Me: Hmmmm, wonder what all these flowers are on the ground by our mulberry, let me pick one up and do a Google Lens search.
Google: SET THAT SHIT DOWN IMMEDIATELY, EVERY PART OF THE PLANT IS TOXIC, ONE OF ITS NAMES IS LITERALLY “HELLVINE.”
Trumpet creeper, pretty sure there are vines up in two of our three mulberries because they’re on opposite sides of the property and they both have some of these blossoms at the base of their trunks. But I’ve never actually seen the vines. Very odd.
Also known as the devil’s shoestring, ps. I’ll go look up in the trees tomorrow for more evidence, but I was barefoot and my feet were already purple from mulberries squishing between my toes and I was also apparently standing on some real dickhead flowers, so I ran in to shower.
Pro-lifers don't like complexity. At 17 weeks my placenta detached and he was much too small. I thought I felt my baby's frantic attempts to breathe. My OBGYN advised me to terminate the pregnancy, there wasn't much time. But I couldn't.
The cats were trying to take this dickhead down, so I had to trap myself in the bathroom with him until I could kill him.
I’ll catch and release pretty much anything, but he was too gnarly and could have done some serious damage.
I said to my wife "Do you think anyone will commit suicide because they could not get an abortion?"
She instantly replied "yes."
Then she added "there will be all those boyfriends and husbands that murder them because they couldn't get one too" and that shook my fucking world.
Som abortion thoughts: I teach sex ed and when I explain the menstrual cycle, I emphasize that if you are expecting your period, it’s one day late, and you take a pregnancy test, if it comes back positive, you are considered 4 weeks + 1 day into your pregnancy.