Blackballed

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...or maybe pink

"The boys" have gone to Izu for the long weekend. I feel abandoned and annoyed.

While I understand and support their need and desire to be independent from me and their various partners, I don't like being excluded because I lack a penis. Couldn't they come up with a better excuse to leave me behind - a real reason - or do something I'm uninterested in so I don't want to go?

"It's a different dynamic when you're not there," Tod lamely explained, as if that was supposed to make me feel better.

"I can't consider you one of the boys; you're very much female to me," Jonathan once tried to placate me. It wasn't the compliment he intended.

Until this group of friends, I've always been "one of the boys" and I am most displeased to be relegated to femininity. It's not my fault I'm a girl. It's not my fault, I say. This gender division is unkind, unfair and completely out of step with how I think about myself.

(Plus, I have an abandonment issue and these weekends away sting a bit.)

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Don't worry honey. We are going to have our Girl's Night away on Monday.

And I bet they won't get to sit in a jungle-themed onsen!

Do you not have girls nights out? ;)

I hardly ever exclude the boys. They might not be interested in Sewing Sundays, but they are more than welcome to join in. If any of them felt like joining me & MJ on Monday, I'd be happy to have them - even though we wouldn't sit together in the jungle onsen.

I like your art

I know this doesn't address the post so much, but I can't help but look at those cute little sheep up there and wonder "Will Kristen be crafting these out of socks soon?"

*ducks*

who is who in the illustration??? ;)

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