Dog v. Girl

   September 10, 2003    Comments Off on Dog v. Girl

Excerpt of dog’s activities for the day: Thrash violently at any movement by girl while dog and girl are on couch, as if afraid to be crushed. Lie placidly in bathroom doorway as girl steps over dog repeatedly to get in and out of bathroom. Pretend to find food on kitchen floor and lick linoleum. Excerpt of girl’s activities for… Read more »

Dear Self, Please Have Moved By Now

   September 4, 2003    Comments Off on Dear Self, Please Have Moved By Now

Write a letter to yourself in the future. Here’s the first draft of mine: Dear Me, c. May 2004, Thank goodness you’re out of that tiny apartment with the loud A/C and the semi-stalker neighbor. I hope you kept your promise and made sure that your new roommate is sane and has a steady source of income and will pay… Read more »

Street Harassment Is No Fun

   August 28, 2003    Comments Off on Street Harassment Is No Fun

When I was 18-ish I walked past the auto repair department of some department-type store in St. Paul – near the Midway Target on University – and a group of men hanging out there in the open bay doors catcalled and whistled at me several times. I regretted wearing a short skirt, I regretted being alone, and I have always… Read more »

Writing Envy

   August 28, 2003    Comments Off on Writing Envy

I wish I could write like this: Songs from the Big Chair.

I Am Our IT Department

   August 27, 2003    Comments Off on I Am Our IT Department

In other news, the Windows XP setup on the pitiful laptop here at work now says: Setup will complete in approximately: after you’re dead (Really.)

One Queer Cartoon Utopia, Please

   August 27, 2003    Comments Off on One Queer Cartoon Utopia, Please

Skip the dating show bit in TAP: Web Feature: Queer Factor and read the part about Queer Eye. The “cartoon utopia” aspect is precisely why I enjoy the show so much – and why I enjoyed the film Big Eden despite some character development shortcomings. It is lovely to have even a one-hour vision of what the world is like… Read more »

Eventful

   August 14, 2003    Comments Off on Eventful

Tonight I’m going to the Blue Man Group‘s rock show. I saw their show “Tubes” in Boston with my ex-husband a couple of years ago, and it was one of the most amazing artistic experiences of my life. Even better than Queensryche’s “Operation: Mindcrime” tour. ;) What’s cool about my life right now: this is not the only non-homework event… Read more »

Today’s Emotions: Fear, Triumph, Curiosity

   August 2, 2003    Comments Off on Today’s Emotions: Fear, Triumph, Curiosity

Fear was all from The Dog. A fly came into the apartment, and she hid in the bedroom because flies mean I’m going to roll up a magazine and try to swat them. That makes a loud noise, so it’s scary. I can’t tell you the reasoning behind hiding from the plastic bag of frozen hash browns, though. Triumph was… Read more »