeing things, and totally mistaken, and it’s OK, they’re not crazy, but maybe they just need to take it easy?

And so it continues for however many episodes the writers decide to drag out the ‘let’s watch this character believe they’re going mad as the main character deliberately encourage that perception for their own ends’.

I just hate it so much because it is, at the core of it, gaslighting. It’s deliberate, cruel gaslighting but because it’s done For Their Own Safety by the Heroic Main Character, it’s never condemned and is regularly used as a plot device.