Turned out when their was a problem with my modem, something didn't reset right. Sadly, there is little I can do about it, because the problem could have been fixed easily... had I been able to get ahold of Cox. Cox is not taking any responsibility for my being unable to get through to them on their 800 number, even after trying for hours on end.
So, with that in mind, I've decided that if there is one type of person I hate more than any other... (and trust me, the list of people I hate is an extremely long one. I am not a fucking people person) it's women who do something that is traditionally considered a "male thing..." and... have to pound it in your face every two seconds that they are not a woman!
Great example of this was on Discovery Channel last night. They did some street racing thing and they got this woman in on it. All we heard coming out of this chick's mouth was how "women don't like me, cause I'm not like a normal woman. I love cars!" And, "We can't put that on my car, it's pink and I'm not one of those chicky women!"
Honestly, if I'd been there, I would have bitch slapped her. And then tied her up and forced her to wear a big old pink frilly tu-tu.
I have done many jobs and things in my life that are considered more "male orientated" than female orientated. I work better with screwdrivers than I do knitting needles. Does this give me the right to go, "Noooo, I'm not a WOMAN you know... I'm some special breed!"
We're all human beings. I'm Darqstar first. That makes me unique unto me. Others may share similarities in personality, looks, etc., but no one in the world is "exactly like me!" I do have many qualities that one might consider more "masculine" than "Feminine" but that doesn't make me "special" or "wonderful" It just makes me... well, me.
And for god's sake, what's wrong with being a woman that these NOT women have to trash it so bad? I don't like pink frilly things. I don't like a lot of the things often associated with being feminine, but hey, that's just me. I don't wear makeup, but I see nothing wrong with women who want to wear makeup, as long as they use some restraint when putting it on. There is nothing wrong with being female.
This woman on the show last night, was so busy screaming to the world how she's not a woman, that all I could think was in her desire to show she wasn't a woman, she was being a stereotypical bitch instead. Yeah, darling, you're basically a tribute to all the things people hate about women, in your desire to be the ultracool woman who's not a woman. You make me puke.
Then... if that wasn't enough... okay, if you want to say you're a guy when you're not. If you want to swagger around like your balls are bigger than any man's alive today... you'd better not do anything wrong. After all, you are perfect, right? You're not like one of those frail, fragile, idiotic women after all.
So, what this chick did, to prove she's just soooo wonderful... is posted all over the internet what was being done to her car by this team of people, Discovery hired to soup up her car for this "legal street race" (Legal, meaning they had it on a legitimate track, which sorta means it wasn't street racing anymore)
Before you start going, "Oh? what's so bad about that?" You have to remember, the whole idea was that the contestants would meet and race. Neither knowing about the other.
Well, first this chick goes to show off her car and meets up with her competition. She didn't know it was them, but she happily blabed about how she was going to be on Discovery channel and all the nifty things that were done to her car.
So, the next day, the team who's working on the guy's car... now know everything she's done. And then the woman on this team (one of the mechanics) goes on the internet and finds Super NOT woman's site, where she posts pictures and loving descriptions of all the stuff that was done to her car, cause you know, she's just sooo nifty and so NOT woman.
Which, of course gave the other team a huge advantage because they knew everything to do to make their car out perform her car.
Okay... isn't one of the stereotypical things said about women is that "they can't keep their mouths shut?" I remember my grandfather, the card he was, telling me, "There are three great ways of getting news out fast. Telephone, Telegraph, and Tellawoman!" Yeah, I used to want to shoot Grandfather, but he had a point. Women have a reputation for being unable to keep a secret.
So, Ms. NOT woman, turns around and falls into the most stereotypical thing she could do. She didn't keep her mouth shut. She went and posted for the whole world to see, her nifty car.
By the end of the show, I almost destroyed the TV, I was so mad at her. And, I sat down and thought about it... and realized that the reason why I was so pissed, is because I've known too many NOT women like her. Human beings of the female persuasion that have to do all sorts of masculine things, and try so desperately to prove they are some unique species.
I don't give a fuck. Neither does most of the rest of the world. These NOT women really need to get over themselves.
I was born in 1961.. an era where we were just starting to realize women were not second class citizens. My problem with the NOT women of this world, is that they take away equality. They claim to be the forerunners of "Women can do anything!" but in truth, they're so busy trying to be something that isn't a woman, that they just make everyone look like an idiot, themselves at the top of the list.
There are very few areas of this old world that women haven't crept into. Women are mechanics, women drive fast cars, women are construction workers. Hell, back in my younger, wilder, days... I did some drag racing and I wasn't bad at it. I also was the fastest beer guzzler of my gang of friends. Two activities that women generally aren't considered to find "interesting" Yeah, I caught some crap for it. Especially the beer guzzling. But... when I won (we'd play for money. You'd throw a bill on the table and the challenger would put the same size bill on top of yours. Whoever won got to keep both) I didn't go off on this, "SEE? I beat you! Know why? Cause I'm NOT woman! I am something special! I am NOTwoman and I can drink you under the table!"
Oh, sure, you can say, "Well, Darq, after guzzling a pint of beer, you were probably too drunk to say anything!" and you'd have a point. I could guzzle, but I am a cheap ass drunk. But... it never occured to me that this made me someone "better" or "special." because I was a female who could do it. I just considered it something I was good at.
Now... I could see if a woman made it to professional football, that she'd have some bragging rights. "Yup, I'm the first woman to play fullback for the Patriots!" Yeah, that's groundbreaking. The first woman president of the United States would have something to talk about as well. But a woman who happens to like cars? Who's mechanically inclined? Sorry baby, you're not unique.
And now that I've ranted, I'm going to make dinner. Then try to get to my friend's pages... I've got days of entries to look back on!