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Funky Friday: Week of June 10th

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Well, it's been a strange week.

Personal

  1. Tired: I raced feverishly at the beginning to meet my deadline and submit my novel for the Half the World competition. The next day, I thought I would be tired. It wasn't until Wednesday that the tiredness came. But I wonder if the tiredness was because of all the pushing I have been doing on the novel, or because I started working out?

  2. Sore: On Wednesday morning, I did a 7 minute HIIT workout. On Thursday morning, I did some belly dance. On Friday morning, I was supposed to do HIIT again, but I'm still sore and needed to give blood.

  3. Productive: I played quite a lot of guitar, finished planting my vegetables, and am making headway on my messy home.

  4. Relaxed: I watched a movie without feeling guilty because I wasn't writing. Also, been playing video games without guilt. Feels so weird.

  5. Thrilled: I have been able to eat both yeast and cheese without having any allergic reactions! Man, did I miss the taste of real cheese!!!


Ottawa

  1. Shocked: The sinkhole. A fair-sized chunk of the downtown core was swallowed up by the earth. This necessitated evacuations due to gas leaks. There were also broken water mains. A minivan fell in and is likely lost forever. Somehow, no one was hurt or killed. Many were pointing blame, but it seems the cause was the water main break rather than the LRT, Harper, or Trudeau.

  2. Cold: It's been a chilly week in Ottawa. I'm glad the weekend is predicting more seasonal temperatures.


World (*Warning, NSFW due to strong language and upsetting content*)

  1. Angry: Another privileged white kid got off with barely a slap on the wrist for raping an innocent girl. I wish it was just this one case, but there are too many that have gotten out of their crimes like this. It's sick that it continues to happen. I wrote a bit of a song about it that isn't attacking any particular person because there are sadly many more of them:


It's Up To You And Me


Rapists go free in this society
Their victims take the torture and blame
Because they are lacking in piety
Things won't change until we make it our aim


Chorus:
He's a fucking rapist
The judge has set him free
He's a fucking rapist
It's up to you and me


Bet daddy never made him wait for tea
He should have to pay deeply for his crime
Not be allowed to pay with dad's money
Forced to work hard and serve all his time


Chorus:
He's a fucking rapist
The judge has set him free
He's a fucking rapist
It's up to you and me


The only way things will change is if we
Teach our boys it's wrong to mistreat others
We don't need to take them over our knee
Be good role models fathers and mothers


Chorus:
He's a fucking rapist
The judge has set him free
He's a fucking rapist
It's up to you and me


Chorus:
He's a fucking rapist
The judge has set him free
He's a fucking rapist
It's up to you and me


Australia has about the best campaign I've seen in regards to this. Have a look at it here.


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