i wanted to support something smaller & more local than the ACLU; they're fine & all, & also they are already getting a zillion bucks from all over the country, basically they're doing p okay these days
but trans people? we're still getting thrown under the bus on the regular. i've heard too many stories this weekend about Pride stuff that stopped after the LG & forgot the BT, nevermind the Q, A, & everyone else. trans people still take way too much shit.
& the TGRCNM is RIGHT HERE. like they're having a nonbinary support group thing tomorrow night & i might go. they probably get like thirty-four cents in donations a month & what i might be able to scrape up for them is likely to make an actual difference. (okay I'm p sure they're getting more than than but even so.)
so today i did all the tedious editingstuff i needed to do to get that going (& now my eyes are sort of crossing, ow)
anyway if you want pretties made out of trash & shit & also want to support trans folk in New Mexico in a semi-direct sort of way y'all head over here, i'm tryna post a new piece every week or so, it'll be AWESOME
My friend sithjawa lives in southern California & does plant things, including growing seedlings & doing grafts of rare fruits. (I admit that I do not entirely understand this, you are probably best off looking at their posting.)
Which is here, where they offer to propagate treens and/or vines upon request. Basically, if you're in the southern CA area & like cool fruiting plants, go look at their post.
Ever tried to catch a butterfly? It's a tricky thing; so light, the least breeze or breath wafts it away, up, down, over there, where has it gone, I see it! There! Perhaps it will land, on a flower, on your hand, on the page, to settle there; perhaps it will float off, caught in the least breeze, the too-quickly taken breath. But wait a moment, wait two, perhaps the breeze will bring it round again.
turns out they're sort of essential for actually functioning in a way that works.
many thanks to Steph who pointed this out, because this week Steph has the brain
i built a spinach salad the size of my FACE with also pine nuts, extra-sharp cheddar, red romaine, basil, tarragon, meyer lemon olive oil, & balsamic vinegar, all of which has the electrolytes, & then i eated it all, it was THE TASTIEST
& then just to be really sure i ate an entire bag of chips
things are better, i was still really tired yesterday but i think that is more to do with i walked a bunch & then there was a yard sale & then TEN SURPRISE PEOPLE at the house all afternoon GUYS THIS IS NOT COOL
so yeah drinking lots of water, watching electrolytes, this seems to be working. it is a good.
got home from the show Monday, it's Thursday, I'm still so tired I want to cry
i'm reminded of when i was living with my mom, & my sister asked why didn't i come into mom's trophy store to work during the week between weekend shows, because i didn't have anything going on those days
i ... have a job already?
which involves taking the weekdays to restock, tend the website, pack & ship orders, & yes, rest between shows?
but the important part is that even the most adventuresome of cats can Run Out & be Done Now Mom
anyway it’s a really nice 4×6″ postcard • (that’s 10ish by 15ish centimeters) • you could write something on it & send it to a friend • or stick it on your fridge • even send it to Loiosh if you wanted though he’d rather have nip
(i know the shipping is ridic • i will figure out how to fix it • in the meantime i will refund you the ridic part • sorry about that)
so being poor is SPECTACULARLY expensive, i really could have used the $60 i just lost to overdraft fees on, you know, SOAP LABELS OR DISPLAY BOXES, if any of y'all were at all inclined to buy something, now would be a REALLY GOOD TIME