Ferguson, MO, Air B and B Foul, 100 Pronouns, Female to Female Pregnancy
"Pronouns are only useful when you combine them with other words. I have a few I can give you if you're at a loss."
— Seanan McGuire
Good morning from Ferguson, Missouri. We are in a downtown apartment above an old commercial building. A few stores around us, a homeless man occupying the bus stop, and a few characters might need attention.
As we pulled up and began unloading our gear, a man approached about our dog. “Is that a pure bread greyhound?” he asked; I replied, “No, she’s a mix; according to the DNA report, she has 18 different breeds.” Puzzled, he asked again, “Are you sure she is not a greyhound?” We chatted for five minutes and then headed to our apartment. Welcome to Ferguson!
We realized we needed ice, so we walked the dog to the Aldi a block away; Aldi does not sell ice, so we went to Subway to get ice. They charged us $6.00 for two cups of ice; we headed back to the apartment, made a drink, ordered a pizza, and watched some Netflix series about a woman who chopped up her husband, worth a billion dollars in dollars in Brazil. We got to bed, go our 9 hours of sleep and will head east and arrive home this afternoon.
I discovered no coffee in the apartment; big Air B and B foul not to have coffee for the guests, but they did have Fiji water, so I’m not overly agitated. But know that this soup is unlike most soups, most soups are made of coffee, and this one is made of water. Our drive yesterday was noneventful; Kansas is not the prettiest state in the union; flat, with cows and fields. We listened to our audiobook and some online content to pass the time.
I saw on Twitter yesterday that a man’s wife is being told she has to add her pronouns to her email signature by the end of April; he asked, “what should she do?” I would suggest she adds pronouns, but not traditional pronouns; she should be creative. I just gave it a “Goog” and was surprised to learn there are over 100 pronouns. For your reference and my edification, here is the list of pronouns one can use to define who they are.
I think today I will use the pronouns of aught and naught; I like that it rhymes and would leave the person wondering what or who I am. This is the world we created. I did catch a news article about a transgender woman getting transferred to a woman’s prison and impregnating two other inmates.
We live in a world where you can choose to be anyone you feel you are. Biology is no longer an accepted science; it’s how you feel. So, if you think you are a chimp, grow your hair, drag your arms on the ground and feel free to throw shit at your neighbor.
I think my audience is sane; well, most of my audience is sane; now and then, I’ll get outlier, but I believe my views and ideas are in the middle, not moving too far, left or right. I see many insane people online, people who identify as dogs, and as an advocate of free speech, I say, “go for it!” But please allow a rational, logical discussion as to why you today identify as a dog.
I have seen schoolteachers tell the parents they have no right to how their children are educated. Thankfully, the online world is not the real world; our world would be a terrible spot if it were. I have hope for humanity, and I trust you do as well.
That will do it for today; I have miles to go; we should be home by 4:00; we drive six hours on day one, six hours on day two, and wind it down with a 5-hour drive on our last day. Due to time zones, we lose two hours heading east but gain two hours heading west. We have a lot of work to do; it will be nice to work with our midwestern folks and see our midwestern family and clients. Keep this one handy if you ever need to add pronouns to your email signature, and I’ll see you tomorrow from Indianapolis, IN.
"Pronouns are only useful when you combine them with other words. I have a few I can give you, if you're at a loss."
— Seanan McGuire