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This Open Thread is Hanging in There, Kitten!

Oh thank heavens, we all survived the ballet recital. And I must say, I got pretty good at doing fancy ballet buns!

Of course, now I have all the insipid music stuck in my head. It’s gotten to the point that I’m rewriting the songs in my head to make them more entertaining (or at least, somewhat less annoying). For example, “A, You’re Adorable” has become “A, You’re an Asshole.” As long as I remember not to sing it that way to the kiddo, it’s all good.

At some point, though, she’s gonna figure out some of the songs I’ve jokingly rewritten to be more kid-friendly and be justifiably horrified. Like, when I ask her if she’s “down with L.B.D.” (her nickname for Little Baby Duck, her favorite stuffed animal). Oh, well.

What’s stuck in your head this week? Are you hanging in there or fresh out of fucks to give?

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

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**TW for DV and rape threats**

Just last night I was talking with a friend about how Charles Saatchi (seems to) be an abusive dickbag… and then she told me that a few months ago, a male friend of hers had choked her and threatened to rape her when she wouldn’t kiss him. This is a guy she was close to, considered a good friend, and he put his hands around her throat and told her she didn’t have a choice because she was smaller than him.

Thankfully they were in a semi-public place so she raised a stink and got away from him safely (and I am SO PROUD of her for doing that, and telling friends what he did, and staying away from him since). But… UGH ASSHOLES. UGH RAPE CULTURE.

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