Saturday, February 11, 2006

Just Wondering

Um, does this template make my blog look fat?

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Why We Should ALL Be Feminists

In case you haven't seen this post on Shakespeare's Sister about why she is a feminist, you need to. If you haven't already joined the cause and you have any sense, it should make you a feminist too.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

What's under your Couch?

I just learned an upsetting term for dust bunnies: slut's wool.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Five Things Meme

Instructions: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so.

1. Ultimate Writer
2. Golgotha_Tramp
3. FrankenGirl
4. Holly at Self-Portrait as
5. Bored Dominatrix

Next select five people to tag:
1. Saviour Onassis on either While You're On Your Knees or Queerest of the Queer
2. Spike
3. Mr. Chaps
4. Chris
5. Alexi

What were you doing 20 years ago?
Kicking against the pricks

What were you doing 10 years ago?
Kicking against the pricks

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Kicking against the pricks (it's hard to avoid, since the pricks are usually in charge)

Five snacks you enjoy:
1. hot tamales
2. Cypress Grove Purple Haze Chevre, and a nice fresh loaf of crusty French bread
3. guacamole
4. popcorn, but ONLY if it has never come within ten feet of a microwave
5. the red chili burros from Mechi's in Safford, Arizona

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
1. "Fuck and Run" by Liz Phair
2. "That Day" by Poe
3. "Not a Virgin" by Poe
4. "Good Person Inside" by Jill Sobule
5. "Express Yourself" by Madonna

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. Buy a house in Tucson
2. Pay off all my debt
3. Quit my day job and devote myself to writing
4. Start doing yoga again regularly and become certified as a yoga instructor
5. Give money more often and more generously to causes I support

Five bad habits:
1. trying to persuade men who are only marginally interested in me to become more interested
2. trying to figure out why such men aren't more interested in me
3. chastising men who've mistreated me for their bad behavior and trying to get them to apologize, instead of moving the hell on
4. engaging in conversations with assholes who don't respect or trust me
5. revealing more about myself than I should to complete strangers

Five things you like doing:
1. blogging
2. writing
3. research
4. teaching
5. fantasizing about how much writing and research I could get done if only I didn't have to teach

Five things you would never wear again:
1. anything that doesn't look fabulous on me
2. I just like clothes, so I wear lots of different things

Five things that scare you:
1. not getting tenure
2. getting tenure and being stuck in one place for the rest of my career
3. environmental degradation, including but not limited to global warming, pollution, and destruction of rain forests
4. bigotry in general and misogyny in particular
5. the blogosphere, both because it's so public and because I can't resist its appeal

Five favorite toys:
1. my own body
2. my entire book shelf
3. new courses--how can I put a bunch of cool texts and ideas together?
4. textbook order forms--free books!
5. the blogosphere