Out of all the tributes on this now-20th anniversary of 9/11 (20 years already?! I was just a senior in high school then!), this one managed to warm my cold heart!
Pictured here is Bretagne (pronounced “Brittany”), with her handler Denise Corliss, a first responder, at Ground Zero. I first heard of Bretagne’s story via Reddit (*warning: the picture in the link will get you by the feels) and read more about her here. That she also was a search dog during Hurricane Katrina is proof that us wretched humans don’t deserve pups. She was the last 9/11 search dog standing until she went to doggy heaven five years ago. Like the victims of 9/11, Bretagne shall remain dearly missed and unforgotten.
Picture courtesy of Today.com
Four days left till the recall election (that should’ve never happened) and the message remains the same…
If you’re a CA registered voter but haven’t received your ballot, put an awful hex on Louis deJoy and head out to your nearest polling place, which will be open tomorrow through election day.
*I’m very aware that this state has our share of crazies. *side-eyes Central Valley and northeast CA*
It took a little over two years since the start of this blog, and I’m sure some basics on social media have amassed more followers in far less time, but hey! And I didn’t have to buy my followers either! Given some of the shit I’ve ranted about in the past, I’m kind of surprised I got 50 followers.
Time for a happy twerk!
I’m currently watching classic Beavis & Butthead, by the way, which influenced my choice in GIF.
There are three weeks left till the GQP-backed nuisance that is the California governor recall happens. Why are us Californians dealing with another anxiety-inducing election, and in less than a year. *smdh* Californians, if you don’t want Florida west to become a reality, fill out your ballot and…
And mail it back or drop it off at your nearest voting box, of course.
While I have a soft spot for delicate roses of the 80s like Angelyne, I’d rather spare her the trouble that is politics in general. Her regular job that is living the good pink life in LA is a lot more stress-free.
Confession: Juneteenth was not something I was familiar with until last year. It was not taught, let alone mentioned (AFAIK) during all my years of grade school and college. So if you’re like me who was once clueless over the subject, this video does a very good job in explaining it all. And always read the fine print in things!
I have to wake my ass up early for a tech study I’ll be doing in less than eight hours from now. But I’ll always have time to wish my blog a happy cake day! It officially enters its terrible twos today, meaning there will be more whining and tantrum-throwing in my posts! (Assuming I’ll have time to post it all.)
…as of 2:15PM my time, I’M FULLY VACCINATED!!
Those two weeks of waiting for the Covid vaccine to fully kick in got me kind of anxious, though. Like, worrying if the wind would blow a new strain of The Rona onto me on the off-chance I had my mask off while taking a walk outside, thus ruining me and the vaccine’s efficiency. (For the record, I take the mask off when there’s no one nearby.) But now that I’m fully protected (or so the CDC says), I am so gonna live it up like a validation-starved influencer and get my free donut at Krispy Kreme! (What, did you expect me to go party in crowds again?) Fuck yeah, living!
I’m late on this, but I’m doing laundry and cleaning right now. Would’ve done all that yesterday, but my work schedule ran me ragged–for the second Sunday in a row, I should add. No more lazy Mondays for me again. Boooo.
Also, for those who like to know more about the history of IWD, check out this informative article on Vox.
As an Asian-American, I’m proud to see my fellow Asian-Americans (and other nationalities) stand up to the ongoing racism and brutality against Asian communities in the Bay Area and beyond! (I wasn’t able to be at those protests, however, since I work weekends, but I was there in spirit.)
This site also provides many ways on how to help Asian-American communities. I also must share this feel-good story on how a multiracial activist group is helping out the Bay Area Asian community. (And if you wanna get around that damn “disable your ad-blocker” message from that site, Archive.Fo is your friend.)
Pic courtesy of (of course) Reddit