“I was born," the Mouse said. "I must die. I am suffering. Help me. There, I just wrote your book for you."
Katin looked at his big, weak fingers against the mail. After a while, he said, “Mouse, sometimes you make me want to cry.”—Samuel R. Delany’s Nova
“I want everyone, American and Mexican, to know my administration is taking a very close look at the Arizona law. We’re examining any implications, especially for civil rights, because in the United States of America, no law-abiding person, be they an American citizen, a legal immigrant, or a visitor or tourist from Mexico, should ever be subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like.”—
PRESIDENT OBAMA, during an event with Mexican president Felipe Calderón, remarking on Arizona’s recent passage of an illegal immigration law
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”—Rose Kennedy (via thepetshopboy)
I've definitely woken up on the wrong side of the bed...
… too many days in a row.
But you know what drives me BONKERS!?
When people with residence tags roll up to my apartment complex gate and then stare at the card slot, like it’s some new fangled invention they’ve never encountered, despite having lived here for some time.
How freakin’ hard is it to have the card ready when you roll up to the gate!?!
At Chipotle today (p.s. happy cinco de mayo!) a man and his buddy were yaking loudly next to me.
Now, I often take myself out to lunch and/or the movies, so I’m used to being solo in a restaurant environment. But I immediately felt weird around these two.
Surely enough, one of them turned to me and said: “Hey, so -” and then a long pause while he stared at my slitted, unimpressed eyes. “Sorry for interrupting, but we were wondering - when you ask for a drink on the house, you often get one, right?”
I told him no and then stuffed as much burrito into my mouth as possible.
Why on earth did this question insult me? Why was it so awkward??