At the moment I’m in a fullish coffeehouse listening to Vixy & Tony perform Seanan McGuire‘s Wicked Girls Saving Ourselves :) I have the remains of my mocha and just finished an openfaced pesto-and-cheddar sandwich.
Earlier I went to the Seattle Sounders game downtown. Since the man of the house works a little less than a mile from the stadium we can save on parking costs by parking at his office, and thus use the already-paid-for-parking he shares with his carpool. On the other hand, this means we walk nearly two miles in the course of the game. It’s soon enough after my last bouts with joint problems that it’s “yay nifty” that I’m not in pain. I did need my rescue inhaler due to all the smokers getting “one last cig” before the game, but I am glad that was the first time I’ve needed the rescue inhaler in weeks.
(Stop to listen more closely to Proteins and the cello solo.)
I did like this article from The Washington Post on how looks, including sizism, is an active prejudice in American society.
(Laughs as Vixy is presented with dinosaurs to act out Evil Laugh.)
I didn’t like how it referred to looks as “the last acceptable prejudice” because other prejudices — such as those based on race, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity — are still quite active. Perhaps they really meant it was the last legal prejudice, but discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity is still legal in many places, and size discrimination is illegal in six cities and 1 state. So I’m not quite sure. Possibly the author meant it’s the last form of discrimination their friends still think is reasonable.
it is now intermission; I am going to stop playing with the computer now :)