The control-freak part of me loves that I’m consistently taking/being tacitly appointed a leadership position in group projects because I like to organize and be responsible and do the appropriate work. The anxious part of me is constantly panicky over MIA members and frustrated that somehow I’m elected to have the meeting with the professor in a week where I have three exams and a shit ton of reading to do, coming off of a week with four exams.
Yep, just correcting old acting friend’s moms on FB on violent crime rate in the US and how it’s been steadily dropping for the last 20 years. It’s infuriating to read “People claim spanking their kids teaches them violence but why was there less violence when it was normal to give your kids an ass whooping?” I assume they’re insinuating that millennials were not spanked and that back in their day, they were and we’re crazy violent whereas they were peace-loving hippies or hardworking citizens. Violent crime rates show that crime spiked dramatically when baby boomers reached young adulthood (1970-mid1990s) and has been dropping since millennials/Gen X have been reaching adulthood (mid1990s-present) There are a lot of questionable and problematic potentials for methodological inaccuracies with the UCR and NCVS, but it still shows significant changes since 1960. If you’re going to rely on rhetoric and anecdotes, don’t imply that statistics should and do match your experiences and opinions.
Even though he’s on set and has barely been able to sleep, Hank manages to send me a huge bouquet of my favorite flowers for my birthday. What a perfect guy.