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When people ask where I’m from, I simply say Texas. I’ve learned not to say El Paso bc I get a little sad at people’s follow ups. Some ask if it’s anything like it’s shown in Kill Bill (it’s not). Some ask if it’s in Mexico. I feel like Sarah Palin when I say, “No, but I can see it from my house!” Mostly though, I get the “oh, I’ve driven through there on my way to xyz.” I’ll ask if they’ve ever stopped and they’ll always, always say no. One time this guy told me how fascinating it was to see from the freeway the cardboard looking houses on Mexico’s side and the beautiful university on the other. I asked my mom why she stopped here, why she didn’t keep going. She said she didn’t intend to stay, but she met my father. I wish she had a more interesting answer. I miss it, and I don’t. I get why people dislike it, but I feel defensive of it at the same time. #elpaso

You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.
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(Kind of) Morbid story time: I went out last night to my usual spot, and I was talking to this guy. We talk a bit every week, mostly about silly stuff. I’m not interested in him romantically but he’s intelligent and odd, and that holds my interest. He told me if something interesting didn’t happen that night, he was going to hang himself. I nervously laughed and asked if he was joking. He said he was kind of joking. Then lo and behold, an hour later I see him having the time of his life. Never mind the details, but I think he probably woke up with the biggest smile this morning. This #selfie is totally unrelated. I just haven’t posted one in a while.

I got my very own helmet today! I wanted to take a selfie but they frown on that sort of stuff. I wish I could show you guys what the shop floor is like. Really fascinating stuff. It’s like stepping into Willy Wonka’s Choc Factory, but with airplane parts. The terrorists have won once again, you guys. #aerospace #workstuff

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