This is my life tonight
This is my life tonight
Over the past year I realize how much I’ve changed. I went from someone who had a very limited view of the world with the world at my feet. I’ve made friends, lost friends, counseled friends, been counseled by friends, comforted friends, and been comforted by friends. But tonight, after realizing something pivotal had changed inside me, I asked myself what do I stand for now? I’m a student, with a great future ahead of me, I’m young, with my whole life ahead of me, and that somewhat defines who I am, but it doesn’t define what I stand for. And I looked at myself, and realized, I have not done enough yet to have something to stand for other than myself. So I had to stand for myself before I could stand for anything else. I had to stand up for myself.
So when I finally got fed up with being a second thought friend, and being made fun of with no one standing up for me, I stood up for myself. And with that, I may have ultimately destroyed one of the few good friendships I had left. But is a friendship where you get ignored until 9 o’clock at night a true friendship, or a booty-call friendship? And when their way of getting your attention is to have three different people send you three images of the glob monster from candy land, saying they found an image to perfectly describe you; a picture of the box from spill the beans, saying they found you; an image of the mens bathroom sign, saying they found you; and then an image of a sign saying keep america beautiful, with the caption “want to know how” and then a follow up message saying “obama wants you to leave” really aren’t things that good friends say to you, even if you are trying to be funny. And then when, I confronted him, saying that I really didnt think it was funny, I pretty much lost it, saying that I was tired of being blown off, and if they really wanted me to be around, then someone should have asked if I wanted to join them, rather then send me mean text messages. And I stood up for myself. I shouldn’t be punished for not asking what they were doing when the last words said between us were from me saying “call or text me when your done with class,” which was over no later than 6, not 9. And ensue fight and me saying I have a test tomorrow and really can’t deal with this right now. But now, I feel awful, and terrible, and sad, and distracted, and wanting to drink. And wanting to fix it. Even if it means saying I’m sorry, and I was wrong. Because I want my friend to be there through everything. Because I want my best friend back.
So all of a sudden, after I pretty much swore off guys and was pretty sure I was going to die barren, and my friend tells me she has a guy she wants me to meet. Tells me all these great things and now were supposed to all go out so I can actually meet him. Super exciting. I mean for me, having one prospect is like 1000% better than I’m doing every other day of the year, so theres that. But then, last night, my friend sends me a picture, and asks me what I think of the guy in the picutre. I thought it was a joke or something, but she tells me that he was creeping through her fb and came upon a picture of the two of us and liked what he saw. I was floored. I dont think ive ever had more than one prospect in guys at once. I like literally dont know what the fuck to think or what I’m going to do. Like advice would be greatly appreciated!
The problem is that date rape drugs are odorless, colorless, and tasteless once they’re in your drink. We all know not to leave our drinks unattended, but the reality is it’s impossible to keep an eye on your drink all night. So what’s the solution? With the help of Dr. John MacDonald, a professor of chemistry at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and with the help of Contract Researching Organizations, DrinkSavvy is developing material that will immediately change color to warn you if a drug is slipped into your drink.
Great! But it doesn’t stop there. Together, DrinkSavvy will have the funding necessary to fully develop the material and drinkware directly from this material, such as, Plastic Straws and Stirrers, Plastic Party Cups, and Glassware.
That means discrete, 100% effortless, and continuous drink monitoring throughout the night, because the same drinkware that you are drinking with…is also the color changing material that makes invisible drugs visible.
While DrinkSavvy’s initial goal is to perfect our design to make our products available online and free to select rape crisis centers, DrinkSavvy’s ultimate goal is to use the success of this campaign to convince bars, clubs, and colleges to make DrinkSavvy the new safety standard and eventually make drug-facilitated sexual assault a crime of the past. So please, back DrinkSavvy to be a part of something that will change the world for the better. Back DrinkSavvy to be a part of something that has never been done before, and back DrinkSavvy to prevent someone you care about from possibly being the victim of drug-facilitated sexual assault. Thank you all so much in advance, and remember, when you’re out drinking, drink smart, drink safe, DrinkSavvy.
Wow, I’m glad this post actually explains more than the other posts promoting it. I think this is really cool and I’m looking forward to seeing it supported.
Signal boosting this again - they’re 20k down and 7 days out, and this project would be really useful.
I feel like some of my followers would like to see this happen. Signal boost!
Signal boosting the FUCK out of this, holy shit.
Im literally sitting in my own room while the other three people im on vacation with go off and lock themselves behind closed doors for like the millionth time over the last three days. If you were so glad that I came on the trip, fucking act like it and dont take every fucking opportunity to single me out of EVERYTHING. I wish i had just stayed home, saved myself $300, because at least then I wouldn’t have had to call off of work. Listening to everyone else laughing on the other side of the wall really makes me happy I came. not.
This girl died a true hero. Also, there is a petition to award her the Medal of Freedom. I ask everyone to sign it and make sure this amazing girl forever gets the recognition she deserves for her selfless act.
The petition: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/award-medal-freedom-victoria-soto/XrsSn2zG (please sign it) God bless.
PLEASE SIGN IT!!
So this may sound incredibly insensitive, but personally I don’t have all this insane grief for what happened in Newport. And heres why: if all of the same children had been killed individually, and not in some school, nothing would have been mentioned. The lives lost is tragic, yes, but here in Chicago, there are between 50-100 children lost to gun violence every year. Rarely do we hear about them for more than just a 15 second news clip. Its a terrible reality, but if the death of those 27 killed on Friday upsets you, then what about the hundreds of others killed every year to gun violence every year? Where is the outrage for those lives lost? Where is the demand for stricter gun control laws when a two year old is shot in a drive by shooting playing on her front porch? Or worse, sleeping soundly in a crib in a room in the front of the house? Where is the outrage when a 5 year old finds his dad’s gun in the closet and its loaded and he gets shot? This will be big news for a few months, and there will be talk about sticter gun control laws by many politicians, just as there has been after every other tragedy involving guns. And we’ll think that there will be some change, but it will get put on the back burner.
We will only focus on this tragic thing until something else tragic happens. And then, because there will be no sensational Casey Anthony trial, it will be forgotten by the rest of the country except for the 15 seconds of recognition it gets on its yearly anniversaries for the next 5 years. Make change: not recognition.