We got a kitten the other day! He's soooo cute. His name is Artemis. I'm aware that Artemis is a goddess's name, but I was under the impression that he was female when I named him. Besides, Artemis is androgynous enough of a name and he's a cat so it really doesn't matter if his name is "Victoria" or "Gerald" or "Whiskers McFuzzybutt".
My other cat, who is about... Seven now? I guess? She usually doesn't get along with other cats but she's completely in love with this kitten. She instantly took up the role of helicopter parent. The kitten is pretty docile and he lets her know when she's being annoying but he likes her... It's really nice to have cats that actually like each other for once. Haha.
I need to learn to start calling people out when they say messed up shit. I'm really good at doing this online, (for the record, my out-callings are not limited to things that are seriously messed up. I let people know when they say something insensitive or when they've been misinformed as well. It generally don't get upset by that stuff unless people decide to start beating me down and blahblahblah. I can rant about this some other time.) but I'm terrible at doing it in person... When it matters to me a lot more. (And usually when it's a lot worse.) It makes me feel kinda useless.
I have a friend. Err. I use the term 'friend' loosely. More like person who is really attached to me. I care about her because I've known her for years, but don't actually feel terribly close to her and she makes me very uncomfortable on a regular basis.
Anyway. This friend-person makes a lot of inappropriate comments which she thinks are funny but really really aren't. Usually they're just in bad taste and I ignore them (which I shouldn't. But I do.) but she said something spectacularly icky yesterday and I'm not sure I can be friends with her anymore if she's gonna be saying stuff like that.
I should've said something at the time but honestly I was busy trying not to have a breakdown.
So yeah. I'm about ready to call her out over a text which is probably the worst way to go about this but I'm also still really shaken up over that comment so my need to say something about it is outweighing my anxiety about avoiding conflict. Yeah technically I could call her, which would be a step up from texting, but goodness knows with my anxiety about phone calls that's not gonna happen.
In brighter news, in a few days I'm going to NYC to see OK Go + Pilobolus. I'm also gonna hang out with one of the best people ever. :D
And I'm sooo excited for August too. I get to spend a week away in Vermont with a buncha lovely hippie-dippie people. (Although I'm worried because I heard that there's a guy that goes who's kinda cissexist. I want to disclose, but I really don't want to deal with that in a place that's supposed to be a safe space.) And then I'm gonna go on a vacation with the same fantastic person that I'm seeing in NY. It'll be beautiful.
And then after I get back it's two weeks and then I start school, which I am also really psyched for. :D
But I can't get excited for any of that stuff openly because my sister gets upset that with every passing moment she gets a step closer to the day she has to go back to
hell my mom's house in August.
And I feel bad because I don't want her to go back and I'll miss her. But I'm excited for the fun stuff too. It's really hard to just... Not talk about stuff you're looking forward to. Not to mention I'm moving out in September. I mean, just to college dorms, but that's still huge. And I can't talk about it.
Anyway, I promised you guys kitten pictures. Haha.
Here you go: