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Writer's Block: Anti-bullying month


Who is the biggest bully in your life?

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I have always been short. I reached 5'2" tall in the 7th grade and have not grown since. So you can only imagine how little I was in kindergarten. The one bully I truly remember was the older brother of a boy in my grade. The older brother's name was Jason and he was in the 5th grade. He thought it was funny to pick on me since I was so much smaller than everybody else. My best guess is that he would get in trouble for picking on his little brother, so I was the next best thing. It didn't last very long because the school bus driver put a stop to it, but it was terrifying walking to and from the bus stop with that horrible boy going to the same stop.

I suppose I got peace from it when my daughter was in kindergarten. The 5th grade bully, also a boy, was picking on her friend that was littler than her. She pushed the bully onto the ground and told him to leave her friend alone. Made me proud.

What music lifts you up when you’re feeling down?

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"Hey Jealousy" by The Gin Blossoms

Racism in the 5th Grade

I had to have the racism talk with M today. A little boy on the bus rolled down his window and told me that M said he doesn't deserve to ride the bus because he is "colored." I asked M about it, and she turned to look at the bus. I pointed out the kid and she looked confused. She said that she doesn't even know who that kid is but that he's in another class. I told M that it's probably best to ignore him then because he is likely a trouble maker. She shrugged and said, "Max has dark skin too and he's my best friend."

Talked to her when we got home and let her know that racism is something not to be taken lightly. That I believe her that she didn't say anything to that boy on the bus, but that if other kids think that she did, that they might be mean to her at school.

Apparently, it started this morning on the bus. I called the principal because I wanted to make sure he was aware of the situation in case something happened at school tomorrow because of it.

The boy was eating on the bus and they're not supposed to. Of course, since my mom drives school buses, she wants to help the driver as much as possible and told the kid he's not supposed to eat on the bus. The kid said something rude back so M told the driver when she got off the bus. The driver asked who it was, and M, not knowing the kids name, said that it was that black boy. Apparently, the kid took offense to being called black.

The principal understands that it's simply a case of both of them not understanding why the other says/does whatever.

M honestly had no clue that racism is still an issue. She was shocked when I told her that there are people out in the world that don't like me because we're Asian.

So the principal is going to talk to both of them tomorrow at school to get this squashed and taken care of. I told M that if another child accuses her of being racist, then the simplest way to explain it to them is, "I'm not racist. I don't care what color your skin is. If you're nice to me, I'll be your friend. If you're mean to me, I won't be."

BBQ Season???

kitty string
Here on the West Coast, I am still waiting for the warmth of the Summer Season to hit. However, the 55* overcast weather isn't stopping people from BBQing. I swear that by the time the warm weather starts, I'm going to be sick of BBQ'd food.

Thought of the Day

I am in my early 30's.
I am a positive and happy person most of the time.
A lot of my friends are still in the angsty teenager stage.

Party At My House


About 10 people at my house drinking. Friend visiting from out of town. A bunch of conversations going on and I'm not a part of any of them. And oddly I'm okay with this. I'd much rather be in bed I think. Snuggling with my kitties and my fiancee sounds like a lot more fun. And watch Harry Potter #6.

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Roomie comes home tomorrow.

My roommate has been in Europe since May 21st and she's coming home tomorrow night. So that she won't worry about the house at all, I'm cleaning it beyond clean today and tomorrow. She'll be getting home around 10pm and the last thing I want her to worry about is if the living room needs to be vacuumed.

Coffee With Friends

happy gecko
My encounter with my old friend was much more fulfilling this week. I kept myself planted exactly where I wanted to be and made it clear that I had no intention of leaving my spot. The conversation was a two way street this time, which made it so much more satisfying for me.


kitty string

Just finished this blanket today and added to my inventory to sell. I set up a Facebook page for it, so we'll see what happens. I have enough left after making this baby blanket to make a hat too, so that will go into my inventory when I make that too.