Laurent’s early training had mirrored Auguste’s, and there was something heartbreaking about the way that he conjured him up now, half embodying his style, as Kastor embodied Damen’s, a fight between ghosts.
I’m very pleased that in less than a month in my new job, I have established to my closest co-workers that I will not just take all kinds of bullshit that usually goes on pretty much everywhere in this country.
We haven’t even had any discussions or anything uncomfortable happen, yet I have made them aware that I won’t stand for racism, sexism, ableism or any social exclusion because god damn it, I had enough of that crap in my old job. That’s partially why I quit.
We have a great working environment so far and we can laugh and joke. I have picked up on a ton of problematic things already, but I have made it perfectly clear that if they try to taunt me or get a rise out of me because they’re aware of my values and opinions, we are gonna have a serious problem. So far they seem to respect that. And that feels pretty fucking good.
Moving to a new place is stressful because you are leaving your regular hairdresser and now I’m in the process of finding a new one. I’ve already been to one, but that was too expensive and I have another appointment on Thursday with someone different and what if they fuck up my hair?? I AM my hair guys. It’s all I’ve got going for me. I actually like my hair. 😥
Most would say Viscountess Nancy Astor, elected in November 1919 after her husband vacated his seat in the Commons to take up his peerage in the House of Lords.
And they’d be wrong. The first woman elected to Parliament was revolutionary socialist and Irish nationalist Constance Markievicz, who was elected to the British House of Commons in the 1918 General Election from the Dublin jail where she had been imprisoned for her prominent role in the foundational episode of the Irish state - the 1916 Easter Rising.
But by all means - don’t let historical accuracy get in the way of a good tale of aristocratic centralisation of power.