J from Oregon
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Jun 13, 2015 J from Oregon commented on I Have a Proposal for Rachel Dolezal.
@41: That point about not having a concept of your race if you were born blind is interesting. I've been trying to come up with a good way of explaining the difference between this and being transgender, and that actually makes sense. Not that people who ask what the difference is really want to believe there is a difference ... in any case, I think that makes sense.

@46: Some people have complained about Caitlyn Jenner having spent all of her life until this point with the privilege of someone perceived to be a wealthy, white male. Quite a few have made that point, actually. The only way that point would be remotely comparable is if Caitlyn Jenner had been presenting as Caitlyn for a decade, talking about sexism and how hard it is to be a woman, and then it turned out she was actually Bruce in lots of makeup and a good weave the whole time.
Feb 17, 2015 J from Oregon commented on Heads Up: Carousel Is a Super Weird Musical.
Ugh. I HATE Carousel. Granted, the only performance I ever saw was a small-town community production, but the singers and musicians did a nice job. I just hated everything about the plot, and most of the songs. I'm a big musical theater nerd and I just couldn't stand it.
Jan 4, 2015 J from Oregon commented on Your Christmas Wasn't as Good as This.
The only issue I have with her parents is the fact that they don't know vertical video sucks.
Nov 28, 2014 J from Oregon commented on SL Letter of the Day: The Care Package.
"six weeks after a condom broke, she had the 'flu,' and I had no idea what was wrong with her."

This guy sounds like a genius.
Nov 12, 2014 J from Oregon commented on If You Didn't Vote, Why?.
I live on the east side and considered not voting in the 4th District race because I can't stand either candidate. Ultimately, I voted for the lesser of two evils and picked Newhouse because I don't think Didier should even be allowed to visit the Capitol, let alone work there. But filling out that bubble on the ballot made me feel a little sick.
Oct 8, 2014 J from Oregon commented on This Is the Best Paragraph on the Internet.
I preferred these two: "he kind of threat it poses to the American way of life essentially makes it the North Korea of peanut allergies. I’m not going to lie to you, and I don’t care what color you are, you could be red, green, blue, purple, whatever; you need to understand that Ebola (the Obama of Osama, but don’t quote me) is literally the “Some of my best friends are black” of #NotAllMen. "
Aug 19, 2014 J from Oregon commented on SL Letter of the Day: Judgement Daze.
People are judgmental assholes about everything.

If you're single, they ask why. If you're married, they ask when you'll have kids. After you have kids, you get asked when you're going to buy a house. If you're the woman in a hetero marriage, you'll get asked why you're not staying home with the kids and be told how terrible daycare is. If you don't want to use a daycare center because of germs, you'll get told that exposure to germs is good for the kid. You'll get judged about vaccinations. Then once people stop judging your kid choices, they'll judge your marriage itself ...

Point is, people are judgmental because they're jerks and if you are happy with your life, fuck everyone else.
Aug 2, 2014 J from Oregon commented on SL Letter of Day: Communication and Confusion.
I don't know what "claimed redundancy" means either. Unless @10 is right. That makes more sense than anything.

The guy's a douche. Dump his ass.
Jul 25, 2014 J from Oregon commented on SL Letter of the Day: License to Dump.
Dump him. Dump him yesterday.
Jul 16, 2014 J from Oregon commented on Help a Visitor Out, Slog.
Go on the Theo Chocolate tour. Really interesting, and you get free chocolate.