YEP. My partner is clerking for a judge who has never learned email or used a computer. Somehow people see this as old-timey and quaint for the old white dude – whereas I doubt anyone else would get away with it.
Right?? She's such an accomplished person and has done legitimately good things in her capacity as a powerful lawyer. But I cannot deal with the rationalization that "she's just doing her job" in this case. I'm way more invested and upset than I would be if Ghomeshi's lawyer was a white dude, and I feel badly about that. It's a double standard. I just don't know.
I was able to attend a few hours of the trial on day 2, as she was tearing the first complainant apart, and left feeling so hopeless and confused.
Uggghhh, yeah, I have such complicated feelings about Marie Henein.
I haaaaaaate the fact that she's lauded as a role model for her status as a successful woman lawyer. Don't people see that she's just winning the same old boys' game?
The snoring detail made me laugh :) Your dad sounds like he was a lovely human. Good thoughts to you today!
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. Be good to yourself and definitely don't feel bad if you need to peace out of your plans tonight, before or during. Best of luck!
My high-school math teacher – a great teacher and overall human – could reliably be lured off-track with any mention of our school's annual fundraising penny drive. All the teachers competed to see who could bring in the most pennies to buy holiday gifts and school supplies for kids in the community, and my math teacher had a years-long rivalry with one of the English teachers. They alternated winning the drive each year and would cheerfully pit their students against each other. It escalated into them playing gentle pranks on each other like putting the English teacher's lectern in the main display case. He regaled us for hours with tales of their antics :)
I lost my job this week – laid off at the end-of-year budget reorg. Not that I was overjoyed there or anything, but it still sucks to be told to take your things and leave. The higherups went out of their way to assure me it was not because of my performance, though it's hard to shake the "If only I had been better" blues. I went back today to get my plants and books and had some tearful goodbyes with my lovely coworkers.
A good friend just went though a really shitty breakup last week, so we have some quality ranting & distracting ourselves time planned for the weekend, at least!
Nursing Toasties, I would love to chat!
I was laid off from my (non-nursing-related) job this week. Boo, hiss, cry, etc. This has forced my hand into seriously digging into my unhappiness and lack of fulfillment where I am now and for my future opportunities, and I'm considering a career change – perhaps to nursing!
What is it like being a nurse? What are your backgrounds and what made you choose nursing? What are the great things and the drawbacks of the profession (or of your specific job)? I would be so grateful for your words of wisdom. And Toasties who have started nursing later in life or as a second career, I'd especially love to hear from you.
I agree that it's totally a mental thing! I'm preparing by fixing up my winter bike by myself as much as possible so I can diagnose and fix inevitable issues, and by talking to badass lady cyclists about their preferences and experiences. By all accounts, no one goes back to taking the bus.
Good point about setting limits, too. My fear is of ice so I'll be watching the weather closely and not riding if things refreeze quickly after a thaw.