Hi, I am not feeling well. Jonathan is better but for me, not so much. I just can't seem to be getting over this bug. I have been up and down every 3 to 4 hours and at midnight and again at 4:00am with severe nausea and everything that goes along with a stomach bug.
I think that if I don't get better in a few hours I am going to have to go to the ER and get medication to help me get over this thing. I am so tired and I can't seem to shake it at all and I am probably becoming dehydrated. So I probably will have to be admitted if this is any indication of past issues. I am so shaky; I can't keep anything down and I really feel pretty bad.
So I want to add a post today in case it is a few days before I can post again and to ask if you have been following some of the crazy articles about Furries?
When I think about Furries I picture our fur babies. But the crazy stuff going on right now is way past thinking about fur babies. I know that a lot of kids play in a lot of creative ways, but it is a bit much to know that this is really not creative kids at play that is going on right now.
I found this subject a few days ago and I actually had to read the article more than once and then tried to find some additional subject matter on it and what I have found is a bit disturbing.
Obviously, we had several school board members who have resigned after receiving harassment and even threats to themselves and their families. For what you might ask is that we have people in our district running for office Congress actually that is upset because the cafeterias in our schools are not cutting the legs lower to the lunch tables so that the kids that are now identifying as furries can eat their food as dogs and cats, horses and other furries.
Is this not crazy? Or maybe this is... I found this tidbit in another state. Michigan I think it was. (Just when I think that I have now heard it all....)
These people or perhaps Furries themselves want litter boxes put in the restrooms so kids and not so kids can use the bathroom as a Furrie.
Jonathan and I had a long conversation and he said he has actually heard of this... (Not the bathroom litter boxes but the subculture of kids who like to dress up and he said to take Halloween for example where kids dress up as different characters but that they only make it a temporary time to dress up as a character, not a way of life but he knows of people that he went to school with who are really into the Superhero's. He said one person he actually knows wanted nothing more than to be a Jeep because Transformers were "The Bomb" and could go from a Transformer to a Jeep and from a Jeep to a Transformer.
He did have a great observation for those that want to eat like a dog or cat out of a bowl without using hands and utensils and wants litter boxes then they need to be taken outside to do their business. He said that is where real animals have to go and if they really want to be a dog or a cat then they should have to go outside too instead of subjecting others to litter boxes. He said that they should have a huge Sandbox outside lol. Well I would agree to that before I would agree to the bathrooms having litter boxes.
So I am curious if you have heard of this? Do you know anyone who is identifying as a Furrie? I am spelling this with a ie intead of a y because this is how it was spelled in the article. It is playing havoc on my spell checker lol.
I also read a article where a woman's young adult daughter was saying that this is a huge subculture including high school kids and even college kids but it is not so much as it is of Furries as it is groups who identify as elves, witches, wizards, dragon's and vampires. I can see that with all of the Buffy vampire slayers, Twilight, Harry Potter series out there.
When Nathan was in elementary there was a kid in his class that loved dressing up as a dog and he would rarely speak and instead he barked at people but he out grew that. Then there was the child who dressed in pajamas only for several years.
Three of my kids had the same kindergarten teacher and Nathan and I went round and around because he could never find his shoes even though I made him bring me his shoes the night before he would hide them and have to wear different shoes that did not match and I had asked his teacher to speak to him and she just laughed and said she didn't care what he chose to wear and she was serious but I understood that kids do need something that they can choose for themselves and it was more important that he attended school every day rather than what he chose to wear and I gave up the battle from then on. He might wear a blue shoe and a red shoe or if he did get the shoes right you can bet that he didn't have matching socks on. Today that is a fad. No matching anything and even I love the earrings like my sun and moon, but I like the rest of my stuff to match but that is just me.
And on this note I am sipping on some Zen tea. Ginger and Spearmint. I really hope that my stomach settles soon. Jon just got up and he said he has had a upset stomach all night. He is having a cup of tea as well.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. Hugs to all... BB