About 20 years ago I used to wear contacts. Nope, not the regular kind, I was flashy and wore the colored lenses that were really cool. What most people don't know is back then when the lenses came in, you had to attend a class to learn how to put them in. Well, my class had about 8 people in it, and it was supposed to last for about an hour. That was the case for most of the people, who managed to get out of there in a quick 15 minutes. Not me, my dear readers. I ended up closing the eye store down and not in a good way. (lol) I had so much trouble putting those things in, that it took almost 2 hours! The thought of actually touching my eyes and putting something in them nearly drove me crazy. My eyes kept tearing up, it was a near disaster, but I finally figured it out. The entire time I wore these prescription lenses, trying to be cute, I had to give myself an extra 15 minutes just to get ready! Flash forward to today, and I'm your glamour girl with glasses. (lol)
Do you remember that the rule back in the day was to remain quiet while in the library? Uh...apparently that's no longer the case. For the past 3 days I had to do some work in the library, and set up shop with my laptop. Teenagers yelled across the room at each other, kids laughed loudly while watching things together on the computer, one man was on his laptop playing music, and two people were actually reading. If you've been reading this blog, you already know that I'm a talker, but NOT in the library. That's where we readers and writers go for peace and relaxation. What in the world is going on?
The size of the America's smallest national park is a mere .02 acres! If it sounds way too small to be a park, that's because it's really a landmark building in Philadelphia. Looking for somewhere much bigger to hang out? Visit Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Copper Center, Alaska which covers a whopping 13 million acres!!!! The visitor center complex located at Mile 106.8 Richardson Hwy and includes a bookstore, short hiking trails, theater, amphitheater, and scenic overlooks.
A verbal abuser will frequently tell you and anyone else who listens that "he is not an abuser and is madly in love." In fact, this is the very same person who will use denial tactics and say to his partner:
"I never told you that".
"You're making all that up".
"You're getting upset about nothing".
"It's no big deal".
"We never had that conversation."
Just for the record, we haven't lost our minds. When it becomes crystal clear to us that there was a conversation, that we're not delusional and that we've made nothing up, our self-esteem helps us to realize the verbal abuse we're being or have been subjected to.