Monthly Archives: August 2009

this makes me happy

…in an odd kind of way.

I heard a story from a guy that teaches an intensive semester-long course to college men, especially men who belong to frats, that is basically an entire class on rape prevention.

As he tells the story, one night his TA was walking home, and ran into one of the students from his class. The student was quite drunk and started yelling at the TA. The basic message was “Fuck you, and Fuck (the guy who teaches the class). I could’ve had sex tonight, but didn’t becuase [sic] she was fucking drunk, all becuase [sic] of your stupid fucking class.”

I am rather skeptical about preventing violence against women, but that story gives me hope.

h/t feministe …It’s a strange sort of beauty I like, isn’t it?

also, this:

The fact that I can’t go a day without making someone a new library card at work gives me hope.


I’m on vacation in Texas with my family until August 23rd and will only have intermittent internet access between now and then.

For now, sleep time. More “what I did on vacation” stuff when I have time and/or when I get home.

uh… “In Threes”?

Didn’t know what to call this, so “In Threes” it is.

Three Other Names I have been called
1. Lady V
2. Eve
3. Vi

Three jobs I have had in my life
1. Executive Assistant
2. Programming (Events) Manager
3. Writer/Editor

Three Places I have lived:
1. New York, NY
2. Los Angeles, CA
3. Lancaster, PA

Three TV shows that I watch(ed)
1. more anime than I can list
2. Battlestar Galactica
3. Angel

Three places I have been
1. the Four Corners
2. the bottom of the Grand Canyon
3. the Ozarks

Three of my favorite foods
1. spaghetti
2. onion rings
3. root beer

Three people I think will respond
1. Bobby, probably (haha)
2. maybe Esther?
3. maaaaaybe Johnny, if I’m sitting right there when he reads this

Three things I am looking forward to
1. finally watching the three Death Note live-action films (yes, I know I’m a total nerd)
2. vacation to Texas with my family this month
3. finishing my memoir!

Three things that aggravate me
1. People being idiots
2. Not being able to find decent paid work
3. My cat tracking litter into the room

Three musicians/bands I could listen to forever
1. Linkin Park
2. Nana Kitade
3. The Postal Service

Three things I want to improve
1. my aim
2. my discipline
3. my financial situation

Yes or No

I’m procrastinating. (Stolen from the lovely Esther.)

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1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No.

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks. And believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming as nothing is exactly as it seems.
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Been arrested? Yes
Kissed someone you didn’t like? Yes
Slept in until 5 PM? Yes
Run a red light? Yes
Been suspended from school? No
Experienced love at first sight? Yes
Totaled your car in an accident? Yes
Been fired from a job? Yes
Fired somebody? No
Sang karaoke? No
Pointed a gun at someone? No
Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? Yes
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes
Kissed in the rain? Yes
Had a close brush with death (your own)? Yes
Seen someone die? No
Played spin-the-bottle? Yes
Smoked a cigar? No
Sat on a rooftop? Yes
Smuggled something into another country? No
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Yes
Broken a bone? Yes
Skipped school? Yes
Eaten a bug? No
Sleepwalked? Yes
Walked a moonlit beach? Yes
Ridden a motorcycle? No
Dumped someone? Yes
Lied to avoid a ticket? No
Ridden in a helicopter? No
Shaved your head? No
Made your boyfriend/girlfriend cry? Yes
Eaten snake? No
Marched/Protested? Yes
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? No
Puked on an amusement ride? No
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? Yes
Been in a band? No
Been on TV? Yes
Shot a gun? Yes
Skinny-dipped? No
Gave someone stitches? Yes
Ridden a surfboard? No
Drank straight from a liquor bottle? Yes
Had surgery? Yes
Streaked? No
Taken by ambulance to hospital? No
Passed out when not drinking? Yes
Peed on a bush? Yes
Donated Blood? Yes
Grabbed electric fence? No
Eaten alligator meat? No
Killed an animal when not hunting? Yes
Peed your pants in public? No
Snuck into a movie without paying? Yes
Written graffiti? Yes
Been in handcuffs? Yes
Believe in love? No
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? Yes

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And yes, the desire to explain is almost overwhelming.