Seen exiting the Red Line to Howard at about 9:45 p.m., April 2nd, 2013
you think it's okay to break up with someone because he called you
“munchkin”? This wasn't a one-time thing. He did it over and
over, even when I told him not to. Overall he's a nice guy, and he
probably thought it was cute. Thought I was cute. But munchkins
aren't cute. At least I don't think so. And it doesn't even make
sense. For one thing, I may be short, but I'm not that
short. And I have pink hair, but if you watch the movie again you'll
notice that the munchkins don't have crazy colored hair. They just
have crazy colored clothes. And, for another thing, I'm not
nightmare-inducing. Yeah, I said it. I think those adorable little
munchkins are nightmare-inducing. I hated The
Wizard of Oz
when I was a kid.
it's a good reason to end it, right? He didn't respect my wishes. A
good partner will always respect your wishes. Everybody knows that.
question: do you think it's okay to break up with someone because he
called you “munchkin” when you have a history of similar excuses?
With Andrew it was “Leesy-bear.” (I am not a bear.) With Ryan it
was “honey bun.” (That's just gross.) With Chad it was “half
pint.” (I was like, “I've read Laura Ingalls Wilder, Chad. You
can't just plagiarize a nickname.”) Sometimes I think I'm being too
picky. Sometimes I think I have the right not to be infantilized.
Sometimes I think love and infantilization simply go hand in hand.
Working from home today. Laundry desperately needs to be done. The Tuesday Funk reading last night was really fun. I hope to go again sometime. Tonight I'm going to see Measure for Measure at The Goodman with Gena, because more culture.