Being a nerd is not that easy. It’s a lot of work. You have to spend a lot of time studying, filling your brain with random facts no one else knows, learn big words, listen to a lot of progressive music, be awkward and friendless, and you have to spend a lot of time at Renaissance Faires. That alone is a lot of work! You have to prepare a costume and come up with a character! And those costumes ain’t cheap. Spending the entire day at the festival really drains your finances. Maintaining a lack of hipness at a terminal level is really tough.
We all know that being the popular cool kid is a lot of pressure. I’m sure if the nerds and the popular kids sat down and really talked it out, they’d find out they have a lot more in common than they think.
I digress. There are two Ren Faires we hit up every year: The TRF, which is one of the biggest in the country, and the newest faire to open, Sherwood Forest. It originally opened in 2010 , and is located in McDade, which is like an hour from where we live. A renaissance faire that’s right around the corner, where we don’t have to camp out, or spend all day driving? It’s heaven.
It’s also really fun. I’ll just let the photos demonstrate:
Getting my hair braided.
We are totally raising future nerds. We just can’t have it any other way!
I’m obsessed with RuPaul’s drag race in all of it’s campy glory. To me it’s like RuPaul formatted the show to be just like a cross between America’s Next Top Model and Project Runway, but with drag queens and lipsyncing. He fulfills his dream of being a cross between Tim Gunn and Tyra Banks. This season, my favorite contestant was hands-down Willam Belli, the funniest and definitely the hottest queen out of all of them. In the last episode, Willam was eliminated for breaking a rule, despite winning the episode’s challenge. She also puked backstage. I wonder if there is a connection? Who knows. What matters now is that I am rooting for Sharon Needles and Chad Michaels. Phi Phi sucks.
Whatever the case, we all know who Willam is now, and she has decided to use her talent for good use, in this case to inform of us the bigotry behind Chik-Fil-A. Or to promote them. It depends on what side of the fence you are on. I guess if you are a conservative christian bible thumper, you might be turned off by drag queens, but if you’re like me, you’re all, “Fuck, I want some Chik-Fil-A now.” Even though I know in full conscious that part of the profits go to Focus on Family. FOF is a lobbying group that lobbies to keep gay marriage illegal. I’m not even going to link it. If you want to know more about it, google it yourself.
It makes me sick to my stomach every time I pass by and see how long the line is, the possible percentage of people who don’t know, don’t care, or even worse, know about it and are totally okay with it. There I am in the line, fighting the intense juicy chicken craving inside of me. Seriously, the food is fucking good. I don’t understand why the best fast food chicken on the planet as to come with this ugly bigotry chained to it. I hate that it has any sort of ideals attached to it. It shouldn’t be the place of a business to attempt to influence politics, or preach to anyone, it’s the place of a business to provide goods in exchange for money.
So, how about this: I would like to see a fast-food chain appear that makes chicken that tastes as good, if not better than Chick-Fil-A’s and doesn’t donate it’s profits to any organizations that cause tensions. I would say keep the profits because you worked hard for them and made a damn good chicken sandwich, but that is looked down upon these days. Donate to St. Jude’s or some other children’s cancer charity. No one likes childhood cancer. I’m pretty sure something is wrong with your soul if you’re okay with childhood cancer.
Even if you see marriage as being a somewhat out-dated religious custom, the fact of the matter is that those who are kept from being married are being denied certain legal rights involving property and shared assets, and for what reason? Most people don’t know that the first laws amended regarding marriage were to keep blacks from marrying whites. We look back on that today with shame, all the way the exact same thing is happening by keeping two people of the same gender from marrying. It’s a giant step backwards. What I want to know is, if the majority of us (Americans of voting age) want gay marriage to become legal, why isn’t it? Why is it that these organizations with old-timey mindsets are able to make these decisions for us? Maybe you should think about this the next time an election comes along.
By the way, Barack Obama doesn’t support gay marriage either. Just throwing that out there.
I have been in the worst mood all day long. Actually, I’ve been like this since yesterday. I’m just so tense and agitated, and everywhere I look all I can see are the negative sides to anything. It’s like wearing bitch goggles. Worst of all, I can’t control it. I cannot control how or what comes out of my mouth. I feel relieved when I lash out on someone, but I’m pretty sure it sucks for everyone else.
I’m at that place where I’m not really all that sorry for being mean. Unless I hurt my kid’s feelings, I’m not open to apologizing. I feel somewhat just. The house is a mess, I have a ton of homework and studying to do, literally, a metric tonne. I am taking an 8 week course, I have to get ready for a test that covers 4 chapters in a really short amount of time, not to mention that I have to read a boring book and do a paper on it, and I still have my 12 week philosophy course that is going to cause my brain to overheat before I know it, and there is just so much more that I am going to cry over if I think about it too much. I’m overwhelmed.
I’m also bloated, acne-ridden, anxious, and craving chocolate.
Thats all I really wanted to say. I don’t handle this woman business very well.