Once again, I'm here to expunge the numerous benefits of using a device labeled as "Instead". It can be found on the top-most or bottom-most shelf of your local Walgreens. And sometimes, your local Target. Basically, you have to be willing to spend more than 30 seconds in the feminine aisle. Don't expect to pluck and run, you might have to search a few seconds longer than normal. Once again, I must warn you that it is not for those women who aren't at ease with their fluids. I have to mention that I don't blame you at all if you're not, I can't say I'm all about a mixture of mucus and blood - but my sense of thriftiness far outweighs any grossed-outed-ness I once had. Plus, I worked at a veterinary clinic once, and I loved it. You sort of grow immune to fluid. It's a fact of life. Anyway, you should get you some Instead if you're frugal, like I am.
Speaking of women and being proactive as a female in general, Twisty has had some bad news lately. Although I don't recommend posting at her site without having a pretty solid dislike for the patriarchy, I do recommend reading through some of her brilliant postings about it.
I never really considered myself a feminist before a few months ago. I always saw myself as a regular person, living my life, being pretty pissed off when a guy chose me for a job because I was hot and young. Being irritated by the women-folk around me who would play dumb or vulnerable to get attention or special treatment. And how sad is it that I really don't want to be labeled as a feminist, because of all the stigmata that goes with it?
No, I'm not a fucking butch lesbian. No, I haven't been embittered by a man who "Done me wrong". No, I'm not a bitch. But the more I read of that website, the more I realize that it's not about stereotypes, it's about overcoming them. She's an incredibly intelligent woman, sharing her view with the rest of us. She needs to be around for a lot longer. That's all I know. I don't want to be labeled as a feminist.
Really, all I've ever wanted was to be seen as a person. Period. I read her blog because I think that's what her point is. We all just want to be seen as people.
But speaking of periods, I've been staying up late tonight. I suspect that the unspoken reason for that is due to my general sense of discontent all day long and a suspicion that I will be getting it at some point during the night. It's now 3:20 AM and it hasn't happened, and I'm ready to throw in the towel and say 'To hell with it'.
I've always been a middle-of-the-night sort of gal, what about the rest of you?
Now that you're older, what symptoms do you look for before the actual "coming"?
I've never had a schedule that was worth Jack. They say you're supposed to become more regular with age, but I've always been sort of willy-nilly. Are you, too?
Thanks for the girl talk. I miss my girls, and need a fix every now and again.