This OT is a Fool for Love

Maybe I’m just a fool for the Cardigans. This is yet another gem from my work’s Muzak playlist, which I will be hearing often in the next nine days that I have to work! Here’s hoping that y’all have “normal” schedules and are most of the way through your week!

Time for a little bit of Wednesday night dancing!

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Part-time artist, full-time crankypants who dabbles in knitting, running, and burpees.

40 thoughts on “This OT is a Fool for Love”

  1. Does anyone with any classical knowledge know whether Callisto and Artemis were supposed to be lovers before Zeus transformed himself into Artemis and seduced Callisto? I know Artemis is a virgin goddess and her nymphs were supposed to be virgins too, but I also don’t know the Ancient Greek definition of “virginity”, so I thought lesbian love might have been considered virginal (if at all). The wimmenz not be having sex drives, that sort of thing.

    Otherwise I’m not so sure how Zeus would seduce her in Artemis’ form. awoifhwofiafw

  2. Applying for weekend/one-shift-a-week jobs is really really just full of overwhelming bullshit.

    I’m sure my working on a farm in Poland is going to be so bloody relevant to taking deliveries in Clarks’ shoe shop >.>

    1. Well you know what they say, work experience is work experience.  At least I’m pretty sure someone out there has said that… Something about responsibility and showing up on time and what not.

      Applying sucks though.  I wish people could just take one look at me and think, ‘Yup, she’s going to be a great worker,’ and hire me.  Life would be so much easier.  I hope it’s over for you soon. :)

  3. Final exams, so NOTHING is quite normal.  I did make GF brownies today using the Bob’s Red Mill mix, and they actually tasted like brownies!  Moist and fudgy, general consensus was delicious.  I did notice an odd textural difference though, almost reminded me of graphite, the way it is chemically formed in thin layers, you know?  (Or maybe you don’t and I’m a dork.)  It was just strangely powdery.  Not enough to be off putting, just enough to notice.  I wonder if there’s a way to fix that…  Oh well, first time I’ve had baked goods since my birthday in February.  Not going to complain.

  4. Today and the next week and a half ahead makes me want to flail my arms at everything.

    I finally finished the draft of one paper, and now I have probably two days or so to do the other draft so I can send it to my prof and she’ll actually look at it. I am kicking myself for not buckling down sooner. I feel like I could blame it on my living situation since it is so goddamned stressful, and it makes it hard to be able to focus on work, but that seems like an excuse.

    I will feel so much better when these papers are DONE.

    In other thoughts, I had a question to ask of Persephoneers who’ve been in parenting situations. Do you consider two and a half years old to be too old for a kid too still be in the “have a meltdown when the parent disappears” stage? This kid is still doing it, and I feel like it’s largely turned from “have hard time grasping parent is gone and will be back” to “I want their attention NOW and they need to be around me or I’m going to throw a fit as long as I can get away with it.”

    But yet again, he’s not my kid, so it’s not like I get much say. I just get to have a headache when he screeches at the top of his lungs.

    1. I have no idea if he is too old.  I don’t have kids so I try to refrain from judgement, but my nephew did that until he was probably 3 1/2 even though his mom would routinely go out for short periods of time.  I don’t remember his older sister really ever doing that.

      1. Ah, okay. That’s good to know!

        Maybe some context would help, since I don’t know if that was clear. I asked the question because I generally feel like people tolerate too much BS from this kid, so I was wondering if it was just another piece of that.

    2. When I was in 3rd grade or so my mom went back to college. She got a job tutoring in the evenings one semester for extra money (we were poor as fuck) and she would leave me and my brother home with my dad. I would cry and cry and cry because I was terrified of my dad.



    3. I don’t recall mine doing that at that age, and my understanding is that level of separation anxiety is more the norm in kids about a year or so younger. Developmental milestones vary pretty wildly, though.

      Luck with the papers!

      1. Yeah, that’s another big reason why I asked, because if I remember my Piaget correctly, he’s getting a little old to still be doing it…but also, one of my big issues with Piaget was that not everyone fits the ages he put out!

        I’m just losing my patience. He doesn’t do it all the time, and when he does, he’s become very demanding about it, and other people around are kind of indulging him on it.

    4. I think it varies based on the kids’ personality and how used they are to the parent leaving. Certainly some of my cousins would occasionally kick up a fuss when their parents left and I was babysitting, but we dealt with it by (a) the parents would give them a kiss and say “bye bye, see you later!”, (b) I would attempt to emphathise and distract “Yes, I know, would you like to play with this?’

      1. Do you think the empathetic approach is still better when you think it’s because the kid is intentionally pushing boundaries with it? I ask because I’ve been telling him to stop it when he does it (because that usually gets him to shut off the waterworks if there’s nothing actually wrong), but I don’t know if that’s the way I should be handling it.

    5. It is pretty normal for a 2-2.5 year old to go through separation anxiety stage again.  They can also be testing boundaries.  If I do this what will you do.  Positive reinforcement and engaging them in activities they are really interested may help.  The parents may also be feeding into that behavior.  Saying things like “He doesn’t like it when I leave” in front of the child affirms to that child “hey I don’t like it when my parent leaves” and you get more behaviors.

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