My name is Seb. I am a gay transman.
I am a Litvak Ashkenazi, antitheist, Bolshevik-Leninist, introverted dialectical materialist.
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You know what would make everyone’s life easier?
Having automated payment systems in place that allow you to be paid for your labor at the end of the work day. I’ve performed my labor Mr Capitalist. I have produced value (tons of it). Can I have my wages?
It’s sucks always to be poor (or even poor-ish) and to have to wait for your paycheck. Living paycheck to paycheck would not happen if we were paid at the end of the work day for labor performed.
A lot of hourly workers have automated systems that track hours anyway. It would not be very hard to connect that to a direct deposit system.
It’s especially bad when you start a new job, and you’re really banking on that income for paying things, but it’s like wow I’ve worked 40+ hours already but I’m still sweating each bus fare because that’s another little bit more I’m in debt.
Of course under socialism being paid for your labor at the end of the work day will be the norm (at least if I have anything to say about it, which I will). And under socialism you won’t be fucked by private capital, because that won’t be a thing, especially big capital. No interest rates, no rent or utility payments, drastically lowered food costs. No one will go hungry or be thrown out on the street for want of a paycheck. And no one will be unemployed so it’s not a long struggle to get that first paycheck.
We’ll fix this shit, I promise.
Basically. I secretly like half and half in my coffee though!
Fuck thanksgiving, I’m going to make some Jew food tonight. I know it’s kinda late, whatever. I’m debating between traditional latkes and the potato nik recipe I saw in the NYTimes. I looked up some other yummy Jewish recipes for other times - I’m thinking kugel, sufganiot and rugelach.
What if I work as a statistician for the Bureau of Labor Statistics?
Are the category of movies that I watch while I’m crocheting (or at least that’s what I’ve been watching this week).
I’m generally uninterested in movies. But gay films are wonderful. And foreign gay films are even better.
I have so far watched:
Schoolboy Crush (3 stars)
Guys and Balls (4.5 stars)
Yossi (5 stars)
and I am currently watching:
Eyes Wide Open (stars pending)
I got a book called Basic Stitches to Crochet edited by Erika Knight, and it’s one of those stitch bible-type books, so I’ve been playing around. Apologies again for the lighting of my photos, I need to get a lower watt bulb for my lamp.
The flower is from a book called 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet which was really disappointing because all the cool flowers and fruits and plants were knitted, and I’m a really really poor knitter, but at least I got this thing.
Click on the photos for stitch descriptions.
My future mother-in-law said something somewhat anti-Semitic somewhat in reference to me. I don’t know what to make of this. I’m an East Coast US Jew (though not currently living on the east coast) coming from a family of New Yorkers and Michigan Jews; I grew up in a town that was 12% Jewish; I have never experienced anti-semitism in my life and never expected to hear it in this country.
It wasn’t even a “Jews are bad” kind of line, it was a “shake fist at Jews because my son won’t be here for Christmas” kind of line. So I’m kind of at a loss.