wakatopatopa

wakatopatopa

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243 weeks ago @ The Toast - A note on The Toast · 0 replies · +30 points

100% utopian (ban men)

243 weeks ago @ The Toast - A note on The Toast · 1 reply · +13 points

Very much no but thank you for saying so

243 weeks ago @ The Toast - A note on The Toast · 0 replies · +22 points

Pretty sure I can't put that on my campaign materials tho

243 weeks ago @ The Toast - A note on The Toast · 10 replies · +297 points

I'm running for office BECAUSE OF THE TOAST and BECAUSE OF HILLARY I feel like two points in space and time that should never have touched have touched and now ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

243 weeks ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +3 points

ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE, yes, I definitely know.

BUT STOP THE PRESSES. Another Toastie in Greene County?! Which district are you in?

243 weeks ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 1 reply · +2 points

It is going pretty well! I marched in a parade this weekend which was terribly exciting, but I wore wedges, which was a terribly horrible idea and now my feet are paying the price. I have found two new Democrats in my district, which is pretty great!

I am not on the Toastie slack!! remind me of who I email to get in and I will finally do it? I have been putting it off as a method of denial of The End of The Toast.

244 weeks ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +14 points

A+++

Exactly what I would have done were it not behavior unbecoming of a candidate

244 weeks ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 0 replies · +77 points

Mine is when I was thinking about running for office and Toasties gave me so much support and encouragement. I would never have done this without The Toast.

244 weeks ago @ The Toast - Cocktail Hour: Open Th... · 13 replies · +51 points

RAGE. My fellow candidate was repeatedly called a "nice young girl" by her opponent's campaign. read this for the full rage quotient and then commiserate with me, please. https://bottlemagazine.com/2016/06/21/have-you-he...

I was at this event - you see me and my baby at one point - and the candidate has always been nice and supportive to me. But I know how he really feels - Crystal is the same age as me, we have a baby the same age. I'm just a nice young girl with a baby, and he didn't have the balls to stand up and say otherwise. I spent the rest of the night telling people who asked me about my campaign not to take me seriously because I'm just a nice young girl with a baby.

FUCK THIS WORLD

244 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 2 replies · +10 points

Cocktails!! I am so sorry for your loss... I can't imagine that kind of pain.

And I have a question for you about miscarriage tact... So stop reading if you don't want to deal with it today!

Okay. So. I have a good friend from high school that I keep in touch with through Facebook. We were very close, but through physical distance and the intervening years we have drifted apart. Some time ago, she posted RE National Miscarriage Day that she had lost a child. I was shocked - I didn't know that she was pregnant, and I had just had a baby and was very sad for her. I didn't know what to say, though, as I'm an atheist and she's not religious and I think all the "it's X's plan" and those types of platitudes are ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT so I didn't say anything for a couple of weeks. But she was continuously in my thoughts until one day in class we were talking about the laws of thermodynamics. That made me think of her and her baby, so I sent her a message apologizing for not saying something sooner and that the only thing I could think of was that matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed, so her baby has always been with her and always will be, that I love her, I'm here for her, etc. She wrote back a very kind letter saying she really appreciated the sentiment and that it had been a comfort to her; especially because I had written to her on what was her daughter's due date. She further told me that she had planned to name the baby my high school nickname (I'm assuming because she liked the name, not after me, we're not that close!) and that she really enjoyed seeing all the pictures of my daughter.

So here's my question - that date is coming around again. I want to reach out again and say that I still think of her and her daughter and that I hope she's finding comfort and peace on what has to be a really difficult day. Is this butting in where I don't belong? I have read about others who have dealt with miscarriage and stillbirth, and they feel like their children have been forgotten by everyone else. I don't want my friend to feel like that, but I also don't want to intrude on a private grief since we are not that close.

I'm sorry if this is terribly rude. No one else I know has spoken publicly about personal miscarriage or stillbirth, so I don't know where else to turn for guidance.