Incu(nt)bation Period

How long do you estimate it takes for a normal woman to get cuntified upon moving to SF? Based on personal observation, it takes about 4-6 months to develop manly inflection in a voice, joining crossfit, wearing sunglasses for no legitimate reason, being constantly glued to i-phone, and having nothing else to talk about besides  career, restaurants, yoga, and Napa.

Sweet and innocent looking fobs – an antithesis to a typical local female. 

Recommended Frequency of Watching CNN

If you are quite unable to watch CNN with perfect frequency, i.e. – never, then the second best options is to not watch any more often than once a month. The reason I say this is because I have been on vacation for the past 2 weeks and haven’t touched a TV during this time. When I turned on the TV upon return, guess what – they still talk about Russia’s meddling with our election. Really? Isn’t anything else important going on here or elsewhere? Are all the wars over? What about natural disasters?

The worst terrorist attacks only give us a very short break from this lingering Russia bs on the news. I think we deserve a longer break.

Some Degree Of Racism Is Part of Our Nature

… and the sooner we admit it to ourselves the better. We, humans, are at least in large part tribal by nature. We tend to relate better to people who look like us and “feel” like us. This doesn’t mean that we have to discriminate or kill those who are different from us. However, at the same time it’s important to liberate ourselves from this lie that we don’t think at least on occasion that our race is better or at least different than others. After all, there is a reason why there are ethnic communities, and why some neighborhood are Asian, while others are White, Latin, Indian, etc…It’s not a bad thing or a good thing. It just is. It’s not by chance that the ethnic composition of Presidio Heights is quite different from Mission and Chinatown. And it’s not an accident that Fremont is so ethnically different from Lafayette.  And it’s not just a matter of money and socio economic status. People tend to relate better to those who look like them? Is it even racism? You make that call. But let’s at least all try to stop pretending that we are all the same and that our race doesn’t matter. It does. This certainly doesn’t make us bad people; it will just make us a little more honest.