“A woman’s worst nightmare? That’s pretty easy. Novelist Margaret Atwood writes that when she asked a male friend why men feel threatened by women, he answered, “They are afraid women will laugh at them.” When she asked a group of women why they feel threatened by men, they said, “We’re afraid of being killed.””—
This reminds me of a discussion we had in school, and one girl was talking about living in fear of her safety because she is a girl, and this guy chimed in and was all “It’s hard for guys too! I’m so awkward around girls! It’s embarrassing!” Yeah, not the same thing, exactly?
This reminds me of an article about online (heterosexual) dating that I read a while ago. It listed men’s and women’s worst fears about meeting someone from online. The highest ranked fear that men had was that their date would be fat, whereas the highest ranked fear that women had was that their date would turn out to be violent and kill them.
Today I got into a car accident. Some girl rear-ended me and then my bumper was really sad and cracked. Luckily, I’m fine, she’s fine, just our cars are crying for repair. Somehow, I wasn’t really emotionally afflicted (the girl was sobbing her eyes out and I felt really awkward) and just did the whole exchange information stuff.
Anyway, today kinda sucked because of that, but I feel like it could’ve been worse, and it’s already over so let’s just move on with life.
Do you ever get that overflow of ideas and sparks in your brain, and you try to do something about them? Sometimes, you mediocrely accomplish all of them.. sometimes you try to focus on one, but you’re distracted by yet another idea.
And at the end of the day, not much is accomplished.
But I’m hoping I can do a magnification x1000 on one idea, and get really good at it.
Today I had set out to do a few things, and then I forgot that I had to meet with my class partner to do some homework so that was fun.
It was raining, and I was confused.
I stopped by Jo-Ann’s and ERRTHANG was on sale, so I picked up so fabric to make shit with.
Then I went to Goodwill, even after I said to myself I wouldn’t buy clothes, and I found this leather skirt that fit me like a glove so I couldn’t say no. Then I got home, realizing I left my sunglasses in the dressing room, and I freaked out and rushed right back. Luckily some woman was in there, and gave them back to me. Oh, my sunglass babies you’ll never leave my sight again.
This I noticed a few days ago, but it was a fucking dent in the side of my car with a beautiful scratchy look to it. I thought it was just some white stuff, but it was an actual dent. On the driver’s side. And WHY DOESN’T ANYONE NOT LOOK WHEN THEY’RE DRIVING. I’m thinking they were either parking or backing out, and kablam, my car the carbump to let them know, they’ve gone a little too far.
I’m guessing I shouldn’t be angry since there’s nothing I can do about it, and it’s already gone and happened to me. So fuck that shit, and we move on.
I watched Eyes Wide Shut and Lolita. Stanley Kubrick, you’re the man. You can do sexuality right.
“The funny thing about arguing that same-sex couples will damage the lives of the children they raise is that never once has a same-sex couple conceived a child by accident. Every single gay and lesbian couple who decided to have a child together must plan for it, often in great detail; whether this is a lesbian couple who need to find a sperm donor, a gay couple who must find a surrogate mother or either of these looking to go through the lengthy and often difficult process of adoption. Every single child brought into the home of a gay or lesbian couple is wanted.”—
an incredible point which i have been trying to put into words for years
I’m currently obsessing with Japanese woodworking (which pretty much extends to Chinese carpentry) and I really really want to make something incredibly beautiful out of wood. The first thing I thought about was a organizational modular boxes/drawers for my closet so my piles of folded clothes don’t lean over and look lame as they are now. Plus, with the man hours put into making it, I can make it as intricate and custom shaped as I want, treasured forever. I’m delving into joinery books and learning about tools and techniques before I get started but, here’s to a successful DIY!
And let’s not forget my shelf idea!!
I’m thinking of getting an Ottlite or something like it so I can have natural, comfortable on the eyes light for whenever I’m working at home.
Goodies from AX:
'Twas a fun time, although I'm not sure if I'll buy the full 4-day ticket again since the programming was so fucking lame. (Cancelled events anyone!??) And AX exhibit hall was FREE after a certain time on Sunday/Monday!? Geez, well I sure felt like I spent my money wisely.
I bought… Tekkon Kinkreet Black art book consisting mostly of pencil line art of the most insane environments I’ve seen in my short life. An alpaca pencil pouch never to leave my bedside. You jealous? hurhur
And so much money went to parking for those 4 days LOL…. Average $8 x4 = 32 beautiful dollars of mine and my peers. And gas moneys…OTL Still, we’re lucky to live so close to LA.