Monday, May 14, 2007

Thinking Green

Just thought I'd do a quick post about the green challenge over at Slate. They are on week 5 of 7, but you can still go back and do previous weeks.
It's an interesting way to help you be aware about how much CO2 you are producing.

Heh, I guess that's all for now.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I admit it

I was all consumerist for mothers day.
I bought a card and an orchid and off I went. I hate it, but I hate these stupid holidays so much, but with my family who are all really into that stuff, it just looks like I don't care.
If I didn't hate it so much I wouldn't put it off until the last minute when I come up with some great ideas that of course take a while to put together.

Of course I think what my mom appreciated more was that I faced the hoard that is our extended family for her. And gods, I was in no good mood for it. Yipe. I'm a bit of a black sheep in the family already, and most of them, okay, practically all of them don't know I'm poly and kinky and they probably don't know how feminist I am. I've avoided politics in my family since my grandfather called me a "naive little girl" for my views. As the personal life goes, there is a lot of editing. I do my best to not out and out lie, but I certainly omit a lot.

So now, I know I don't have many, if any readers yet, but if you do happen to stumble upon this, how open are you to your family about your life? And this goes for everybody, do they know basically what you do everyday? If you are some flavor of queer, do they know? Do they know the nitty-gritty or more big picture?

Saturday, May 12, 2007

I had a party last night..

So, no particularly feminist posts today, well, maybe when I get back from grocery shopping.
But I will say that if my house was warm before, now it's smoking. Well over 25 people squished into my suite and I made a toast! And only one glass broke!
Well, I'm off to get some food and enjoy the sun.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Today I was reading a bi womans email list I belong to, someone posted about how people are often trying to match her up with people of opposite gender and that of course got me thinking about my own experiences. While I was only dating one woman for quite a while, someone asked if I had given up on men, lately one lesbian friend wanted to set me up with a woman and another wanted to see me paired up with a woman... She wanted to see me "happy". I don't see how being paired up inherently makes you happy. I think I'm happier than I've been in a long time and I'm pretty independent right now despite the fact that I have two lovers. Apparently that doesn't count in the eyes of others. I don't live with them and aren't glued to their sides all the time like many couples I know.
I also wonder if this happens to guys, I doubt it. Women aren't complete unless they have another half. Men are already complete. Bleh. Bunk.
Last night I slept between my two loves.

Last night I performed in a concert with a band that is made up of people who love those of the same gender, or those who are understanding of it.

Last night I introduced a complex social web of multiple lovers, ex roommates ex girlfriend, out of town friend, old friend and occasional fuck, friend of a friend and incredibly close ex.

Last night I watched a powerful scene with people who understand that pain can be inflicted lovingly.

The other day a girl was stoned to death for loving someone she wasn't supposed to.

My first reaction is that I am so lucky to live where I do and be surrounded by such amazing people.

But after I think about it some more I am just appalled at the hate in the world especially of the hate directed at women.

I just don't understand it.