Since we’ve been together for a year and a half on Thursday, my boyfriend and I decided to go to the restaurant and go to the movie theater on Friday night.
So on Friday afternoon, I had abdominal cramps. Eventually it went away, so I put beautiful clothes and nice makeup, and just before leaving, the cramps came back, so I had to lay in my bed again… My boyfriend ordered some food instead, I ate a little bit, then got back to my bed. They were really painful. Eventually it was okay, but it was too late to go out. We watched a movie on the couch.
We decided to go on Saturday instead, to see the movie at 7PM. But my bladder had a weird schedule, so I told my boyfriend that instead, we’d go at 9PM. But I started having a migraine. I knew it was going to happen, but usually meds work faster. I had to stay in bed, again. The worst thing is, because I needed to go to the bathroom every 8 minutes (thanks to my bladder), it took even more time for the pain to vanish, because moving gets my pain worse. So we watched a movie on the couch.
So we decided to go on Sunday. I started having cramps again, but it went away, SO WE FINALLY WENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Usually, the pain isn’t that bad, and I don’t have such pain two days in a row, especially when I have plans. It was really wrong timing.
“Fifteen to eighteen percent of girls under twelve now wear mascara, eyeliner and lipstick regularly; eating disorders are up and self-esteem is down; and twenty-five percent of young American women would rather win America’s Next Top Model than the Nobel Peace Prize. Even bright, successful college women say they’d rather be hot than smart. A Miami mom just died from cosmetic surgery, leaving behind two teenagers. This keeps happening, and it breaks my heart.
Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. What’s missing? A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and accomplishments.”—
I remember. I was 15. I didn’t want to read this because I read classical literature. But it was on the kitchen table, and I was curious, just to read the first lines. I read the first chapter, and I was hooked.
I don’t regret that day. Harry Potter is good popular literature. I read the serie regularly, it makes me escape from reality.