unrequited love is the only kind i’m familiar with. i’ve never been in love or had a real relationship. i’ve never had someone fawn over me or devote themselves to me. which is what having a dog is like. they worship the ground you walk on and stare at you with loving obsession. i think i will be very uncomfortable for the first year that i have a dog.
but cats, that’s the kind of love i’m used to. they walk around and ignore you. you call them and make the “rubbing fingers together” motion and the “tickticktick” sound and they just stare at you. and then when they want to, and when you’ve given up, they come and hop on your lap. they get very angry if you move slightly or are in a position that is not perfect for them. and then once you’re comfortable and happy, they leave and find a different place to sleep, a place you can’t ever seem to find. it’s all on their terms and you will never have control.
the above describes every relationship i’ve ever had with a guy. and the relationship i have with my cat. but after 7 years my cat is still around. my cat is more reliable than human males.
There is a very fine line between creative works I enjoy that explore the woozy, heady, quasi-supernatural mystery of women through the eyes of men, and creative works that I hate that use a broadly drawn female stock character as a device through which our male protagonist…
i guess i can’t call him “the guy i’m dating” if we haven’t slept together in 4 weeks (the last time was a drunken mess) and the only time he calls is when he needs a ride to the bank and then watches an hour of tv with me so he doesn’t feel guilty.
“ARTICLE XIV: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”—“When you ask for a majority rules vote on minority rights, you’ll get results like we’ve seen on the gay marriage issue; 31 out of 31 states vote it down. But here’s the thing about rights: They’re not actually supposed to be voted on. Rights are part of the deal if you’re an American. That’s why the equal protection law is in the constitution.” - Rachel Maddow (via kateoplis) (via regan)
OH HEY SO NOW MORE PEOPLE CAN GET TOGETHER AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND FINALLY BE RECOGNISED FOR IT AND GROW AS HUMAN BEINGS AND SHOW THEIR LOVE AND RESPECT FOR ANOTHER BY PROMISING TO BE TOGETHER FOREVER AND THAT’S SUPER, JUST SUPER, SO IF ANYONE NEEDS ME I’LL JUST BE OVER HERE DYING ALONE OKAY, OKAY GREAT.