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clientsfromhell:

Me: “What browser are you on?”

Client: “Google.”

Me: “Google Chrome?”

Client: “No, just regular Google.”

Me: “That’s the site. I want to know the browser.”

Client: “Google.”

Me: “No.”

Client: “Look, we can have this conversation forever, man. But when I hit the internet logo, Google comes up!”

Me: “Okay…What does that “internet logo” look like?

Client: “…A fiery fox, I guess. But that’s irrelevant.”

Haha how dare he say fire fox is irrelevant!

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(Just a Few of) The Federal Benefits of Marriage Equality

What we didn’t have yesterday.

THIS IS WHY IT’S HUGE

You mean people didn’t used to qualify for these things?

Married people qualify for these things. Which means in most states, same-sex couples do not.

That’s the joke! Ha ha haHaHaHA! Ha… ha…

I’m sad, now.

But in all seriousness, I’m so happy this is getting around even more. I was excited when I compiled this, though I have to admit, I was a little more optimistic that it would either be 1. legal in all states by now, and/or 2. common knowledge for people. Yes, our rights are significantly less than your average person and it does indeed suck. Our state still inflicts a shitton of red tape upon K’s and my marriage, and we still don’t have basic rights. Tax season is a goddamned nightmare, and that’s the least of our worries in regards to state laws and regulations.

This is SUCH an important thing for people to see, because it’s absolutely ridiculous that same-sex couples have no where near the same rights as a cis male and cis female couple. THE FACT THAT YOU COULDN’T GET TIME OFF IF YOUR SPOUSE DIES IS INFURIATINGLY CRUEL, and it’s still something you can’t do in all states yet.

Worse yet: States that don’t recognize same-sex marriages can and HAVE contested all of the Federal Rights that were granted to same-sex couples like us.

In fact, even with Obama’s hospital visiting rights bill AND these Federally mandated rights, if Stiffler wanted to visit me in the hospital, the State could easily say “NO” if **ANY** of my blood relatives were present (even ones I haven’t seen/talked to/cut out of my life) and said that Stiffler couldn’t be in the same room as me, despite my wishes or government laws.

Even with all of the paperwork we have filled out (Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Living Wills, etc., etc.,), even despite being together for over a decade as a couple, even despite having joint bank accounts, even despite our marriage certificate that was legally granted to us in MA, even despite our entire worlds revolving around each other —- all it would take is for ONE shitty blood-relative, whether they’ve been in our lives or not, to say “No, I don’t like gays.” And that would be that. In most cases, the State would grant them more permissions than my goddamn SPOUSE.

And that’s to say nothing of all of the other State laws and bullshit we’ve been put through because of them, including but not limited to being denied housing because we’re same-sex, being denied a pay-raise because I don’t have a “real” family, and being denied pet adoption because “friends” can’t adopt, jumping through numerous hoops to get a joint bank account that are easily granted to “actually married” couples, etc., etc. Going over all of it again is just frustrating and upsetting, and that’s to say nothing of the “non-law-laws” as I call them, like being questioned about ‘Couples’ events we try to attend together. 

Fuck. Fuck. FUCK.

This is amazing and awesome. I am so happy that this has happened. Everyone deserves the same rights.

10 Myths/Facts About Introverts

psych-facts:

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.

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