The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

I must admit that I spend entirely too much time on the internet. You do, too. Don’t believe me? What are you doing right now? Tiptoeing through the tulips? I think not. (Not that I’m not happy to see you. I’d miss you if you weren’t here. I really would.) Sometimes I think I really …

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Ladies, you are twice as likely to be raped than you are to develop breast cancer, and yet less than 20 percent of the rape kits in America have ever actually been processed. 97 percent of all rapists will walk free. Just let those statistics sink in for a minute. It’s estimated that only 16 …

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Yesterday I saw something that nearly made me drive off the road. A rainbow that was shaped like a backward letter N instead of being in an arch. A really bad picture of it is below. I wish it came out sharper. The only thing that I can think of is that it was a …

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Guys, I’ve no doubt that your search engines directed you here and you had high hopes, but move along. There’s nothing to see. This is going to be a frank and unsexual discussion about living with the human mammary gland. Ladies, we all know that the day to day possession of breasts is not particularly …

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After 12 years of working crazy shifts here on the drawbridge, often two or three different shifts in the space of a week, I’m now discovering that there is an official name for my constant state of mental fog, my messed up immune system, and my apparent inability to lose weight despite all efforts. It’s …

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Today I came across this picture on Facebook.   A friend of mine rightly commented, “And this was before Photoshop.” Women used to aspire to have wasp waists. To heck with breathing, we wanted to be desirable! These contraptions caused deformities in ribs and internal organs, weak muscles, and respiratory problems. It also increased the …

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