1. TMI warning. I drink tea every morning and I always have to pee 100 times when I drink tea. Sunday morning, I was drinking a lot of water because I was going to donate blood at noon. So at one point, I was peeing and drinking a glass of water at the same time. I wonder if my body was like "What the hell?"
2. Missy Franklin is an 18-year-old competitive swimmer. Last year, she won four gold medals and a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. As a member of the U.S. National Team, she also holds the world record in the 4 x 100 meter medley relay. And she swam competitively for her high school team after winning the Olympic medals. Can you imagine getting off the bus for the meet against Franklin's school? "Hey, you'll be swimming today against literally the best swimmer in the world. You have no chance, but have fun out there!" So demoralizing. I tend to lean toward it being unfair that she's allowed to swim for a high school team, but would love to hear other viewpoints on this.
3. It's totally OK not to hijack someone's Facebook post. It's amazing to me how rude some people can be without even realizing it. In other words, it's not their intent to be jerks, but that is what they look like anyway. Example: A friend posts about the difficulty of being out of diapers for her kid. Someone comes along and posts about how spoiled she is because "in my day" we had to use cloth diapers and wash them out and blah, blah, blah..."
Really? You can't just have some sympathy for someone? You have to talk about your own experience and how much harder it was? You have to call someone spoiled? How about you take the focus off yourself for five seconds and just have some sympathy for the person's plight. That's all that's required.
And also, just because you had it so rough doesn't mean everyone should suffer with that level of pain. We have modern conveniences now, it's OK to make use of them and it's OK to feel upset when they aren't there. Your suffering from 20 years ago doesn't mean my friend's issue is any less an inconvenience to her.
And that concludes Monday's Musings this week.