You’re Not The Boss Of Me!
One of the first independent, rebellious thing children say. “You’re not the boss of me.” I said it to my older brothers, others say it to their parents.
New Conservatives’ Cry – You’re Not The Boss Of Me!
As a grade-school student, it was incredibly difficult not complying with every “norm” the cool kids were doing. When I started maturing, and getting an idea about who I was, fighting against the pervasive tide of demands from my peers was awful. And not always successful.
So many times as a gay man, it was just easier to pretend I liked girls. It was easier to lower my voice a bit. To feign an interest in sports. To act “normal.”
Society really demanded that I was a lot of things that I didn’t really want to be. For some of those things I am grateful. For others resentful.
Fast-forward to today.
Who are these petulant, so-called conservatives who bristle at the thought of a vaccine mandate?
Those same assholes who demanded that I comply years ago. The same dick-bags categorized some people as “others” and “less-than” because they weren’t like them.
Can you imagine what it’s like for them to be told by the “others” that they need to comply now? Yeah, it’s not pretty. But honestly, they need a reality check. Having butt-hurt over being wrong about something as important as mask and vaccine mandates is childish and petulant. Worse yet, it’s dangerous. Get the fuck over it and do what’s right.
Jon Stewart recently showed this Jenifer Lewis video (NSFW…lot of swearing).
Ms. Lewis tells the truth…and it’s useful feedback if you’re willing to listen.
First of all, I still don’t enjoy knitting 1×1 ribbing. Even on 9″ circulars. It’s not easier or harder…it’s about the same. My style of knitting and purling just doesn’t work well with 1×1 ribbing.
Despite that, I finished the first sock of the pair, and it’s perfect.
You’ll note that I also started the second sock.
I’ve just finished the increases for the toe. So it will be plain knitting for about 70 rounds now before I start the heel gussets.
I will continue to work on the second sock, but I will definitely need some other project to keep me interested. Just not sure exactly what the new project will be yet.